Toshiba has unveiled four new large capacity nearline hard disk drives (HDDs), including the first self-encrypting models in the company’s enterprise capacity-optimized storage lineup. The 3.5-inch 7,200 rpm MG Series includes both SATA models — the MG03ACA400 and the MG03ACA400Y — and SAS models — MG03SCA400 and the MG03SCP400 — and all deliver 4TB of storage, the company’s largest capacity to date.
Joel Hagberg (Vice president, Marketing, Toshiba Storage Products Business): Organizations of all sizes continue to be challenged by the exponential growth of big data and information they need to protect and maintain.
Utilizing Toshiba’s five-platter mechanical design, the new 4TB models provide a 100 per cent increase in capacity over Toshiba’s prior business-critical models.
Sample shipments of the MG 4TB series models will start in December, with volume shipments scheduled to begin early next year.