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Number one hard drive maker Seagate has now proudly announced that the newest breed of Cheetah hard drives will begin shipping this month. The Cheetah 15K.6 drives use Seagate's second-generation perpendicular magnetic recording technology and are said to offer a 28% increase in sustained transfer rates (now up to 164 MB/s) while using up to 61% less power when running.

The new 3.5-inch enterprise drives have their platters spinning at 15,000 rpm, they have 16MB of cache and have a MTBF (mean time before failure) of 1.6 million hours. Available with either FC or SAS interfaces the Cheetah 15K.6 series drives will come in three flavors - 146, 300 and 450 GB.

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Excuse me while i wipe my drool off the floor there..
Hurrah i am your 1111nth Rep!
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*drool*

Those drives are awesome. SAS FTW!
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450GB eh? i hereby challenge seagate to offer them at a decent price..

id go SAS with a raid card if the drives was decent price

the HP 147GB 15k's are almost 600$ on the egg... desktop users want those RPM's too
    
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Price?
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Price?
Expensive.
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Expensive.
What exactly are those formats? SAS is Serial a-something SCSI, right? What's the other and are they compatible with regular SATA?
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What exactly are those formats? SAS is Serial a-something SCSI, right? What's the other and are they compatible with regular SATA?
no they need to have a special sas serial ata controller. its around 400$
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What exactly are those formats? SAS is Serial a-something SCSI, right? What's the other and are they compatible with regular SATA?
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

Last I looked you need a controller supporting SAS
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Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

Last I looked you need a controller supporting SAS
Then considering my semi-POS computer, I don't need to be upgrading, especially considering the price on all of that.

What's that other format?
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