Toshiba has updated their consumer N300 NAS HDD to include a new high-capacity 8TB model. Drives in the N300 series are available previously in 4TB and 6TB models, all featuring a large 128MB data buffer including the latest 8TB model. NAS drive requirements are different from typical desktop models because of how they are optimized. The N300 requires optimal performance, reliability, endurance and scalability operating all day 24-hours and seven days a week whether for personal, home office or small business use.
To ensure reliable operation, Toshiba’s N300 drives are equipped with advanced control and sensing technologies to mitigate the effects of vibration, shock and high temperatures on a hard drive preventing downtime. These shock sensors are able to detect shock then compensate for the rotational vibration. In addition, error recovery control minimizes data error recovery time. The Toshiba N300 drives are also equipped with the Toshiba Stable Platter technology, a vibration minimizing design that uses tied spindle motor stabilizing the motor drive shaft on both ends of the platter.
Toshiba’s N300 NAS drives are recommended for use on 1-to-8 bay NAS, desktop RAIDs and servers, as well as multimedia server storage. Each drive comes with a 3-year warranty. No word on pricing yet for the US, although it is currently listed on Amazon.co.uk for ~£353.24.
Toshiba N300 8TB Specifications:
|Interface||SATA 6.0 Gbit/s|
|Rotational speed||7200 rpm|
|Buffer size||128 MB|
|Dimensions||147 (L) x 101.85 (W) x 26.1 (H) mm|
|Weight||770 g max.|
|Box content||3.5-inch internal hard drive – N300 High-Reliability HardDrive|
|Supported drive bays||up to 8|