Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has announced the launch of its Ultrastar C10K900 enterprise storage device, which it claims is the industry's fastest 10K hard drive, touting high capacity and strong encryption features.

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has announced the launch of its Ultrastar C10K900 enterprise storage device, which it claims is the industry's fastest 10K hard drive.

The Ultrastar C10K900 is up to 17 percent faster in random performance and 18 percent faster sequentially when compared to competitors. It also touts a high-performance SAS 6Gb/s interface, a 64MB cache buffer, and average seek times and latency times of 3.8 milliseconds and 3.0 milliseconds respectively.
 
The 2.5-inch hard drive is available in 900GB, 600GB, 450GB and 300GB capacities, with the 900GB being one of the highest for a 10K hard drive.
 
 
The device also boasts of good power efficiency, utilising 28 percent less power than other hard drives, thanks to Hitachi Advanced Power Management technology. This results in an operating power specification of 5.8 watts and an idle mode of 3.0 watts.
 
The hard drive also comes with Bulk Data Encryption, which gives the user the option to turn on self-encryption for enhanced data security. This meets the Trusted Computing Group Enterprise A Security Subsystem Class encryption specification.