Seagate debuts 300GB, 2.5-inch drive

by admin June 4, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Seagate on Monday debuted the Savvio 10K.3 drive, the first from the company to offer 300GB capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor, with full enterprise features, including the ability to attach to an array via the latest SAS interface.

While small-form-factor drives like the Savvio 10K.3 are usually used in desktop and, principally, laptop applications, Seagate’s offering is designed to be used in enterprise-class applications. The drive also offers enterprise-class features, such as the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, high reliability (Seagate quotes a mean time between failures of 1.6 million hours) and full disk encryption.

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