Toshiba announces new MN07 series hard drives for NAS platforms

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Toshiba Electronic Components Taiwan Corporation (Toshiba) has announced the MN07 Series 12TB1 and 14TB 3.5-inch hard disk drives for use in NAS platforms. The Toshiba MN07 Series utilises a helium-sealed mechanical design to achieve 14TB and 12TB capacity. The 14TB model improves power efficiency by approximately 55 per cent (W/GB3) over the previous 10TB “air” 7,200 rpm mechanical designs.

The MN07 Series is designed for use in NAS appliances with eight or more drive bays and is suitable for NAS file and object storage applications that require disk drives with workload ratings of up to 180TB per year. The MN07 models feature vibration compensation technology and advanced Format (AF) 512e sector technology. Additionally, both devices offer 24/7 operability, superior reliability with MTTF5 of 1.0 million hours, and are compatible with popular third-party, 3.5-inch NAS enclosures.

“Toshiba’s new MN07 Series provides proven NAS-class performance and durability. Toshiba’s exclusive nine-disk, helium-sealed mechanics deliver real value to OEMs and integrators of file- and object- storage solutions who utilise proven network-attached storage technologies. MN07 Series models include RV compensation technology for optimal performance in multi-disk NAS enclosures and are designed for robust 24/7 operation up to 300,000 load/unload cycles,” said Takayoshi Tokushima, Director of Storage Products Marketing Group, Toshiba Electronic Components Taiwan Corporation.