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Hitachi Unleashes Two Blazing Fast Drives for the Enterprise

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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced worldwide availability of two new 15,000 RPM Ultrastar hard drives for Tier 0/1, mission-critical, enterprise storage applications. The new drives include the Ultrastar C15K147, Hitachi’s first 15,000 RPM, 2.5-inch 6 Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drive, and the new 600GB Ultrastar 15K600, the company’s fourth generation 3.5-inch drive with either 6 Gb/s SAS or 4Gb/s Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FCAL) interfaces. To help enterprises protect sensitive data and comply with privacy and data protection regulations, Hitachi now offers industry-compliant, self-encrypting, enterprise-class hard drives as an option across all of its 10,000 and 15,000 RPM Ultrastar drives.

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I'm glad I'm don't have idiot middle managers :shadedshu
Why would you put a 6GBps interface on a HDD(CD desintegrat @ 20-25K RPM and that wont suffice to break 200MBps)
 

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Sweet drives. Looks like this is what the IT guys were talking about getting at work. Should be speedy, fast and plentiful. Most of the networked drives are slow as molasses in the middle of January.
 

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Did the mig just fly-by or was it hitachi?

Damn, these will be some noise makers, 15K? plus I don't think any 'enterprise' will settle anything less than 1-2TB SSDs.
 
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I'm glad I'm don't have idiot middle managers :shadedshu
Why would you put a 6GBps interface on a HDD(CD desintegrat @ 20-25K RPM and that wont suffice to break 200MBps)
Because that's for the whole interface. Most controller cards connect multiple drives to a single port. The port itself does 6Gbs, so the drives have to support that interface.
 
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