Monday, December 19th 2016

Toshiba Introduces New 10,500 RPM Enterprise Performance HDD Model

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, announces the AL15SE Series HDD, its next generation of 10,500 rpm enterprise performance hard disk drives for mission critical servers and storage. The new drive series boasts a 2,400 GB capacity model - a 33 percent capacity increase over Toshiba's AL14SE generation and Toshiba's largest capacity ever for a 10,500 rpm HDD.

Built to deliver superior low-latency performance, the AL15SE Series supports 12 Gbit/s SAS dual-port interface to optimize the host transfer rate. All models utilize a space-efficient, power-saving 2.5 inch , 15 mm form-factor. Advanced Format models support 4K native and 512e emulated sector technologies and increase areal density in capacities ranging from 600 GB to 2,400 GB and feature a 15 percent increase in sustained transfer rate over the prior AL14SE generation. New 512n sector technology models increase areal density in capacities ranging from 300 GB to 1,200 GB.
"The 10,500 rpm disk continues to be the workhorse of mission critical IT operations," said Scott Wright, director disk drive product marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. "With Advanced Format models now supporting up to 2,400 GB, the AL15SE Series provides a clear path forward for customers who may benefit from higher capacity per spindle for performance-oriented traditional IT, in mission-critical hybrid storage platforms, and in read-intensive applications that may benefit from lower-latency."

The AL15SE Series features optional Sanitize Instant Erase (SIE) models and leverages Toshiba's persistent write cache technology for robust data integrity in sudden power-loss scenarios. The models are designed for tier one mission-critical servers and storage systems, including hybrid storage platforms which may benefit from both low-latency and storage capacity up to 2,400 GB.

Sample shipments of the AL15SE are available now.
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10 Comments on Toshiba Introduces New 10,500 RPM Enterprise Performance HDD Model

#2
HopelesslyFaithful
are these 10K rpm drives at 2.4TB any faster than a 7200rpm 10TB drive in sequential data?

The larger the density the faster the reads so these will be better in random and 4K....maybe even in 512K??? But i would be surprised if they were faster in plain ole sequential.
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Mysteoa
It would have been much better if they could add a second actuator arms stack on the other side, but there is not enough room
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happita
CheapMeat said:
I wonder how loud it is.
My thoughts exactly. For the average PC user, HDDs are becoming more and more obsolete as time goes on IMO.
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HopelesslyFaithful
happita said:
My thoughts exactly. For the average PC user, HDDs are becoming more and more obsolete as time goes on IMO.
if you say so....i consider myself average and i have ~30 HDDs :/
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Tomorrow
HopelesslyFaithful said:
are these 10K rpm drives at 2.4TB any faster than a 7200rpm 10TB drive in sequential data?

The larger the density the faster the reads so these will be better in random and 4K....maybe even in 512K??? But i would be surprised if they were faster in plain ole sequential.
Sequential? Problably not much. The main advantage is seek speed and random reads/wrtites.
CheapMeat said:
I wonder how loud it is.
10K is louder than lower speeds. Especially during seeks. A former 10K Raptor owner here. Look it up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Digital_Raptor
HopelesslyFaithful said:
if you say so....i consider myself average and i have ~30 HDDs :/
You're not average by any means then.
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BluesFanUK
happita said:
My thoughts exactly. For the average PC user, HDDs are becoming more and more obsolete as time goes on IMO.
Nope, a good 5400rpm drive is all you need, cool, quiet, and reasonably quick unless you're transferring 10GB of small files....
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HopelesslyFaithful
BluesFanUK said:
Nope, a good 5400rpm drive is all you need, cool, quiet, and reasonably quick unless you're transferring 10GB of small files....
thats laughable...i own a single 5400rpm drive and that was by mistake buying that. I will never buy willingly anything less than 7200rpms. Its stupid and pointless.
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BluesFanUK
HopelesslyFaithful said:
thats laughable...i own a single 5400rpm drive and that was by mistake buying that. I will never buy willingly anything less than 7200rpms. Its stupid and pointless.
It's stupid and pointless if you're using it as a boot drive. Not for storing data. 7200rpm is louder and generates more heat, more at risk of going kaput too.
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