Toshiba Releases AL13SE Series 10K RPM Enterprise HDDs

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Toshiba launched the AL13SE series of enterprise hard drives, built in the 2.5-inch form-factor, with SAS 6 Gb/s interface. The drives come in capacities as high as 900 GB, and with spindle speeds of 10,500 RPM. 

Toshiba launched the AL13SE series of enterprise hard drives, built in the 2.5-inch form-factor, with SAS 6 Gb/s interface. The drives come in capacities as high as 900 GB, and with spindle speeds of 10,500 RPM. 

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The AL13SE series consists of four models based on capacity, the 300 GB AL13SE300, 450 GB AL13SE450, 600 GB AL13SE600, and 900 GB AL13SE900. All four models offer read/write seek times of 3.7 ms and 4.1 ms, respectively. Although with a typical spindle speed of 10,500 RPM, the drives feature Supported Enhanced Power Condition State (SEPCS) technology, which lowers spindle speed in tune with the amount of drive activity, to conserve power. All four models pack 64 MB caches.

Measuring 69.85 mm x 100.45 mm x 15.00 mm, (W x D x H), the drives weigh about 240 g, and feature typical power draw of 4.7W. The company did not release performance numbers of its own, but recommended the use of 512 byte sector size. 

Joel Hagberg, vice president of marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit, said "The AL13SE Series provides enterprise customers with capacities up to 900GB that support a broad range of enterprise applications,” adding “The increased performance and reliability of the AL13SE reflect our collaboration with our key partners to deliver small form-factor hard disk drives that address market requirements for mission-critical storage.”

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