Toshiba announces new additions to the AL13SX series of enterprise hard disk drives (HDD) – the AL13SXB and the self-encrypting AL13SXQ. With a 2.5-inch form factor, the AL13SXB and AL13SXQ have 15mm z-height and spin at speeds up to 15,000 rotations per minute (RPM), making the AL13SX series ideal for mission critical enterprise storage applications.
The AL13SX series comes in 300GB, 450GB and 600GB capacities, and delivers the highest performance available in 600GB capacity while supporting industry standard 512n sector lengths in a power and space efficient 2.5-inch form-factor. The 4K native sector and 512e emulation models of the drives include Toshiba’s persistent write cache technology for improved data integrity and performance. Overall, the AL13SX series supports higher storage density, saving rack space and reducing mission critical storage footprint and operational burden for enterprise customers.
The new AL13SX series will be distributed in India by Rashi Peripherals. The product will be available through Rashi Peripherals wide network with 58 branch offices, 60 service centers and billing to more than 9000 Partners in 750 cities & towns spread across A, B, C & D class cities of India. “The 15,000 RPM disk continues to be the backbone of mission critical IT operations. Toshiba’s AL13SX doubles available capacity while preserving the low-latency and energy efficiency customers require,” said Kashiwabara, Senior Manager of Marketing Sec., Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation.
“While older 3.5-inch 15,000 RPM disk drives are withdrawing from the market, the AL13SX provides a clear migration path to 2.5inch models with the same 600GB capacity and lower latency for improved performance with a significant power savings – a real win-win for the important mission-critical storage category.”