Tuesday, July 14th 2009

Seagate Releases Cheetah 15K.7, Fastest, Most Efficient, and Highest Capacity

Seagate announced it is now shipping its technology-leading Cheetah 15K.7 enterprise-class hard drives into the worldwide distribution channel. As the highest performing, highest capacity 3.5-inch mission critical hard drive with best-in-class reliability for Tier 1 environments, the Cheetah 15K.7 drive is ideal for a wide range of server and storage applications. With the Cheetah 15K.7 hard drive, Seagate's technology leadership moves firmly past the competition as it delivers the industry's first 15K-rpm drive to reach the 600GB capacity point while providing record reliability of 1.6 million hours MTBF.

The Cheetah 15K.7 drive is available with the latest 6 Gb/s SAS or 4 Gb/s FC interfaces, and includes Seagate PowerTrim technology, which dynamically reduces power consumption. Together, these features enable system builders to deliver lower-cost, multi-drive servers and storage systems, making the Cheetah 15K.7 ideal for use in environments ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to the largest enterprises.
"Bell Micro's customers continue to require added capacity and performance for their server and storage systems, but many also must focus on finding ways to lower a system's total cost of ownership (TCO) or easily integrate new solutions using existing platforms," said Joe Cousins, vice president of Marketing at Bell Microproducts. "We're pleased to now offer the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 family of drives that fill these critical needs. For users looking for the most advanced technology to create new premium systems, or those who are looking to extend the life of their existing systems, the Cheetah 15K.7 delivers the low TCO and promise of easy integration for businesses of all sizes."

Cheetah hard drives are the standard for existing enterprise systems. Cheetah drives are aimed directly at enabling businesses to sensibly grow and scale as their information needs continue, while at the same time providing the reliability required to avoid costly interruption or downtime.

For more information about the Cheetah 15K.7 drive, visit Seagate's Cheetah product page.Source: Seagate
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29 Comments on Seagate Releases Cheetah 15K.7, Fastest, Most Efficient, and Highest Capacity

#1
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ArmoredCavalry said:
Yah, but the money is better spent elsewhere, so who cares. :P

Storage has the highest costs for the least increase in performance when it comes to computer parts.
Untrue! The whole point of what I said is that my SSD cost me only 100$.
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Wile E said:
Yeah, except he has 10x the storage on a single drive, and would be just as fast at reading large files, and smoke your SSD in write speed, and be more reliable in the process.. Your SSD isn't so special, lots of cons for the benefit of faster access times. SSD's just aren't worth the price per GB right now for most people.
I disagree. My OS drive need only be 64GB. And it doesn't need bandwidth. In fact, access times are ALL that really make a difference and I am just.. zooming past everything, just like in my old dreams of owning a raptor.

Everything has a purpose. To me, SSD's run the OS, Cheetahs runs servers, and HDD's store files.

Btw, anyone willing to buy four/eight of these and put them up in RAID 0?
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ArmoredCavalry
Weer said:
Untrue! The whole point of what I said is that my SSD cost me only 100$.
Yeah, a 64GB flash drive costs you 25% more than a 640GB disk drive.

So 1/10th of the capacity and a 25% increase in price for marginal performance gains. Which is the point I was making. :toast:

Weer said:
I disagree. My OS drive need only be 64GB. And it doesn't need bandwidth. In fact, access times are ALL that really make a difference and I am just.. zooming past everything, just like in my old dreams of owning a raptor.
Sure, the o/s might be faster, but how many games can you fit on 64GB along with the o/s.
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Meecrob
you can get a 1tb drive for 75-80USD, so yeah, you paid alot more for something that in the end, isnt that much faster, and most likely has far slower WRITE TIMES(and yes it matters due to how modern os's work)
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