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Toshiba unveils 10,500rpm HDD model generation

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the AL15SE series, the company's next generation of 10,500rpm enterprise performance hard disk drives for mission-critical servers and storage.

The drive series offers a 2,400Gbyte capacity model – which represents a 33% capacity increase over Toshiba’s AL14SE generation and is the company's largest capacity yet for a 10,500rpm HDD.

Built to deliver low-latency performance, the AL15SE series features a 12Gbit/s SAS dual-port interface to optimise the host transfer rate. All models use a space-efficient, power-saving 2.5 inch, 15mm form-factor.

Advanced format models support 4K native and 512e emulated sector technologies, increase areal density in capacities from 600Gbyte to 2400Gbyte and feature a 15% increase in sustained transfer rate over the prior AL14SE generation. New 512n sector technology models increase areal density in capacities ranging from 300Gbyte to 1200Gbyte.

"The new Series HDD provides higher capacity per spindle for optimal use in performance-oriented traditional IT applications and in mission-critical hybrid storage platforms. Also IT operations running read-intensive applications may benefit from lower-latency." says Noriaki Katakura, general manager of Toshiba Electronics Europe's HDD business unit,.

The AL15SE Series features optional Sanitize Instant Erase models and leverages Toshiba’s persistent write cache technology for more robust data integrity in sudden power-loss scenarios. The models have been designed for tier one mission-critical servers and storage systems, including hybrid storage platforms which may benefit from both low-latency and storage capacity up to 2400Gbyte.

Neil Tyler

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