Seagate launches new Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6 drives
Seagate has just launched its new Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6 series of hard disk drives that are targeted at enterprise and cloud customers.
These fast spinning drives will be offered in 300GB, 600GB and 900GB capacities, and are significantly faster than previous generation 10K and 15K hard disk drives.
According to Seagate, the new Enterprise Performance 15K drives will offer sustained data transfer rates of up to 315MB/s. Previous generation 10K and 15K enterprise hard disk drives could typically manage speeds of around 170MB/s to 215MB/s.
The Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6 drives also come with performance enhancing features such as TurboBoost Enhanced Read Caching, Advanced Write Caching, and security and safety features such as built-in digital humidity sensors.
The drives will be offered in a compact 2.5-inch form factor to maximize data center space and to work in a dense data center environment, and it will also support the SAS 12Gbps interface.