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Seagate Extends its Lead with New Cheetah 15k.6 Enterprise Hard Drives

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  1. malware New Member

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    Seagate Technology today announced its Cheetah 15K.6 hard drive, the newest generation of Seagate’s award-winning enterprise Cheetah family. Built for the most demanding transaction-intensive enterprise servers and storage systems, the Cheetah 15K.6 is the highest-performance hard drive ever in a 3.5-inch form factor, with a 28% increase in sustained data transfer rates compared to its previous generation drives.

    Using second-generation perpendicular recording technology and available in capacities of 450GB, 300GB, and 147GB, the new Cheetah 15K.6 provides an unprecedented blend of storage capacity and performance. Add to this the highest 3.5-inch hard drive reliability in the industry at 1.6 million hours MTBF (0.55% AFR), a choice of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces, and a five-year limited warranty, and the Cheetah 15K.6 hard drive becomes the clear choice for mission critical 3.5-inch SAN, NAS, and other transactional processing and internet applications.

    “With the Cheetah 15K.6’s combination of high performance, capacity, and optimized power utilization, it is ideal for demanding transactional and energy-constrained data center environments,” said Sherman Black, Seagate senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Compute Business. “As enterprises continue to grow in volume and scale, Seagate remains committed to delivering the industry’s most trusted enterprise hard drives to fulfill these demanding needs.”

    The Cheetah 15K.6 includes Seagate PowerTrim technology which dynamically optimizes drive power consumption at all levels of activity. With PowerTrim technology, the Cheetah 15K.6 delivers the highest performance in its class without increasing power consumption. The Cheetah 15K.6 lowers idle and
    operational power requirements from its prior generation – as much as 61% in watts/GB – while increasing overall sustained data transfer rates by 28% at 164MB/sec.

    The Cheetah 15K.6 is scheduled to begin shipping worldwide in Q1 2008.

    Source: Seagate
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    Wile E Power User

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    HOLY CRAP!!!! 164MB/s sustained? Man, I wish I could afford a few of these and a controller.
  3. niko084

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    Ooo give me 4 :)

    I wish.... Sounds nice, i have a few Cheetah 160 10k's great drives!
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    Insane read/write transfer rates and I/O performance. DAMN what a killer drive:respect:
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    now where are the 7200.11's?
  6. Steevo

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    I imagine they will be north of $500 for the 300GB drives. But well worth it for disk demanding applications.
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    Yeah, as much as I'd love some 15K.6's, I'm more interested in seeing the 7200.11's in stores.
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    WOW! When they say 15K.6, they are talking about the RPM correct?? I wonder how warm these will run when you do some extended drive access... like a defrag? With that kind of speed, I would definitely recommend using a fan to sustain some airflow over the drive. :)
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    Even faster and better than the WD Raptors?
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    That 147gb drive looks damn good for a gaming drive to me! As long as it isn't too expensive.
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    Well, the drive it's replacing - the 147GB 15K.5 - goes for about $350 these days.

    Don't forget to buy a SAS controller if you don't have one already.
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    Well of course they are SCSI drives, those in particular at SAS or Fibre.
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    These would leave a plethoura of raptors crying in their bearing grease.
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    Price reflects of course ;)

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