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Toshiba Storage Products Milestones
 
  • 2013 – Ships largest capacity Automotive-Grade HDD in the World
  • 2013 – Ships 26 million Automotive-Grade HDDs
  • 2012 – Begins volume production of Solid State Hybrid Drives – combining the performance of Flash with the capacity of HDD.
  • 2012 – Ships first cSSD drives based on 19nm process NAND Flash technology
  • 2010 – Introduces Enterprise SSDs with 32nm eSLC NAND flash
  • 2009 – Toshiba acquires Fujitsu HDD business, creating the broadest portfolio of products in the storage industry
  • 2009 – Adds complete system backup and password-protected encryption to personal storage line
  • 2009 – Adds 500GB USB 2.0 portable external hard disk drive (HDD) to personal storage line
  • 2008 – Brings SATA technology to automotive HDDs with 80GB model
  • 2008 – Introduces 250GB 1.8-inch Micro SATA HDD for computing applications
  • 2008 – Announces 240GB 1.8-inch PATA HDD for compact consumer electronic and computing applications
  • 2008 – Launches highest capacity 2.5-inch HDD - 400GB
  • 2008 – Commences production of reduced halogen and other potentially hazardous substances with its 160GB/platter 5400 RPM 2.5-inch series
  • 2008 – Debuts series of third-generation high-performance 2.5-inch 7200 RPM HDDs
  • 2008 – Ships slim 160GB 1.8-inch 5400 RPM Micro-SATA HDD
  • 2008 – Brings highest capacity portable external hard drive to market with 320GB USB 2.0-enabled solution
  • 2008 – Ships first 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise HDDs*
  • 2008 – First HDD manufacturer to meet the OPAL encryption specification*
  • 2007 – Introduces the industry's first 300GB 2.5-inch external HDD*
  • 2007 – Launches the first 15K 2.5–inch HDD with SAS interface*
  • 2007 – Achieves highest areal density demonstration at one terabit per inch using patterned media*
  • 2007 – Offers first 1.8-inch HDD with CE-ATA interface.
  • 2007 – Enters personal storage market with a line of portable USB 2.0 external hard drives
  • 2006 – Leads market with 200GB 2.5-inch 5400 RPM HDD
  • 2006 – Extends perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) reach to 0.85-inch and 2.5-inch HDD offerings
  • 2005 – Expands engineering expertise with acquisition of Matsushita's U.S.-based HDD Design Division
  • 2005 – Ships 100 millionth HDD
  • 2005 – First to commercialize PMR, achieving 133 gigabits per square inch on 1.8-inch HDD
  • 2004 – Recognized in the Guinness World Records™ for world's smallest HDD (0.85-inch)
  • 2004 – Announced world's first 2.5-inch SAS Enterprise HDD*
  • 2003 – Introduces the world's first 2.5-inch Enterprise SATA HDD*
  • 2002 – Introduces U320 SCSI drive*
  • 2001 – Starts utilizing environmentally sound printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) in all new HDD products
  • 2001 – Commences volume production of first HDD designed for automotive applications
  • 2000 – Debuts the first high-volume 1.8-inch HDD, igniting the start of the digital music revolution
  • 2000 – Breaks the areal density world record with 56 gigabits per square inch*
  • 1999 – Introduces U160 SCSI drive*
  • 1999 – Leads the areal density race by breaking the 20 gigabits per square inch barrier*
  • 1998 – First manufacturer to transition to GMR across its product line*
  • 1998 – Introduces first HDD to utilize giant magneto resistive (GMR) recording head technology to achieve 2.16GB on one 2.5-inch disk
  • 1991 – First 2.5" HDD, 90MB*
  • 1990 – Ships first HDD using glass media on a single-platter, 40MB 2.5-inch hard drive
  • 1989 – Establishes voluntary social and environmental program aimed for the betterment of humans worldwide and the health of the planet
  • 1986 – First 3.5" HDD, 26MB*
  • 1983 – First 5.25" Disk Drive, 27MB*
  • 1981 – First 8" Disk Drive, 48MB*
  • 1980 – Establishes industry leadership with the world's first 10.5-inch HDD and begins the Eagle product line*
  • 1969 – Delivers first Hard Disk Drive, 14" Form Factor*
  • 1967 – Enters the HDD industry with 14-inch HDDs
 

* Milestone achieved by acquisition.