Toshiba Launches 8TB High-Reliability Consumer HDD Series



Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announces a new series of 3.5-inch internal NAS (Network Attached Storage) consumer hard drives for personal, home office and small business use – the N300 Series HDDs. The line of high-reliability drives is optimized for the performance, reliability, endurance and scalability required of NAS environments in which large amounts of data need to be efficiently stored and accessed daily.

The N300 Series is available in 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB capacities; all featuring a large 128MB data buffer. With support for up to eight drive bays in a multi-RAID NAS design, users’ NAS configurations can grow in line with their evolving data storage needs. Additionally, Toshiba’s Dynamic Cache Technology, a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management, optimizes cache allocation during read/write to provide the high-level performance demanded by real-time domains.

Employing advanced technologies that maximize performance and prevent downtime, the N300 Series HDDs utilize advanced control and sensing technology to mitigate the effects of vibration, shock and heat. With Toshiba Stable Platter technology, a tied spindle motor stabilizes the motor drive shaft at both ends to curb system-induced vibration. Toshiba’s Ramp Load technology reduces disk head wear and tear. Multiple shock sensors detect and compensate for shock and rotational vibration, while error recovery control minimizes recovery time from data errors. Further, use of high-endurance components ensures durability in harsh environments.

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