Toshiba on Tuesday morning announced that a complete tiered solution of its enterprise hard drives and solid state drives have been qualified by Super Micro Computer, Inc. That doesn't mean much for the average home user, but in the enterprise, being part of Supermicro's storage solutions means customers will be able to deploy Toshiba drives in each tier of the solution, from SSDs and HDDs for tier 0 and tier 1 storage requirements, to HDDs for nearline storage applications, Toshiba says.
"Enterprises are increasingly deploying tiered storage networks as a cost-effective way to maximize both storage performance and efficiency in a world driven by ever-increasing amounts of corporate data," said Joel Hagberg , vice president of marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit. "Toshiba and Supermicro are both focused on delivering advanced tiered storage solutions that enable enterprises to meet that challenge. Today’s announcement builds on that on-going relationship and we look forward to even greater collaboration with Supermicro to meet future customer needs."
Toshiba's list of qualified drives include the MKx001GRZB enterprise-class 2.5-inch SSD series, MBE2147RC 2.5-inch SAS HDD series, MBF2600RC/RE 2.5-inch SAS HDD series, and MKx001TRKB/MKx002TSKB 3.5-inch HDD series.