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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Toshiba Announces 5TB, 7,200 RPM Enterprise HDD
Toshiba today announced the MC Series, its first enterprise high-capacity hard disk drive (HDD) designed for bulk storage systems and servers supporting cloud-based applications and scale-out workloads.
With a 3.5-inch form factor, the MC Series delivers up to 5TB of storage with 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM) performance.
The MC Series is available in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 5TB capacities and supports the cloud use-case workloads rating of up to 180TB per year - more than three times the industry-standard workload rating of desktop class HDDs. The new series also boasts 6Gbit/s SATA interface speeds and Advanced Format sector technology, allowing compatibility with legacy applications and operating environments using aligned writes.
Toshiba says its new series samples are now available on a limited basis.
Interface speed: 1.5Gbit/s, 3.0Gbit/s, 6.0Gbit/s
Formatted capacity: 5TB/ 4TB/ 3TB/ 2TB
Bytes per sector (Host): 512 B/sector
Bytes per sector (Disk): 4,096 B/sector
Buffer size: 128 MiB
Rotation speed: 7,200 RPM
Average latency time: 4.17 ms
Sustained transfer speed: 170 MiB/s (5TB), 150 MiB/s (4/3TB), 140 MiB/s (2TB)
Error rate non-recoverable: 1/10exp14 bits read
MTTF: 800,000 hours
24 x 7 operation: Yes
Rated annual workload: 180 TB/year
Read/Write 11.3 W
Low power idle 6.0 W (Typ.)