Seagate Savvio 10K.3 2.5-inch enterprise SAS drives launched

Posted on Thursday, June 05 2008 @ 2:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Seagate unveiled a new generation of 2.5" Savvio 10K.3 hard drives for enterprises. The firm claims this drive uses 70 percent less power and 60 percent more storage density over traditional 3.5" drives. The Savvio 10K.3 is available in 300GB capacities, uses SAS 2.0 (6Gb/s data rate) and has a 1.6 million hours MTBF.
Seagate’s Savvio 10K.3 drive offers tremendous improvements over 3.5-inch 300GB 15K-rpm drives including a 70% power savings. Savvio 10K.3 performance is even greater at a system level, delivering a 60% improvement in IOPS density, while also providing at least twice the capacity. These 2.5-inch drive advantages in total translate into greater overall value and reduced total cost of ownership to IT organizations and administrators eager to optimize their data center’s power and performance efficiency.

The Savvio 10K.3 is also the world’s first drive to operate at 6Gb/sec transfer rates, which is part of the new SAS 2.0 feature set. SAS 2.0 was developed to provide additional signal and data integrity features to enable SAS to be ideally-suited for use in high-end network storage applications.

Delivering on Seagate’s commitment to add security features throughout its product portfolio, Savvio 10K.3 will be offered with self-encrypting FDE technology. As the industry’s first 2.5-inch self-encrypting drive, the Savvio 10K.3 provides data-at-rest protection for its entire life cycle.
The Seagate Savvio 10K.3 will be available in the second half of this year.

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