Wednesday, July 11th 2012

Toshiba Announces Next-Generation 10,000 RPM-Class Enterprise Storage HDDs

Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit, a division of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., and a committed technology leader, today announced the AL13SE series of 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS interface hard disk drives (HDDs), which offer enterprise-class performance in capacities ranging from 900GB to 300GB.

The AL13SE is the first 10,000 RPM class model enterprise drive from Toshiba to achieve 900GB capacity and is also the first of Toshiba’s 10,000 RPM drives to employ a dual-stage head positioning actuator that provides additional performance gains, including a 32% increase in sustained transfer rate.

Designed for even the most demanding mission-critical applications, the AL13SE series features an operating reliability rating of 2,000,000 power-on hours, a 25% increase over prior-generation drives. System compatibility is also assured through usage of the industry-standard 512 byte sector size.

In keeping with Toshiba’s leadership in power efficiency design, the AL13SE Series uses Supported Enhanced Power Condition State technology to lower RPM idle speed.

"The AL13SE Series provides enterprise customers with capacities up to 900GB that support a broad range of enterprise applications," said Joel Hagberg, vice president of marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit. "The increased performance and reliability of the AL13SE reflect our collaboration with our key partners to deliver small form-factor hard disk drives that address market requirements for mission-critical storage."

The AL13SE series is also available mounted in a 3.5-inch bracket for use in legacy based 3.5-inch servers and storage enclosures, providing the same 10,000 RPM class spin speed, 6 Gb/sec SAS interface, and reduced power consumption benefits available with small form factor drive technology.
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13 Comments on Toshiba Announces Next-Generation 10,000 RPM-Class Enterprise Storage HDDs

#1
RejZoR
Dual stage actuator is used on higher spec Caviar Black's for ages...
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#2
Prima.Vera
why nobody except WD makes 10k SATA drives??? WHY?!?
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Prima.Vera
why nobody except WD makes 10k SATA drives??? WHY?!?
Seagate make some 10k sata drives

they also make some 15k ones too

So does Fujitsu

but afaik fujitsu sold off their HDD division years ago to Toshiba.

These drives are not aimed at the general/commericial market like WD does with their VelociRaptor series so arent as widely and readily available, and even when they are they are priced over the top compared to whats available in the mainstream market.
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Jacez44
by: FreedomEclipse
Seagate make some 10k sata drives

they also make some 15k ones too

So does Fujitsu

but afaik fujitsu sold off their HDD division years ago to Toshiba.

These drives are not aimed at the general/commericial market like WD does with their VelociRaptor series so arent as widely and readily available, and even when they are they are priced over the top compared to whats available in the mainstream market.
He asked for 10k SATA drives. Those are SAS.
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Prima.Vera
by: Jacez44
She asked for 10k SATA drives. Those are SAS.
Fixed! ;)
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#7
Jizzler
Might want to read through that link again...
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Prima.Vera
by: repman244
You can use SATA on SAS controllers but not the other way around.


For those asking why there aren't more 10k SATA drives...they are a lot more expensive and SSD's have taken over in the normal consumer market.
You mean in Enterprise market also... ;)
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Prima.Vera
why nobody except WD makes 10k SATA drives??? WHY?!?
Meh get some SSD's and be done with it. Not sure why you'd want 10k drives in a PC/home server.
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repman244
by: Prima.Vera
You mean in Enterprise market also... ;)
Not really, normal SAS HDD's still dominate IMO, SSD's still have a fair share of problems and aren't that useful for storage.
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#12
Prima.Vera
Agree. But for fast access and stuff probably they are use in combination with some SAS driver..donno...
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repman244
by: Prima.Vera
Agree. But for fast access and stuff probably they are use in combination with some SAS driver..donno...
Correct, I think for something like an SQL server an SSD is a lot better, I'm not 100% sure tho ;)
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