updated 09:18 am EDT, Thu July 12, 2012
Toshiba delivers next-gen hard drives, high capacity, high performance
Toshiba has upped the ante in the battle to deliver the fastest and largest capacity 2.5-inch hard disk drive. Toshiba claims that the new AL13SE, which uses a 6Gbps SAS 2.0 interface with a 64MB buffer, will boost transfer rates by 32 percent over its previous generation of hard drives. It also achieves its high performance by using a dual-stage head positioning actuator to deliver additional gains.
Aimed at Enterprise customers where mission-critical server and storage applications are required, the new drives are offered in 300GB, 450GB and 600GB models, in addition to the top of the line 900GB model. The drives are also offered mounted in a 3.5-inch bracket for legacy-based 3.5-inch servers.
Toshiba is has yet to announce pricing or availability.