Toshiba Launches 8TB1 High-Reliability Consumer HDD Series

New N300 Series HDDs for NAS deliver performance and scalability for round the clock storage for personal, home office and small business use

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:00 am EDT

Dateline:

IRVINE, Calif.
"Our new N300 Series is another testament to Toshiba’s market leading determination to meet customer demand with drives that offer variety, dependability and efficiency for every need."

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces a new series of 3.5-inch internal NAS (Network Attached Storage) consumer hard drives for personal, home office and small business use – the N300 Series HDDs. The new line of high-reliability drives are optimized for the performance, reliability, endurance and scalability required of NAS environments in which large amounts of data need to be efficiently stored and accessed daily.

The N300 Series is available in 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB capacities; all featuring a large 128MB data buffer. With support for up to eight drive bays in a multi-RAID NAS2 design, users’ NAS configurations can grow in line with their evolving data storage needs. Additionally, Toshiba’s Dynamic Cache Technology, a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management, optimizes cache allocation during read/write to provide the high-level performance demanded by real-time domains.

“We recently revealed that we were the fastest growing vendor in the HDD space for 20163,” said Michael Cassidy, vice president of consumer hard drives at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Our new N300 Series is another testament to Toshiba’s market leading determination to meet customer demand with drives that offer variety, dependability and efficiency for every need.”

Employing advanced technologies that maximize performance and prevent downtime, the N300 Series HDDs utilize advanced control and sensing technology to mitigate the effects of vibration, shock and heat. With Toshiba Stable Platter technology, a tied spindle motor stabilizes the motor drive shaft at both ends to curb system-induced vibration. Toshiba’s Ramp Load technology reduces disk head wear and tear. Multiple shock sensors detect and compensate for shock and rotational vibration, while error recovery control minimizes recovery time from data errors. Further, use of high-endurance components ensures durability in harsh environments.

The N300 Series HDDs will be available at major retailers beginning April 2017. Each will include a three-year standard limited warranty4. For more information on Toshiba’s consumer line of storage product, please visit: http://storage.toshiba.com/consumer-hdd. To learn more about Toshiba’s consumer storage solutions follow @ToshibaUSA on Twitter.

Toshiba High-Reliability Hard Drive N300 – Specifications

       
Part Numbers
High-Reliability Hard Drive N300 - 4TB (retail version)     HDWQ140XZSTA
High-Reliability Hard Drive N300 - 6TB (retail version)     HDWN160XZSTA
High-Reliability Hard Drive N300 - 8TB (retail version)     HDWN180XZSTA
Basic Specifications
Form factor     3.5-inch
Interface     SATA
Interface Speed     6.0 Gbit/s
Available capacities     4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB
Features
Drive bays supported     1 to 8
Rotational Vibration (RV) sensor     yes
24 x 7 operation     yes
RoHS compatible     yes
Halogen Free     yes
Performance
Rotational speed     7,200 rpm
Data transfer speed (Sustained)     200 MB/s (4 TB), 210 MB/s (6 TB), 240 MB/s (8 TB)
Buffer size     128 MB
Average latency     4.17 ms
Reliability
Workloads     180 TB/year
MTTF     1,000,000 hours
Unrecoverable error rate     1 x 1014 bits read
Warranty (limited)     3 years
Power Management
Supply voltage     5VDC (±5%) / 12VDC (±10%)
Consumption (operating)     9.6 W typ. (4 TB), 10.1 W typ. (6 TB), 9.2 W typ. (8 TB)
Consumption (active idle)     5.2 W typ. (4 TB), 6.7 W typ. (6 TB), 6.2 W typ. (8 TB)
Environmental      
Temperature (operating/non-operating)     0 to 60 C /'-40 to 70 °C
Vibration (operating)     0.75G (5 to 300 Hz)
0.25 G (300 to 500 Hz) or less
Vibration (non-operating)     5G (5 to 500Hz) or less
Shock (operating)     70 G / 2 ms duration
Shock (non-operating)     250 G / 2 ms duration
Acoustics (idle mode)     30 dB typ. (4 TB), 33 dB typ. (6 & 8 TB)
Acoustics (seek mode)     34 dB typ. (4 TB), 35 dB typ. (6 & 8 TB)
Physical      
Dimensions     147 (L) x 101.85 (W) x 26.1 (H) mm
Weight     770 g max.
Bottom holes type     TYPE1 (4 TB), TYPE1 (6 TB), TYPE2 (8 TB)
Box Content     3.5-inch internal hard drive - N300 High-Reliability Hard Drive

About Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today’s leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan’s largest semiconductor, solid state drive and hard disk drive manufacturer and the world’s seventh largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, January, 2016). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 550 consolidated companies employing over 188,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com.

© 2017 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. All rights reserved. Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.

1 Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1TB = 230 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

2 As for "Drive Bays Supported", please contact your Solutions Provider because the compatibility with the host device will vary based on the system.

3 Worldwide 4Q16 HDD Shipment Results and Four-Quarter Forecast Update (Feb 2017 - Doc # US42306617)

4 Limited warranty terms can be viewed here: http://storage.toshiba.com/consumer-hdd/support

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