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Toshiba MG03ACA400 4TB Enterprise HDD Review - Toshiba MG03ACA400 Internals

Toshiba MG03ACA400 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

Toshiba's MG03ACA400 4TB Enterprise HDD offers a capacity-intensive Tier-2 solution for storage of unstructured data. Let's take a close look at it. (TYO:6502)

| HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 13, 2013 2:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: Toshiba

Toshiba MG03ACA400 Internals

 

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The Toshiba MG03ACA400 comes in a standard 3.5" form factor.

 

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Removing the PCB reveals the blue foam padding used to help absorb vibration in multi-drive deployments. The drive and motor controllers have a thermal pad to help shed heat into the case of the HDD.

 

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The ESMT chip is a 64MB DDR2 component for caching. There is also a chip to control the drive motor, and a Marvell drive controller.

 

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A standard 6Gb/s connection allows for wide deployment into a number of use-cases.

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