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Toshiba Announces 16TB MG08 Series HDDs

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Capacity needs are only going up. SSDs are getting larger and larger but at a steep costs that is not always needed for several applications. Companies need bigger drives that they can drop in their existing equipment. Here, Toshiba answers the call with the 16TB MG08 HDDs. Being CMR they will work with most applications. The new drive series comes with improved power efficiencies and its large capacity in the same 3.5” footprint helps to lower TCO. The drives are designed for applications such as data-protection, big data aggregation, content serving and digital archiving.

 

 

 

Toshiba Announces 16TB MG08 Series HDDs

 

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I did not expect this. Figured 16TB would require HAMR or MAMR. With it still at 9 platters, I wonder how they squeezed in the extra density. Without going to the dark side (SMR).

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Thinking about this, it puts pressure on Seagate to intro HAMR at 20TB. That, or release 16TB HAMR below Toshiba's price.

Toshiba not only scooped Seagate on size, they got to market faster. Seagate will have to give consumers a reason to switch.

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It is kind of funny that Toshiba on HDD was at least a year behind and whoosh, game on.

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