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21.03.2024

World Backup Day: Toshiba Encourages People to Backup Their Data Regularly

 

Canvio Flex smart storage drive simplifies the backup of mobile devices, even on the go

 

Düsseldorf, Germany, 21 March 2024 – Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (Toshiba) emphasises the importance of this year’s World Backup Day on 31 March, the day to prevent data loss. This independent initiative responds directly to concerns about data loss on devices like laptops and smartphones and raises awareness about the value of backups and data preservation. Toshiba’s Canvio Flex external hard disk drive makes mobile device backups even more accessible by allowing users to make copies of important files directly from their smartphone – without needing a laptop or PC.

According to research undertaken by numerous groups, only a tiny percentage of people make frequent backups of their digital data. Even more concerning is that a significant section of our continually data-generating society never backs up, leaving them vulnerable to substantial data loss dangers. An independent survey conducted by Acronis, a world leader in cyber protection, reveals that 41% of all individual users rarely or never back up their computers or mobile devices. According to the most recent report, 72% of all users had to recover from backup at least once that year, implying that some users who did not back up had permanently lost data.

As Larry Martinez-Palomo, Vice President, Head of Storage Products Division, explains: “In a world that is becoming increasingly digital, the need for flexible storage solutions is growing. Photos, videos, and important documents accumulate on our devices – especially smartphones. World Backup Day helps raise awareness of the importance of backing up these files more regularly. The Toshiba Canvio Flex external hard drive makes backups easy – connect the USB cord to your smartphone or other device and drag and drop to secure the future of your digital files and memories.”

A backup plan is one of the most critical strategies to preserve and keep data safe. Backing up ensures that even if the device slips into the wrong hands, a backup of the most important files is retained, secure, and easily accessible. The Toshiba Canvio Flex works interchangeably with most major device platforms and operating systems. Preformatted for Macs, Windows PCs, smartphones, and tablets*, this drive allows seamless access to data, and sharing between devices.

* Please check out the Canvio Flex compatibility list: https://www.canvio.jp/en/compati/hdd/ot_ehdd/flex/index.htm

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26.09.2023

Toshiba Announces 22TB MG10F Series Hard Disk Drives

 

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH announces the release of its MG10F Series 22TB[1] HDD, a conventional magnetic recording (CMR) HDD that leverages Toshiba’s 10-disk helium-sealed design.

As a key building block in cloud and storage infrastructure, the MG10F 22TB delivers 10% more capacity than Toshiba’s prior generation 20TB model. Designed and engineered to meet their growing data storage needs of its largest customers, the MG10F 22TB HDDs are compatible with a wide range of applications and workloads for both cloud-scale and traditional data-center use cases. The increased capacity of the 22TB MG10F helps cloud-scale infrastructure build higher storage densities at a lower TCO.

The MG10F Series HDD features 7,200rpm performance, a 550TB per year workload rating[2], and a choice of SAS and SATA interfaces—all in a power-efficient helium-sealed, industry-standard 3.5-inch[3] form factor.

Sample shipments of the 22TB MG10F Series HDDs start immediately for SAS interface and in the fourth calendar quarter of this year for SATA interface.

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[1] Definition of capacity: One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes, but storage capacity actually available may vary, depending on operating environment and formatting. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

[2] Workload is a measure of data throughput in a year, and it is defined as the amount of data written, read or verified by commands from the host system.

[3] 3.5-inch means the form factor of HDDs. It does not indicate a drive’s physical size.

* Information in this press release, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate as of the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice.

* Company names, product names, and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

 

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16.08.2023

HDDs have a long life ahead in certain workloads

A Podcast by Antony Adshead, Rainer Kaese from Toshiba Electronics Europe

Listen to the podcast here: https://cdn.ttgtmedia.com/rms/editorial/podcastToshibaJuly23.mp3

Spinning disk hard drives are far from dead, and with data volumes set to explode, there are use cases that suit them well. That’s the view of Rainer Kaese of Toshiba in this podcast.

