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Question New Toshiba drive not available anywhere ?

Soulkeeper

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I was just searching around trying to find MG09ACA12TA MG09ACA14TA MG09ACA16TA or MG09ACA18TA.
I can't seem to find them for sell anywhere on the internet. Yet toshiba's website clearing lists them as part of their product lineup.
When I click on "where to buy" it links to "consumer portable external" ie: random walmart/amazon redirects.

I currently own a MG04ACA600A and one of these newer enterprise drives would be the equivalent upgrade today.

Anyone seen them anywhere ?
I don't even know prices.
 

Billy Tallis

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Yes, they still make enterprise drives however. I just can't find them anywhere.

These are what I am looking to buy:


From the bottom of the article: "This week the company reaffirmed its plan and said it would begin sample shipments of its 18 TB MG09-series MAMR HDDs 'at the end of March 2021.'"

So the drives have been sampling for a little over a month at the most. It is unrealistic for you to expect them to have trickled down to consumer-oriented retail outlets. That could quite easily not happen until next year. Enterprise drives go to big enterprise customers first. Then after they've been in volume shipments for a while they'll eventually start showing up at distributors like CDW for purchase in smaller quantities. You won't see reputable Amazon or Newegg listings until after that phase of the product cycle.
 

Soulkeeper

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Ok, I found them. I was typing the wrong model number.
Confusing that they make 10 versions of each size, just in this one series.

MG06ACA12TA MG07ACA14TA MG08ACA16TA or MG09ACA18TA
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MG09ACA12TA MG09ACA14TA MG09ACA16TA or MG09ACA18TA
 

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