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Hitachi Ultrastar 15K450 Announced

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Assuming the reins as the enterprise hard drive performance and capacity leader, Hitachi today announced the Ultrastar 15K450. The new drive uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology to deliver 450GB of storage, currently the highest available capacity in 15,000 RPM enterprise-class hard drives. The Ultrastar 15K450 is an ideal solution for mission-critical server and storage applications, such as online transaction processing, intensive database queries and other multi-user applications.

The Ultrastar 15K450 is a performance leader, with Hitachi tests indicating a 30 percent improvement in sequential throughput over its predecessor. The drive features average seek times as low as 3.3 milliseconds and the fast rotational speeds reduce average latency time to 2 milliseconds, enabling customers to access data more quickly and efficiently. The new drive will ship with either 3Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or 4Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces.

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Ooohhhhhh. If the price is right my 4 Raptors are gonna be FS pretty fast.

My Perc 5 SAS controller was getting tired of SATA drives anyways. :roll:
 

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holy S**t
a pair of these in raid0 would pwn!
when are we going to see motherboards with fiber interface? i hope soon this thing sounds so nice!
thanks D o S!