IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces the X300 3.5-inch1 internal hard drive in 8TB2 capacity. Compared to the P300 series with capacities up to 3TB, the X300 Seriesdelivers extreme performance and robust capacity for creative and professional applications including graphic design, animation, photo and video editing, and PC gaming.
The new 8TB model features Toshiba’s cache technology, a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management, which optimizes cache allocation during read/write to provide high-level performance in real time. The X300 Series is offered in 4TB, 5TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities, all with a higher 128MB cache than P300 series3, ensuring fast data access. Available in a 3.5-inch form factor, the X300 performs at 7200RPM and a SATA connection up to 6Gbit/s4. Compatible with most major brands of Serial ATA enabled desktop computers, the Toshiba X300 high-precision head positioning supported by advanced format technology (physical 4KB sector) and dual stage actuator technology delivers high storage density and capacity.
“Availability of the 8TB X300 Series is a testament to Toshiba’s commitment to growing the consumer HDD category and providing the tools needed to achieve varying professional workloads,” said Michael Cassidy, Vice President of Consumer HDDs at TAEC. “Toshiba offers a full internal HDD lineup that targets specific storage applications and grows with your gaming library and digital content.”
The new X300 will be available this month with a 2-year limited warranty5 at major retailers. For more information on Toshiba’s entire line of consumer storage solutions, visit: http://storage.toshiba.com/consumerhdd. For more information on Toshiba’s full line of leading HDDs, please visit: http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/product/storage-products.html.
Extreme Performance and Reliability for the Pro
Seeking massive capacity and extreme performance for pro-level gaming, graphic design and animation? Make sure your desktop is powered by the Toshiba X300 Series 3.5” desktop internal hard drive and explore a whole new world of awesome speed and performance. Offering massive storage of up to 8TB1, plus a wealth of advanced data protection features, this drive delivers impressive high-storage density and capacity that can keep you moving at lightning-fast speed. Thanks to a built-in cache algorithm and advanced buffer management, this drive delivers excellent read/write performance in real time. Meanwhile, drive stabilization technology helps minimize vibration to improve tracking accuracy and performance during read and write operations.
Designed for Creative Professionals and PC Gamers
- 7,200RPM speed with 128MB data buffer delivers exceptional performance that gamers and creative professionals demand.
High Storage Density and Capacity
- High-precision head positioning supported by advanced format technology (physical 4KB sector) and dual stage actuators for impressive high storage density and capacity up to 8TB1.
Enhanced Real-Time Performance
- On-board cache algorithm and buffer management optimize cache allocation between read and write cycles for improved real-time drive performance.
Data Protection Technology
- Ramp loading technology reduces wear to the recording head and media for improved drive reliability. Built-in shock sensors detect impact, shielding adjacent track data.
Drive Stabilization Technology
- Secured motor shaft at both ends helps reduce system-induced vibrations, stabilizing the platters for improved tracking accuracy and performance during read and write operations.
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Support
- Optimizes the order in which received read and write commands are executed, resulting in increased performance and reduced mechanical workload from the drive.
Excellent for Graphic Design / Gaming / Animation
Capacity1: 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB
Compatibility2: PC and Apple computers with a Serial ATA interface
Interface Speed3: SATA up to 6 Gbit/s
Form Factor4: 3.5 inch
Rotational Speed: 7,200 RPM
Average Latency Time: 4.17 ms
Buffer Size: 128 MB
Bottom Mounting Holes Configuration5:
4TB: Type 2
5TB: Type 2
6TB: Type 1
8TB: Type 1
Inch (WxHxL): 4 x 1.03 x 5.79
Milimeter (WxHxL): 101.6 x 26.1 x 147
4TB, 5TB: 25.4 oz (720 g)
6TB, 8TB: 27.2 oz (770 g)
1 One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (1TB) means 10= 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and other factors.
2 Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.
3 Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.
4 “2.5-inch” and “3.5-inch” mean the form factor of HDDs. They do not indicate drive’s physical size.
5 Location of bottom mounting hole is different from product. For more information, please visit: https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/design-support/faq/storage-holes.html.
Product specifications, features, and availability are subject to change without notice.