Seagate’s 15,000-rpm perpendicular drive

April 19th, 2006

Seagate becomes the first company to ship hard drives that make use of perpendicular technology (a method of packing the magnetic fields representing the data in a way that maximizes the amount of data that can be packed onto a disk).

Currently the Cheetah 15K.5 is only being shipped to OEMs but consumers should be able to get their hands on them later on this quarter.

Here are some basic details:

  • Available in 73, 147 and 300GB
  • Choice of 3Gb/sec Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Ultra320 SCSI and 4Gb/sec Fibre Channel interface
  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 1.4 million hours

Seagate press release here.

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