HGST launches 10K RPM HDDs

By : |January 31, 2013 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: HGST, formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, announced a 10,000 RPM hard drive, Ultrastar C10K1200.

Providing a capacity extension to HGST’s Ultrastar C10K900 product line, the new 2.5-inch Ultrastar C10K1200 features a SAS 6Gb/s interface, 64MB cache buffer, 10K rotational speed. It comes with 2.0 million hours mean time between failure (MTBF) specification..

It is based on Ultrastar C10K900 technologies and are designed to be plug-compatible with Ultrastar solid state drives. This allows IT managers to swap an SSD with a 10K hard drive in order to scale and tier applications, as SSDs provide the best IOPs/watt for reducing TCO, while 10K performance drives are more cost effective from a dollar-per-GB and capacity-performance perspective, says a release.

The 1.2TB drive delivers 33 per cent more capacity in 2.5-inch form factor, enabling IT managers to store 28.8 TBs in a 2U, 24-bay rackmount server, adds the release.

“We are pleased to be the first to ship server and storage systems using HGST’s new 1.2TB Ultrastar C10K1200 enterprise-class drives,” said Peter Korce, vice president and general manager, Dell Storage. “The new HGST drives complement our offerings, helping to deliver the performance, capacity, and reliability that customers have come to expect from our Dell PowerEdge and PowerVault solutions.”

With HGST Advanced Power Management technology, with multi-state idle modes, the Ultrastar C10K1200 uses less than 5W during idle mode, adds the release.

It comes with several features, such as Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motors to deliver a low acoustic rating and improved data integrity, and Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) technology to anticipate and counteract disturbances that can occur in multi-drive configurations. In addition, the Ultrastar C10K1200 uses HGST-patented head load/unload ramp to minimize integration induced drive damage.

Select models of the Ultrastar C10K1200 offer Bulk Data Encryption for hard drive-level data security. The new 2.5-inch Ultrastar C10K1200 hard drive will be available in end of Q1 2013.

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