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Toshiba Announces 5TB, 7,200 RPM Enterprise HDD
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The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the MC Series, Toshiba's first enterprise high-capacity hard disk drive (HDD) designed for bulk storage systems and servers supporting cloud-based applications and scale-out workloads. With a 3.5-inch form factor, the MC Series delivers up to 5TB of storage with 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM) performance, making the MC Series suitable for workloads and storage requirements generated by cloud computing.

The MC 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 MC Series supports 1TB per platter areal density, thus saving rack space and reducing the footprint and operational burden of cloud workload servers and storage systems. With up to 5TB storage capacity per host connection, the newest Toshiba HDD series boosts capacity per SATA port and enables fewer disks to handle the same storage capacity, reducing power and cooling costs on a per TB basis when compared to prior generation models with lower capacity per spindle. The new series also boasts 6 Gbit/s SATA interface speeds and Advanced Format sector technology, allowing compatibility with legacy applications and operating environments using aligned writes.

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We are approaching the realm of ridiculous for home use.  Don't know of any Enterprises using anything like this either.

 

Interested to see what the price tag would be.

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It's approaching the territory for me where I would only need 1 drive to hold an entire backup. My entire OffSite backup would consist of 2 drives. Each drive would be its own complete backup set. 2 drives = 2 OffSite Backup Sets, one currently local, one off site; rotate the sets on a regular basis. I could get behind that :)

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You're the exception <_<

 

I can see people thinking, WOW, great, a 5TB drive and I can get rid of the extra drives while not thinking about redundancy.

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Unless you want to start collecting 4K movies, not sure how large they are when converted to a format such as MKV

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