Toshiba Unveils High-Capacity Enterprise SAS HDD

Paul Lilly

Toshiba on Wednesday announced a new high-performance, low-power hard drive series aimed at the enterprise crowd, the first of its kind for Toshiba, and a feat the company attributes to "the integration of Fujitsu Limit's enterprise-directed magnetic drive business into Toshiba's HDD business."

The new MBF2600RC enterprise HDD series comes in three different capacities: 300GB, 450GB, and 600GB. Each drive spins at over 10,000RPM, but that isn't the only performance-oriented feature. Improvements to the magnetic recording head and disk's magnetic layer gives the drives an area density of 595Mbit/mm 2 , the highest so far for 2.5-inch enterprise drives.

Other features include an internal transfer rate of 216MB/s, which is 13 percent faster than the previous generation MD2300RC; optional drive-based encryption; and power management schemes allowing for dynamic spin speeds.

No mention of price or availability.

Image Credit: Toshiba

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