These days if you need high performance you typically use solid state disks but for applications where you want to use a hard disk drive, Seagate created the Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6. Available in capacities from 300GB to 900GB, these are the fastest HDDs in the world. The disks use a 2.5" form factor, they spin at 15k RPM and offer sustained data transfer speeds of up to 315MB/s.
The Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6 is the end of the line for Seagate's mission critical 15k RPM HDDs, no further models are in development.
Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today launched the industry’s fastest and highest-performing hard drive—the Seagate® Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6. Featuring capacities up to 900GB, the drive optimizes mission critical workloads by delivering the industry’s highest data performance (up to 315MB/s sustained transfer rate), enabling enterprise and cloud customers to move critical data where it’s needed fast to ensure smooth and seamless connected experiences for business, organization and consumer users—all while lowering total cost of ownership through high reliability, security and easy data center integration.
“Seagate is once again driving innovation to meet the needs of today’s data-driven economy,” said John Morris, vice president of global HDD products at Seagate. “Our new Enterprise Performance 15K HDD ensures that the data is secure, available on demand and always bringing more value to our customers. With Seagate’s broad portfolio of both HDDs and SSDs, we’re able to cover the full range of storage solutions, delivering high performance and capacity with affordable versatility to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s data centers.”
“Performance demands on enterprise datacenters today are increasing as customers consider agile storage solutions to handle diverse workloads. The key to success is to apply the right technologies to the right workloads, and we are seeing increased adoption of hybrid arrays of HDDs and SSDs enhanced by software-based caching,” said Brian Payne, executive director, server solutions, Dell EMC. “By delivering higher performance and capacity, Seagate’s latest Enterprise Performance 15K HDD will be a sound investment for dynamic server-storage environments.”
The demand for 15K HDD technology in servers continues to meet the needs of data center managers aiming to manage costs while addressing mission critical workloads, performance bottlenecks and network complexity. The Enterprise Performance 15K HDD addresses the demand for higher capacities with a combination of performance innovations in enhanced read and write caching techniques for maximizing data acquisition. The drive is also outfitted with enterprise?class reliability for consistent mission critical performance in a 24x7 multi?drive environment.
The Enterprise Performance 15K HDD is a high-capacity, 2.5-inch small form factor drive designed for data center efficiency requiring minimum operating power in a dense server environment. Utilizing Seagate’s FastFormat™ feature, it is available in both a 512 native and a single advanced format (512e and 4Kn) model that supports current and future systems. The drive provides the ability to address more workloads with less complexity. It also provides robust drive-level data security and data integrity while the drive is at rest, recording or retired, as well as proven quality and field reliability, protecting from data loss and unneeded expense.
Supported by demonstrated technologies and Seagate’s proven reliability and quality commitment, the new Enterprise Performance 15K HDD family delivers enterprise-class specifications such as 2 million hours MTBF (mean time between failures) and a low annualized failure rate of 0.44 percent. It will be available worldwide this quarter.