Hitachi’s Ultrastar C10K600, Seagate’s Constellation.2, and Seagate’s Savvio 10K.5 are examined and compared in this article on Toms Hardware. All three support the established interfaces and configuration paths with SAS 6 Gb/s ports, and some models even come with Fibre Channel support. The test candidates prove to be reliable: Hitachi and Seagate estimate the MTBF for their C10K600 and Savvio 10K.5 at around 2 million hours, which is a high standard even in the enterprise segment.
“Finding the right time and place for SSDs is another story altogether in professional storage environments. Although SSDs offer significantly higher I/O performance, other criteria like reliability and system validation also have to be taken into considered. In contrast to hard drives, the reliability of SSDs is less proven, causing IT decision makers to tread lightly before integrating them into mission critical systems.”