Seagate bumps 2.5-inch Savvio to 300GB

Seagate is adding a new Savvio to its line of 2.5" 10K-RPM SCSI drives. The Savvio 10K.3 serves up 300GB of total capacity with a pair of 150GB platters, more than doubling the 147GB maximum capacity of its 10K.2 predecessor. You'll be able to get the 10K.3 with a second-generation Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface that enables transfer rates up to 6Gbps, too.

The Savvio 10K.3 is already being tested by system builders, and it's expected to hit the market in the second half of the year. Models will also be available with Seagate's Full Disk Encryption (FDE) tech—a first for the Savvio line.

As one might expect from an enterprise-class hard drive, the Savvio 10K.3 will come with a five-year warranty and an impressive Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) rating of 1.6 million hours. Don't get any ideas about squeezing this monster into a laptop, though. The Savvio may be a 2.5" hard drive, but it's 15mm thick; most notebooks can only accommodate drives 9mm thick.

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