The storage capacity will double from the previous 300GB to 600GB. Three other capacities will be offered beside the top model; 150GB, 300GB and 450GB. At 37dBA and with MTBF of 1.4 million hours it is a durable but loud drive, which is reflected by the performance.
With the SATA 6.0 Gbps interface and 10,000 RPM engine the drive will sustain transfer speeds at 145MB/s. Impressive for a mechanical drives, but still far from the top SSDs. The cache rests at 32MB and 3ms response time is delivered in a 2.5″ format, but as usual there will also be a 3.5″ model with a beefy aluminum heatsink.
The price wasn’t revealed, but expect 5 year warranty when the drive appears in Q2.