2014/ 02 /19

The MG04 series is the industry’s first enterprise capacity model supporting Advanced Format and persistent write cache technology*

Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation (TDMT)., a committed technology leader, announces the next generation of high-capacity 3.5-inch form factor enterprise hard disk drive (HDD) – the MG04 series. Engineered for midline and nearline business critical workloads, the MG04 series is the industry’s first enterprise capacity category models supporting industry standard 4K Advanced Format sector technologies as well as persistent write cache technology to improve both performance and reliability. The series is engineered for the high-capacity demands of mid-tier servers and cloud application workloads and for capacity-optimized data center storage systems that benefit from high capacity per spindle.

With a 6Gbit/s  interface model, the SAS MG04SCA and SATA MG04ACA series are available in the industry standard 3.5-inch form factor and are available in capacities of up to 5TB2. Spinning at 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM), the MG04 series delivers higher application performance, while the higher capacity per spindle saves rack space and reduces the footprint and operational burden of business critical servers and storage systems. The series also provides, as an option, persistent write cache technologies that help protect against data-loss in the event of sudden power loss, while also helping to improve performance and data reliability.  Models supporting self-encryption and sanitize instant erase (SIE) options are available.

 “With the MG04 series enterprise capacity disk drives, our customers will benefit from the increased storage capacity and performance made possible by the latest industry-standard long sector technologies,” s Mr. Kashiwabara, Senior Manager of Marketing Sec., Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation. “We understand the importance of peace of mind when it comes to data integrity, and persistent cache technology included in this series not only helps protect against data-loss but also helps to improve performance and data reliability.”
Customer samples of the MG04 series will begin shipping in February 2014.