Seagate announced a new range of 10,000rpm hard discs, called Savvio, at the Intel Developers' Forum (IDF) yesterday. The new range is based on a 2.5 inch form factor. The drives have a 40 per cent lower power requirement than their 3.5 inch counterparts, a 15 per cent faster seek time, and three interface options - Fibre Channel, Ultra320 SCSI and SAS.
Aimed squarely at the cost-conscious enterprise, the drives are available in a one or two platter design at 36GB and 73GB capacities. The range has also been given a reliability specification of1.4 million hours MTBF, based on testing in a 7/24/365 100 per cent duty cycle enterprise-class workload rather than desktop environment.
Seagate says that these features make the range ideal for high I/O density hardware platforms, including new servers, storage arrays and blade servers. available in a one and two platter design providing 36 GB and 73 GB capacities.
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News source: The Reg