Data storage capacity and performance requirements are increasing for businesses of all sizes. While conventional 15,000 rpm hard disk drives (HDDs) can meet capacity and performance requirements, hybrid HDDs offer accelerated performance by using integrated NAND flash to cache data. In certain environments, such as those with high random read and high data locality (hot data), hybrid drives can provide improved performance over conventional HDDs.
Features and functions:
- 6 Gbps hot-swap and simple-swap SAS for optimal performance and system availability- 2.5-inch 600 GB 15,000 rpm HDD offerings- 2.5-inch 300 GB and 600 GB 15,000 rpm hybrid HDD offerings- 32 GB NAND flash to cache "hot data" on hybrid drives- Fine-tuned storage tiering that caches at the I/O level- RAID-friendly integration features increasing system uptime, optimized performance and ease of management- Superior reliability to enable operation in RAID environments without compromising application performance or availability- Rigorously tested through the ServerProven® program