March 08, 2022
IRVINE, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced the release of two new products today. The N300 Pro and X300 Pro HDDs are excellent solutions for business owners and creative professionals, respectively, seeking a hard disk drive built for high performance and reliability. Both HDDs boast capacities of up to 18TB1 with workloads up to 300TB/year2 and a come with a limited 5-year warranty.
“As the working environment continues to evolve, professionals need reliable and performance-driven storage solutions that can keep up with their project needs and work flows”, stated Kyle Yamamoto, Vice President of TAEC’s HDD Business Unit. “Toshiba’s new N300 Pro is an ideal NAS HDD for the mid to large sized business with high intensity workloads, while the X300 Pro is geared to support the demands of professionals seeking a high performance and reliable HDD for content creation or extreme gaming.”
Both N300 Pro and X300 Pro are built around Toshiba’s latest innovations in HDD technology. The N300 Pro and X300 Pro combine Toshiba’s Cache Technology and Stable Platter Technology (≥10TB range), and FC-MAMR3 (18TB) to provide a leading-edge solution for both advanced consumers and professionals.
“These two new products are well-suited for the market, and Toshiba’s pre-established presence and reputation will accelerate the success of both N300 Pro and X300 Pro HDDs,” said Ed Burns, Research Director of IDC. “Toshiba is leveraging their core strengths and their state-of-the-art HDD technologies to bolster their product portfolio and to lift the company’s brand recognition in these two growing market segments.”
N300 Pro offers 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB, 14TB, 16TB and 18TB capacities – with 7200 RPM rotational speed and CMR4 technology Toshiba’s unique laser welding helium-sealed process is used in the 10TB, 12TB, 14TB, 16TB, and 18TB designs to achieve low power consumption and acoustic output. The drive is designed for 24/7 NAS environment, supports up to 24 drive bays5, has built-in RV sensor to mitigate rotational vibration, and is rated at 1.2 million hour MTTF6. The N300 Pro is built for Network Attached Storage for high-intensity workloads and RAID-optimized NAS systems with up to 24 bays and is a great fit for medium or large-sized businesses.
X300 Pro’s innovative actuator designs help optimize positioning accuracy and read/write performance for real-time access to data. X300 Pro comes in 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB, 14TB, 16TB and 18TB capacities and is manufactured with high-endurance components for enhanced reliability and workload performance. These models spin at 7200 RPM and employee CMR technology for broad compatibility. The X300 Pro also utilizes Toshiba’s unique laser welding helium-sealed design in the 10TB, 12TB, 14TB, 16TB and 18TB models. All X300 Pro models have a 1.0 million hour MTTF and are built for workload-intensive applications for creative professionals and gaming PC enthusiasts. The X300 Pro is designed for professional desktop workstations, high-end gaming computers, high workload performance PCs, and multi-media design workstations.
As a global technology company that has been innovating in storage for years, Toshiba offers a comprehensive portfolio of HDD products that address the storage needs of enterprise, datacenter, surveillance, client, and consumer markets. Toshiba solves customer challenges with innovative HDD models focusing on five primary market segments. The AL Series focuses on the Enterprise Performance segment; the MG Series is aimed at Enterprise Capacity and Data Center needs; the MQ Series covers the broad spectrum of use cases that require Mobile Client HDDs; and the DT Series addresses the surveillance and traditional Desktop Client use cases. Toshiba also offers a diverse consumer storage lineup that includes the Canvio series external hard drives and the N300/X300/S300/P300/L200 series internal hard drives designed for a wide range of storage applications.
For more information on Toshiba’s line of storage products, please visit: http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/product/storage-products.html. To learn more about Toshiba’s storage solutions visit the storage blog at http://storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/ and follow @ToshibaStorage on Twitter.
About Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), 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 a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products and semiconductor solutions for data center, automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecom, networking, consumer, and white goods applications. The company’s broad portfolio encompasses enterprise and consumer HDDs, power semiconductors, microcontrollers, and optical semiconductors.
1 (1 TB) means 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1 TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 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 and other factors. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
2 Workload 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.
3 Toshiba’s Flux Control Microwave-assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) Technology
4 Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) Technology
5 For "Drive Bays Supported", please contact your Solutions Provider because the compatibility with the host device will vary based on the system
6 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
Canvio is a trademark or registered trademark of Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.