Seagate Introduces 900GB-HDD running at 15,000rpm




Seagate has introduced a new line of hard drives for the enterprise market. The drives come in capacities of 300, 600 and 900GB, and rotating at 15,000 rpm. It is the first time that a hard drive larger than 600GB running at this speed.

The 2.5 “-HDD are available in versions with the usual 512 bytes per sector, and variants with per 4kB sector. The larger sectors make it possible to apply a higher error correction. The normal versions have a reading speed of between 210 and 300MB / s, and the 4kB versions between the 215 and 315MB / s.

Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K The drives have platters of 300GB. They can be connected by means of a 12Gbit / s-sas-connection. These compounds are almost exclusively used in data centers and are not included in standard consumer computers.

The market for such drives is shrinking by the emergence of SSD’s fast. SSDs offer much better performance than hard drives are already available with comparable storage capacities. Hard disks enjoy in some situations, however, still preferred, since they do not wear out through read and write operations and their data can hold many years


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