Seagate will begin shipping its new Cheetah 15K.6 3.5" hard drives this month, the firm claims these drives have 28% faster sustained data transfer rates than the previous generations while using significantly less power in both idle and operational modes.
Using second-generation perpendicular recording technology and available in capacities of 450GB, 300GB, and 147GB, the new Cheetah 15K.6 drive provides an unprecedented blend of storage capacity and performance. Add to this the highest 3.5-inch hard drive reliability in the industry at 1.6 million hours MTBF (0.55% AFR), a choice of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces, and a 5-year warranty, and the Cheetah 15K.6 drive becomes the clear drive of choice for 3.5-inch SAN, NAS, and other transactional processing and internet applications.
The Cheetah 15K.6 drive includes Seagate PowerTrim technology which dynamically optimizes drive power consumption at all levels of activity. With PowerTrim technology, the Cheetah 15K.6 drive delivers the highest performance in its class without increasing power consumption. The Cheetah 15K.6 drive lowers idle and operational power requirements from its prior generation - as much as 61% in watts/GB - while increasing overall sustained data transfer rates by 28% at 164MB/sec.
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Re: Seagate ships Cheetah 15K.6 HDDs by Anonymous on Thursday, March 06 2008 @ 05:07:04 CET