Toshiba Unveils New 2.5 inch HDD Series with Faster SAS Host Transfer Rate

By CIOReview | Friday, March 20, 2015

IRVINE, CA: Toshiba, a storage solutions provider, announces the availability of its new AL13SX 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive (HDD) series with capacity of 600GB, Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface delivering better performance at less power than company’s 3.5 inch existing model.

The AL13SX series, with 15000 RPM spinning, incorporates capability of handling mission-critical workloads with enhanced power management features to integrate with rack-optimized data centers. It delivers 12Gbps host transfer rate to improve performance for multiple customer applications such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and databases.

AL13SX renders optimum compatibility with industry-standard applications and operating environments series supporting 512 native sector length technology. Additional models supporting 4Kn or 512e (512 emulation) Advanced Format, deliver effective performance and data integrity in un-aligned write scenarios with write cache technology powered by Toshiba. It comes with self-encryption features to secure stored data.

“Our customers demand performance and reliability in mission-critical storage as well as flexibility to support legacy storage applications and hardware – the AL13SX series meets these demands while also reducing operation burdens, delivering a real win-win for our customers,” says Scott Wright, Director, Disk Drive Product Marketing, Toshiba Storage Products Business Unit.