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Enterprise HDD

Enterprise Capacity HDD

MG04SCAxxEx Series

The up to 6TB Enterprise Capacity HDD models (MG04SCAxxEx) come in a robust design with 3.5-inch form factor and performance of 7,200 rpm.
Features of MG04SCAxxEx include 12 Gbit/s SAS interface, Toshiba persistent write cache technology, industry-standard 4K native (4Kn) and 512e Advanced Format sector technologies for optimum performance in the latest generation of servers and storage systems.
While 4Kn models (MG04SCAxxEA) offer optimum performance and compatibility with 4K applications, the support for legacy applications and operating environments that require 512B sector lengths is provided by 512e models (MG04SCAxxEE).
Model options supporting Sanitize Instant Erase (SIE) are also available. This feature may help to protect data from unintended disclosure in the event that drives are re-purposed or moved outside of data center environments.

Key Features
  • Industry Standard 3.5-inch 26.1 mm Height Form-Factor
  • Large Capacity (6 / 5 / 4 / 2 TB Models)
  • 7,200 rpm Performance
  • Dual-Port 12.0 Gbit/s SAS Interface
  • 550 total TB Transferred per Year Workload Rating
  • 4Kn or 512e Advanced Format Sector Technology
  • Introducing Toshiba Persistent Write Cache Technology for Data-Loss Protection in Sudden Power-Loss Events
  • Sanitize Instant Erase (SIE) Option Available
Applications
  • Engineered for Mid-line / Nearline Business Critical Workloads
  • Tier 2 Business-Critical Servers and Storage Systems
  • Servers Supporting Application Workloads that Benefit from High Capacity per Spindle
  • Capacity-Optimized Data Center Storage Systems

Specifications

4K native ( 4Kn ) MG04SCA60EA MG04SCA50EA MG04SCA40EA MG04SCA20EA
4K native ( 4Kn ) , SIE MG04SCA60EAY MG04SCA50EAY MG04SCA40EAY MG04SCA20EAY
512 emulation ( 512e ) MG04SCA60EE MG04SCA50EE MG04SCA40EE MG04SCA20EE
512 emulation ( 512e ) , SIE MG04SCA60EEY MG04SCA50EEY MG04SCA40EEY MG04SCA20EEY
Form Factor 3.5-inch
Interface 12 Gbit/s SAS
Formatted Capacity 6 TB 5 TB 4 TB 2 TB
Buffer Size 128 MiB
Rotation Speed 7,200 rpm
Data Transfer Speed ( Sustained ) 205 MiB/s
MTTF 1,400,000 hours
Power Consumption ( Idle - B ) 6.1 W Typ.
Weight 770 g Max. 720 g Max.
  • Product image may represent a design model.
  • Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.  A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.  Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content.  Actual formatted capacity may vary.
  • A kibibyte (KiB) means 210, or 1,024 bytes, a mebibyte (MiB) means 220, or 1,048,576 bytes, and a gibibyte (GiB) means 230, or 1,073,741,824 bytes.
  • MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) is not a guarantee or estimate of product life; it is a statistical value related to mean failure rates for a large number of products which may not accurately reflect actual operation.  Actual operating life of the product may be different from the MTTF.
  • Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.
  • SIE: Sanitize Instant Erase. SIE is compatible with Sanitize Device Feature set. Sanitize Device Feature set is the standard prescribed by T10(SAS) and T13(SATA) committees of American National Standards Association(ANSI), which makes it possible to invalidate the data recorded on the magnetic disks at a blink.
  • PLP (Power Loss Protection): PLP supports to record data in buffer memory to hard disk media utilizing back electromotive force along with media rotation inertia in case of sudden supply shut down.
  • "2.5-inch" and "3.5-inch" mean the form factor of HDDs or SSDs. They do not indicate drive's physical size.
  • PWC (Persistent Write Cache) with PLP (Power Loss Protection) :  PWC with PLP is a function to handle the write data that the drive reports "Normal completion" to the host but not being stored to hard disk media yet. The write data may be written to the commanded LBA on the hard disk media. The un-written data to hard disk media is stored to Flash memory using back up power by PLP when the power supply to the drive suddenly is shut down. And, after PLP operation, it may be required more time to start up the drive than in case of normal shutdown. 1) PLP does not secure data in the mode of all the power shutdowns. When power supplies other than recommended procedure are intercepted, data might be lost. 2) In the power shutdown before it reports on the Write completion, data not anticipated might be lost.

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