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New Hitachi High-Speed Drives Hit 450GB

Hitachi has developed a 450GB enterprise-class hard drive with speeds of 15,000 RPM, matching Seagate for the highest-capacity hard drive at that speed level.

15,000-RPM drives are competing for customer demand with 7,200-RPM drives, which have slower speeds but offer up to 1 terabyte of capacity, more than twice that of 15,000-RPM devices, says IDC research director for hard disk drives John Rydning.

Drive manufacturers Hitachi, Seagate and Fujitsu have run into technological barriers slowing the storage growth for high-performance drives, he says. (Compare storage products.) Typically, the vendors double capacity every 18 to 24 months, but in this cycle they are instead moving from 300G to 450GB.

"The reason is that the 600GB products are forthcoming, but may not hit that 24-month window," Rydning says. "It's just getting challenging to do the higher-capacity products at 15,000-RPM. If you can do a 450GB in between, you alleviate some of your customers' storage growth pains."

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SuperSaiyan43503d ago

I have 2x36gb Raptors 10,000rpm sata interface yes the space is very very small for today so hope these companies are looking to make fast speed hard drives with higher storage over sata without the huge price tag of a SCSI.

TheIneffableBob3503d ago

According to Hitachi's website, the interfaces supported are SAS and FC.

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SaiyanFury3503d ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't high spin HDDs burn out faster than 7200s?

Kulupoo3503d ago

^ ya i think so
I used to have a western digital rapotor 72GB
that thing makes huge noise when playing games

SaiyanFury3503d ago

Thanks Kulupoo, I'd heard stories about them burning out faster because of the crazy RPM speeds. I wouldn't want to spend a crapload of money on a high capacity HDD if it was going to burn out much faster than a normal drive.

KLEPTOMANIAC3503d ago

i wanna see some 1-2TB hard drives soon. running out of space fast.