Toshiba introduces the new MG09 hard drives: 18TB and nine platters

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE) introduces the new MG09 HDD series – the company’s first product range with energy-assisted magnetic recording. Based on Toshiba’s patented third-generation 9-plate helium-filled design, it incorporates the revolutionary Flux Control – Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology. Thanks to these advances, the density of conventional magnetic recording (CMR) has been increased to 2TB per disk, thus reaching a total capacity of 18TB.

With 12.5% ​​more capacity than previous 16TB models, the 18TB MG09 Series CMR drives are compatible with a wide range of applications and operating systems. These HDDs are capable of handling mixed random and sequential read / write workloads for both cloud-scale and traditional data center deployments. They offer 7,200 rpm performance, with a workload of 550TB per year and the choice of SATA or SAS interfaces. The compact, industry-standard 3.5-inch helium-sealed form factor also ensures energy efficiency.

Added value of the MG09 series

The MG09 series once again demonstrates Toshiba’s commitment to continuous innovation in HDD design and the ability to meet the needs of a constantly evolving market for both storage devices in cloud-scale servers, and more generally in implementations. of Object and File storage infrastructures. With improved energy efficiency values ​​and industry-leading capacity levels, these drives are set to enable higher storage density attainment in cloud, hybrid-cloud and on-premises operations. There will then be reductions in the necessary CapEx, so that the total cost of ownership (TCO) can be kept to a minimum.

“With the new high-capacity, energy-efficient MG09 series HDDs, Toshiba offers significant added value to our most cost-conscious customers for storage and cloud-scale solutions. By leveraging FC-MAMR technology, these units meet critical TCO objectives, substantially reducing the unit cost per GB, “he says. Larry Martinez-Palomo, General Manager Storage Products Division, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH.

The 18TB MG09 series units will be available from the end of March 2021.

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