In the SATA-IO (Serial ATA International Organization), which develops and standardizes the SATA technology, Toshiba’s new generation hard disks have been tested for compatibility. We’re talking about near-line devices that will be included in the MG10 series.
The storage capacity is up to 20 TB. It is based on FC-MAMR technology or Flux Control Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording. This is a flow-controlled microwave-assisted magnetic recording system, Toshiba’s proprietary implementation of MAMR.
The MG10 is equipped with ten plates and a sealed area filled with helium. The use of helium enables low power consumption and increases data storage density.
It is reported that the announcement of Toshiba’s 20TB nearline drives will come before the end of the current fiscal year, which the company runs through March 31, 2022. In other words, the devices will debut in the coming weeks.
The use of SATA and SAS interfaces is intended for MG solutions. The form factor is 3.5″. The spindle speed is 7200 rpm.
In addition, Toshiba hard drives of the MN10 and MD10 series with 20 TB are in preparation. The former will find application in Network Attached Storage (NAS), the latter in desktop computers.