Toshiba Takes 2.5" AL13SE Hard Drives To Enterprise Users

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News Posted: Thu, Jul 12 2012 12:35 AM
Can enterprise and 2.5" HDDs live in the same sentence? Sure they can, and Toshiba's newest unit is proof. The company has just introduced a new laptop-friendly, enterprise-grade storage solution offering some pretty wild stats. For starters, it'll ship in sizes up to 900MB, supporting the 6Gb/s SAS Interface and spin at 10,500RPM. Yeah, speedy. The AL13SE drives are built for reliability, and aim to cater to users who can't manage drive failures with a simple "Oh, well."

Toshiba claims that these will withstand "mission-critical" pressures, with a 25% increase in power-on hour reliability from prior generation units. The AL13SE series is also available mounted in a 3.5" bracket for legacy severs. No pricing information is available just yet, but the full spec run-down is below.

AL13SEB900 AL13SEB600 AL13SEB450 AL13SEB300
Capacity 900GB 600GB 450GB 300GB

Average seek time: Read (typ.) 3.7ms
Write (typ.) 4.1ms
Interface SAS 2.0
Interface speed 6 Gb/s
Rotation speed 10,500 RPM
Buffer memory 64 MB
External dimensions (W)x(D)x(H) 69.85mm(2.75")x100.45mm(3.95")x 15.00mm(0.59")
Weight 240 g. or less
Power Consumption: Idle (ready) 4.7 watts (max)
Idle (low rotational speed) 2.7 watts (max)
Acoustic (Ready) 30 dB
Vibration: Operating 9.8 m/s2 (1.0G) 20 to 300 Hz
Non-operating 49 m/s2 (5.0G) 20 to 300 Hz
Shock: Operating 980 m/s2 (100G) 1ms
Non-operating 3,920 m/s2 (400G) 2ms

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" offering some pretty wild stats. For starters, it'll ship in sizes up to 900MB,"

Max. 900MB is pretty wild, indeed. ;)

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