Hitachi unleashes new 10k RPM HDD, enter Ultrastar C10K900

Hitachi release new Ultrastar C10K900, 10,000 RPM hard drive.

Published Thu, Dec 15 2011 10:27 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:30 PM CST

Hitachi have only just unleashed some 4TB consumer hard drives, and throughout the the Thailand flood crisis, one would think we wouldn't see any new hard-drive announcements, well, you were wrong.

Hitachi unleashes new 10k RPM HDD, enter Ultrastar C10K900 |

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies have just unveiled something for the enterprise market, the Ultrastar C10K900 series. This new series comes in 300, 450, 600 and 900GB sizes, which all feature a 2.5-inch form factor, a SAS 6Gbps interface, 64MB of cache, an average seek time of 3.8 milliseconds, an average latency of 3.0ms, and an operating/idle power draw of just 5.8/3.0W. A Bulk Data Encryption option will also be available on specific models.

According to Hitachi, the new Ultrastar drives deliver 18-percent higher sequential and up to 17-percent higher random performance than their nearest competitor, and are said to be perfect for Tier 1 enterprise networked storage arrays, or for blades and other rack-mounted servers.

The new Ultrastar C10K900 HDDs have begun shipping in small quantities, and will go into volume production come Q1 2012.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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