Toshiba announces 16TB hard drive, 96-layer NAND SSDs :
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Toshiba announces 16TB hard drive, 96-layer NAND SSDs :

The MG08 is filled with helium, can serve as a drop-in replacement for existing HDDs

Toshiba announces 16TB hard drive, 96-layer NAND SSDs :
Toshiba America Electronic Components, a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate, has created the first 3.5-inch hard drive to reach 16TB capacity using traditional magnetic recording methods.

The MG08 product line features nine disk platters per unit, and is filled with helium instead of oxygen to improve reliability and efficiency. Shipments of the new drives are expected to start later this month.

Meanwhile, Toshiba Memory America (only 40 percent of which is actually owed by Toshiba) has launched a family of SSDs based on latest 96-layer NAND chips, called BG4. These miniature storage devices can be used within servers as embedded boot drives.

Late last year, Seagate announced its own 16TB HDD; the design relies on Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) technology that features a very small laser diode mounted on the read/write head to heat up the storage medium prior to writing, reducing the width of the data tracks.

Although seen as very promising, this technology has not been tested at scale, and doesn’t have an official launch date.

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