Toshiba on Thursday said that its latest and largest hard drives for high-end desktops and NASes will be available later this month in the US. The new N300 and X300-series HDDs will offer not only increased capacities, but also provide improved performance. Available in 12 TB and 14 TB capacities, Toshiba’s latest N300 and X300-series helium-filled hard drives are built around 1.56 TB PMR platters from Showa Denko, with the drives incorporating up to 9 of the platters. The drives generally resemble Toshiba’s enterprise-grade MG07-series HDDs introduced last year: they feature a 7200 RPM spindle speed, a 256 MB cache buffer, and a SATA 6 Gbps interface. As for performance, Toshiba has rated the maximum sustained data transfer speeds for the drives at 260 MB/s...
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