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It still isn't going to knock off SSDs, but the increased speed of Seagate's new 7,200 RPM HDDs is incredible - they are rfaster than 10 and 15K spinners. I dont think this will stop the SSD revolution, of course, but it is interesting that they are putting up somewhat of a fight with new caching techniques.
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Seagate's AWC algorithms, at least on paper, provide an amazing performance boost. SSD vendors love to regale us with mind-bending random read/write IOPS, but we rarely see the IOPS entry on an HDD spec sheet. Seagate bucks that trend and brazenly lists the Enterprise Capacity v5 series' 164/342 read/write IOPS (QD16) in its specifications.
http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/seagate-8tb-enterprise-capacity-3.5-hdd-v5-review,2-17.html#fragment-3



http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/seagate-8tb-enterprise-capacity-3.5-hdd-v5-review,2-17.html#fragment-3
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In article it shows sustained speed is +- 250/s

But read = 164 and WRITING is even faster at 342

Not a HDD guru but is this correct?

And what does 250/s mean?


If it's 250/s it's half speed of SSD's which is nice tho...
   
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Those read IOPS are still 500x slower than sata-3 ssd's
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In article it shows sustained speed is +- 250/s

But read = 164 and WRITING is even faster at 342

Not a HDD guru but is this correct?

And what does 250/s mean?


If it's 250/s it's half speed of SSD's which is nice tho...

What it means is this HD will break twice as fast as most other seagate drives and there will soon be another class action lawsuit filed against them.
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I didn't notice 250/s anywhere, but i did see similar numbers in MB/s
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Hmm... wonder how much this will cost in comparison to the SMR 8TB Archive Drive...
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Eh, write caching, what's new. And that pricetag... I'm definitely not the target audience here, but hey, at least SG make nice inexpensive 4TB drives, too! thumb.gif
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Hmm... wonder how much this will cost in comparison to the SMR 8TB Archive Drive...

They have the price in the article - These are debuting at $550 msrp.
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They have the price in the article - These are debuting at $550 msrp.

Lol, never mind at that price! ph34r-smiley.gif
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Lol, never mind at that price! ph34r-smiley.gif

Its an Enterprise drive.. They will eventually trickle down into cheaper consumer drives.
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