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Seagate touts Savvio 10K.4 HDD as world’s highest capacity, most reliable 2.5-inch drive

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February 11, 2010

Seagate's 600GB Savvio 10K.4 2.5-inch HDD has twice the capacity of its nearest rival

Seagate's 600GB Savvio 10K.4 2.5-inch HDD has twice the capacity of its nearest rival

Flash-based Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) may have stolen most of the spotlight in recent years when it comes to data storage, but the traditional HDD still has some life left in its platters. For proof of this look no further than Seagate’s new Savvio 10K.4 enterprise hard drive. Seagate bills the new drive as the world’s highest-capacity, most reliable small form factor enterprise drive with its 600GB capacity and two million hour mean time before failure (MTBF) in a 2.5-inch drive.

Designed to meet the demands of enterprise servers and to enable new levels of data density, the 2.5-inch 10K-rpm Savvio 10K.4 has twice the capacity of its nearest competitor and allows a doubling of capacity within the same rack space of current 3.5-inch 15K 600GB drives. Seagate says it does this while increasing overall system-level performance and decreasing power usage.

As the industry's only fourth generation, field-proven, 2.5-inch HDD designed for the enterprise, Savvio 10K.4 also features Protection Information for enhanced protection of data-in-flight, a self-encrypting drive (SED) option for the protection of sensitive data-at-rest and PowerChoice, which allows the Savvio 10K.4 hard drive to deliver improved power savings while idle.

The Seagate Savvio 10K.4 drives are available in 450GB and 600GB capacities. Its physical dimensions are 14.8 x 70 x 100.2mm (0.58 x 2.75 x 3.94 inches) and it weighs 208g (0.5lb). It boasts a sustained data transfer rate of 141Mbps with an average latency of 3.0ms. It has I/O data transfer rate of 600MBps and random read and write seek times of 3.89ms and 4.54ms respectively.

Seagate has begun shipping the new drives worldwide and it has already been spotted online for around US$700.

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I hope this one is more reliable than my 1 TB Seagate drive which died a quick and horrific death after only being used for 9 months in a well-ventilated HTPC.

Can't wait until the SSD's are affordable in the 500GB range, and be done with this archaic spinning magnetic platter technology...

matthew.rings
18th February, 2010 @ 05:12 pm PST
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