Toshiba Announces 4TB Enterprise Hard Drives
This week, Toshiba announced that it is increasing the storage capacity of its enterprise line of hard drives. There will be four new additions to Toshiba's MG series: two SATA models - MG03ACA400, MG03ACA400Y - and two SAS models - MG03SCA400, MG03SCP400. All four 4TB drives have a 7200 RPM spindle speed, 64 MB of cache, up to 165 MB/s sustained transfer rate, and an average latency of 4.17 ms. The SATA based MG03ACA400Y supports self-encryption and cryptographic-erase using the more recent T13 SANITIZE and the older T13 ATA Security Erase Protocol. The SAS MG03SCP400 is a self-encrypting model, which supports both the T10 SANITIZE crypto-erase feature and the Trusted Computing Group Enterprice Security Sub-Classification protocols. All MG Series drives are protected by Toshiba's five-year warranty. Sample shipments are to start in December, followed by larger shipments in early 2013. Toshiba has not yet announced pricing information.