The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components announced its new enterprise performance hard disk drive line, the AL14SE series.
Toshiba said the latest product is designed for mission critical servers and high-performance, high-availability storage systems.
The AL14SE features a four platter design, increasing storage capacity by 33 percent over the previous AL13SE generation models. The new AL14SE family is also updated with a 128MB data buffer for improved performance.
The AL14SE family of HDDs provides 12Gbit/s dual-ported SAS support and 512n sector models in industry standard capacities of 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB and 1200GB.
Toshiba said this new HDD is designed to support OEM customizations of value-add features such as optional RAID rebuild assist and optional self-encryption feature sets.
“The AL14SE line of HDDs is optimized for applications requiring a balance between reduced latency for higher performance and a lower cost for storage capacity,” said Scott Wright, director of enterprise HDD marketing.