Toshiba announces 5TB drives to




Toshiba has released new hard drives with a capacity of 5 terabytes. The Japanese manufacturer focuses on use by the business market and is for example next SATA models also variants with a SAS interface.

The MG04 Toshiba drives support include the Advanced Format 4K technology, which sectors of 4 kilobytes instead of 512 bytes commitment to reduce. The amount of overhead The omission of the empty spaces between sectors and ECC blocks would increase because the usable capacity of a hard disk. Advanced Format 512e emulation must ensure compatibility with older equipment, Toshiba emphasized.

The 3.5 “drives Toshiba rotating at 7200rpm and the maximum capacity is 5 terabytes. MG04SCA SAS drives have a SAS interface, while the SATA MG04ACA variants have a sata 6Gbit/s-interface. Further details made Toshiba is not yet known.

Toshiba MG04


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