Toshiba launches enterprise 2.5-inch HDD in industry's highest capacity class for drives with 10,500RPM rotation speed

Jul 11, 2012

Toshiba Corporation today announced the launch of a line-up of four 2.5-inch enterprise HDDs with a 10,500 RPM rotation speed. The new drives include the AL13SEB900, which offers a 900GB capacity, the industry's highest class. Volume shipment will start in August.

An improved magnetic recording head and disk magnetic layer give the AL13SEB900 an of 856Mbit/mm2 (552Gbpsi) and realizes a 900GB capacity, the industry's highest class. The internal transfer rate is 286 MB/s, a boost of approximately 32% against the previous generation MBF2600RC, due to improved liner recording density.

The AL13SEB900 family is the first HDD series from Toshiba to employ a dual-stage head positioning actuator, which improves head positioning accuracy by approximately 30%. It achieves highly accurate tracking in a narrow tracking band, securing stable operation.

The efficiency of AL13SEB900 is approximately 41% higher than that of its predecessor, MBF2600RC, due to lower by the controller IC and increased storage capacity. The AL13SEB900 family is also compatible with the European Union's RoHS directive and is Halogen-Free/Antimony-Free.

Demand for 2.5-inch HDD for enterprise applications is growing, as they have a smaller footprint and overall size and consume less power than 3.5-inch drives, while offering high level processing speeds and generating less heat.

Toshiba will meet the demand for enterprise applications, such as servers and storage systems by enhancing its line-up of 2.5-inch HDD with high capacity drives operating at 10,500 RPM.

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More information: For more details, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/env/en/management/vision2050.htm

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