Toshiba has announced the new AL14SX Series HDD – a family of 15,000rpm enterprise performance hard disk drives for mission-critical servers and storage. Boasting a new 900GB capacity model, this drive series features a 50 percent capacity increase and superior performance and power savings compared to Toshiba’s prior AL13SX generation.
The AL14SX Series is available in 300GB, 600GB, and 900GB capacities in a compact, 2.5inch, 15mm form-factor, saving rack space and reducing mission-critical storage footprint and operational burden. Available models support 512 native, 4K native, or emulated 512 sector length technologies for optimized compatibility with industry standard applications and operating environments. At 290 MiBps with 4Kn/512e model and 5.6 Watt power consumption rating, the AL14SX features a 19 percent increase in maximum sustained transfer rate and a 28.7 percent improvement in power efficiency (W/GB) over the prior AL13SX generation.
The series features optional sanitize instant erase (SIE) models and leverages Toshiba’s persistent write cache technology for robust data integrity in sudden power-loss environments. Each model is purpose-built for tier one mission-critical servers; RAID (redundant array of independent disks) storage; servers hosting databases and transaction-based applications; high-performance computing; and rack-optimized data centers.