August 29th, 2018 by Michael Rink
Toshiba Announces 14TB & 12TB SAS HDD Models
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. announced sampling of their new Enterprise Capacity 14TB and 12TB Helium-sealed SAS HDD models. The MG07SCA Series features 7,200 rpm performance, a SAS 12Gbit Interface, and Advanced Format Sector Technology. The hard disk drive boasts a 9-disk Helium-sealed design and 14TB of Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) capacity for optimum compatibility. Toshiba’s Helium-sealed design fits into industry standard 3.5-inch (26.1 mm) heightdrive bays.
The 9-disk (in the 14TB version) Helium-sealed design utilizes Toshiba’s precision laser welding process, and a top-cover design seals Helium inside the drive offering high capacity and low power profile to the product. The SAS interface provides 12Gbits transfer rate performance and dual port capability for data-path redundancy preferred by many storage solutions designers. The 14TB SAS model offers approximately 40% increase in maximum capacity than Toshiba’s prior MG06 10TB SAS models. All in all, the new drives look precisely like what I would expect from SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) versions of their MGO7ACA series of SATA drives which were announced last July.
512e or 4Kn Advanced Format sector technology models are available in both sizes. 4Kn models (MG07SCAxxxA) offer compatibility with 4K-capable applications and operating environments. 512e models (MG07SCAxxxE) are broadly supported today and also help provide support for legacy applications and operating environments that require 512 B sector lengths
Toshiba continues to expand its HDD product offerings with higher storage capacity and performance. The MG07SCA Series further illustrates Toshiba’s capability to advance the design of HDD storage devices for cloud-scale server and storage infrastructure, enabling more cost-effective data-protection, data-retention, content serving and digital archiving.
The 14TB and 12TB Helium-sealed SAS HDD models are available for sampling today.