Toshiba launches 5TB enterprise hard drives

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Toshiba has announced the launch of nearline enterprise capacity HDDs with a recording capacity of up to 5TB.

The tech giant says these hard disk drives are the industry’s largest for models that are not filled with helium gas. Helium reduces friction and vibration, two elements that limit the storage capacity of hard drives, and also makes such storage consume less power to function. However, while some companies such as HGST have created 6TB HDDs using the gas, helium does have a tendency to leak — making some drives unusable in the long run.

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