Seagate makes all sorts of storage products and most of us are familiar with their internal and external storage products for home and office users. Seagate is also a big name in the enterprise area with hard drives and storage products aimed at large datacenters used in big business. Seagate has announced that it is now shipping the world’s highest capacity and most reliable small form factor HDD called the Savvio 10K.4.
The new drive is a 2.5-inch form factor HDD that is aimed at use in external storage arrays and enterprise servers that have space constraints. The drive has Protection Information features to protect data-in-flight and can be had with optional self-encrypting drive tech.
The new drive is available in up to 600GB capacity and reduces power and space constraints compared to 3.5-inch HDDs with similar capacity. Seagate also rates the drive for 2 million hours mean time between failure making it very reliable.