Seagate introduces Savvio 15K.2 hard drive

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Seagate’s latest release will definitely win points with those who have an extremely soft spot for mother nature, with its Savvio 15K.2 hard drive being touted as the fastest and greenest hard drive in the world. Said to deliver the industry’s highest hard drive performance and reliability, you will also be able to benefit from a self-encrypting drive option that helps protect your precious data from being stolen or hacked into. Despite these advancements, power consumption is kept to a minimum, which is essential when you’re running a server farm with hundreds upon hundreds of hard drives, and any slight drop in power consumption can be felt (and seen) when next month’s power bill arrives.

The Savvio 15K.2 HDD is offered in the server capacity sweet-spots of 146GB and 73GB with a SAS 2.0 interface running at 6Gb/s speeds. This enables larger topologies, 100% faster data throughput and higher signal strength over greater distances — dramatically increasing storage scalability. As a result, Savvio 15K.2 hard drives are ideal for RAID configurations, and ultimately provide up to 115% greater system-level performance when compared to systems based on 3.5-inch server-class drives. And with Seagate’s onboard PowerTrim(TM) technology, Savvio 15K.2 drives dynamically reduce power consumption up to 70% over comparable 3.5-inch 15,000-rpm drives. In addition, the Savvio 15K.2 HDD is the only 2nd generation 2.5-inch 15,000-rpm drive backed with field-proven, enterprise-grade reliability. The Savvio 15K.2 HDD is also the first small form factor 15K enterprise self-encrypting drive that uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) government-grade encryption, enabling protection of information throughout a drive’s lifecycle and especially upon retirement when the drive leaves the data center.

The Seagate Savvio 15K.2 and its smaller sibling, the Savvio 10K.3 are tipped to ship from next month onwards at a yet undisclosed price.

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2 reviews or comments

Mick Russom Says: December 4, 2008 at 11:38 pm

146GB not big enough. Period. End.

In fact, until 10K.3, VelociRaptor was the only 300GB 2.5″ in town.

Sad to see the mighty seagate producing boring products.

They call these “green,” yet its far greener to stripe the crap out of 1.0TB disks if you need to get to a multi-TB volume size. 7 of these little disks = 1 1TB disk.

Crap. Boring. Make a 300GB version and I’ll start to look. 150GB is already obsolete.

Bloup Says: April 25, 2009 at 11:30 am

To Mike: GET A CLUE … Those are for speed, not for size. Of course you get multiple 1tb+ hd’s for storage.

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