As enterprise computing evolves, data center managers must provide faster data storage while juggling tight IT budgets and managing highly complex system environments. Today’s servers utilize advanced microprocessors capable of many millions of complex computations every second, but they can only go as fast as their storage allows. The faster you can deliver digital data to your server’s microprocessor, the faster your system will perform.
Solid-state technology has been the solution to many performance issues. The IBM 600 GB 10,000 rpm 6Gbps SAS 2.5-inch Hybrid integrates non-volatile cache memory into the core architecture of a high-performance, high-capacity 10,000 rpm HDD. By utilizing NAND flash for the caching of data with high locality, the hybrid drive can achieve as much as a 100 percent performance improvement over a comparable conventional HDD while leveraging the capacity of spinning media.
1 Performance estimates based on internal single drive testing which compared IBM 600 GB 10,000 rpm 2.5-inch HDDs to IBM 600 GB 10,000 rpm 2.5-inch Hybrid HDD. Drives were tested in various workloads – improved performance for Hybrid HDD demonstrated in environments with high random read and high data locality.