Toshiba AL13SXB600N 15,000rpm 600GB SAS HDD Review

 

 

Toshiba AL13SXB600N 15,000rpm 600GB SAS HDD Review

Review: Toshiba AL13SXB600N

Reviewed by: J.Reynolds

Provided by: Toshiba

Firmware version: 0101

 

 

Introduction

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba AL13SXB600N 600GB
SAS Enterprise HDD (hereafter referred to as the AL13SXB600N).

This is a bit of a departure for me, as I do not normally
review HDDs, however this is a special example as it is Toshiba’s state of the
art compact 15,000rpm Enterprise HDD and I was intrigued to find out how it
would perform.

Market Positioning and Specification

Market Positioning

This is how Toshiba positions the AL13SXB series of HDDs –

Toshiba AL13SXB600N 15,000rpm 600GB SAS HDD Review

 

Specification

Here is Toshiba’s specification for the AL13SXB series –

 

Toshiba AL13SXB600N 15,000rpm 600GB SAS HDD Review

Toshiba AL13SXB600N 15,000rpm 600GB SAS HDD Review

Toshiba AL13SXB600N 15,000rpm 600GB SAS HDD Review

Product Image

Here are some pictures of the AL13SXB600N we tested –

Toshiba AL13SXB600N 15,000rpm 600GB SAS HDD Review

Toshiba AL13SXB600N 15,000rpm 600GB SAS HDD Review

 

The AL13SXB600N is beautifully built.  It feels sturdy, and
exudes a feeling of quality.    


Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the Testing Approach
adopted in this review…..