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Seagate Introduces Savvio 10K.3 Small Form Factor Enterprise Drive

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To meet the growing demand for higher-capacity, more efficient enterprise storage systems, Seagate today introduced the Savvio 10K.3 hard drive – the world’s highest-capacity, small form factor 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive built for the demands of enterprise servers and storage arrays. This latest generation of 2.5-inch drive offers 70% lower power and greater than 60% performance density over traditional 3.5-inch drives.


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Can you put one of these in a laptop? Or is SAS incompatible with SATA...
 
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SAS controllers can use SAS or SATA drives, but SATA controllers can only use SATA drives.
 

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i think it is compatible. Several features will downgrade, however.

(I know its compatible one way or another, but i cant remember if SAS drives work on sata controllers, or the other way around)
 
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6Gb SAS??? Omg doesnt that mean 768Mbytes/sec?:eek:
I dont get it.. is it realy that expensive to introduce SAS interface to mainstream pc's.

Question.. can a single drive even at that rotation speed reach 6Gbit?
 

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i think it is compatible. Several features will downgrade, however.

(I know its compatible one way or another, but i cant remember if SAS drives work on sata controllers, or the other way around)
No, it is not compatible. It's exactly the way thebeephaha says.
 
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I dont get it.. is it realy that expensive to introduce SAS interface to mainstream pc's.
no, probably not, but as long as no one can explain the real benefit of sas over sata for desktop use to the majority of customers you'll have to buy a sas-controller in order to use sas-drives... :)

ps: but its worth it, belief me. nothing beats a 15k sas drive! 8)