Some have predicted the imminent demise of spinning disk hard drives (HDDs), but Rainer Kaese, senior manager for business development in storage products at Toshiba Electronics Europe, argues they have many more years life left in them.

Core to his argument is that with the volume of data expanding rapidly, HDDs offer cost-effective storage that can cope with huge capacity needs and the right performance for particular workloads if their capabilities are harnessed correctly.

Antony Adshead: How long should we expect spinning disk HDDs to be around for in the enterprise, and why?

Rainer Kaese: That’s a really good question and there’s a clear answer: for many more years. So, at least five, if not 10, or even more years.

And there’s a quite simple reason: the data we have to store in enterprise and cloud is exploding. It’s growing exponentially and it has to be stored in a competitive way. People don’t want to pay all their money for it. And spinning disks are and will be the most economical way to store all these zettabytes of data.

If we compare it with SSDs [solid-state drives], the bit cost, the capacity cost of hard disk drives is currently around 1/7th. It used to be 1/10th. Now it is 1/7th, but if you look at the cost curve of the price per capacity of HDD and SSD they are dropping as parallel lines. And we know that parallel lines never meet.

So, hard disk drives are, and will always be, much cheaper in terms of cost per capacity than SSDs.

Adshead: What workloads will be most appropriate for HDDs in the coming five to 10 years? Here, we’re assuming flash will increase its share at the higher levels of performance.

Kaese: If it is about performance, if it is about throughput, agility, IOPS and things, then flash will lead.

However, there are all this petabytes and zettabytes of bulk data, and it’s not just what we know today. There will be more data coming out of this internet of things, Industry 4.0 – so much more data will be created and this data needs to be saved, stored and will also need to be analysed; that’s why we store this data.

And if you look at the storage landscape for that application where you are storing and analysing a lot of data, then on one hand, we can say that flash will be much more expensive. On the other hand, there is also tape. Tape is a lot cheaper than flash and tape is a lot cheaper than HDDs, but tape is not an online medium. So, for online storage […] and especially online analytics, tape cannot be used.

In this middle field of active online data, of massive amounts, that will be the playground for hard disk drives.

Adshead: How can spinning disk HDD compete against its solid-state rivals?

Kaese: If we talk about performance, we have to see that the HDD is way slower than any SSD. So, a single NVMe component is 5x to 20x compared to hard disk drives.

However, the HDD’s domain is large online storage, [and so] we don’t compare single components any more. Large online storage means a lot of hard disk drives. A lot of small HDDs can join their rather slow performance to one big, agile storage, and the industry has implemented many ways [to make] hard disk drives a little more agile. And this … leads to large online storage.

All these videos, this online data, it is instantly there, but it is coming from hard disk drives not from NVMe, and this is because HDDs have joined forces with many [of them to be] able to deliver the performance required.

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09.05.2023

Toshiba attains Microchip Adaptec® interoperability assurance qualification for its flagship SAS-based HDDs



Düsseldorf, Germany, 9 May 2023 — Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH has further underlined the application versatility of its hard disk drive (HDD) products. Having already shown the complete compatibility of certain models in its high-capacity MG10 Series with the Microchip Adaptec® redundant array of independent disks (RAID) controllers and host bus adapters (HBAs), extensive Microchip-conducted compatibility testing has been done in relation to further products.

SAS 12GB/s versions of the enterprise-grade MG10SCA20TE and MG10SCA20TA HDDs have gained certification in relation to both the Adaptec SmartRAID 31xx and 32xx storage adapter series. They have subsequently been added to the Microchip compatibility list that its customers refer to. This follows on from the SATA 6GB/s MG10ACA HDD model getting Adaptec SmartRAID 31xx/32xx interoperability qualification at the end of 2022.

Featuring elevated data storage capacities and SAS 12GB/s interfacing, the MG10SCA20TE/A HDDs from Toshiba are supplied in compact 3.5-inch form factors. They each feature a 10-disk arrangement, with a helium-filled design and a rotational speed of 7,200rpm.

