Toshiba announces 5TB enterprise hard disk drives

Toshiba Electronics Europe today announced the MC04ACAxxx series of enterprise high-capacity hard disk drives designed for bulk storage systems and servers supporting cloud-based applications and analytic workloads. With a 3.5-inch form factor, the MC04ACAxxx series delivers up to 5TB of storage with 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM) performance making the MC04ACAxxx series suitable for workloads and storage requirements generated by cloud computing.

cloud_storageWith up to 5TB storage capacity per host connection, the newest Toshiba HDD series boosts capacity per SATA port and enables fewer disks to handle the same storage capacity, reducing power and cooling costs on a per TB basis when compared to prior generation models with lower capacity per spindle. The MC04ACAxxx series is available in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 5TB capacities and supports the industry-standard cloud use-case workloads rating of up to 180TB per year, more than three times the industry-standard workload rating of desktop class HDDs.

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