January 18, 2007 Yesterday we wrote about the coming of the Solid State Drive and today we’re reporting that Seagate has further pushed the limits of current drive technology with the introduction of the world's fastest hard drive - the Savvio 15K drive is a new addition to the Savvio family of 2.5-inch Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise drives and it’s aptly named because it spins at 15,000 rpm. The drive's unique combination of features include its 70 percent smaller size, lower power consumption, industry's fastest seek time and the industry's highest reliability.

The Savvio is aimed at high-end applications such as Datacenters, where speed is more of a concern than cost-per-gigabyte, however with slow hard drives being the main bottleneck for so many creative and professional computing applications, the speeds available here are sure to tempt users from several other niches to shell out for a Savvio (or four) and the SAS controller they'll need to use it.

The Seagate Savvio is available now.