Toshiba starts production of data center hard drives in China

Toshiba will soon start producing hard disk drives for data centers in China to cope with the growth in storage demand. Global nearline capacity roughly doubled from fiscal 2020 levels.

It is said that Toshiba will ship samples as early as June and prepare for mass production in July. Toshiba aims to expand its HDD market share to just over 24% by March 2026, up from 17% in the previous fiscal year.

In February of this year, TDSC President and CEO Hiroyuki Sato unveiled a descriptive roadmap for Toshiba's next-generation nearline storage hard drives, with the company planning to increase the capacity of individual hard drives by 30TB in fiscal 2023.

To meet the surging demand, Toshiba plans to utilize its proprietary recording technology, FC-MAMR (Flux Control-Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording), MAS-MAMR (Microwave Assisted Exchange-Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording), and disk stacking technology, in Increase the capacity of near-line storage (those that are not frequently used, or data that is not heavily accessed on lower-performance storage devices) hard disk capacity to 30TB by the fiscal year 2023, and continue to increase capacity thereafter.

As early as the early 1980s, Toshiba developed flash memory technology. In 2015, the memory business revenue reached 845.6 billion yen, with a profit of 110 billion yen, and the nuclear energy business is an important business pillar of the company.

Later, Toshiba Storage announced in October 2019 that it would change its name to Kioxia and is currently the second-largest NAND memory manufacturer in the world.

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