Toshiba launches new 10K hard drive

Toshiba launches new 10K hard drive

Hard drives spinning at 10 000 rpm are not a really popular choice when it comes to desktop computers but they do a great job in various servers and high-end workstations. Yet, they face stiff competition in the face of SSDs and it seems that a fierce battle is coming.

To counter this threat and keep its market share Toshiba has announced one more 10K hard drive called AL14SE. The device is actually a bit faster than expected, spinning at 10 500 rpm so this will give it an advantage when compared to other 10K hard drives. The Toshiba AL14SE hard drive is an upgrade to the earlier AL13SE model when it comes to capacity – the AL13SE topped at 900 GB, while the Toshiba AL14SE now offers 1.2 TB of capacity. The new Toshiba drive also comes in 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB and 900 GB variants for people who do not need that much capacity or simply do not want to spend too much money on an AL14SE drive.

In addition to this the Toshiba AL14SE provides faster connectivity thanks to a move from 6 Gbps to 12 Gbps SAS, dual-port SAS capability and a top read speed of 205 MB/sec, which is a bit better than the 195 MB/sec the AL13SE offered. The DRAM buffer has also been increased from 64 MB to 128 MB.

The drive offers the same power consumption as its predecessor but lacks support for 4Kn recording. Still, Toshiba promises 2 million hours of MTBF, which is nice. The Toshiba AL14SE is available now but there’s no information how much it costs.

Source: Tomsitpro.com

Related posts

AMD may plan updated Project Quantum device

AMD may plan updated Project Quantum device

Although AMD is far behind Intel in terms of CPU performance the US chip maker is doing really well in the field of high-end gadgets and video cards. Last year AMD presented Project Quantum – a really high-end gaming device – but much to the dismay of on-lookers Project Quantum came with a fast...

LG to launch new 21.5-inch monitor

The South Korean company LG has readied a new 21.5-inch monitor that will be launched next month in Japan first. Called LG E2242V-BN, the novelty measures 508.6 x 36.2 x 312.5 mm (without the stand) and sports a 21.5-inch screen with Full HD support and 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution...

Wii at $199.99 Beginning Sept. 27

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, the world’s most popular home video game system gets even more appealing. On that day, Nintendo’s suggested retail price for its record-setting Wii™ drops by $50 to $199.99. The new $199.99 Wii price point delivers the full iconic Wii gaming experience, including the...

Leave a comment