As Rainer W. Kaese, Senior Manager Business Development Storage Products at Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH, explains; “By having assured interoperability between Microchip and Toshiba products, thanks to the comprehensive testing work carried out by Microchip, we are making data storage implementation much easier for our customer base. It means that HDDs plus the accompanying HBAs and storage controllers can be sourced with total confidence in their combined operational performance and long-term reliability.”

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13.12.2022

Toshiba Renews its Popular Streamlined Canvio Basics Hard Drive Series

Düsseldorf, Germany, 13 December 2022 — Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH has made further enhancements to its widely-adopted CANVIO BASICS series of portable hard drives. The new models offer the high storage capacities that customers need for leading increasingly data-centric lifestyles – while also having a stylish and compact design. 

CANVIO BASICS 2.5” format hard drives have matt black finished enclosures, with dimensions of 78mm x 109mm x 14mm for the 2TB1 and 1TB versions, and 78mm x 109mm x 19.5mm dimensions for the 4TB version. Their compact form factors combined with lightweight construction (only 217.5g for the 4TB version, and less than 150g for all other versions) means they are easy to carry and take up very little room in bags or luggage, and can even fit into coat pockets. 

These drives easily connect to laptop and PCs, making them a convenient plug-and-play storage solution. Their USB 3.2 Gen 1 interfaces allow transfer speeds of up to 5.0Gbit/s to be supported (though they are compatible with legacy USB 2.0 interfacing too). Powered directly from a connected USB source, they draw only minimal current. 

CANVIO BASICS drives have been designed to offer assured long-term operational reliability. They are ready for use via Microsoft® Windows®, with no software installation necessary, while reformatting is required for macOS. 

“Our CANVIO BASICS hard drives have seen really strong market uptake since their initial release, presenting customers with simple and convenient data storage solutions at attractive price points,” states Larry Martinez-Palomo, Vice President of the Storage Products Division at Toshiba Electronics Europe. “By continuing to enhance the value proposition of this series, we are making them even more alluring, and this is certain to be appreciated.” 

The new Toshiba hard drive will be available in 1Q 2023. 

More information on CANVIO BASICS may be accessed by going to: 

https://www.toshiba-storage.com/products/canvio-basics/ 

For more information on Toshiba’s full line of HDD storage products, please visit:

https://www.toshiba-storage.com/

[1]. Definition of capacity: One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes, but storage capacity actually available may vary depending on operating environment and formatting. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary. 

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18.10.2022

Toshiba Announces 20TB MG10 Series Hard Disk Drives

Düsseldorf, Germany, 18 October 2022 — Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH announces the MG10 Series of massive capacity 20TB[1] HDDs with conventional magnetic recording (CMR) . The 20TB MG10 Series has a 10-disk helium-sealed design that leverages Toshiba’s innovative Flux Control Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR™) technology to boost storage capabilities.

With 11.1% more capacity than Toshiba’s prior 18TB model, 20TB MG10 Series HDDs are compatible with the widest range of applications and operating systems, and are adapted to mixed random and sequential read and write workloads in both cloud-scale and traditional data-centre use cases. These drives feature 7,200rpm performance, a 550TB per year workload rating[2] , and a choice of SATA and SAS interfaces — all in a power-efficient helium-sealed, industry-standard 3.5-inch[3] form factor.

The 20TB MG10 Series further illustrates Toshiba’s commitment to advancing HDD design to meet evolving needs for storage devices in cloud-scale servers, as well as object and file storage infrastructure. With its improved power efficiency and increased capacity, the 20TB MG10 Series helps cloud-scale infrastructure to advance storage density, thereby reducing capital expenditure (CAPEX) and improving total cost of ownership (TCO). As data growth continues at an explosive pace, the advanced 20TB MG10 Series HDDs with FC-MAMR™ technology will help cloud-scale service providers and storage solution designers to achieve higher storage densities for cloud, hybrid-cloud and on-premises rack-scale storage.

Sample shipments of 20TB MG10 Series HDD to customers are expected to start in the fourth calendar quarter of this year.

