Seagate Doubles 10k RPM Drive Capacity
Feb 10, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)
"Seagate said today that it has begun to ship the fourth
generation of its Savvio 10,000 RPM hard drives, which are used in
high-performance servers where throughput and speed are a
"These 2.5-inch disks hold 450GB or 600GB, doubling the
product's capacity. The largest capacity 2.5-inch, 10k RPM drives
previously were 300GB. Also, Seagate (NYSE: STX) raised the life
span of the drives, from 1.6 million hours Mean Time Between
Failure (MTBF) to more than 2 million hours MTBF.
"Savvio 10K.4, as the latest version is dubbed, also features
Protection Information technology for drive self-encryption and to
protect data integrity. It detects any data corruption in-flight
between the host and the drive itself. The drive also comes with
PowerChoice technology to reduce the power draw while idle."