Wednesday, March 5th 2008

Seagate Ships its New Cheetah 15K.6 Hard Drives

Seagate Technology announced it will begin shipping its new Cheetah 15K.6 hard drive this month. Designed for the world’s most demanding enterprise storage environments, the Cheetah 15K.6 drive is Seagate’s highest-performance hard drive ever in a 3.5-inch form factor, with a 28% increase in sustained data transfer rates compared to previous generations. With this new performance on tap, the Cheetah 15K.6 drive remarkably consumes significantly less power, using up to 61% less energy in both idle and operational modes.

Major OEM system builders, including HP, are working to design in the new Cheetah series hard drive, equipped with its leading Fibre Channel interface for HP’s SAN storage systems. “HP’s Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), incorporating Seagate’s latest Cheetah 15K.6 drive will fulfill the needs of our most demanding customers running mission-critical business applications,” said Kyle Fitze, director of Storage Works SAN Marketing, at HP. “The improvements in performance, reliability, power savings, and capacity will collectively help enable our own EVA systems to deliver greater overall value to our customers.”

The Cheetah 15K.6 drive also ships in Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), which has become the mainstream enterprise interface of choice for companies including Super Micro Computer. “Many of our customers require top-of-the-line performance and system efficiency,” said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. “Integrating Seagate’s Cheetah 15K.6 drive into our 85%+ high-efficiency, earth-friendly SuperServers and Server Building Block Solutions delivers not only superior performance, but also power savings, scalability and significantly reduced TCO.”Source: Seagate
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11 Comments on Seagate Ships its New Cheetah 15K.6 Hard Drives

If you have to ask how much they cost, you obviously can't afford them, can you?
j/k :p

to much im thinking like all high speed HD's
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Semi-Retired Folder
Too bad they don't come in forms that normal desktop users can use.
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Creator Solaris Utility DVD
anyone want to send me one to test kthnx
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i'll take 4 and some scsi cards :cool:

imagine gaming on that? load times would be non-existent.
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King Wookie
If pricing on the previous gen is anything to go by, pricing is roughly 200% Raptor territory.

Just wish I could find cards this side to drive some of these.:ohwell:
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mab1376 said:
imagine gaming on that? load times would be non-existent.
already non-existent on ssd hds
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why dont they do them in desktop form, there has to be a market i mean look at the raptors they sell loads of them and there overpriced!!
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Editor & Senior Moderator
"15.K6" is that a model number? Should that be 15.6 K rpm? Or is it 15000.6 rpm? With high-speed of course, there's a compromise for capacity. Highest being 450 GB.
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think of the barracudas they are listed as 7200.10 or 7200.11, ect... so i would go with its just part of there naming thing
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The first number denotes the RPM and I believe the second number denotes the revision number.
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