For more information on the new products, please visit:
https://www.toshiba-storage.com/products/enterprise-capacity-hard-drive-mg-series/

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[1] Definition of capacity: One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes, but storage capacity actually available may vary, depending on operating environment and formatting. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

[2] Workload is a measure of data throughput in a year, and it is defined as the amount of data written, read or verified by commands from the host system.
[3] 3.5-inch means the form factor of HDDs. It does not indicate a drive’s physical size.

* FC-MAMRTM is a trademark of Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation.
* Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate as of the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice.
* Company names, product names, and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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13.07.2022

Collaboration between Toshiba and Visiotech addresses demand for high capacity data storage in video surveillance applications

Toshiba continues to strengthen its surveillance market penetration via another high-profile commercial partnership

Düsseldorf, Germany, 13 July 2022 — Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH and Spanish company Visiotech, one of Europe’s largest distributors of security solutions, have signed a collaborative agreement. Through this, Visiotech will market Toshiba’s high-performance hard disk drives (HDDs) to support the storage of video surveillance data, serving both the public and private sectors. By working together, the companies will be well positioned to meet growing demand for data storage in security/surveillance applications, which in Europe is estimated to be growing at an annual rate of between 20% and 30%.

Visiotech is a highly successful wholesaler, with a long track record of supplying video surveillance, intrusion, access and presence control, smart home and fire control products. The new agreement will see it incorporate Toshiba’s S300 and S300 Pro series HDD products into its portfolio. These HDDs distinguish themselves from the competition because of their high performance, exceptional quality and longterm reliability. Both companies recognize that the agreement represents a great opportunity to initiate new customer engagements and boost revenues.

Based in Madrid, and with a workforce of more than 200 employees, Visiotech operates in 63 countries. Within Europe, the company’s activities are mainly concentrated around Spain, Italy, France and Portugal. Since 2017, Toshiba has maintained a strategic focus of gaining greater market share in surveillance data storage. It has achieved this through introducing innovative solutions and building strong partnerships. The company offers a broad array of surveillance-targeted HDDs, covering capacities from 1TB to 18TB.

According to Larry Martínez-Palomo, Vice President of Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH and General Manager of its Storage Products Division; “We are very pleased to sign this agreement with Visiotech. It will help extend the commercial reach of our S300 product series, which is specifically designed to meet video surveillance storage requirements. The expertise and responsiveness of the Visiotech team will make them a valuable asset for our ongoing business development within the surveillance sector.”

“Visiotec’s philosophy is defined by a commitment to continuously expand our offering with proven and quality products, such as storage technology from Toshiba. This is backed up by our personalized customer service,” adds Alberto Zamorano Sáiz, Visiotech Sales and Marketing Director. “Storage solutions for video surveillance must have clear differentiating characteristics, such as prolonged working lifespans, high levels of resilience and elevated performance benchmarks. Toshiba HDDs deliver all of these attributes.”

Toshiba’s S300 series video surveillance HDDs are available in 1TB [1] , 2TB, 4TB and 6TB capacities. They incorporate a 256MB buffer and meet the requirements of surveillance systems with up to 64 video streams [2] , making them optimized for small and medium-sized organizations. Available in 6TB, 8TB and 10TB capacities and up to 256MB buffer size, the S300 Pro series HDDs are suitable for professional systems requiring up to 64 HD camera streams, video analytics, face tracking and editing features. Visiotech has already started to market these products, both independently and installed in digital video recorders (DVRs).

For more information on the S300 and S300 Pro series from Toshiba, please visit: https://www.toshiba-storage.com/surveillance-solutions/

More information on Toshiba’s full line of HDD storage products can be found at: https://www.toshiba-storage.com/

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Description of the picture attached (left to right): Marco Vicente, Sales Representative Italy, Portugal and Spain of Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH; Alberto Zamorano Sáiz, Visiotech Sales and Marketing Director; Larry Martínez-Palomo, Vice President of Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH and General Manager of TEE Storage Products Division; Daisuke Hara, Senior Manager of Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH

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[1]. Definition of capacity: One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes, but storage capacity actually available may vary depending on operating environment and formatting. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

[2]. The number of cameras that a surveillance system can support is defined by carrying out a performance simulation with each high-definition camera unit running at 4Mbit/s rate. Actual results may vary based on various factors, including the types of cameras installed, the system’s hardware and software capabilities, and the video compression technology used, as well as system variables such as resolution, frames per second, and other settings.

