SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. -- Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) today introduced the worlds fastest and greenest drive the Savvio 15K.2 HDD, the new 15K-rpm addition to the Savvio family of 2.5-inch SAS 2.0 enterprise solutions. Savvio 15K.2 HDD delivers the industrys highest hard drive performance and reliability as well as adding a self-encrypting drive option, all while maintaining Seagates industry leading, record low power consumption. The Savvio 15K.2 hard drive and the previously-announced Savvio 10K.3 hard drive are both part of Seagates new Unified Storage architecture which converges disk drive interfaces, form factors, and security features into a common best-of-breed platform for powerful, yet simple storage solutions. Together, Seagates Unified Storage architecture and the Savvio hard drive family improve manageability, integration, security and performance benefits for IT departments while ensuring business continuity with no compromise.
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 Seagates onboard PowerTrim 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 drives lifecycle and especially upon retirement when the drive leaves the data center.
Server and storage array requirements in the enterprise today are especially focused on lowering power and cooling costs; satisfying growing application performance needs; and meeting government and industry compliance regulations, said Sherman Black, senior vice president, Marketing and Strategy, Core Products Group, Seagate Technology LLC. The Savvio® 15K.2 drive and our Unified Storage architecture, address these needs head-on, by providing IT departments with a best-in-class foundation that reduces storage complexity, costs, and provides peace of mind.
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