Home Enterprise Toshiba MG09 Series 18TB HDDs Announced

Toshiba MG09 Series 18TB HDDs Announced

by Adam Armstrong
Toshiba MG09

Today Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announced new 18TB HDDs in its Toshiba MG09 Series. According to the company, the MG09 Series features Toshiba’s third-generation, 9-disk Helium-sealed design, and Toshiba’s innovative Flux Control – Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology, to advance Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) density to 2TB per disk, achieving a total capacity of 18TB. This also marks Toshiba’s first HDD with energy-assisted magnetic recording.

Today Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announced new 18TB HDDs in its Toshiba MG09 Series. According to the company, the MG09 Series features Toshiba’s third-generation, 9-disk Helium-sealed design and Toshiba’s innovative Flux Control – Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology, to advance Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) density to 2TB per disk, achieving a total capacity of 18TB. This also marks Toshiba’s first HDD with energy-assisted magnetic recording.

Toshiba MG09

While flash is the sexier storage and the higher capacity storage, it is still too expensive for storing data that doesn’t need the performance it brings. HDDs aren’t going anywhere, at least anytime soon, and making them high capacity it in the same footprint is going to appeal to those customers that still need them. Being a bit late to the game, Toshiba is now releasing an 18TB enterprise HDD.

The 18TB Toshiba MG09 are said to be compatible with several applications and operating systems. The drives are adapted to mixed random and sequential read and write workloads in both cloud-scale and traditional data center use cases. For performance, the MG09 have 7,200 RPM and either SAS or SATA interface. The drive has a 550TB per year workload rating and come in the standard 3.5” form factor. Being a helium sealed drive, it should lend itself to being more power efficient.

Toshiba MG09 Specifications

Form Factor 3.5-inch
Capacity Up to 18TB
Buffer Size 512MiB
Rotation Speed 7200rpm
Data Transfer Speed
(Sustained)(Typ.)
268MiB/s
Power Consumption
(Idle-A)(Typ.)
SATA 4.16W
SAS 4.54W
MTTF/AFR 2 500 000h/0.35%
Weight (Max) 720g

Availability

The 18TB Toshiba MG09 Series samples will be shipped to customers in march of 2021.

Toshiba MG09 Series product page

Engage with StorageReview

Newsletter | YouTube | Podcast iTunes/Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | RSS Feed

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap