Seagate unveils 600GB, 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive

Seagate unveils 600GB, 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive

Summary: Seagate 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.

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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.

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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.

Topics: Hardware, Data Centers, Storage

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  • designed for datacenters, sure

    but will one fit in my laptop? I'll take two!

    Joey
    voyager529
  • RE: Seagate unveils 600GB, 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive

    The other big point is the thermal profile: 2.5" drives generate around half the heat of 3.5" drives.
    iposner