IRVINE, USA: The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. went on to announce novel additions to the enterprise capacity hard disk drives (HDD) – the AL13SXB and the self-encrypting AL13SXQ.
Braced with a 2.5-inch form factor, the AL13SXB and AL13SXQ have 15mm z-height and spin at speeds up to 15,000 rotations per minute (RPM), making the AL13SX series suitable for mission critical enterprise storage applications.
The AL13SX series comes in 300GB1, 450GB and 600GB capacities, and affords high performance in 600GB capacity while supporting industry standard 512n sector lengths in a space efficient 2.5-inch form factor. The 4K native sector and 512e emulation models of the drives include Toshiba’s persistent write cache technology for improved data integrity and performance.
Overall, the AL13SX series supports high storage density, saving rack space and plummeting mission critical storage footprint and operational burden for enterprise customers.
“The 15,000 RPM disk continues to be the backbone of mission critical IT operations. Toshiba’s AL13SX doubles available capacity while preserving the low-latency and energy efficiency customers require,” alleged Don Jeanette, senior director of marketing at Toshiba Storage Products Business Unit.
Supplementing that – “While older 3.5-inch 15,000 RPM disk drives are withdrawing from the market, the AL13SX provides a clear migration path to 2.5-inch models with the same 600GB capacity and lower latency for improved performance with a significant power savings – a real win-win for the important mission-critical storage category2.”