Hitachi Introduces New Enterprise 450GB Hard Drive

Posted: Apr 16 2008, 7:26am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:26am CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals

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Hitachi announced today its latest enterprise hard drive called the Ultrastar 15K450. The drive has a 15,000 RPM spindle speed and a 2ms average latency. Hitachi says that the drive has shown a 30% improvement in sequential throughput compared to its predecessor.

"With the higher capacity and performance of the Ultrastar 15K450, enterprises are able to address their throughput requirements using fewer drives, which reduces three things; the cost of ownership, the datacenter's footprint and overall power requirements," said Dean Amini, director, Enterprise Market & Strategy, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. "Coupled with our intensive testing and quality assurance process, the Ultrastar 15K450 offers the highest available performance and reliability for mission-critical computing environments."

Hitachi says the drive has a 3.6ms average seek time and the drive is available in 3GB/s SAS and 4GB/s FCAL interfaces. Shock tolerance for the drive is 250G/2 ms pulse operating. Acoustic output for the drive is 3.7 Bels. The 15K450 has four platters with eight recording heads and uses PMR technology.

Via Hitachi

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