Toshiba has lots of storage products that it offers ranging from external solutions to internal drives for both consumers and enterprise users. Toshiba has announced a new drive that it claims to be the industry’s highest capacity small form factor HDD.
The drive is a 2.5-inch SFF unit that uses the 6Gb/s SAS interface and spins at 10,025 rpm. The drive is intended for use in mid-range volume servers, storage arrays, and blade or rack-mount servers. The new MBF family drive is also Toshiba’s first enterprise self-encrypting offering.
The drive is designed for reduced power consumption, which is important for enterprise users. The drive has power consumption reduced by 28% and it has a new power state that lets the drive spin at lower speeds when not in use. The drive is available in 600GB, 450GB, and 300GB capacities and will ship in April.