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Hitachi Ships Industry's Fastest, Most Power Efficient 10K RPM Enterprise Hard Drive

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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced the industry's fastest and most power-efficient, 10K RPM, 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Enterprise hard drive, the Hitachi Ultrasta C10K600. The new 2.5-inch, 600 GB Hitachi drive delivers up to 15 percent better random and 18 percent faster sequential performance than competitive products on the market today 1. The Ultrastar C10K600 drive also sets a new standard for energy-efficiency with an operating power specification that is at least 22 percent lower than the competition2. Built on a field-proven platform to ensure greater reliability and reduced qualification time, these compact Ultrastar drives deliver the power, performance and high storage density requirements for Tier 1, Enterprise networked storage arrays, blades and other rack-mounted servers.

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Price?
 
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Looks good on paper. Makes me wonder how it fares against Velociraptor, which is clearly its direct competitor.
 

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^^ ditto.
 
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Is it SAS only? If it is, then the VelociRaptor still has it down for the enthusiast market.
 
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... This drive isn't meant for enthusiasts, it's a 6G SAS drive -

Should be awesome for data centers looking for lower power consumption in large data arrays. Hitachi makes some great Enterprise drives. Too bad it's not a low power version of their 15k 2.5" sas.