Seagate Savvio Small Form Factor Hard Drives Embraced By Technology Leaders Worldwide

News Posted 04/12/2006
Author: PV5150
Source: Seagate Technology

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Seagate Technology today announced that its ground-breaking Savvio 2.5–inch small form factor enterprise hard drives have achieved unprecedented levels of adoption among leading system suppliers and solution builders. The rapid adoption rate of this innovative solution marks a new trend in the enterprise as a shift from the 3.5–inch to the 2.5–inch form factor accelerates.

“Enterprise storage customers are juggling demands for space and power in addition to improved performance and cooling efficiencies in data centers,” according to John Rydning, IDC’s research manager for hard disk drives. “A growing number of customers are beginning to realize the benefits of a smaller 2.5–inch form factor enterprise hard disc drive as a solution to these datacenter challenges.”

Savvio Maximizes Efficiency Key to building more flexible and competitive systems, Savvio drives are fast becoming the hard drive of choice for major system suppliers and channel solution builders. Leading system suppliers including HP, IBM, and Sun are boosting their systems’ efficiency with storage powered by Savvio drives. HP has standardized its server product line to this 2.5–inch form factor across the vast majority of its new ProLiant, Integrity & BladeSystem offerings with compatibility in Storageworks MSA external storage. IBM offers the 2.5–inch drive in all of its BladeCenter® servers and includes Savvio drives in the majority of its newest System x™ servers. Sun has adopted 2.5–inch enterprise class drives across its entire server portfolio, from entry level, to data center, to blade server product lines.

Savvio Drives Lead SFF Revolution Coolest-Running SFF Enterprise Drive

Savvio drives reduce system temperatures and power consumption while enabling more airflow to cool the systems’ processors. Seagate is leading the “Green Revolution” in the enterprise, working to deliver innovative solutions to address power and cooling challenges that data centers encounter.

Superior Performance Density

Smaller platters ensure faster seek times, while the compact chassis enables more drives per system to maximize IOPS/U performance. Savvio drives also make room for additional memory modules and other system components to complement the latest and fastest processors available.

Unprecedented Reliability

Savvio 10K.2 drives set a new record for the highest reliability rating ever achieved by a disk drive. In addition, non-recoverable error rate has been improved by a factor of 10 to rigorously safeguard data. Savvio drives ensure higher uptime in the most demanding storage environments. And by bringing enterprise-class SFF SAS storage to blade servers, Seagate helps further reduce blade failures and unwanted system replacements.

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