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Two Cheetah 15K.7 drives do the work of ten

Seagate Cheetah 15K.7The history of the disk drive industry is a long series of relentless “firsts”.  The latest Seagate Cheetah 15k drive stands out as a particularly impressive milestone.

Barefeats was able to use two Cheetah 15K.7 drives on uncompressed video in a way that required ten drives in the past: four 15K SAS drives and six 7200 rpm SATA drives.  Speed and performance in and enterprise drive!

“The Cheetah 15K.7 is the fastest SAS drive we’ve ever tested plus it now offers storage capacity up to 600GB.”

Barefeats also noted that the new Cheetah “now rivals the fastest SSDs” in large sequential transfer speed.

TweakTown found the Cheetah 15K.7 to be just as big and fast, but noted another milestone: the first 15K rpm drive to drop below the $1 per GB barrier.

Big, fast and less expensive.  Somehow disk drives continue their march to the beat of Moore’s Law - or is it Kryder’s Law have an even faster beat?

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