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Seagate Cheetah 17K.7 promises high performance and record reliability

Posted on Tuesday, July 14 2009 @ 16:20:08 CEST by

Seagate has rolled out the Cheetah 15K.7 enterprise-class hard drives, these 15K-RPM units are available in capacities of up to 600GB. They feature a MTBF of 1.6 million hours, that's over 182 years, and sustained data rates of up to 204MB/s You can get them in 4Gbps FC or 6Gbps SAS interfaces.
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 6Gb/s SAS or 4Gb/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.


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Re: Seagate Cheetah 17K.7 promises high performance and record reliability
by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 15 2009 @ 03:31:19 CEST
Makes ya wonder if a Raptor will ever hit 15 or 20k and 600gb. I'd bet it's possible.

Re: Seagate Cheetah 17K.7 promises high performance and record reliability
by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 15 2009 @ 03:39:26 CEST
I thought a 17,000 rpm hardisk is released by reading the title, but actually a typo error.

The hardisk is nice to use, but SAS controller is the one annoying - 1 minute initializing/detecting time everytime restarts computer. if we compare boot time from pc is started until windows environment, a cheapo 5400rpm IDE hardisk with onboard controller will do faster.

I have been using 4x 15k.5 raid0 on Adaptec 31205 for 2 years. Even the new 51245 does not improve anything on the detecting time.


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