Jun 05, 2009

Seagate Savvio Enterprise Hard Drive Delivers Record Energy Savings In New SPC-1C/E Benchmark Extension

Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) today announced that its Savvio® 10K.3 hard drive has achieved exceptional results in the Storage Performance Council’s new benchmark extension, SPC Benchmark 1C/Energy (SPC-1C/E), which includes the industry’s first energy use data for storage components that are audited and peer reviewed. The benchmark highlights anticipated energy use in environments that impose zero (idle), light, moderate or heavy workload demands upon the Test Storage Configuration. The 24-drive array, configured with over 7 Terabytes of storage, reported an outstanding Annual Energy Use of 1,765.41 kWh and projected Annual Energy Cost of $211.85 at $0.12/kWh [1], making it a compelling choice for Tier 1 storage solutions on price, power, capacity and performance.

The SPC’s new industry-standard SPC-1C/E benchmark extension consists of the complete set of SPC-1C performance measurements and reporting, combined with measurement and reporting of energy use. SPC-1C/E is the first industry-standard performance benchmark to provide energy use reported data in conjunction with storage performance reported data.

“The SPC congratulates Seagate on its Savvio benchmark results using SPC-1C /E,” said Walter E. Baker, administrator for the Storage Performance Council. “The new SPC-1C/E Reported Data is a refinement for the storage industry which demands ever-increasing performance along with system power savings that can be measured in real-world environments.”

Seagate Savvio 10K.3 drives offer the best combination of enterprise performance and power efficiency, with up to 300GB capacity for mainstream servers and external storage arrays. The 2.5-inch footprint enables the lowest power profile of any tier-1 mission-critical drive. Savvio 10K.3 drives include PowerTrim technology to enable lower cooling costs and reduced total cost of ownership to data centers that require optimized power and performance.

About the SPC
The SPC is a non-profit corporation founded to define, standardize and promote storage product benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable performance data to the computer industry and its customers. For a complete list of SPC benchmark results, visit the SPC website at http://www.storageperformance.org/home.

For a complete list of SPC Results, visit http://www.storageperformance.org/results.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com

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[1] SPC-1C/E Result current as of June 3, 2009. Specific disclosure information for this SPC-1C/E result may be found at http://www.storageperformance.org/benchmark_results_spc1c#00002.