Toshiba is now shipping the 6TB variant of the MC04 series enterprise HDDs that have been designed for servers supporting cloud-based applications and analytic workloads.
The new MC04ACA600E comes in the 3.5-inch form factor and offers 6TB storage with a high performance thanks to 7,200 rotations per minute (rpm), making it a suitable drive for its target market. Toshiba is already shipping MCO4 series drives in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 5TB capacities. All of the drives in the series can handle workloads up to 180TB per year and feature 6Gbit/s SATA interface speeds with Advanced Format sector technology.
Toshiba’s latest 6TB MC04 series drive reportedly improves ROI for scale-out storage solutions thanks to a significant 20 per cent increase in power efficiency over the previous generation drives from the company.
Toshiba will begin shipping the 6TB MC04 series samples in August 2015. No details yet on commercial availability of the drive just yet.