Enterprise Cloud HDD combines 6TB with 7,200rpm

30th June 2015
Nat Bowers

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the expansion of the MC04 series with a 6TB version designed for bulk storage systems and servers supporting cloud-based applications and scale-out workloads. Featuring an industry standard 3.5" form factor, the MC04 series delivers 7,200rpm performance, enabling suitable service levels for high performance cloud-based applications and storage.

Toshiba’s highest capacity enterprise cloud HDD delivers a 20% increase over the previous generation’s 5TB capacity, providing more efficient high-density, high-growth storage for multi-petabyte rack deployments. Furthermore, the newest addition to the MC04 series improves ROI for scale-out storage solutions with a 20% increase in power efficiency (TB/W) over previous generations, enabling more cost-effective delivery of cloud storage services.

The MC04 series is optimised for lower tier workloads in high capacity, scale-out cloud-based storage and server use cases and supports the industry-standard 180TB transferred per year workload rating. The MC04 series is also available in 2, 3, 4 and 5TB capacities. The HDD series features SATA 6.0Gb/s interface speeds and Advanced Format sector technology, enabling both higher areal density and compatibility with legacy applications and operating environments.

Martin Larsson, Vice President, Storage Products Division, Toshiba Electronics Europe, commented: “Today’s cloud-based infrastructures require cost-effective, increased storage capacity. With up to 6TB capacity and 7,200rpm performance, the Toshiba MC04 series delivers an optimised balance of enterprise capacity, workload, and performance required by our customers’ high data growth cloud use-cases.”

The 6TB MC04 series samples will be available in August 2015.

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