Toshiba Announces Volume Availability of 8TB HDD Model – Company’s Largest Enterprise Capacity HDD



Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announces volume availability of its next MG Series HDD – the MG05ACA800 – providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems. With a 33 percent increase in capacity from the previous 6TB SATA generation, this drive is the first Toshiba 8TB SATA 6.0Gbit/s capacity-optimized storage for the enterprise, making it the largest capacity ever produced by Toshiba. The drive improves sustained transfer rate performance by 12 percent when compared to the MG04ACA.

The 8TB model can help to improve the operational efficiency of storage infrastructure by increasing the capacity available in the industry-standard 26.1mm high form-factor. The drive’s high capacity SATA interface and performance characteristics match-up well with requirements for applications such as software-defined storage infrastructures, public and private cloud deployments, digital archives and disk-based backup and data protection solutions.

The drive’s power management features help to optimize operating costs and operating environments during off-peak activity periods. The 8TB SATA HDD is designed for 24×7 operation and provides a 550TB transferred-per-year rated workload, with a 2,000,000-hour MTTF rating. Additionally, this is the first Toshiba Enterprise capacity SATA model to support the new industry-standard host-initiated power-disable feature for improved device management capability.

“Accommodating rapid data growth continues to be a prime focus for both cloud-scale and on premise IT environments,” said Scott Wright, director of HDD marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

As was recently announced, new IDC market report identified Toshiba as the fastest growing HDD vendor segment in 2016 over 2015, as measured by revenue and units. Toshiba’s growth was aided by their comprehensive array of innovative HDD model offerings across different primary market segments. The new 8TB SATA HDD, part of the MG Series, is aimed at Enterprise Capacity and Data Center needs.

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