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Seagate Announces New Cheetah 15K.7 and Cheetah NS.2 Hard Drives

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Seagate today announced two new members of its award-winning Cheetah enterprise-class hard drive family: the Cheetah 15K.7 hard drive and the Cheetah NS.2 hard drive. Current economic challenges have put even more focus on reducing spending to ensure long-term business sustainability. For businesses that have an existing investment based on a standard 3.5-inch enterprise infrastructure, the new Cheetah drives bolster sustainability through easy drive/system integration, and provide improved levels of system performance, capacity, reliability, and lower power consumption.

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15k Rpm :eek:

I WANT IT, I WANT IT :cry:

I bet its gonna be really hot and loud not to mention the price, it must be $400+ for the 600GB.

EDIT : I take back my price guessing, I found the Seagate Cheetah 15K.4 36.7 GB for $120~250 o_O

So imagine how much will the new version cost, probably more than $1000 or $1500 for the 600GB.

I don't know if this really worth it.
 
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It's SAS!! It's gonna be extremely fast if u raid them, lucky it wasn't SCSI because those are crap.
 
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Each drive can probalby sustain over 190MBps read rate. Well worth the price for the storage, reliability, and versatility.
 

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Is there any point to this with SSD's out?
 

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Which is better? 15k rpm Cheetahs or SSD's?
 
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It's SAS!! It's gonna be extremely fast if u raid them, lucky it wasn't SCSI because those are crap.
It's (SAS) Serial Attached SCSI. Its a modern day serial replacement for parallel SCSI. In its day there was nothing that could touch its performance (and frustration level!).
 
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Very expensive drives, im sure i remember seeing these for over a grand for the biggest one, id still take a Raptor X :D i so want one.
 
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Pro and Con for Raid with SAS.

I have Adaptec 31205 PCIe x8 running raid0 4x 15k.5. It is extremely annoying when it boots, it takes 50 seconds to start the card and detect disk array. In addition this process must be gone through before I can enter the motherboard bios, can u imagine how difficult it is to make adjustment for overclocking and testing.

After booting into windows, the benchmark is beautiful. HDtech graph is almost straight through out at 300mb/s limit (final average 299.x). Using only 2 hdd will not achieve this.

Not sure about raid0 with onboard SAS in latest x58 board. Thats for 2 hdd only i think.
 

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No. These 15k HDD's simply try to get better seek times. SSD's basically beat the shit out of any HDD. If they made 50k HDD's they would still pale in comparison.

So.. what is the point? Please, if you know - tell me!
 
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No. These 15k HDD's simply try to get better seek times. SSD's basically beat the shit out of any HDD. If they made 50k HDD's they would still pale in comparison.

So.. what is the point? Please, if you know - tell me!
they won't wear out in a month when used in a SERVER?

*not to mention they write much faster than SSD and much cheaper too.
 
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*not to mention they write much faster than SSD
Bah. I really barely see a difference between the write bandwidth of my RAID0 arrays and my stand-alone HDD's. Not to mention I find it almost useless when a single HDD can get 70-100MB these days.
 

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Which is better? 15k rpm Cheetahs or SSD's?
Cheetah. Why? They can take a crapload of abuse (trillions of read/write cycles), they are reliable (1,000,000 hour MTBF is the norm), and they are dependable (nothing short of an EMP or very strong magnet will make them entirely lose their data). I don't know of any enterprise situation where SSD is taken seriously yet...


We can't forget density/manufacture costs too. Because hard drives are mostly about technique, their density can increase with refinements on the hardware front--nothing major. On the other hand, SSDs rely on microscopic gates. The more memory there is, the more complex it gets. The only saving grace for any kind of memory manufacturer is reductions in process type.

We'll see what happens in the next decade. I can't see hard drives going anywhere any time soon because of the above remark. If you want a lot of capacity, you have to pony up with SSD. With HDDs, capacity concerns are practically a thing of the past for most users.
 
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