Toshiba unveils massive hard drives for your PC and NAS

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    Toshiba have unveiled 18TB hard drives in the N300 NAS hard drive and X300 performance hard drive line.

    Both drives are 9-disk helium-sealed units featuring Toshiba's Flux Control - Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology.

    By using FC-MAMR, Toshiba managed to boost drive density by 12.5 percent.

    For those with high storage needs, the 18TB N300 is a 7200 RPM 3.5-inch SATA high-endurance drive specifically designed for the rigors of 24/7/365 use in NAS boxes and other storage systems.

    The 12TB-18TB N300 drives feature a helium-filled design for low-power consumption.

    The drive features a 512MB buffer, can hit a data transfer rate of 281 MB/s, and is good for workloads up to 180 TB/year and an MTTF of 1,200,000 hours.

    For those with an eye to performance, the 18TB X300 is a 7200 RPM 3.5-inch SATA high-performance drive.

    This drive is aimed squarely at PC gamers, graphic designers, and other users with big storage requirements.

    This also features a 512MB buffer rated for an MTTF of 600,000 hours.

    N300 Series drives all come with a 3-year limited warranty, while the X300 Series drives have a 2-year limited warranty. The new 18TB N300 and X300 models are expected to be available in Q4 2021.

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    I wouldn't say not to a few of them.
     
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    at even 200MB/s or 250MB/s... they just aren't fast enough. as nice as the 400-550MB/s sustained speed of the 4TB Samsung sata SSDs i have, when dealing with over 8TB of total space, 500MB/s becomes painfully slow still, i mean it used to take me over 24 hours to do 12TB data backups. With a gen 3 m.2 nvme drive though, an hour or so.
     
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    Too slow but practical for people that don't have bottomless pockets.
     
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    Why are people trying to store huge portions of the internet on their computers?
     
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    of all the things to store.. why porn?
     
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    I dunno, some people have massive collections though, that I do know.

    It defeats the purpose of having an internet connection to be honest.
     
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    if you're that desperate for offline content..... my gaud
     
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    The few people I know who have large collections of the stuff on their hard drives, grew up either without an internet connection or with a very slow connection or even being only able to access the internet at certain places. So their porn hoarding habits stayed with them, they didn't shed them even if nowadays they might have a much faster connection.
     
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    I rarely delete or uninstall anything that gets on my hard drive (I do get into spring cleaning mode from time to time, but the stuff still accumulates). It is true, though, that most of the 5TB of storage that I have available in my PC right now is empty, but it's also true that I didn't transfer a lot of the stuff from my 2TB drive that I pulled out of the PC a few months ago (I copied the photos and docs, but didn't reinstall a lot of the stuff that was there and I left most of the downloads).
     
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    I seldom uninstall stuff too, but my hard drive space reduces steadily, I still have tonnes of space left currently. Personally I can't understand true hoarders.
     
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    I have about 10TB of downloaded (legit) games alone including some backups I made years ago.
    And that's just PC games.
    A ton of videos either mine or ripped from my DVDs, music, etc.
    Then a variety of other data.
    Any porn collection of mine is actually pretty small in size on disk. For the most part it is wasted space as I haven't seen most of it in many years, but again I guess it is like how in the past some kept their adult magazines. You will probably never use them again, but something doesn't let you just get rid of them.
    Still, I doubt all of it I have is even a couple of GB in size if that. BUT, having said that, I did purge most of it several years ago, perhaps 5 or 10, I don't remember.
     

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