Toshiba Marches Out Next Generation Enterprise Drives Spinning at 15,000 RPM

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vrmlbasic

Only 600 GB?! I would have thought that the "next generation enterprise" was running on solid-state memory as I don't remember seeing Geordi and Data using rotating magnetic media, do you?

Now that Toshiba has OCZ I was hoping we'd hear more about lower-cost, higher capacity SSDs for "enterprise".

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the_river

With the cost gap closing between SSDs and 15K, enterprise customers aren't buying 15K SAS anymore. They are buying systems with SSDs and slower 7.2K SATA storage with data tiering. The IOPS potential, as we all know, makes the investment worth it.

Maybe someone should explain that to Toshiba.

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the_river

With the cost gap closing between SSDs and 15K, enterprise customers aren't buying 15K SAS anymore. They are buying systems with SSDs and slower 7.2K SATA storage with data tiering. The IOPS potential, as we all know, makes the investment worth it.

Maybe someone should explain that to Toshiba.

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fdhealy

And I would expect a failure rate proportional to the increase in speed.

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Joji

That's what I thought as well. I honestly can't trust Toshiba even if it's a Japanese company.

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Scatter

Which hard drive company do you trust?

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The Mac

for me, WD. never had a failure.

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severnia

I use WD, I have killed a few of them ,one to watercooling leaks, one was collateral damage from an experimental high powered peltier cooling incident, and one didnt like its power polarity reversed accidently. I havent lost one due to natural causes, while i have lost several Toshiba, Hitachi/HGST and Segates. I like WD's RMA process, if the drive is in warranty (takes 30 seconds to find out by typing in the serial on their website), they are very easy to work with. Its a mechanical device, it will fail at some point, they all do, but the easy RMA and customer support is why I use WD. My one experience with warranty support with Toshiba was a nightmare, So I refuse to use their drives now reguardless. I am supprised at the lack of 900GB and 1200GB drives in this line up though, almost every other enterprise drive in this class comes in the 900GB and 1.2TB flavor now, and some are coming out with the SAS-3 12Gbps interface now also (pointless for a mechanical drive, but still...)