Toshiba's new MG04ACA series are Enterprise class HDDs available in increments of 1TB, from 2TB to 6TB and ship with either 4K or 512B emulation depending on your preference. Mad Shrimps just wrapped up a review of the 4TB model which certainly cannot match a SSD for speed but it is rated for 1400000 hours and workloads of 550TB a year, constant usage. You do pay a premium for enterprise level drives but spinning rust is still far more economical in high densities that flash based drives are. If you are looking for reliable HDDs for your servers, check this review out.
"The new MG04ACA series from Toshiba is composed from drives which are meant for enterprise, mission-critical applications, while sporting higher transfer rates and capacities. The tested sample comes with 128MB of cache and comes in two versions, depending on the applications it is needed for: with 512 sector emulation or strictly with 4K sector. Make sure to choose wisely which drive is for you and your setups in order to bypass any incompatibilities which may arise."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-bay NAS Review @ Madshrimps
- Asustor AS7004T @ techPowerUp
- Patriot Ignite 480GB SSD @ Kitguru
- Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD @ Bjorn3d
Toshiba been pretty bad
Toshiba been pretty bad outside of SSD segment lately, so…I’ll stick with my GODLIKE Constellation CS’es and ES’es for a while, thank you very much.
toshiba hdd not reliable.
toshiba hdd not reliable. failure rate is pretty high. avoid toshiba hdd for god sake.
Same can’t be said about
Same can’t be said about their GODLIKE SSDs, though. THNSNH line is simply amazing. It’s both extremely reliable AND fast-performing at the same time. Too bad they still overprice it somewhat, but they probably know that the damn would still be there no matter what, since THNSNH’es are just THAT GOOD, so they don’t feel like cutting prices on those.
Toshiba have been one of the
Toshiba have been one of the more reliable providers FOR 3.5″ DRIVES due to their purchase of HGST’s 3.5″ arm. Western Digital only purchased HGST’s 2.5″ arm, but also bought the rights to the HGST brand; the upshot being that Toshiba 3.5″ drives are really HGST drives (very well regarded), and HGST branded drives are really Western Digital drives.
Thank you for the
Thank you for the clarification. I had heard some conflicting info on a podcast and didn’t know what was true, or not.
the price is kinda
the price is kinda ridiculous. i prefer 2.5” HDD/SSD
one of my bro laptop come with 2.5” toshiba 750GB MK7559GSXP is dead without any warning & around 6 months the HDD is not usable.
all the seagate HDD & even old WD1600JS-58NCB1 still kicking strong.
take noted, toshiba is reliable with their “WASHING MACHINE” only.
please kindly remove the word “RELIABLE”
cheers. have a nice day!
You’re paying $400 a pop for
You’re paying $400 a pop for these. For that price you can get a 1TB SSD and figure out the other 3TB later. Prices on SSDs dropped some lately- I’m beginning to think: Why bother? Also, other brands are offering almost as good for about 1/2 the price.
I can get several GODLIKE
I can get several GODLIKE Constellations for that money, lol.
For example: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000nc001 + http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000nm0033. LETOP KEKLOL @ Toshiba.