Toshiba announces 7,200 RPM 5TB enterprise HDDs

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) announces the MC04ACAxxx series of enterprise high-capacity hard disk drives (HDD). Toshiba states the drives are designed for bulk storage systems and servers supporting cloud-based applications and analytic workloads. With a 3.5-inch form factor, the MC04ACAxxx series delivers up to 5TB of storage at 7,200 RPM.


The MC04ACAxxx series is available in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 5TB capacities and supports the industry-standard cloud use-case workloads rating of up to 180TB per year, more than three times the industry-standard workload rating of desktop class HDDs. The MC04ACAxxx series supports 1TB per platter areal density.

The new series also boasts 6Gbit/s  SATA interface speeds and Advanced Format sector technology, allowing compatibility with legacy applications and operating environments using aligned writes.