Toshiba announced two new surveillance and video streaming Hard Drives, the S300 and V300. The company also announced the P300, L200 and X300 hard drives for the desktop, laptop and NAS.
The S300 surveillance Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 10TB and offers support for up to 64 high definition camera streams. The V300 Video Stream Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 3TB and suited for all entry level recording and streaming for the home.
The S300 Surveillance Hard Drive series offer 24/7 reliability and high performance with large cache size up to 256MB. The S300 performs at up to 7200rpm with a maximum data transfer speed3 of 248 MB/s. Additionally, the S300 comes with built-in RV sensors to help suppress vibrations in multi hard drive platforms. Available in up to 10TB capacities, the new surveillance hard dirve can handle high workloads up to 180TB/year and supports surveillance network video recorders (sNVR), surveillance digital video recorders (sDVR), hybrid sDVR(analog and IP) and RAID storage arrays for surveillance.
The V300 Video Streaming Hard Drive series are designed for reliable video recording and playback, and offers built-in silent seek technology, which results in a quiet operation. According to Toshiba, the V300 low spin design reduces energy consumption by up to 25%. Available in up to 3TB capacities, the V300 hard dirve supports video editing systems, set-top-box (STB), digital video recorders (DVR) and network video recorders (NVR).
The S300 and V300 will be available in April 2018.
The P300 Desktop PC Hard Drive series has been designed for home and business users and is available with up to 3TB of storage capacity. They operate at 7,200rpm and have built-in shock sensors that detect impacts and reduce vibration during read and write operations.
The L200 Laptop PC Hard Drive series delivers up to 2TB capacity in 2.5-inch mobile drives and delivers better shock and vibration resistance than 3.5-inch hard drives. They are also suited for use as external storage. The L200 line-up has a lower power profile than 3.5-inch hard drives, to help optimize the device's battery life. All models have a built-in shock sensor and ramp loading technology to support reliability.
The X300 Performance Hard Drive series offers up to 10TB capacity and features Toshiba's cache technology, optimizing cache allocation during read/write to provide high-level real-time performance. Available in a 3.5-inch form factor, the X300 drives operate at 7,200rpm and have a cache memory of up to 256MB.
The N300 NAS Hard Drive series, for personal, home office and small business network attached storage (NAS) applications, is available in capacities of up to 10TB, and features 7,200rpm and a large 256MB data buffer in 10TB model. N300 is highly scalable, able to support up to eight drive bays in a multi-RAID NAS design, and can be configured in NAS by users as their data storage needs evolve. The drives come with a high workload rating of up to 180TB/year.
In addition, Toshiba introduces color branding for each category in the consumer internal hard drive line-up. The color labeling for each hard drive is as follows: both P300 and L200 in a red desktop/laptop PC label; X300 in a silver performance label, N300 in a gold NAS label; S300 in a green surveillance label, and the V300 in a blue video streaming label.
General availability of the new drives will start this month.