Toshiba Announces AL13SE Series SAS 10,000 RPM Enterprise Hard Drives
This morning, Toshiba released its AL13SE series, a 2.5-inch enterprise 6 Gb/sec SAS 2.0 HDD that is the first 10,000 RPM model drive from Toshiba that uses a dual-stage head positioning actuator that provides a 32 percent increase in sustained transfer rate. The drive is also Toshiba’s first enterprise class drive at the 900GB capacity point, but is also available in 300GB, 450GB and 600GB capacities. The drives have a 64MB cache buffer and feature an average typical seek time of 3.7ms read and 4.1ms write. All of the Toshiba AL13SE series drives are backed by a five year warranty and have a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) rating of 2 million hours.
“The AL13SE Series provides enterprise customers with capacities up to 900GB that support a broad range of enterprise applications,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president of marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit. “The increased performance and reliability of the AL13SE reflect our collaboration with our key partners to deliver small form-factor hard disk drives that address market requirements for mission-critical storage.”
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