Seagate Introduces Savvio(R) 10K.3 Small Form Factor Enterprise Drive, Delivering Record-Setting Capacity, Reliability and Power Savings

    Industry's only third-generation small form factor enterprise drive also
    first with self-encrypting option for enterprise servers and storage

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., June 2 /CNW/ -- To meet the growing demand for
higher-capacity, more efficient enterprise storage systems, Seagate (NYSE:  
STX) today introduced the Savvio(R) 10K.3 hard drive -- the world's
highest-capacity, small form factor 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive built for
the demands of enterprise servers and storage arrays. This latest generation
of 2.5-inch drive offers 70% lower power and greater than 60% performance
density over traditional 3.5-inch drives. As the only 10K-rpm 2.5-inch
enterprise design backed by two prior generations of field-proven reliability,
the Savvio 10K.3 drive leads the industry with 300GB of capacity, reliability
of 1.6 million hours MTBF, and an advanced SAS 2.0 (6Gb/sec data rate)
interface. Seagate's Savvio 10K.3 drive is also the industry's first 2.5-inch
self-encrypting enterprise drive with government-grade Full Disk Encryption
(FDE) data protection.
    "The combination of higher capacity and 6Gb SAS on an enterprise-class
small form factor disk drive, like the Savvio 10K.3 drive, continues to entice
the industry to move from 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch based solutions for use in
enterprise storage systems and arrays," said Dave Reinsel, vice president of
Storage Research at IDC. "IDC predicts that shipments of small form factor
enterprise drives into enterprise solutions will outnumber 3.5-inch enterprise
drive shipments by 2010."
    Seagate's Savvio 10K.3 drive was built to accommodate a wide range of
mainstream enterprise storage applications, where both high capacity and low
power consumption are critical requirements within an IT organization.
    "Seagate was the pioneer of the 2.5-inch form factor enterprise standard,
stemming from work with customers to better understand data center
requirements, including the need for greater storage performance density,
while continuing to focus on reducing power consumption and cooling costs,"
said Sherman Black, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate
Enterprise Compute Business. "The Savvio 10K and 15K families have evolved
into becoming the most widely-adopted 2.5-inch enterprise drive families
throughout the enterprise. Now, with the introduction of the 300GB Savvio
10K.3 drive, more versatile storage systems can be built based upon this
sweet-spot capacity."
    Major OEM evaluations of the Savvio 10K.3 drive have begun. General
product availability is planned for the second half of calendar year 2008.
    Savvio 10K.3 Product Details
    Seagate's Savvio 10K.3 drive offers tremendous improvements over 3.5-inch
300GB 15K-rpm drives including a 70% power savings. Savvio 10K.3 performance
is even greater at a system level, delivering a 60% improvement in IOPS
density, while also providing at least twice the capacity. These 2.5-inch
drive advantages in total translate into greater overall value and reduced
total cost of ownership to IT organizations and administrators eager to
optimize their data center's power and performance efficiency.
    The Savvio 10K.3 is also the world's first drive to operate at 6Gb/sec
transfer rates, which is part of the new SAS 2.0 feature set. SAS 2.0 was
developed to provide additional signal and data integrity features to enable
SAS to be ideally-suited for use in high-end network storage applications.
    Delivering on Seagate's commitment to add security features throughout
its product portfolio, Savvio 10K.3 will be offered with self-encrypting FDE
technology. As the industry's first 2.5-inch self-encrypting drive, the Savvio
10K.3 provides data-at-rest protection for its entire life cycle.
    Seagate Helps Data Centers Focus on Going Green with PowerTrim(TM)
    Seagate's next-generation PowerTrim technology is integrated into the
Savvio 10K.3 drive and manages drive power consumption during idle activity.
With PowerTrim technology, the Savvio 10K.3 addresses the IT dilemma facing
energy-constrained data centers by delivering best-in-class power savings.
    For more information about the Seagate Savvio 10K.3 drive as well as the
Seagate's entire family of enterprise products, visit
    About Seagate
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disc drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range
of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer
Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages
technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver
industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, with the goal
of being the time-to-market leader in all markets in which it participates.
The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support
and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage.
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    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Savvio
and PowerTrim are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate
Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or
other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. When referring to hard drive capacity,
one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes. Your computer's operating
system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower
capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and
other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Seagate
reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or

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