February 8th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong
Toshiba Announces Its New MN HDD Series
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. has announced the first drives in its new MN HDD Series. The drives are designed to be a bridge between high-end enterprise HDDs and entry-level desktop HDDs. The new series comes in capacities of 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB and deliver 7,200RPM rotational latency performance.
The new drive series are 3.5-inch, SATA drives that can be used for a broad range of file and object storage applications. The new drive series uses Toshiba’s proven Enterprise Capacity category HDD design legacy to deliver performance and reliability. The drives are also designed for 24/7 power-on operations and feature rotational vibration compensation technology to help provide consistent performance. The drive claims an upward sustained transfer speed of 230MB/s.
As far as use cases, the new MN Series is aimed at file and object storage workloads that typically utilize sequential data transfer operations. The workload from these types of uses typically fall somewhere in between high workload data center drives and client drives. The drives are targeted at mid-level, entry-level and SOHO NAS storage enclosures, remote-office back-up and archival storage, and home multimedia data archive and fixed-content object storage.
MN Series key specifications:
- Form factor: 3.5”
- Interface: SATA (6Gb/s)
- Capacity: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB
- Buffer size: 128MiB
- Rotation speed: 7,200RPM
- MTTF: 1M
- Power consumption typical: 5.2W-6.7W depending on capacity
- Weight: 770g max