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Toshiba Announces 18TB MG09 Series Hard Disk Drives


3rd-generation 9-disk Helium-sealed design and innovations in energy-assisted recording help customers achieve new levels of storage density and power efficiency

Tokyo, Japan —February 18, 2021 —Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (Toshiba) announces the 18TB[1] MG09 Series HDD, Toshiba’s first HDD models with energy-assisted magnetic recording. The MG09 Series features Toshiba’s third-generation, 9-disk Helium-sealed design and Toshiba’s innovative Flux Control – Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (FC-MAMR) technology, to advance Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) density to 2TB per disk, achieving a total capacity of 18TB.

Sample shipments of 18TB MG09 Series HDD to customers are expected to start sequentially at the end of March 2021.

With 12.5% more capacity than prior 16TB models, 18TB MG09 CMR drives are compatible with the widest range of applications and operating systems. The MG09 are adapted to mixed random and sequential read and write workloads in both cloud-scale and traditional data ...


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