HP Servers to Boast Smaller Drives
Hewlett-Packard claims the 2.5-inch 10,000-rpm hard drives will increase performance and server density and improve energy consumption and heat generation.Hewlett-Packard Co. this summer will begin outfitting its ProLiant servers with new small-form-factor hard drives developed in conjunction with Fujitsu Ltd., Hitachi Ltd. and Seagate Technology LLC. The 2.5-inch 10,000-rpm hard drive will increase performance and server density and improve energy consumption and heat generation, according to Rich Palmer, director of product marketing for storage, networking and infrastructure for HPs ProLiant servers. For example, in the ProLiant DL360 system, which currently holds two 3.5-inch drives, HP, of Palo Alto, Calif., will be able to put four 2.5-inch drives, essentially doubling the performance, Palmer said. Click here to read more about Seagates 2.5-inch drives.
The drives will also start appearing in other HP systemssuch as BladeSystem servers and Integrity systems, powered by Intel Corp.s 64-bit Itanium serversnext year. In addition, they will become standard in the StorageWorks storage product line, Palmer said.