Tuesday, January 16th 2007

Seagate releases world’s fastest hard drive


Seagate Technology has released what it claims to be the world’s fastest hard drive: the new Savvio 15K. Featuring a read seek time of just 2.9ms, this beats both Seagate’s Cheetah (3.5ms) and Western Digital’s raptor (4.6ms), with a spin speed of 15,000 rpm. Using a 2.5” form factor, this drive is not only quicker than Seagate’s next best offering, but it’s smaller, uses 30% less power and is supposed to be more reliable. Both 36GB and 73GB variants are available now, with HP already shipping systems featuring these drives.Source: DailyTech
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17 Comments on Seagate releases world’s fastest hard drive

#2
overcast
Too bad it's SAS and not SATA :(
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#3
EviLZeD
wow i beleive that beats wd raptor :D just imagin how fast bf2 loads on that
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RickyG512
by: EviLZeD
wow i beleive that beats wd raptor :D just imagin how fast bf2 loads on that
shit that reminds me i got to play that
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#6
overcast
These are server drives guys, unless you have a SAS controller in your home PC then you aren't using it. It's not like the Raptor couldn't be beat previously with server line drives. This one is just even faster than those prior.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Eh...

They had these speed drives out before. Remember SCSI drives that had the 15k RPM ? Nothing new here. Just another way to jack you out of the money. The fact that it beats the cheetah drives, not the raptors, is whats interesting.
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overcast
by: WarEagleAU
They had these speed drives out before. Remember SCSI drives that had the 15k RPM ? Nothing new here. Just another way to jack you out of the money. The fact that it beats the cheetah drives, not the raptors, is whats interesting.
What are you talking about jacking you out of money? There is absolutely something new here, smaller drives / 30% less power usage / greatly reduced seek time. These are extremely fast and reliable drives for business and worth the cost.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
What do you mean what do I mean. For all the "new" they charge a premium. Dont get mad over something I Said. Its just an opinion.

PS. Though I admit, the 30% less power consumption makes it nice. I wish they would do the same thing but for larger hard drive sizes. Perhaps a 300GB 15K drive :)
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overcast
by: WarEagleAU
What do you mean what do I mean. For all the "new" they charge a premium. Dont get mad over something I Said. Its just an opinion.

PS. Though I admit, the 30% less power consumption makes it nice. I wish they would do the same thing but for larger hard drive sizes. Perhaps a 300GB 15K drive :)
Of course they charge a premium on new technology. What are you arguing exactly?
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#11
xman2007
not just new technology any 10-15k drives are ridiculously priced
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#12
EviLZeD
yea i can imagine the 73gb one going for 200 pounds about 400 dollars
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#13
lemonadesoda
Cannot make a very fast 300GB+ drive... all 15k drives use smaller disks and due to speed, areal density is also lower... just take a look at the inside of a raptor or cheetah. They may come in a 3.5" case, but inside, the disks are small. Why? Angular velocity. At 15k the edges of a full side drive would be spinning so fast it would cause a lot of vibration, noise, wear on spindel as well as the R/W heads, and would result in poor reliability ... a death sentence for servers.

IMO it is time to start RAIDing flash drives. That should result in some serious performance.
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#14
DRDNA
by: overcast
Too bad it's SAS and not SATA :(
I agree with ^^^^^^ not anything of interest for the enthusiast crew unless in comes in a sata version.
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#16
Alec§taar
15k rpm, 16mb (or more) onboard disk buffer, perpendicular recording technology equipped, & on the SATA 2 interface is what I am waiting for... now, THAT?

That would be cool... & F A S T!

:)

* I wonder who'll put that type of 'badboy' out...

APK
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#17
Steevo
Or a 4Gb PCI-X interface RAM drive.




The quantity of users still on single drive systems with too little RAM is what has been preventing companies from producing a pre-fetch subsystem to preload game levels. Between the extra 200MB that a 512MB video card has available, and that extra 300 of main memory, you could store almost two levels of a game ready to go. But it is the peeps with 256 or 512 and a 128 video card that kills it for those of us with more.
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