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Toshiba MG03SCA300 6Gb/s SAS HDD RAID Performance Analysis - Toshiba MG03SCA300 Internals

Toshiba MG03SCA300 6Gb/s SAS HDD RAID Performance Analysis

Toshiba's 6Gb/s SAS MG03SCA300 3TB HDD has been a mainstay in the lab for several months. Now, we take a closer look at its RAID scaling performance. (TYO:6502)

| RAID/HBA in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Feb 25, 2014 3:00 pm

Toshiba MG03SCA300 Internals

 

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The MG03SCA300 comes in a standard 2.5-inch form factor, with the relevant branding and logo on top of the drive.

 

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The Toshiba MG03SCA300 features a black foam pad between the PCB and the drive housing to help mitigate the impact of shock and vibration. The drive also has several thermal pads that absorb heat from the controller and components and facilitate heat dissipation through the drive housing. The drive features a Marvell controller and 64MiB of Micron cache.

 

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The MG03SCA300 benefits from the use of a 6Gb/s SAS connection, which provides failover and multipath capabilities.

 

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