The tech offers 33 percent more capacity from the previous 6TB SATA generation, and this drive is the first Toshiba 8TB SATA 6.0Gbit/s capacity-optimised storage for the enterprise. Tosh tells us this is the largest capacity it's ever produced. 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 26.1mm high form-factor.
The drive’s high capacity SATA interface and performance characteristics are designed to match up 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 optimise operating costs and operating environments during off-peak activity periods. The 8TB SATA HDD is designed for 24x7 operation and provides a 550TB transferred-per-year rated workload , with a 2,000,000-hour MTTFrating. Additionally, this is the first Toshiba Enterprise capacity SATA model to support the new industry standard host initiated power disable feature for improved device management capability.
Scott Wright, director of HDD marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components said: “Accommodating rapid data growth continues to be a prime focus for both cloud-scale and on premise IT environments. Toshiba’s new 8TB SATA enterprise-capacity HDD provides high capacity per-spindle. This helps OEMs and cloud service providers (CSPs) deliver enterprise-class storage capacity for business critical workloads that need to keep pace with rapid data growth.”