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Toshiba to kick off Chinese production of data center hard drives

Japan tech company will double overall capacity to serve growing market

More PCs are using solid-state drives, but traditional hard drives are a seventh of the cost. (Photo courtesy of Toshiba)

TOKYO -- Toshiba will soon begin Chinese production of hard-disk drives for data centers, with plans to roughly double global nearline capacity from fiscal 2020 levels by fiscal 2025 as storage demand increases.

The company will ship samples as early as June and set up mass production by July.

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