Enterprise Performance 15K HDD

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Boost Server Performance. Double Storage Capacity.

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Seagate® Enterprise Performance 15K HDDs leverage a 2.5-inch form factor to deliver pronounced performance advantages and power savings over legacy 3.5-inch drives.

Available mid-2014 the newest generation, 15K.4 HDD, offers:

  • Faster transaction processing to facilitate faster time-to-revenue
  • Twice the data storage capacity (up to 600 GB) over previous generation
  • Improved reliability with humidity sensor and an annualized failure rate (AFR) of 0.44%
  • Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) with Instant Secure Erase for easy disposal and FIPS SED security options1

 

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Key Enterprise Drive Performance Advantages

Seagate® Enterprise Performance 15K HDDs enable faster transaction processing by improving sequential performance 27% over the previous generation. Additionally, these drives deliver 3 times faster random write performance vs. legacy 3.5-inch 15K drives.2

  • Up to 27% increase in sequential data rate over prior generation

  • Up to 2.7 times faster random write performance over prior generation and 3 times faster over 3.5-inch 15K drives

  • Double the storage capacity (up to 600GB)

2 480 vs. 160 IOPS (4K Q=1) Actual improvement varies depending on queue depth and transfer size.

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Step Up to Higher Drive Performance

Seagate® Enterprise Performance 15K HDDs enable faster transaction processing by improving sequential performance 27% over the previous generation. Additionally, these drives deliver 3 times faster random write performance vs. legacy 3.5-inch 15K drives.2

Data Security Options with SEDs

Enterprise Performance 15K hard drives combine unsurpassed reliability with powerful Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) and Protection Information (PI) options to help protect data with features like:

  • Instant Secure Erase for easy drive retirement, no need to physically destroy drives
  • Securing data-at-rest to help comply with corporate and federal data security mandates
  • Protection Information (PI)3 technology to help protect data integrity
  • FIPS SED1 options help secure Sensitive but Unclassified and Protected class data

1 Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) and FIPS Validated drives are not available in all models or countries. May require TCG-compliant host or controller support. TM: A Certification Mark of NIST, which does not imply product endorsement by NIST, the U.S., or Canadian governments. FIPS in review.

3Protection Information (PI) requires PI compliant host or controller support.

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Storage Reliability and Data Security You Can Trust

Enterprise Performance 15K HDDs offer field-proven reliability essential in enterprise environments. These drives also help protect data with features like:

  • SED models1 that help secure data against unauthorized access upon drive loss, theft and provide Instant Secure Erase for easy drive retirement
  • Protection Information (PI)3 technology to help protect data integrity

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Reduces Storage System Complexity and Operating Costs

Leverage the Unified Storage architecture from Seagate to minimize the number of technologies in use, the Enterprise Performance 15K HDD reduces IT complexity and lowers operating expenses.

  • Uses fewer components that can break or cause interoperability issues
  • Helps reduce design, qualification and support costs
  • 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) helps reduce power consumption up to 70% compared to 3.5-inch drives
  • PowerTrim™ technology dynamically maximizes energy efficiency at all levels of activity – reducing power and helping to reduce cooling costs
  • Self-Encrypting Drive1 options help reduce drive retirement costs

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Performance Drive Perfect For:

  • Building high-performance servers and storage arrays that manage hot and warm data
  • Creating blade, rack or tower servers to host transaction-based applications
  • Delivering solutions for power- and space-constrained data centers
  • Upgrading systems for increased data security and easy drive retirement
  • Transitioning from legacy 3.5-inch systems to more efficient 2.5-inch solutions
  • Minimizing system complexity and reduce operating costs with Unified Storage architecture from Seagate

What's in the box

  • Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) models1 with Seagate
    Instant Secure Erase technology to help cut IT drive retirement costs and time while helping to securely protect data where it lives - on the drive
  • Up to 27% increase in sequential data read/write performance over prior generation
  • Up to 2.7 times faster random write performance than the prior generation and up to 3 times faster than legacy 3.5-inch 15K hard drives 2
  • Improved scalability and reliability with 6Gb/s SAS interface support
  • Up to 600GB capacity for mission-critical nearline data
  • Protection Information (PI) to help ensure data is not changed from what the user created—from the moment the data is created throughout the life of the data3

System Requirement

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    Generation
    Generation
    Capacity
    Interface
    Spin Speed
    Cache
    Areal Density
    Encryption
    Maximum Operating Shock
    Maximum Length
    Maximum Width
    Maximum Height
    Typical Weight
    AFR
    Operating Temperature
    Average Operating Power
    Formatted Capacities
    15K.3 15K.3 15K.3 15K.3 15K.3 15K.3 15K.2 15K.2 15K.2 15K.2 15K.2
    15K.3 15K.3 15K.3 15K.3 15K.3 15K.3 15K.2 15K.2 15K.2 15K.2 15K.2
    300GB 300GB 300GB 146GB 146GB 146GB 146.8GB 146.8GB 73.4GB 73.4GB 73.4GB
    SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s
    15000RPM 15000RPM 15000RPM 15000RPM 15000RPM 15000RPM 15000RPM 15000RPM 15000RPM 15000RPM 15000RPM
    64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB
    448 448 448 448 448 448 237.1 237.1 237.1 237.1 237.1
    Encryption/FIPS Encryption Encryption/FIPS Encryption Encryption Encryption/FIPS Encryption
    40Gs 40Gs 40Gs 40Gs 40Gs 40Gs 20Gs 20Gs 20Gs 20Gs 20Gs
    100.45mm 100.45mm 100.45mm 100.45mm 100.45mm 100.45mm 100.45mm 100.45mm 100.45mm 100.45mm 100.45mm
    70.10mm 70.10mm 70.10mm 70.10mm 70.10mm 70.10mm 70.10mm 70.10mm 70.10mm 70.10mm 70.10mm
    15.00mm 15.00mm 15.00mm 15.00mm 15.00mm 15.00mm 15.00mm 15.00mm 15.00mm 15.00mm 15.00mm
    200g 200g 200g 193g 193g 193g 201g 201g 195g 195g 195g
    0.44% 0.44% 0.44% 0.44% 0.44% 0.44% 0.55% 0.55% 0.55% 0.55% 0.55%
    55°C 55°C 55°C 55°C 55°C 55°C 55°C 55°C 55°C 55°C 55°C
    8.02W 8.02W 8.02W 7.54W 7.54W 7.54W 7.22W 7.22W 6.62W 6.62W 6.62W