The 6TB version of the MC04 Series of enterprise high-capacity HDDs is designed for bulk storage systems and servers supporting cloud-based applications and scale-out workloads.
With an industry standard 3.5-inch form factor, the MC04 Series delivers 7,200 revolutions per minute (RPM) performance, enabling suitable service levels for high performance cloud-based applications and storage.Toshiba's highest capacity enterprise cloud HDD delivers a 20 percent increase over the previous generation's 5TB capacity, enabling more efficient high-density, high-growth storage for multi-petabyte rack deployments. Furthermore, the newest addition to the MC04 Series improves ROI for scale-out storage solutions with a 20 percent increase in power efficiency (TB/W) over previous generations, enabling more cost-effective delivery of cloud storage services.
"Today's cloud-based infrastructures require cost-effective, increased storage capacity," said Scott Wright, director of disk drive product marketing at Toshiba Storage Products Business Unit. "With up to 6TB capacity and 7,200 RPM performance, the Toshiba MC04 Series delivers an optimized balance of enterprise capacity, workload, and performance required by our customers' high data growth cloud use-cases."
"Toshiba's MC04 Series proved very capable during our intense regression testing, while Toshiba's responsive customer service greatly simplified our evaluation process," said Paul Turner, chief marketing officer at Cloudian. "Toshiba's breadth of capacity and 7,200 RPM performance positions us to build cost-efficient cloud storage that provides exceptional service levels to customers."
The 6TB MC04 Series samples will be available in August 2015. For more information on Toshiba's portfolio of industry-leading solid state drives, hard drives and hybrid storage solutions, visit Toshiba Storage.