Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/14/toshibas_5tb_terror/

Toshiba opens curtains, reveals air-cushioned 5-terabyte terror

Take THAT, spinning rust flingers. HGST, Seagate - we're looking at you

By Chris Mellor

Posted in Cloud, 14th February 2014 08:28 GMT

Toshiba, the newest third 3.5-inch disk drive manufacturer, has announced a 5TB drive, beating other suppliers except HGST.

HGST has gone 1TB better with its 6TB helium-filled Ultrastar product but Toshiba is the first manufacturer, we believe, to introduce a 5TB air-filled drive.

We're expecting 5TB drives from Seagate this year, but those will use shingled magnetic recording with overlapping tracks and poor rewrite speed.

The MG04 drives come in 6Gbit/s SAS and SATA versions and feature:

MG04SCA 5TB drive

Toshiba 5TB MG04 disk drive.

Access MG04 drive datasheets here (PDF, of course). ®