Toshiba’s X300 8TB High-Performance Internal Hard Drive
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces the X300 3.5-inch1 internal hard drive in 8TB2 capacity. Compared to the P300 series with capacities up to 3TB, the X300 Series delivers extreme performance and robust capacity for creative and professional applications including graphic design, animation, photo and video editing, and PC gaming.
The new 8TB model features Toshiba’s cache technology, a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management, which optimizes cache allocation during read/write to provide high-level performance in real time. The X300 Series is offered in 4TB, 5TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities, all with a higher 128MB cache than P300 series3, ensuring fast data access. Available in a 3.5-inch form factor, the X300 performs at 7200RPM and a SATA connection up to 6Gbit/s4. Compatible with most major brands of Serial ATA enabled desktop computers, the Toshiba X300 high-precision head positioning supported by advanced format technology (physical 4KB sector) and dual stage actuator technology delivers high storage density and capacity.
The new X300 will be available this month with a 2-year limited warranty5 at major retailers.
1 “2.5-inch” and “3.5-inch” mean the form factor of HDDs or SSDs. They do not indicate drive’s physical size.
2 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 1TB = 240 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 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.
3 P300 series deliver 64 MB cache.
4 Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.
5 Limited Warranty.