July 30th, 2018
12TB and 14TB 3.5-inch NAS-Class hard drives benefit both cost-of-capacity and total cost of ownership in network attached storage appliances
IRVINE, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC), a committed technology leader, announces the launch of the MN07 Series 12TB1 and 14TB 3.5-inch2 hard disk drives for use in NAS platforms. The Toshiba MN07 Series utilizes a helium-sealed mechanical design to achieve the massive 14TB and 12TB capacity. The 14TB model improves power efficiency by approximately 55 percent (W/GB3) over the previous 10TB “air” 7,200rpm mechanical designs.
The MN07 Series is designed for use in NAS appliances with eight or more drive bays and is suitable for NAS file and object storage applications that require disk drives with workload ratings of up to 180TB per year4. The MN07 models feature vibration compensation technology and advanced Format (AF) 512e sector technology. Additionally, both devices are designed for 24/7 operability, superior reliability with MTTF5 of 1.0 Million hours, and are compatible with most popular 3rd-party, 3.5-inch NAS enclosures.
“Toshiba’s new MN07 Series provides proven NAS-class performance and durability. Toshiba’s exclusive 9-disk, helium-sealed mechanics deliver real value to OEMs and integrators of file- and object-storage solutions who utilize proven network-attached storage technologies,” said Scott Wright, Director of HDD Product Marketing, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “MN07 Series models include RV compensation technology for optimal performance in multi-disk NAS enclosures and are designed for robust 24/7 operation up to 300,000 load/unload cycles.”
The MN07 Series sample shipment begins today. For more information on Toshiba’s full line of HDD storage products, https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com. To learn more about our storage solutions visit the storage blog at https://storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/and follow @ToshibaStorage on Twitter.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., and is the US based electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation in Japan. TAEC offers consumers and businesses a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products plus semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. The company’s broad portfolio encompasses integrated wireless ICs, power semiconductors, microcontrollers, optical semiconductors, ASICs, ASSPs and discrete devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs. For more company information visit TAEC’s web site at http://www.toshiba.com/taec.
1Definition 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.
2Form Factor: "3.5-inch" mean the form factor of HDDs. They do not indicate drive's physical size.
3Power efficiency is calculated based on active idle power consumption divided by formatted capacity.
4Workload is a measure of the data throughput of the year, and it is defined as the amount of data written, read or verified by commands from the host system.
5MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) is not a guarantee or estimate of product life; MTTF 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.
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