December 5, 2018
The new 14TB model delivers up to 40% more capacity and lowers power demands compared to current 10TB models.
IRVINE, Calif. – Today Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. is adding 12TB and 14TB models to both its N300 NAS Hard Drive and X300 Performance Hard Drive series.
The new 12TB and 14TB models use a helium-sealed design, enabling the 3.5-inch mechanical design to deliver increased storage density with a lower hard drive operating power profile. Toshiba laser welding technology and hard drive case is designed to keep the helium securely sealed inside the drive enclosure.
The new 12TB1 and 14TB models operate at 7,200rpm and come with an ultra-high 256MB data buffer. The N300 NAS and X300 models use Toshiba’s advanced Stable Platter Technology to minimize vibrations by stabilizing the motor shaft at both ends for improved tracking accuracy and maximum performance during read and write operations.
The N300 NAS models include rotational vibration (RV) sensors and are made to deliver sustained data transfer speeds up to 260MB/s for 14TB or up to 253MB/s for 12TB. With support for up to 8HDD multi-RAID systems,2 the new N300 models are highly scalable to the users’ NAS configurations as their data storage needs evolve large amounts of data need to be efficiently stored and accessed daily.
“The new drives deliver exceptional performance, storage, reliability and power efficiency, using advanced technologies that will continue to increase capacity and keep Toshiba as an innovator in the storage space,” said Michael Cassidy, Vice President, Consumer HDD, Americas, at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
The N300 NAS Hard Drive series is designed for use in high-performance personal, home office and small business network attached storage applications such as for scalable RAID systems. It is designed to be optimized for the performance, reliability and endurance requirements of 24/7 operation high-capacity storage and comes with a 3-year limited warranty.3
The X300 Performance Hard Drive series delivers extreme performance and robust capacity for creative and professional applications including graphic design, animation, photo and video editing, and PC gaming. With up to 14TB, the new hard drives easily store and provide access to even the fastest-growing gaming libraries.
General availability of the new capacity models will start in December 2018. For further information and the detailed product specifications on our full line of consumer hard drive storage products, please visit: http://storage.toshiba.com/consumer-hdd.
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America Inc., is the US based electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. 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.semicon-storage.com/
1 One Gigabyte (GB) means one billion bytes and one Terabyte (TB) means one trillion bytes. Total available capacity will vary based on operating environment and may show less storage capacity. Your results will vary. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.
2 Please contact your solutions provider because the compatibility with the host device will vary based on the RAID system.
3 Standard limited warranty applies. The warranty brochure can be viewed online at http://storage.toshiba.com/consumer-hdd/warranty-info.
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