Toshiba has announced the availability of its next MG Series HDD – the MG05ACA800 – providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems. With a 33 percent increase in capacity from the previous 6TB SATA generation, this drive is the first Toshiba 8TB SATA 6.0 Gbps capacity-optimized storage for the enterprise, making it the largest capacity ever produced by Toshiba. The drive improves sustained transfer rate performance by 12 percent when compared to the MG04ACA.
The new 8TB model can help to improve the operational efficiency of storage infrastructure by increasing the capacity available in the industry-standard 26.1 mm high form factor. The drive's high capacity SATA interface and performance characteristics match up well with requirements for applications, such as software-defined storage infrastructures, public and private cloud deployments, digital archives, and disk-based backup and data protection solutions. The drive's power management features help to optimize operating costs and operating environments during off-peak activity periods. The 8TB SATA HDD is designed for 24×7 operations and provides a 550TB transferred-per-year rated workload, with a 2,000,000-hour MTTF4 rating. Additionally, this is one the first Toshiba Enterprise capacity SATA models to support the new industry-standard host-initiated power-disable feature for improved device management capability.