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

Toshiba Gulf has announced the addition of new 16TB helium-sealed models to both the N300 and X300 Series.

According to the company, the 16TB models offer 14 percent more capacity than 14TB models. The 16TB models also double the buffer size of the 14TB models, increasing from 256MB to 512MB.

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’s laser welding technology and case design keep the helium securely sealed inside an industry-standard 3.5-inch drive enclosure.

“Toshiba’s 16TB N300 and X300 deliver new levels of storage capacity and density while offering improved power efficiency utilising our advanced helium-sealed design,” said Hirohisa Fujiki, senior manager, Storage Products Sales and Marketing Division, Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation.

“The 16TB N300 and X300 show Toshiba’s commitment to advancing HDD design to meet the evolving storage needs for performance, gaming, and small office NAS applications. As file size continues to grow, the 16TB capacity will enable both gamers and NAS users to efficiently store and access large amounts of data,” he added.

The N300 Series is ideal for applications like home office and small business NAS and private cloud storage, with up to eight 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 for rotational vibrations.

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

The N300 NAS series includes a 3-year limited warranty, and X300 Performance 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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