Toshiba has announced the world’s largest conventional magnetic hard drive. The Toshiba’s MG07ACA enterprise series comes in at 14TB and features nine disk platters in a helium-filled sealed unit. You would be hard-pressed to fill this hard-drive up.
Designed mainly for the enterprise segment, the 14TB model is also joined by an eight platter version clocking at 12TB. Both drives come in a 3.5-inch standard drive form factor and are designed for reliability.
Both drives support the SATA 6Gb interface and spin at 7,200rpm for high-speed data access. Plus, the two drives are also 50% more power efficient than the previous generation drives.
Toshiba is aiming the drives at cloud storage providers, as the company says that it can offer more storage at a lower cost. No news for any consumer sales, but this would be great for archiving data and important information offline as well, thanks to the large capacity.