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HP to speed adoption of SFF drives

Posted: 29 Apr 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:hard disk? fujitsu? hitachi? seagate?

Hewlett Packard announced that it is partnering with hard disk drive vendors Fujitsu, Hitachi and Seagate to accelerate adoption of the small form factor hard drive for servers and storage.

The new small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch, 10,000 rpm hard drive, developed by the drive companies and first unveiled by HP in March, is designed to deliver increased performance, improved server/storage density, greater thermal efficiency and lower total cost of ownership for enterprise computing.

The 2.5-inch, 10K RPM SAS models offer more drive spindles per server at the popular volume capacities of 36 GB and 73 GB. They are best suited for performance-intensive applications such as online transaction processing.

HP and the hard drive vendors will standardize HP server and entry-level HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array offerings on the new 2.5-inch, 10K RPM and 3.5-inch, 15K RPM models. HP will begin to deploy SFF hard drive across its ProLiant server family by the middle of this year.

- Spencer Chin

EE Times

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