Hitachi announced yesterday its new disk drive, the DK3E1, claiming it to be the fastest hard disk drive worldwide.
The new drive has a 9.2GB capacity and has speeds of up to 12,000 rotations per minute (rpm), the company said. It operates with an average read seek time of 5 milliseconds by using a 2.5in media within the drive, said Hitachi.
Designed for high-performance applications, the drive works with disk array and server systems that store and manage massive amounts of information for online transaction processing, data mining and high-end audio and visual applications, the company said in a statement.
Other features of the DK3E1 drive include: tagged command queuing, multi-input, multi-output processing; Hitachi MR heads; EPRML read channel electronics and embedded servos.
Production of the DK3E1T-91 LW (Ultra-2 SCSI, WIDE), the DK3ET-91 LC (Ultra-2 SCSI, SCA-2) are scheduled for September and the DK3E1T-91 FC (Fibre Channel) for October.