Toshiba launches 6TB SATA and SAS models HDD

Toshiba announced the launch of 6TB SATA and SAS models to its MG04 series of 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDD).

New SAS interface models provide the benefits of 12Gbit/s transfer rate for 6TB, 5TB, 4TB and 2TB HDDs.

Toshiba will start sample shipments in Q1 2015.

The company said the new MG04 series 6TB models offer 50 percent increase in max capacity against prior MG03 generation 4TB models and approximately 30 percent increase in sustained data rate.

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Toshiba in a statement said that these new HDDs support both 4K native and 512e Advanced Format sector technologies for optimum performance.

This apart, both the 6TB MG04ACA and MG04SCA 12Gbit/s models offer Toshiba persistent write cache technologies (PWC), designed to help protect against data loss in the event of sudden power loss. Toshiba is also offering model options supporting SAS and SATA commands to enable sanitize instant cryptographic erase (SIE).

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