Toshiba announced the MG08 Series, the industry’s largest capacity 16TB, Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) HDD.
With 33% more capacity than today’s widely adopted 12TB drives, and 14% more capacity than prior 14TB models, MG08 16TB drives are compatible with a range of applications and operating systems, and adapted to mixed random and sequential read and write workloads in both cloud and traditional datacenter environments.
The MG08 Series is Toshiba’s second-generation helium-sealed HDD family, and eighth-generation Enterprise Capacity HDD family. The company has delivered its industry-leading 16TB capacity and improved power efficiency by utilizing the 9-disk helium design, introduced last year in 14TB models, and its own advanced precision laser welding process to ensure the helium remains sealed inside the drive case. The MG08 features 7,200rpm performance, a 550TB per year workload rating, a 2.5 million-hour MTTF4, a 512Mib cache buffer, and a choice of SATA and SAS interfaces—all in an industry-standard, 3.5-inch6 form factor.
|4K native ( 4Kn )||MG08ACA16TA||MG08SCA16TA|
|512 emulation ( 512e )||MG08ACA16TE||MG08SCA16TE|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gbit/s||12.0 Gbit/s SAS|
|Formatted Capacity||16 TB|
|Buffer Size||512 MiB|
|Rotation Speed||7,200 rpm|
|Weight ( Max )||720 g|
With its improved power efficiency and 16TB capacity, the MG08 Series will help lower the TCO of storage infrastructure designed for applications such as data-protection, big data aggregation, content serving and digital archiving.
Shipments of samples of 16TB MG08 Series drives to customers will begin sequentially at the end of this month.