HGST has announced a new family of high-performance, high-capacity, 2.5-inch small form factor, 15K RPM enterprise-class hard disk drives - the Ultrastar C15K600 family.
The new drives enable higher density and higher performing servers, blades and network storage arrays all while reducing space requirements, lowering cooling costs and improving total cost of ownership.
HGST claims that the Ultrastar C15K600 delivers the highest 15K HDD performance in the industry through several innovations, including HGST’s media caching technology, which provides a large caching mechanism for incoming data resulting in significantly enhanced write performance over solutions with limited NAND or flash-based non-volatile cache.
It is also the only 2.5-inch enterprise-class HDD family to feature a SAS 12Gb/s interface for reliable data throughput and a 128MB cache buffer for optimised read/write response time for reliable high-performance computing.
The 600GB capacity match enables enterprise customers to transition from 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch HDD platforms while benefitting from other gains such as higher performance and lower power. For example, when faced with power limitations, the Ultrastar C15K600 along with HGST Advanced Power Management technology, provides up to a 55% improvement in active power and 54% improvement in idle power consumption over HGST’s current 3.5-inch 15K HDDs.
The 15K Ultrastar C15K600 family will be offered in 512e, 512n and 4K Advanced Format.
The 512n and 4Kn versions of the Ultrastar C15K600 hard drive family are now shipping, and are being qualified by select OEMs. The 512e version will be available this summer. The Ultrastar C15K600 family comes with a five-year limited warranty.