The need for greater storage performance density while keeping power consumption and heat relatively low was a challenge that Seagate met back in 2003 with a move to the form factor drives for enterprise systems. Today Seagate continues leading the same market by announcing the world’s fastest hard drive – the Savvio 15K drive.
The new 15K-rpm is the latest addition to the Savvio line of 2.5-inch SCSI drives and provides an enterprise level storage solution with a seek time that’s 12% faster than any other drive. Seagate claims to provide this speed with a 30% drop in power consumption from their 3.5-inch drive and maintaining high reliability with a 1.6 million hour Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF).
“Seagate is committed to delivering solutions that will meet the needs of today’s demanding IT environment, and no product demonstrates this better than the Savvio 15K drive,” said Sherman Black, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Enterprise Compute Business. “The development of the 2.5-inch Enterprise form factor represented a new way of thinking. Now, with the added number of performance and capacity choices offered, many of the leading enterprise system makers are transitioning from 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch form factor enterprise solutions.”
The new Savvio 15K drive is available and shipping now with HP being the first to ship systems containing the 15k drive in 6GB and 73GB capacities. “The Seagate Savvio 15K drives running in HP ProLiant servers and storage devices delivered record-breaking benchmarks at nearly 50 percent lower cost-per-transaction,” said Paul Perez, vice president, Storage, Networks and Infrastructure, HP. “The performance, reliability and power consumption benefits of deploying 2.5-inch Small Form Factor 15K drives are clear, and HP continues to drive the industry transition to them as the principal storage platform inside the HP ProLiant and BladeSystem solutions.”