Toshiba has today announced that the SlimFITT HDD is now available to buy from select distributors across the EMEA region.
With 900GB of capacity and a spindle speed of 10,500 RPM, the drive provides enterprises with a high speed drive for business critical data. The SlimFITT model of the 2.5-inch (6.4cm) SAS drive is mounted in a 3.5-inch frame for easy blade and rack mount servers accustomed to larger form factor drives. Its small form factor has the added benefit of lower energy consumption.
Toshiba claims that the SlimFITT drive provides a 50% increase in capacity along with a 32% increase in sustained transfer rate compared to the previous generation. The new range of drives is also the first from Toshiba to utilise technologies such as
Dual-stage Head Positioning Actuator technology which improves head positioning accuracy by approximately 30% resulting in better overall stability and performance.
The new drives are designed to last 24/7 for at least five years with a MTTF (mean team between failures) of 2 million hours.