Toshiba has announced a massive capacity 18TB addition to its N300 NAS HDD line-up. With the advent of data generation and utilisation, the demand for higher storage capacities is rising. Toshiba claims that users need fast access to data and the ability to archive and share data in private cloud environments. The 18TB N300 answers the need for greater storage capacities and power efficiencies.
The 18TB N300 is a 9-disk helium-sealed conventional magnetic recording (CMR) drive that leverages Toshiba’s proprietary innovative Flux Control Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology. FC-MAMR advances the CMR capacity to 18TB and delivers increased density per platter over previous designs. This is the 3rd generation of designs that uses Toshiba’s 9-disk helium-sealed mechanical design.
The ability of HDD using a new MAMR head to significantly improve the write ability of the Microwave Assisted Switching (MAS) effect has been developed recently, and Toshiba have incorporated this to meet the market demand and to advance CMR drive data densities with MAMR technology.
Engineered for all-day-long operations, the 18TB N300 models offer a workload rating of 180TB/year. Up to 8 drive bays are supported by the NAS 3.5-inch drive. The 7200RPM 18TB N300 drive offers a 512MB buffer and delivers a consistent transfer rate of 268 MB/s.
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