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Toshiba Announces New MN07 Series Hard Drives for NAS Platform OEMs and Integrators

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12TB and 14TB 3.5-inch NAS-Class hard drives benefit both
cost-of-capacity and total cost of ownership in network attached storage
appliances

Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC), a committed technology
leader, announces the availability of the MN07 Series 12TB1
and 14TB 3.5-inch2 hard disk drives for use in NAS platforms.
The Toshiba MN07 Series utilizes a helium-sealed mechanical design to
achieve the massive 14TB and 12TB capacity. The 14TB model improves
power efficiency by approximately 55 percent (W/GB3) over the
previous 10TB "air" 7,200rpm mechanical designs.

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MN07 Series 12TB and 14TB 3.5-inch hard disk drives for use in NAS platforms (Photo: Business Wire)

MN07 Series 12TB and 14TB 3.5-inch hard disk drives for use in NAS platforms (Photo: Business Wire)

The MN07 Series is designed for use in NAS appliances with eight or more
drive bays and is suitable for NAS file and object storage applications
that require disk drives with workload ratings of up to 180TB per year4
. The MN07 models feature vibration compensation technology
and advanced Format (AF) 512e sector technology. Additionally, both
devices are designed for 24/7 operability, superior reliability with MTTF5
of 1.0 Million hours, and are compatible with most popular 3rd-party,
3.5-inch NAS enclosures.

"Toshiba's new MN07 Series provides proven NAS-class performance and
durability. Toshiba's exclusive 9-disk, helium-sealed mechanics deliver
real value to OEMs and integrators of file- and object-storage solutions
who utilize proven network-attached storage technologies," said Scott
Wright, Director of HDD Product Marketing, Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc. "MN07 Series models include RV compensation technology
for optimal performance in multi-disk NAS enclosures and are designed
for robust 24/7 operation up to 300,000 load/unload cycles."

The MN07 Series sample shipment begins today. For more information on
Toshiba's full line of HDD storage products, https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com.
To learn more about our storage solutions visit the storage blog at http://storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/
and follow @ToshibaStorage on Twitter.

* Information in this document, including product prices and
specifications, content of services and contact information, is current
and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement but is
subject to change without prior notice.

* Company names, product names, and service names mentioned herein may
be trademarks of their respective companies.

About Toshiba America Electronic Components,
Inc.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating
company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., and is the US based electronic
components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage
Corporation in Japan. TAEC offers consumers and businesses a wide
variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products plus semiconductor
solutions for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecoms,
networking, consumer and white goods applications. The company's broad
portfolio encompasses integrated wireless ICs, power semiconductors,
microcontrollers, optical semiconductors, ASICs, ASSPs and discrete
devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs. For more company information
visit TAEC's web site at www.toshiba.com/taec.

© 2018 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
All rights
reserved. Information in this press release, including product pricing
and specifications, content of services and contact information, is
current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but
is subject to change without prior notice. Company names, product names,
and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective
companies.

1 Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as
1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte
(TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however,
reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 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, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or
pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted
capacity may vary.
2 Form Factor: "3.5-inch" mean the
form factor of HDDs. They do not indicate drive's physical size.
3
Power efficiency is calculated based on active idle power consumption
divided by formatted capacity.
4 Workload is a measure
of the data throughput of the year, and it is defined as the amount of
data written, read or verified by commands from the host system.
5
MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) is not a guarantee or estimate of product
life; MTTF is a statistical value related to mean failure rates for a
large number of products which may not accurately reflect actual
operation. Actual operating life of the product may be different from
the MTTF.

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