Hitachi today announced its latest Ultrastar hard disk drive, the Ultrastar C10K1200. The platters of this drive spin at 10,000 round per minute (RPM) and it has a capacity of 1.2 TB. According to Hitachi that’s the largest capacity for 10k RPM drives. The 2.5″ drive has a SAS interface with a bandwidth of 6 GB/s and 64 MB of cache to buffer reads and writes.
Hitachi claims an average seek time of 4.6 ms and specificies 2 million hours of mean time between failure (MBTF). Select models of the Ultrastar C10K1200 offer Bulk Data Encryption for hard drive-level data security. The drives are targeted for enterprise usage e.g. in data-centers and is shipping today for an undisclosed price