24th January, 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany - Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) Personal Storage Division has launched a new series of 3.5-inch internal NAS (Network Attached Storage) hard drives for personal, home office and small business use. The High-Reliability Hard Drive N300 series of consumer drives is optimized for the performance, reliability, endurance and scalability requirements of 24-hour x 7-day operation high-capacity storage.

Toshiba’s N300 series is designed for NAS environments where large volumes of data need to be reliably stored and accessed day-in, day-out. Support for up to eight drive bays in multi-RAID NAS designs means that a user’s NAS configuration can grow in line with their evolving data storage needs.

Drives in the N300 series are offered with capacity options of 4 TB[1]and 6 TB and all feature a large 128 MB data buffer. Toshiba’s Dynamic Cache Technology – a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management - optimizes cache allocation during read/write to provide the high-level performance demanded by real-time domains.

Toshiba’s N300 series employs advanced technologies that maximize reliability. These include advanced control and sensing technology to mitigate the effect of vibration, shock and heat and prevent downtime. For example, multiple shock sensors detect and compensate for shock and rotational vibration, while error recovery control minimizes recovery time from data errors. Thanks to the Toshiba Stable Platter technology, a tied spindle motor stabilizes the motor drive shaft at both ends to curb system-induced vibration. Use of high-endurance components ensures durability in harsh environments and reliability is further supported through Toshiba’s Ramp Load technology that reduces disk head wear and tear.

The High-Reliability Hard Drive N300 will be available from January 2017 and are supplied with a three-year warranty.

Toshiba High-Reliability Hard Drive N300 – Specifications

[1] One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (1TB) means 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB= 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 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 and other factors.

[2] As for "Drive Bays Supported", please contact your Solutions Provider because the compatibility with the host device will vary based on the system.

[3] Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

[4] Location of bottom mounting hole may differ depending on the product. For more information, please see the following website: https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/design-support/faq/storage-holes.html


About Toshiba Personal Storage Division
Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH, Personal Storage Division, in Düsseldorf, Germany, markets hard disk drives, solid state drives and flash storage solutions. Aiming at consumers and retailers in Europe, its current product range spans from HDDs, SSDs, memory cards, USB flash drives to wireless storage solutions. For over 40 years, Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions used by most major IT and consumer electronics brands. Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH, Personal Storage Division, is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo. For more information visit www.toshiba.eu/hard-drives.

About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

To find out more about Toshiba, visit http://www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

Media contacts:
Julia Lepping
Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH,
Personal Storage

Ghazaleh Masoudi
Pinnacle Marketing Communications
+44 (0) 208 869 9339

January 2017

Published: 24 Jan 2017