Toshiba Announces 18TB MG09 Series Hard Disk Drives

Toshiba today announced its first HDD models with energy-assisted magnetic recording- 18TB, MG09 Series HDD. The MG09 Series features Toshiba’s third-generation, 9-disk Helium-sealed design and Toshiba’s innovative Flux Control – Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology, to advance Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) density to 2TB per disk, achieving a total capacity of 18TB. With 12.5% more capacity than prior 16TB models, Toshiba 18TB MG09 CMR drives are compatible with the widest range of applications and operating systems.

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With its improved power efficiency and 18TB capacity, the MG09 Series helps cloud-scale infrastructure advance storage density to reduce capex and improve TCO (total cost of ownership). The MG09 are adapted to mixed random and sequential read and write workloads in both cloud-scale and traditional data centre use cases. The Toshiba MG09 features 7,200rpm performance, a 550TB per year workload rating and a choice of SATA and SAS interfaces—all in a power-efficient Helium-sealed industry-standard, 3.5-inch form factor.

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As data growth continues at an explosive pace, advanced 18TB MG09 with FC-MAMR technology will help cloud-scale service providers and storage solution designers achieve higher storage densities for cloud, hybrid-cloud and on-premises rack-scale storage. Sample shipments of 18TB MG09 Series HDD to customers is expected to start sequentially at the end of March 2021.