Welcome!

News Feed Item

Toshiba Launches Next Generation Nearline Enterprise Capacity HDD with Industry's Largest 5TB Recording Capacity

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of nearline enterprise capacity HDDs with a 5TB[1] recording capacity, the industry’s largest[2] for models that are not filled with helium gas. Sample shipping of the MG04 series will start in the late half of February. The SAS MG04SCA and SATA MG04ACA series, both with an interface speed of 6Gbit/s, will be available in the 3.5-inch form factor.

Toshiba: 5TB Nearline Enterprise HDD (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba: 5TB Nearline Enterprise HDD (Photo: Business Wire)

The new series uses 1TB/platter (max) magnetic disks to realize a capacity of 5TB and achieve an internal data transfer rate of 205MiB/s, 24% faster than Toshiba’s current models, MG03SCA400 and MG03ACA400 (4TB, 165MiB/s). The series is engineered for the high-capacity demands of mid-tier servers and cloud application workloads, and for capacity-optimized data center storage systems that benefit from high capacity per spindle.

System builders have the option of selecting a Sanitize Devise Feature set function for each model, which makes it possible to invalidate important data recorded on the magnetic disks at a blink. The series also provides, as an option, persistent write cache technologies that help protect against data-loss in the event of sudden power loss.

The new products are also halogen- and antimony-free[3] and RoHS compatible[4].

Notes
[1] Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
[2] Toshiba survey as of February 13, 2014
[3] Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company defines halogen-free and antimony-free hard disk drive products as those meeting all of the following requirements:
(a) containing bromine (Br) and chlorine (Cl) at no more than 900 parts per million (ppm) by weight for each element, and containing bromine and chlorine in an aggregate amount not exceeding 1500 ppm by weight; and (b) containing no more than 1000 ppm antimony (Sb) by weight.
For the avoidance of doubt, Halogen-Free/Antimony-Free SSD or HDD products may not be entirely free of bromine, chlorine, or antimony, and may contain other element of the halogen family.
[4] Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company defines "RoHS Directive" as the Directive 2011/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Outline of the New Products

Model Name  

Recording
Capacity

  Interface  

Sanitize Device
Feature set

MG04SCA500x   5TB   SAS   NO
MG04SCA400x 4TB
MG04SCA300x 3TB
MG04SCA200x 2TB
MG04SCA500xY 5TB YES
MG04SCA400xY 4TB
MG04SCA300xY 3TB
MG04SCA200xY   2TB    
MG04ACA500x 5TB SATA NO
MG04ACA400x 4TB
MG04ACA300x 3TB
MG04ACA200x 2TB
MG04ACA500xY 5TB YES
MG04ACA400xY 4TB
MG04ACA300xY 3TB
MG04ACA200xY   2TB    

*Logical data block length:x=A, 4kB(fixed length), x=E,512B(emulation)

 

Main Specifications of the New Products

SAS Interface Models

Model Name   MG04SCA500A

MG04SCA500E

MG04SCA500AY

MG04SCA500EY

  MG04SCA400A

MG04SCA400E

MG04SCA400AY

MG04SCA400EY

  MG04SCA300A

MG04SCA300E

MG04SCA300AY

MG04SCA300EY

  MG04SCA200A

MG04SCA200E

MG04SCA200AY

MG04SCA200EY

Formatted Capacity 5TB   4TB   3TB   2TB
Interface SAS-2.0
Interface Speed 1.5Gbit/s, 3.0Gbit/s, 6.0Gbit/s
Rotation Speed 7,200rpm
Buffer Size 64MiB 5

Logical Data Block
Length(fixed length)

MG04SCAxxxA, MG04SCAxxxAY : 4,096B, 4,160B, 4,224B

MG04SCAxxxE, MG04SCAxxxEY : 512 B, 520 B, 528 B (emulation)

Dimension (W)101.6 mm×(L)147.0 mm×(H)26.1 mm
Weight 720g (Max.)
Power Consumption  
  Read/Write 11.3 W Typ.
Low Power Idle 6.2 W Typ.

Energy Consumption
Efficiency[6]

0.00124   0.00155 0.00207   0.00310
Category Name C   B
Acoustics (ready) 31 dB

Sanitize Device
Feature Set

  MG04SCAxxxxY
 

SATA Interface Models

Model Name   MG04ACA500A

MG04ACA500E

MG04ACA500AY

MG04ACA500EY

  MG04ACA400A

MG04ACA400E

MG04ACA400AY

MG04ACA400EY

  MG04ACA300A

MG04ACA300E

MG04ACA300AY

MG04ACA300EY

  MG04ACA200A

MG04ACA200E

MG04ACA200AY

MG04ACA200EY

Formatted Capacity 5TB   4TB   3TB   2TB
Interface SATA-2.6/3.0
Interface Speed 1.5Gbit/s, 3.0Gbit/s, 6.0Gbit/s
Rotation Speed 7,200rpm
Buffer Size 128MiB

Logical Data Block
Length

MG04ACAxxxA, MG04ACAxxxAY : 4,096B

MG04ACAxxxE, MG04ACAxxxEY : 512 B (emulation)

Dimension (W)101.6 mm×(L)147.0 mm×(H)26.1 mm
Weight 720g (Max.)
Power Consumption  
  Read/Write 11.3 W Typ.
Low Power Idle 6.0 W Typ.

Energy Consumption
Efficiency

0.00120   0.00150 0.00200   0.00300
Category Name C   B
Acoustics (ready) 31 dB

Sanitize Device
Feature Set

  MG04ACAxxxxY

[5] 1MiB (mebibyte)=1,048,576B(220)
[6] Energy Consumption Efficiency: Energy consumption efficiency is calculated based on power consumption divided by formatted capacity, as defined by Japanese law

Customer Inquiries:
Storage Products Division
Tel: +81-3-3457-2445

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The principles behind DevOps are not new - for decades people have been automating system administration and decreasing the time to deploy apps and perform other management tasks. However, only recently did we see the tools and the will necessary to share the benefits and power of automation with a wider circle of people. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Sanders, Chief Technology Officer at CloudBolt Software, explored the latest tools including Puppet, Chef, Docker, and CMPs needed to...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
Father business cycles and digital consumers are forcing enterprises to respond faster to customer needs and competitive demands. Successful integration of DevOps and Agile development will be key for business success in today’s digital economy. In his session at DevOps Summit, Pradeep Prabhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cloudmunch, covered the critical practices that enterprises should consider to seamlessly integrate Agile and DevOps processes, barriers to implementing this in the enterprise, and pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., focused on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what do...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be muc...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastruc...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...