With no less than nine rotating plates wrapped in helium sealed, the Japanese manufacturer verifies the rumors and launches a very interesting product
A few days after reports appeared that Toshiba estimated May skip over a pair of its major competitors When it comes to the storage capacity of mechanical drives, the manufacturer is taking the necessary step and announcing its MG07ACA model - with a record volume for the domestic market of 14 terabytes.
The new drive will contain no less than nine rotating plates (for the first time in the field), packed in an airtight helium tank with significantly less air density, 7,200 rpm and a SATA III interface, combined with 256 megabytes of DRAM-based cache for transfer speeds Continuity of up to 260 megabytes per second, with a five-year warranty and a high MTBF figure of 2.5 million hours. storage Includes 12 terabytes.
Toshiba uses magnetic plates in the popular and well-known PMR (Perpendicular Magnetic Recording) technology, for the first time on the market for a volume of 14 terabytes - and although practical availability for purchase should only come during the second quarter of 2018, it should precede Seagate and Western Digital for at least a few months Contrary to estimates on the use of ninth generation PMR plates with a volume of 1.8 terabytes for 14 terabyte drives, Toshiba decided to build on the eighth generation of PMR plates and managed to reach the impressive volume with compression of another rotating plate - Beyond the new generation, 16MB hard disk PMs are also expected to become a reality soon, while beyond ten rotating magnetic disks should give us hard drive Of a future 18 terabyte, which will probably be the limit of the physical capability of the technology before the inevitable transition to the HAMR and MAMR technologies.
Western Digital was the first to offer an 14 terabyte drive to the market, technically, using its HGST brand, but these drives were based on limited SMR technology and required a dedicated combination with a managed program system to operate properly while minimizing performance. The model of Toshiba It should suit both server farms and PCs of various kinds - although its official price is not yet known to us, so it will be difficult to assess how sensible it would be to purchase it initially, for anyone who does not necessarily need the largest storage density the entire hard world has to offer.