Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH addresses the specialist storage needs for small and medium-scale surveillance applications with the launch of two new S300 Hard Disk Drives (HDD). The additional models, available in 4TB and 6TB, leverage Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology to offer higher density storage solutions. As a result, they are optimised for small/medium scale deployments – allowing higher capacities at a lower cost and power consumption. This means that users can implement surveillance systems that are able to simultaneously meet both their technical and budgetary requirements. Enhancements in the series The improvements in this series target the increasing demand for flexible scalability for security camera systems, such as Network Video Recorders (NVR) and Digital Video Recorders (DVR). The number of High-Definition (HD) camera streams has been doubled from 32 to 64. Additionally, the buffer size has been increased to 256MB, thereby enabling smoother data transfer from high-resolution cameras. Maintaining performance, quality and reliability Larry Martinez-Palomo, General Manager of Storage Products Division at Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH, explains; “With the latest additions to our S300 Line-up, we are able to fully support the requirements of the surveillance storage market. The new 4TB and 6TB models improve the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for small and medium sized businesses while maintaining performance, quality and reliability.”
Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH announces the expansion of the Toshiba S300 Surveillance Hard Disk Drive series. This includes a new S300 series using Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology for small and medium-sized businesses and the renaming of the Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) technology surveillance drives to the S300 Pro series for professional and public sector use. Hard drives usage Targeting the demands of small-to-medium-scale video surveillance systems, the new S300 series hard drives, available in 2TB and 4TB, are optimised for use in cost-constrained applications while meeting the requirements of surveillance systems with up to 32 high-definition camera streams. The S300 series with 5400 rotations per minute (rpm) and a buffer size of 128MB meets various requirements for HD video surveillance including technology for set-top boxes, Digital Video Recorders (DVR), and Network Video Recorder (NVR). Features Execution of cache architecture makes the S300 series suitable for small-to-medium-scale surveillance applications The new low capacity S300 series is based on SMR technology that uses overlapped tracks for higher data density, leaving just the required magnetic surface needed for correct reading. This contrasts with CMR where each track is separated by a small distance. As a result, SMR allows higher capacities for the same magnetic area as a CMR drive to help improve the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The implementation of an appropriate cache architecture compensates for the potential disadvantages of random re-writing of overlapped tracks making the S300 series suitable for small-to-medium-scale surveillance applications. Suitable for SDVR and SNVR For large-scale surveillance systems that require up to 64 high-definition camera streams, video analytics, face-tracking and editing functions, Toshiba offers the S300 Pro series with CMR technology. With high capacities of up to 10TB and a buffer size up to 256MB, they are suitable for Surveillance Digital Video Recorders (SDVR), Surveillance Network Video Recorders (SNVR), and hybrid SDVR. Tailor-made surveillance storage solution “Considering the continuous growth in surveillance systems worldwide, Toshiba’s refreshed S300 series and S300 Pro hard drives offer a tailor-made surveillance storage solution. Targeting the latest requirements in the surveillance storage market, they provide stable 24/7 operation and are optimised to the needs of leading surveillance DVRs and NVRs using eight drive bays or more.” “Toshiba helps surveillance system integrators, system installation providers, and end-users to record and store their video and audio streams with confidence,” noted Lorenzo Martinez-Palomo, General Manager, Storage Products Business Marketing, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH. The Toshiba S300 Pro series and the new S300 4TB model are available now, while the S300 2TB is expected to be available later this year.
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