Seagates Cheetah Sprints for the Channel

 
 
By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2006-04-18 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The new Cheetah 15K.5 hard drive offers faster response time and double the capacity of standard 15K drives, Seagate says.

Seagate Technology on April 18 unleashed its new Cheetah 15K.5 hard disk drive, giving enterprise customers a storage device capable of transporting up to 300GB of capacity at speeds of 15000 rpm. Currently shipping to OEMs, Cheetah 15K.5, which is the fifth generation of the product, will be launched to the distribution channel later this quarter. Click here to read about how Seagate hard drives are being used to store video surveillance data.
The disk drive is designed to help balance the burden of rising storage consumption with the greater application usage of customers who are typically dependent on e-mail and other business process operations.
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The Cheetah 15K.5 is available in a choice of 3G-bps SAS (serial attached SCSI), Ultra320 SCSI, and 4G-bps Fibre Channel interfaces with capacities of up to 73GB, 147GB and 300GB. In terms of performance and uninterrupted reliability under constant data taxing and usage, the hard disk drive offers an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) rating of 1.4 million hours at full duty cycle. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.
 
 
 
 
Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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