Earlier this week, Seagate announced its third-generation small
form factor enterprise drive, the Savvio 10K.3. This new 2.5-inch drive offers 300GB of capacity, a 6Gb/sec data rate and
government-grade Full Disk Encryption (FDE) data protection.
To meet the growing demand for higher-capacity, more
efficient enterprise storage systems, Seagate (NYSE:STX) today introduced the Savvio 10K.3 hard drive - the world's highest-capacity,
small form factor 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive built for the demands of enterprise servers and storage arrays. This latest generation
of 2.5-inch drive offers 70% lower power and greater than 60% performance density over traditional 3.5-inch drives. As the only 10K-rpm
2.5-inch enterprise design backed by two prior generations of field-proven reliability, the Savvio 10K.3 drive leads the industry with
300GB of capacity, reliability of 1.6 million hours MTBF, and an advanced SAS 2.0 (6Gb/sec data rate) interface. Seagate's Savvio 10K.3
drive is also the industry's first 2.5-inch self-encrypting enterprise drive with government-grade Full Disk Encryption (FDE) data
No word on price. However, Seagate plans to ship the Savvio 10K.3 during the second half of 2008. If you'd
like to read more, Seagate's entire press release can be found here.