Seagate today launched what it described as the fastest and highest-performing hard drive - the Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6.
Featuring capacities up to 900GB, the drive optimizes mission critical workloads by delivering an up to 315MB/s sustained transfer rate (315 to 215MB/s outer to inner diameter).
The Enterprise Performance 15K HDD is a 2.5-inch small form factor drive designed for data center efficiency requiring minimum operating power in a dense server environment. Utilizing Seagate’s FastFormat feature, it is available in both a 512 native and a single advanced format (512e and 4Kn) model that supports current and future systems.
Read caching (256MB) is also provided in specific models, with Seagate TurboBoost technology for optimum response times and Advanced Write Caching.
The drive also provides drive-level data security and data integrity while it is at rest, recording or retired, as well as quality and field reliability, protecting from data loss and unneeded expense.
The new HDD family delivers enterprise-class specifications such as 2 million hours MTBF (mean time between failures) and a low annualized failure rate of 0.44 percent. It will be available worldwide this quarter.