Seagate on Tuesday launched a new 600GB enterprise drive that runs at 10,000 RPM in a 2.5-inch package. The drives are designed for data centers.
According to the company, the drive, dubbed the Savvio 10K.4, doubles the capacity of previous drives and is designed to deliver 2 million hours Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) reliability (Techmeme). MBTF is the average time a component works without failure. It is the hours of observation divided by the number of failures.
This version of the Savvio drive is the fourth-generation 2.5-inch hard disk drive. Among the features (optional and otherwise):
- Enhanced protection of data in flight;
- Self encrypting drive;
- Power savings during idle time.
The big sell here for data center managers is that the Savvio 10K.4 doubles capacity in the same rack space occupied by 3.5-inch 15K 600GB drives.