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

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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.


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HOLY CRAP!!!! 164MB/s sustained? Man, I wish I could afford a few of these and a controller.
 
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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?
 
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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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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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That 147gb drive looks damn good for a gaming drive to me! As long as it isn't too expensive.
Well, the drive it's replacing - the 147GB 15K.5 - goes for about $350 these days.

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These would leave a plethoura of raptors crying in their bearing grease.
 
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