Toshiba Unveils 4TB Hard Drives for Big Data Loads
The 3.5-inch, 7,200 rpm MG Series includes both SATA and SAS models, and all of them hold 4TB of storage--the company's largest capacity to date.Although it often seems like it, storage hardware news isn't always about solid-state development. Old-school hard-disk drives, which have been around and doing yeoman's work since IBM invented them in 1956, also make their share of news--especially when it comes to capacity improvements. Toshiba's storage products business unit has introduced four new large-capacity nearline hard-disk drives, 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 Serial ATA (SATA)--the MG03ACA400 and the MG03ACA400Y--and SAS models--MG03SCA400 and the MG03SCP400--and all of them hold 4TB of storage, the company's largest capacity to date.
Large-capacity HDDs are becoming more strategic for IT systems designed to organize and access ever-growing pools of business information--from humans and machines. The massive capacity of the MG Series is aimed at conventional RAID storage and arrays, tiered virtual infrastructures for public and private cloud deployments, archives, and disk-based backup and data protection solutions, Toshiba said.