Toshiba Supports Enterprise Demand for Low Power Consumption With Launch of 2.5-Inch HDD in a 3.5-Inch Frame
New 3.5-inch HDD frame delivers benefits of 2.5-inch features.
Storage Device Division of Toshiba Europe GmbH, the pioneer in small form factor hard disk drives (HDDs), today announced the launch of the MBF2xxLRC, a 2.5-inch enterprise hard disk drive configured to a 3.5-inch mounting frame.
Following the successful launch of the 600GB MBF2600RC 2.5-inch enterprise hard disk drive in February this year, the 3.5-inch sheet metal frame was developed to support increased customer demand for easier access to stable, reliable storage solutions such as small form factor HDDs with reduced power consumption.
Toshiba has developed the 3.5-inch mounting frame to allow companies with data centre space limitations to utilize the 2.5-inch form factor, without the efforts and time constraints of infrastructure replacement and installation. The 3.5-inch frame comes fixed with the 2.5-inch 600GB1 MBF2600RC, which operates at 10,025 RPM, the fastest 600GB enterprise drive on the market and the highest capacity 2.5-inch enterprise hard disk drive of its kind. It enables customers to unplug their existing 3.5-inch drive and replace it quickly and easily by slotting the MBF260LRC in its place.
The 2.5-inch enterprise hard disk drive supports business-critical, power-conscious and data- intensive storage applications such as mid-range volume servers, mainstream storage array and blade and rackmount servers. In addition, it delivers all the benefits of small form factor technology allowing for more cost-efficient energy consumption including a reduction in sound levels, better anti-rotational vibration performance and a cooler form factor. The device is fully compliant with RoHS regulation.
Martin Larsson, Vice President, Toshiba Europe, Storage Device Division, said: “Toshiba has applied the hard disk drive and engineering expertise, which lies at the heart of it’s business, to develop the MBF260LRC, demonstrating our commitment to provide all customers with the opportunity to benefit from the high capacity, high performance and low energy consumption specifications of the small form factor HDD”. He continued: “The product also supports Toshiba’s environmental pledge, to deliver lower power consumption and components that reduce reliance on harmful chemicals, materials, and compounds. Businesses now have the opportunity to make more of their existing infrastructure, with less”.
The MBF2xxLRC, 2.5-inch enterprise hard disk drive with 3.5-inch mounting frame is scheduled to ship to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors from July 2010 and offers capacities of 300GB, 450GB and 600GB. For a complete list of Toshiba Europe's enterprise HDD distribution partner please visit www.storage.toshiba.eu.
1 – One Gigabyte (1 GB) means 109 =1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 230= 1,073,741,824 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. Examples of the number of photos, songs, movies, and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, operating system, software and other factors.
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