Toshiba:12Gb SAS Enterprise 600GB 15,000rpm HDD - Debut

toshiba,AL13SXThe Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announces the addition of 12Gb SAS interface 512 native and Advanced Format models to its 15,000rpm enterprise performance class HDD model line.

The AL13SX series is available in capacities up to 600GB in a power-saving, low-latency 2.5-inch form-factor. The 600GB is a 100% capacity increase over Toshiba's prior generation 2.5-inch models and provides faster seek performance and a lower power profile compared to legacy 3.5-inch 600GB models. Models supporting 512 native sector length technology provide compatibility with industry-standard applications and operating environments. The 512n models offer industry migration to higher performing, more power and space efficient 2.5-inch form factor (when used with appropriate form-factor conversion hardware). Additional models supporting 4Kn or 512e advanced format sector lengths provide performance and data integrity for environments that support these sector technologies.

With a speed of 15,000rpm, the 12Gb SAS host interface delivers up to twice the host transfer bandwidth as older 6Gb SAS models. The AL13SX Series offers the same 600GB capacity as legacy 3.5-inch 15,000rpm enterprise HDDs but with lower latency and higher power efficiency. The smaller 2.5-inch form-factor supports higher storage density, saving rack space and reducing the mission critical storage footprint and operational burden.

These additions are designed for mission-critical workloads, delivering the benefits of 12Gb SAS host transfer rate and enhanced power management features for integration with rack-optimized data centers. Customer applications such as OLTP and databases will see improved performance from faster host transfer rates using 12Gb SAS controllers. Also, new AL13SX series models supporting 4K native sector technology may further improve application performance in supported environments.

In addition, advanced format models offer Toshiba persistent write cache technology for improved data integrity in un-aligned write scenarios. Model options with self-encryption features are also offered.

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