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Seagate's Savvio 15K hard disk drive

Seagate's Savvio and Cheetah at 15K compared

The Savvios compared at 10K- and 15K-RPM
Seagate claims that its newest 2.5-inch 15K-RPM hard drive is the fastest in the world

Seagate Technology has announced what it claims to be “the world’s fastest hard drive” – the Savvio 15K with a seek time of a mere 2.9 ms. The new 15K-RPM addition to the Savvio family offers a number of advantages over 15K-rpm 3.5-inch drives including size and weight (due to 2.5-inch form factor), 30% decrease in power consumption (5.8 watts at idle), and reliability (1.6 million hour MTBF).

 “Seagate is committed to delivering solutions that will meet the needs of today’s demanding IT environment, and no product demonstrates this better than the Savvio 15K drive,” said Sherman Black, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Enterprise Compute Business. “The development of the 2.5-inch Enterprise form factor represented a new way of thinking. Now, with the added number of performance and capacity choices offered, many of the leading enterprise system makers are transitioning from 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch form factor enterprise solutions.”

The move to small form factor enterprise disk drives was driven by data center requirements for greater storage performance density while focusing on lowering power consumption and cooling costs.

“The trend in IT is to scale down the physical size of components while scaling up capacity and performance,” said John Rydning, IDC’s research manager for hard disk drives. “Seagate’s first generation 2.5-inch 15K-rpm HDD is fitting with this trend, delivering fast I/O performance in a small package to meet the needs of demanding server applications.”

The Seagate Savvio 15K drives are shipping today in 36GB and 73GB capacities through OEM customers. HP is now shipping Proliant systems with 15K Savvio drives. The Savvio 10K.2 drive will launch in the channel this quarter as a replacement product for Savvio 10K.1 and as a transition path from Cheetah 10K.7 drives.



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sas controller
By Lazarus Dark on 1/16/2007 9:51:20 AM , Rating: 2
Just wish sas controllers were cheaper, maybe even standard on enthusiast mobo's if the cost was the same. I wouldn't use many sas drives but it would be nice to have one or two of these drives for os and games.

Then again, why won't wd make a 15k raptor. Is there some limitation with sata that prevents 15k drives on sata?




RE: sas controller
By phil126 on 1/16/2007 10:01:09 AM , Rating: 2
a SAS drive can work on a SATA and vice versa. There are certain features that SAS has that SATA does not have.


RE: sas controller
By GaryJohnson on 1/16/2007 1:54:37 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
SAS drives will not operate on a SATA controller and are keyed to prevent any chance of plugging them in incorrectly


http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/_whitepapers/tech/sas...


RE: sas controller
By IntelUser2000 on 1/16/2007 10:18:48 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Just wish sas controllers were cheaper, maybe even standard on enthusiast mobo's if the cost was the same. I wouldn't use many sas drives but it would be nice to have one or two of these drives for os and games.

Then again, why won't wd make a 15k raptor. Is there some limitation with sata that prevents 15k drives on sata?


But SAS is not better than SATA for PC environments. Performance differences prove it: http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=17...

The U320 drives suck until the database benchmark which then even the Raptor looks like a drive from the 1980s.

This is just like people complaining lack of FB-DIMM+5000X performance, which is bullshit as 5000X is made to perform in server environments.


RE: sas controller
By IntelUser2000 on 1/16/2007 10:23:18 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=2383&p=3


Again, Put the Wildcat graphics card that's kicking PC graphics card's ass to a video game and it'll suck throughly.

(Anandtech/Dailytech must use the most stupidest programmers for their web designs. Why can't they have no window popping up everytime you want to quote something?? Plus, can't they put a fcking edit button??)



RE: sas controller
By Ard on 1/16/2007 11:32:01 AM , Rating: 2
Except that 3DLabs has all but stood still with respect to the Wildcat line (they've pretty much thrown in the towel in the workstation market), whereas NVIDIA has continued to develop the Quadro (and I'd imagine that a G70 based, and definitely a G80 based, Quadro could best the Realizm 800).


RE: sas controller
By IntelUser2000 on 1/16/2007 8:23:02 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Except that 3DLabs has all but stood still with respect to the Wildcat line (they've pretty much thrown in the towel in the workstation market), whereas NVIDIA has continued to develop the Quadro (and I'd imagine that a G70 based, and definitely a G80 based, Quadro could best the Realizm 800).


I am assuming you are smart enough to know the point I was trying to get across. A server product is gonna perform better in the intended market than the other ones, like PC.


RE: sas controller
By Lazarus Dark on 1/21/2007 2:00:17 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
But SAS is not better than SATA for PC environments.


What I meant was I would like a sas for the 15k speed, not for sas features.


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