The Seagate Savvio 15K.3 drive enables OEMs to build solutions that help data centers process more transactions within a given time frame and meet IT service level agreements. This helps companies increase revenue generation, improve customer satisfaction and complete critical business processes faster while keeping data safe. It also provides the performance benefits needed to entice customers to migrate from legacy, 3.5-inch drives to higher-performing 2.5-inch drives.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Doubles Tier 1 data storage capacity (up to 300 GB)
  • Provides up to 21% improvement in sequential data read/write performance over prior generation
  • Delivers up to 3% faster random read and up to 4% faster random write performance vs. prior generation, and up to 10% faster random read and up to 8% faster random write performance vs. legacy 3.5-inch 15K drives1
  • Improves scalability and reliability with 6Gb/s SAS interface support
  • Supports Protection Information (PI) to help ensure data is not changed from what the user createdfrom the moment the data is created throughout the life of the data2
  • Improves reliability by up to 20% with an annualized failure rate (AFR) of 0.44%
  • Instant Secure Erase  feature cryptographically erases the data encryption key, thereby helping to protect data should drives be lost, stolen or retired.
  • Eases transition from legacy 3.5-inch, 15K drives to next-generation 2.5-in, 15K drives
  • Unified Storage architecture minimizes system complexity and reduces operating costs.
  • Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) option helps data centers be compliant with corporate and federal data security mandates.3

Seagate Savvio 15K.3 6-Gb/s 146GB Hard Drive


Model Number ST9146853SS
Interface 6-Gb/s SAS
Cache 64MB
Capacity 146GB
Areal density (avg) 448Gb/in2
Guaranteed Sectors 286,749,488
Height (maximum) 15.00mm (0.591 in)
Width (maximum) 70.10mm (2.760 in)
Length (maximum) 100.45mm (3.955 in)
Weight (typical) 193g (0.426 lb)
Spin Speed (RPM) 15,000 RPM
Sustained data transfer rate 202MB/s
Average latency 2.0ms
Random read seek time 2.7ms
Random write seek time 3.1ms
I/O data transfer rate 600MB/s
Unrecoverable read errors 1 in 1016
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
Annual Failure Rate 0.44%
12V start max current 0.86A
5V start max current 0.67A
Average idle power 3.84W
Ambient Temperature  
Operating 555C
Nonoperating -4070C
Maximum operating temperature change 30C per hour
Maximum nonoperating temperature change 30C per hour
Operating Shock (max) 40 Gs for 2ms
Nonoperating Shock (max) 300 Gs for 2ms
Acoustics (Idle Volume) 3.25 bels
Acoustics (Seek Volume) 3.35 bels
Storage Type HDD

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