Toshiba HDDs Enable 1PB of Storage in a Single MatrixStore Node and 10PB in a Single Rack

Toshiba HDDs Enable 1PB of Storage in a Single MatrixStore Node and 10PB in a Single Rack

Cardiff, Wales, 19th March 2019

Object Matrix, the award winning pioneers of Object Storage to the media and entertainment industry, has announced that it plans to supply one petabyte nodes based on the all new Toshiba  MG08 16TB 3.5-inch HDD models. Object Matrix will be partnering Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE) and showcasing the Toshiba MG08 16TB HDD on its stand at NAB in Las Vegas.  

The one petabyte node contains 4U 60-Bay high density storage server chassis with tool-less design features. The node can be clustered to store an impressive 10PB of RAW capacity in a single 42U rack.

The solution is based upon the Toshiba MG08 16TB 3.5-inch HDD models. Using an industry-leading 9-disk design pioneered by Toshiba, the MG08 Series provides 16TB of conventional magnetic recording (CMR) capacity and 7,200 rpm performance. The massive 16TB capacity is delivered using proven CMR recording technology providing optimum application compatibility and data reliability.

Jonathan Morgan, CEO of Object Matrix commented,

Gone are the days when one petabyte of spinning disk storage used up multiple racks of data centre space along with requiring electricity that could have powered a row of houses. Achieving 1PB of storage in a node is an amazing milestone in helping our customers drastically reduce on-premise infrastructure.  The Toshiba 16TB HDD is the technology that can power the demanding media workflows of today and we are honoured to have worked with Toshiba to achieve this landmark step forward.

Object Matrix will be demonstrating the Toshiba MG08 16TB HDD and MatrixStore Object Storage on its booth SL5821at NAB from the 8th – 11th April. If you would like to book a meeting please email

1 Definition of capacity: A terabyte (TB) is 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.  Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content.  Actual formatted capacity may vary.
2 Source: Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH, as of March 2019 for the 3.5-inch, 26.1mm high.

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is an award winning UK based software company that pioneered Digital Content Governance (DCG), object storage and the modernisation of digital video workflows. Our media focused private and hybrid cloud solutions are tightly integrated into file based and IP workflows and bring economic and operational benefit to all of our customers. Our flagship product, MatrixStore, is used by the world’s largest organisations that create and distribute video content, including NBC, TV Globo, MSG-N, the BBC & BT.

About Toshiba Electronics Europe

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. TEE offers European consumers and businesses a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products plus semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. For more company information visit TEE’s web site at