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01.06.2022

Toshiba Announces New P300 2TB Desktop PC Hard Drive Running at 7200RPM

Düsseldorf, Germany, 1 June 2022 Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH announces the highspin P300 3.5 inch[1] Desktop PC Hard Drive with 2TB[2] storage capacity. Designed for desktop, PC computing, gaming and storage applications, where performance, capacity and reliability are all critical, these drives support 7200RPM operation and each feature a 6Gbit/s SATA interface.

Key to the elevated performance delivered by the new P300 Desktop PC Hard Drive is the shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology that they leverage. Here overlapped tracks enable higher data density, so only the required magnetic surface is needed for correct reading. This is advantageous compared to conventional magnetic recording (CMR), where each track has to be separated by a small distance. Consequently, the SMR approach allows higher capacities to be attained within the same magnetic area as a CMR drive, leading to a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The cache-architecture means that random re-writing issues can be mitigated.

The 2TB P300 highspin model incorporates a 256MB buffer, so that a sustained transfer rate up to 210 MiB/s[3] can be provided, which is a 19% increase in data transfer speed compared to our conventional P300 Desktop PC Hard Drive series. These figures make the new P300 drives a highly optimised choice for addressing growing desktop computing demands, as well as web applications, gaming and data archiving work. The new Toshiba hard drive will be available in 3CQ 2022.

For more information on the new products, please visit:

https://www.toshiba-storage.com/products/toshiba-internal-hard-drives-p300/.

For more information on Toshiba’s full line of HDD storage products:
https://www.toshiba-storage.com/.

 

 

 

  • “3.5-inch” means the form factor of HDDs. It does not indicate a drive’s physical size.
  • Definition of capacity: One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes, but storage capacity actually available may vary depending on operating environment and formatting. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content.  Actual formatted capacity may vary.
  • One mebibyte (MiB) is calculated as 1,048,576 bytes (2 to the 20th power), and 1 gibibyte (GiB) is calculated as 1,073,741,824 bytes (2 to the 30th power).

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08.03.2022

Toshiba Defines Nearline HDD Technology Roadmap to Meet Ever-Increasing Global Data Demands

Unique high-density technologies will provide foundation for continued progression

Düsseldorf, Germany, 08th March 2022 – Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE)  announced that Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation has set out its product development strategy in relation to Nearline Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). This will see the company make further engineering innovations in order to deliver a significant increase in the storage capacities that can be supported.

The upcoming generations of Toshiba Nearline HDDs are expected to have reached 35TB before the end of FY2024 and gone beyond 40TB by 2026. These objectives will be achieved via the addition of further stacking layers (with devices featuring a total of 11 layers), combined with the use of Toshiba game-changing proprietary recording technologies. By unlocking the full potential of Flux-Controlled Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) and Microwave Assisted Switching Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAS-MAMR), it will be possible to dramatically boost recording densities, but still assure elevated signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) figures and ongoing operational reliability. The result is that Toshiba has substantial scope to keep on ramping up capacity levels in the longer term, while also reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) involved.

“The world that we now live in is fuelled by data, with it being the basis of nearly every day-to-day activity we do. This has major implications for the storage sector, as unprecedented quantities of data are now being generated and much of this needs to be placed on the cloud,” states Larry Martinez-Palomo, General Manager of the Storage Products Division at Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH. “Through close consultation with the leading cloud service operators, we have gained valuable insight into what their future data storage requirements will be. By implementing our advanced high-density FC-MAMR and MAS-MAMR devices, they can be confident of having the data storage capabilities necessary, alongside strong read/write performance parameters and prolonged working lifespan.”

