Toshiba announces the 18 TB MG09 Series HDD 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 CMR density to 2 TB per disk, achieving a total capacity of 18 TB.
There are two models of interfaces, SAS and SATA. The number of revolutions is 7,200 rpm, the maximum buffer size is 512 MiB, the maximum transfer speed is 268 MiB / sec, the MTTF is 2.5 million hours, the load / unload cycle is 600,000 times, and the annual workload is 550 TB.
Sample shipments of 18 TB MG09 Series HDD to customers are expected to start sequentially at the end of March 2021. With 12.5% more capacity than prior 16 TB models, 18 TB MG09 CMR drives are compatible with the widest range of applications and operating systems. The MG09 are adapted to mixed random and sequential read and write workloads in both cloud-scale and traditional data center use cases. The MG09 features 7,200rpm performance, a 550 TB 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.
The MG09 Series further illustrates Toshiba's commitment to advancing HDD design to meet the evolving needs for storage devices in cloud-scale servers and Object and File storage infrastructure. With its improved power efficiency and 18 TB capacity, the MG09 Series helps cloud-scale infrastructure advance storage density to reduce capex and improve TCO (total cost of ownership). As data growth continues at an explosive pace, advanced 18 TB 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.
"Toshiba's new 18 TB MG09 Series delivers new levels of storage density and power efficiency to our cost-conscious cloud-scale and storage solutions customers. Our HDD technology is able to achieve our customers' critical TCO objectives at a cost of pennies per GB," said Shuji Takaoka, General Manager of the Storage Products Sales & Marketing Division at Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation. "Our 3rd generation 9-disk helium-sealed design provides a field-tested foundation for achieving a massive 18 TB capacity. The addition of Toshiba's innovative FC-MAMR technology advances CMR capacity to 18 TB, delivering compatibility with the widest range of applications and operating environments."