Toshiba has made available its next MG Series HDD - the MG05ACA800 - providing 8TB for servers and shared storage systems.
With a 33 percent increase in capacity from the previous 6TB SATA generation, this drive is the first Toshiba 8TB SATA 6.0Gbit/s capacity-optimized storage for the enterprise, making it the largest capacity ever produced by Toshiba. The drive improves sustained transfer rate performance by 12 percent when compared to the MG04ACA.
The 8TB SATA HDD is designed for 24x7 operation and provides a 550TB transferred-per-year rated workload, with a 2,000,000-hour MTTF rating. Additionally, this is the first Toshiba Enterprise capacity SATA model to support the new industry-standard host-initiated power-disable feature for improved device management capability.
The new HDDs support both 4K native and 512emulation (512e) advanced format sector technologies, for use in the latest generation servers and storage systems, and are also suitable for legacy applications requiring 512 sector lengths using aligned-write environments.
The MG Series HDDs are sampling today to OEMs and Systems Integrators.