For more information on the Toshiba Nearline HDDs currently available, please visit: https://www.toshiba-storage.com/products/enterprise-capacity-hard-drive-mg-series/

For more information on Toshiba’s full HDD storage product line up: https://www.toshiba-storage.com/  

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10.09.2021

Toshiba pushes N300 and X300 Hard Drive storage capacity to 18TB

Third generation 9-disk Helium-sealed design, along with unique FC-MAMR technology, enables compelling combination of elevated storage density and improved power efficiency

Düsseldorf, Germany, 16 September 2021 – Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH has added new 18TB models to its N300 NAS Hard Drive and X300 Performance Hard Drive portfolios. Both new drives incorporate the company’s game-changing Flux Control – Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology, which was announced earlier this year.

With FC-MAMR a “Spin Torque Oscillator” (STO) is used to better control and effectively focus the magnetic flux generated in the hard disk drives (HDDs) write head. The focused flux allows more accurate writing operation leading to a smaller magnetic area per bit and higher data densities compared to the previous generation of CMR HDDs.

Use of FC-MAMR has led to the drive density being raised by an extra 12.5% – thereby adding 2TB[1] per disk to the capacity of Toshiba’s previous 16TB models[1].

The new N300 and X300 drives come in an industry-standard 3.5-inch[2] format enclosure, but utilise a proprietary 9-disk Helium-sealed design. Toshiba Group’s advanced laser welding techniques keep the Helium securely sealed inside.

The N300 Series is highly optimised for home office and small business network-attached storage (NAS) and private cloud storage applications, with up to 8 drive bays being accommodated[3]. These drives deliver 7200rpm performance and have integrated RV sensors to compensate for the effects of rotational vibrations. Designed for reliable 24/7 operation and offering a meantime to failure rate (MTTF) of 1.2 million hours, they attain a workload[4] rating of up to 180TB/year.

Intended for PC and high-end desktop workstations, gaming consoles and home media equipment, the X300 Series drives also deliver 7200rpm performance. Their drive stabilisation mechanisms result in improved operational reliability, plus Toshiba Group’s cache technology optimises cache allocation during read/write so as to provide high-level performance in real time.

N300 Series drives all come with a 3-year limited warranty, while the X300 Series drives have a 2-year limited warranty. The new 18TB N300 and X300 models are expected to be available in Q4 2021.

For more information on Toshiba’s full line of HDD storage products, please visit: https://www.toshiba-storage.com.

 

Notes: 

[1] Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1 000 000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1 000 000 000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1 000 000 000 000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of two for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1 073 741 824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

[2] “3.5-inch” means the form factor of Hard Drives. They do not indicate drive’s physical size.

[3] As for “Drive Bays Supported”, please contact your solutions provider because the compatibility with the host device will vary based on the RAID system.

[4] Workload is a measure of the data written, read or verified by commands from the host system over a calendar year.

 

About Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. TEE offers European consumers and businesses a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products plus semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. Next to HDDs, the company’s broad portfolio encompasses power semiconductors and other discrete devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs, optical semiconductors as well as microcontrollers and application specific standard products (ASSPs) amongst others.

TEE has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, and branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom providing marketing, sales and logistic services. The company’s president is Mr. Tomoaki Kumagai.

For more company information visit TEE’s web site at  www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com  & https://www.toshiba-storage.com/

 

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Tel: +49 (0) 211 5296 0 Fax: +49 (0) 211 5296 79197

Web:  www.toshiba-storage.com  www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com

E-mail: [email protected]

 

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05.05.2021

Toshiba Strengthens Its Surveillance Hard Drive Series

Latest additions to S300 series are optimised for small-to-medium-sized businesses

Düsseldorf, Germany, 10th May 2021 – Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH addresses the specialist storage needs for small and medium scale surveillance applications with the launch of two new S300 hard disk drives (HDD). The additional models, available in 4TB[1] and 6TB, leverage shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology to offer higher density storage solutions. As a result, they are optimised for small/medium scale deployments – allowing higher capacities at a lower cost and power consumption. This means that users can implement surveillance systems that are able to simultaneously meet both their technical and budgetary requirements.  

