Toshiba has announced the new MG08 hard drive series, which sets a new storage record for 3.5" HDD with 16 TB of storage. Interestingly, the drives don&t use the new Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology with overlapping data tracks, but read and write via classic Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR).
It comes on the market in a total of four variants: two with SATA and two with 12 Gbit/s SAS interface and each in variants with 4K native and 512 emulation block size. The MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) is 2,500,000 hours.
Toshiba&s 16 TB hard disk MG08
The disk (actually 9) rotates at 7200 revolutions, has a data transfer rate of 260 MB/s, has a 512 MB cache and is intended for use in data centers / cloud memories - but of course with its enormous capacity it would also be ideal for online archiving of video data if as few hard disks as possible are to be used.
However, how expensive it will be is not yet clear - the previous model with 14 TB capacity is currently available for about 570 Euro, which corresponds to a price of about 40 Euro per TB.