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Toshiba adds 16TB capacity to N300 and X300 hard drive series

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the addition of new 16TB helium-sealed models to both the N300 NAS Hard Drive and X300 Performance Hard Drive Series.

The 16TB models offer 14% more capacity than 14TB models and double the buffer size of the 14TB models, increasing from 256MiB to 512MiB.

The 16TB N300 and X300 Series utilise a 9-disk helium-sealed design, delivering increased storage density with a lower hard drive operating power profile. Toshiba Group’s laser welding technology and case design keep the helium securely sealed inside the industry-standard 3.5-inch[2] drive enclosure.

“Thanks to our advanced helium-sealed design, Toshiba’s 16TB N300 and X300 Series deliver improved power efficiency at new levels of storage capacity and density,” says Larry Martinez-Palomo, General Manager of the HDD Business Unit at Toshiba Electronics Europe. “Toshiba’s commitment to advancing HDD design up to 16TB meets the evolving storage needs for performance, gaming, and office NAS applications. It will enable both gamers and NAS users to efficiently store and access even larger amounts of data.”

The N300 Series is intended for applications like home office and small business NAS and private cloud storage, with up to 8 drive bays supported. Designed for 24/7 operation, the N300 Series has a workload rating of up to 180TB/year, 7200rpm performance and integrated sensors to compensate the effect of rotational vibrations.

Designed for PC and high-end desktop workstations, the X300 Series delivers 7200rpm performance, drive stabilisation technologies for improved reliability and Toshiba Group’s cache technology to optimize cache allocation during read/write to provide high-level performance in real time.

The N300 Series includes a 3-year limited warranty, and X300 Series includes a 2-year limited warranty. The 16TB N300 and X300 models are expected to be available in Q4 2019.

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Neil Tyler

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