The improvements in this series target the increasing demand of flexible scalability for security camera systems, such as network video recorders (NVR) and digital video recorders (DVR). The number of high-definition (HD) camera streams has been doubled from 32 to 64. Additionally, the buffer size has been increased to 256MB, thereby enabling smoother data transfer from high-resolution cameras.

Larry Martinez-Palomo, General Manager of Storage Products Division at Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH, explains; “With the latest additions to our S300 Line-up, we are able to fully support the requirements of the surveillance storage market. The new 4TB and 6TB models improve the total cost of ownership (TCO) for small and medium sized businesses while maintaining performance, quality and reliability.”

The two additional S300 models are available now. 

For detailed information on product specifications, please visit:

https://www.toshiba-storage.com/products/s300/

Notes:

[1] Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1TB = 240 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

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About Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”). TEE offers European consumers and businesses a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products plus semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. Next to HDDs, the company’s broad portfolio encompasses power semiconductors and other discrete devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs, optical semiconductors as well as microcontrollers and application specific standard products (ASSPs) amongst others.

TEE has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, and branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom providing marketing, sales and logistic services. The company’s president is Mr. Tomoaki Kumagai.

For more company information visit TEE’s web sites at www.toshiba-storage.com and www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com.

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16.02.2021

Toshiba Unveils New 18TB MG09 Series Hard Disk Drives

9-disk Helium-sealed design plus innovations in energy-assisted recording allow heightened levels of storage density and power efficiency to be reached 

Düsseldorf, Germany, 18th February 2021 – Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE) has announced the introduction of its new MG09 Series, which comprises the company’s first HDD models to feature energy-assisted magnetic recording. The MG09 Series is based on Toshiba’s proprietary third-generation, 9-disk Helium-sealed design and incorporates game-changing Flux Control – Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology. Thanks to these advances, Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) density has been raised to 2TB[1] per disk, thereby achieving a total capacity of 18TB.

With 12.5% more capacity than the previous 16TB models, the 18TB MG09 Series CMR drives are compatible with the widest range of applications and operating systems. These drives are adapted to deal with mixed random and sequential read/write workloads for both cloud-scale and traditional data centre implementations. They deliver 7,200rpm performance, with a 550TB per year workload rating[2] and a choice of either SATA or SAS interfaces. All this has been packed into a compact industry-standard, power-efficient, Helium-sealed 3.5-inch[3] form factor being supported.

The MG09 Series further demonstrates Toshiba’s commitment to the continued progression of HDD design, and the company’s ability to meet constantly evolving market needs for storage devices in cloud-scale servers, as well Object and File storage infrastructure deployments in general. Through enhanced power efficiency figures and industry-leading capacity levels, these drives are set to enable heightened storage densities to be attained in cloud, hybrid-cloud and on-premises rack-scale operations. Reductions in the necessary CapEx will thereby be witnessed, so the total cost of ownership (TCO) can be kept to a minimum. 

“With the new high capacity power-efficient MG09 Series HDDs, Toshiba is providing real value to our cost-conscious cloud-scale and storage solutions customers. Leveraging FC-MAMR technology, these drives address critical TCO objectives, lowering unit cost to per GB substantially,” states Larry Martinez-Palomo, General Manager Storage Products Division, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH.. 

Sample shipments of 18TB MG09 Series HDDs to customers are expected to start sequentially at the end of March 2021.

For more information on the new products, please visit:

For more information on Toshiba’s full HDD storage product line up: https://www.toshiba-storage.com/  

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Notes:

[1] Definition of capacity: One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes, but storage capacity available may vary depending on operating environment and formatting. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content.  Actual formatted capacity may vary.

[2] The workload is a measure of the data throughput in a year, and it is defined as the amount of data written, read or verified by commands from the host system.

[3] “3.5-inch” means the form factor of HDDs. It does not indicate a drive’s physical size.