Toshiba today announced its first MN Series HDDs, bridging the value gap between top-end enterprise capacity HDDs and entry-level desktop HDDs, while still delivering 7,200RPM rotational latency performance.
The MN series delivers up to 8TB capacity in a 3.5-inch form factor for a broad range of file and object storage applications. With a 6 Gbit/s2 SATA interface, 7,200 rotational speed, 1,000,000 hour MTTF rating, and a rated annual workload of 180TB transferred, the new HDD series delivers performance and reliability. The drives are designed for 24/7 power-on operation and feature rotational vibration compensation technology.
The drives also have an 128MiB buffer, and the 8TB model achieves a data transfer rate of 230 MiB/s.
The initial MN Series HDD models are available in 8TB, 6TB and 4TB capacities. Targeted applications include mid-level, entry-level and SOHO NAS storage enclosures, remote-office back-up and archival storage, and home multimedia data archive and fixed-content object storage.