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.

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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.