Hitachi outs 2.5-inch Ultrastar C10K600 10K RPM Hard Drive
Hitachi Global Storage today released its 2.5-inch Ultrastar C10K600 hard drive, claimed as industry’s fastest and most power-efficient Enterprise hard drive. The Hitachi Ultrastar C10K600 boasts 10,000RPM on a 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI interface and delivers “up to 15 percent better random and 18 percent faster sequential performance than competitive products on the market today.”
The 2.5-inches Ultrastar C10K600 drive family is available in 300GB, 450GB and 600GB versions, occupy 70 percent less space and consume 65 percent less power than Hitachi’s 3.5-inch enterprise hard drives. The drives come with a dual-port 6Gb/s SAS interface, has a 64MB cache, feature average seek times as low as 3.7 milliseconds, Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motors, Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) technology and offering an operating power specification that is at least 22 percent lower than the competition.