Toshiba announces 8 TB internal hard drive

Breda, 23 May 2016 - Toshiba Europe GmbH (TEG) Storage Peripherals Division adds a model with 8 TB [1] to the ultra-high-performance premium 3.5 "HDDs of the X300 series. The 8 TB X300 will amply meet the desired performance and storage capacity of graphic designers, gamers and other heavy users looking for larger, faster and more reliable internal storage

Breda, 23 May 2016 - Toshiba Europe GmbH (TEG) Storage Peripherals Division adds a model with 8 TB [1] to the ultra-high-performance premium 3.5 "HDDs of the X300 series. The 8 TB X300 will amply meet the desired performance and storage capacity of graphic designers, gamers and other heavy users looking for larger, faster and more reliable internal storage.

The latest member of the X300 family, which features a 6 Gbit / s SATA interface and enhanced real-time performance and data protection functions, is ideal for desktop workstations, all-in-one PCs, game PCs and multimedia computers. Whether it concerns backing up and recovering large files, saving a game in between, heavy photo and video editing or running several applications simultaneously: the drive ensures that all data is stored quickly and securely and again can be opened quickly.

The 8 TB X300 runs at a high rotational speed of 7200 rpm, has a buffer with a capacity of 128 MB and has a dual-stage actuator that increases the positional accuracy and prevents head-track effects caused by vibrations. The drive offers Advanced Format storage (AF) and supports Native Command Queuing (NVQ).

For high density, high speed and stability, the new disk from Toshiba uses the recording technologies Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) and Tunnel Magneto-Resistive (TMR). The data is protected by an internal sensor that increases resistance to shocks and vibrations and technology that stabilizes the drawer when the disc is being transported.

The 8 TB X300 is available from June 2016 for a suggested retail price of € 359. The standard warranty is two years.

(1) One gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1, 000, 000, 000 bytes and one terabyte (1TB) means 1012 = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 using powers of 10. However, a computer operating system reports the storage capacity using powers of 2, leading to the following definition of 1GB = 230 = 1.073.741.824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 1.099.511.627.776 bytes, resulting in a lower storage capacity. The available storage capacity (including examples of different media files) varies depending on file size, size, settings, software and operating system and other factors.

About Toshiba's Storage Peripherals Division
Toshiba Europe GmbH Storage Peripherals Division, based in Neuss, Germany, brings HDD and SSD storage solutions aimed at consumers and retailers in Europe. The current product range ranges from external and internal hard drives to SSDs and network storage solutions.

Toshiba has more than 40 years of experience with the development and production of hard disks used by every leading manufacturer of notebooks. More information on how Toshiba applies this technology in its own products can be found at http://www.toshiba.nl/hard-drives/

About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, provides leading solutions in the form of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems in three market segments: Energy, which supports cleaner and safer daily life, Infrastructure, which supports quality of life, and Storage, that supports the modern information society. Based on the commitment of the Toshiba Group, 'Committed to People, Committed to the Future', Toshiba promotes worldwide activities that contribute to the realization of a world in which future generations can lead a better life.

Toshiba, established in Tokyo in 1875, today comprises a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies with 188, 000 employees and an annual turnover of more than 5.7 trillion yen (US $ 50 billion) (as of March 31, 2016).

More information about Toshiba can be found at: www.toshiba.nl