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Seagate reveals 10,000RPM 600GB hard drive

updated 10:40 am EST, Tue February 9, 2010

Seagate intros 10K RPM, 600GB enterprise drives

Seagate said on Tuesday it is now shipping its Savvio 10K.4 enterprise-grade hard drives. The series is the first to feature a model with 600GB of capacity and a 10,000RPM speed in a 2.5-inch form factor. The drives are said to offer twice the capacity of their competitors and are the first to carry a 2 million hour Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF).

The drives have either a 6Gbps SAS interface, with dual-port communication, or a rare direct 4Gbps Fiber Channel connection. Cache is relatively small at 16MB. Compared to the commonly used 3.5-inch hard drives used for enterprise applications, the Savvio 10K.4 use less power, with a 4.6W average idle current draw.

Data is protected by a Protection Information option that can detect corruption of data in flight between the host system and the drive. There is also a TCG-compliant, Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) security option on the SAS models that takes away the need to overwrite or destroy drives when returning them for warranty reasons or after a lease expires.

Seagate has not revealed pricing or ship dates for the Savvio 10K.4 hard drives.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. thomqi

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    2 million hours?

    There's less than 9,000 hours in a year.

    That's means over 200 years… What are they really trying to say?

  1. JeffHarris

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    Joined: Oct 1999

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    How about...

    ... a MacBook Pro version?

    10,000 rpm? Nice!

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