"This drive offers up to 900GB of storage in a small form factor, which is 50% more capacity using 70% less space than the highest capacity 3.5-in 15K drive. It also delivers a staggering power consumption reduction of up to 71% compared to 15K-RPM, 3.5-inch drives and up to 14% compared to the prior generation," Seagate said in a statement.
As with the previous drives, the Savvio 10K.6 also offers AES 128-bit and 256-bit encryption.
The drive is currently being reviewed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to determine whether it meets FIPS 140-2 Level-2 certification.
It's expected to be available by mid-2013.
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