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

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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.

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Dual stage actuator is used on higher spec Caviar Black's for ages...
 
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why nobody except WD makes 10k SATA drives??? WHY?!?
 

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Might want to read through that link again...
 
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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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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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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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Agree. But for fast access and stuff probably they are use in combination with some SAS driver..donno...
 
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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 ;)