Toshiba targets surveillance, video streaming with new hard drive line up
Storage vendor also introduces new colour branding for each category in the consumer internal hard drive line-up
Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation and Toshiba Gulf FZE, announces the launch of two new surveillance and video streaming Hard Drives to the consumer internal line-up, the S300 and V300.
Toshiba continues to expand product offerings with higher storage capacity and performance. The new S300 and V300 hard drives illustrate Toshiba’s efforts to continue offering drives for diverse consumer storage applications, from PC, gaming, NAS, and now surveillance and video streaming.
“Toshiba is refreshing the consumer hard drive branding to make internal hard drives more consumer friendly and easier to shop for the right application,” said Santosh Varghese, vice president and general manager, Digital Products & Solutions, Toshiba Gulf FZE. “By entering the Surveillance market with a robust line-up of high performance and high reliability hard drive models targeted for the consumer market, Toshiba is offering a drive for every storage application.”
The S300 surveillance Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 10TB and offers support for up to 64 high definition camera streams. The V300 Video Stream Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 3TB and suited for all entry level recording and streaming for the home.
The S300 Surveillance Hard Drive series offer 24/7 reliability and high performance with large cache size up to 256MB. The S300 performs at up to 7200rpm with a maximum data transfer speed of 248 MB/s. Additionally, the S300 comes with built-in RV sensors to help suppress vibrations in multi hard drive platforms. Available in up to 10TB capacities, the new surveillance hard drive can handle high workloads up to 180TB/year and supports surveillance network video recorders (sNVR), surveillance digital video recorders (sDVR), hybrid sDVR(analog and IP) and RAID storage arrays for surveillance.
The V300 Video Streaming Hard Drive series are designed for reliable video recording and playback, and offers built-in silent seek technology, which results in a quiet operation. The V300 low spin design reduces energy consumption by up to 25%. Available in up to 3TB capacities, the V300 hard drive supports video editing systems, set-top-box (STB), digital video recorders (DVR) and network video recorders (NVR).
In addition to the new hard drive models, Toshiba has introduced new colour branding for each category in the consumer internal hard drive line-up. The new category colours will be displayed on the drive labels and retail shelf packaging to clearly communicate the hard drive category’s use case and device application. The S300 hard drive series comes in a green surveillance label, and the V300 hard drive series in a blue video streaming label. The consumer friendly, easy-to-identify color-coded drive labels and retail shelf packaging makes it easy for consumers to shop for the drive they need.