Toshiba Announces New 18TB MN09 Series NAS Hard Disk Drives

Toshiba today announced a massive capacity 18TB addition to its NAS HDD line-up, the MN09. Toshiba MN09 is a 9-disk helium-sealed conventional magnetic recording (CMR) drive that leverages Toshiba’s new innovative Flux Control Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording technology. FC-MAMR advances CMR capacity to 18TB and delivers increased density per platter over previous designs. The 7200RPM 18TB NAS drive is designed with a 512MB buffer and delivers a consistent high level of performance with a sustained transfer rate of 268 MiB/s. Toshiba MN09 is the 3rd generation to use Toshiba’s pioneering 9-disk helium-sealed mechanical design.

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MAMR technology is one solution that extends HDD data capacities. The ability of HDD using a new MAMR head to significantly improve the write ability of the Microwave Assisted Switching (MAS) effect has been developed recently. MN09 is engineered for 24/7 operation and has a workload rating of 180TB/year. Up to eight drive bays are supported by the NAS 3.5-inch drive. The 18TB MN09 delivers greater storage capacity and power efficiency to meet the growing needs of storage customers and is available now.

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