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Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3600057SS 600GB 15000 RPM 16MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 15000 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SAS 6Gb/s
  • For Enterprise Storage

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  • Mark M.
  • 2/7/2013 1:01:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast

Pros: Added areca ARC-1882I PCI-Express 2.0 card to super micro dual xeon 5670 server. Setup with 8 Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3600057SS 600GB 15000 RPM in a raid 5 configuration. Using Samsung SSD as boot disk. Nice and fast.

Cons: Expensive for raid card plus 8 disks.

Other Thoughts: Crystal Sequential Read 1259 MB/s, Sequential Write 1314 MB/s.
Brought new life to server that is going on 3 years old.

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  • Cheryl L.
  • 10/25/2012 3:17:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives even for "Non-Traditional" Use

Pros: I do a lot of work with extremely high bit rate audio files, high definition video up to 4k/8k UHD resolutions, and needless to say this takes up a LOT of space. However, I also have to have backups of every single project I've worked on, which is a hefty amount. I have relied on WD's RE series for years and have had a grand total of 1 fail out of 51 total (specifically, an RE2 500GB that ran 24/7 well through its warranty, and even then it isn't dead it just started to err and a sudden large amount of bad sectors appeared).
Still, I recently got a very nice and very high end hardware RAID card from my work for the needed data expansion (PCIe 2.1 x8 with 4GB DDR3 upgradeable Cache and Battery Backup Unit supporting SATA/SAS 6g), and I was already overhauling my "storage PC/server" so I decided to go with the SAS drives due to the speed and Daisy Chaining possible, and I already had a number of 150-450GB SAS 15Krpm drives given to me by the head of the IT Department (a friend).

I am running 14 of these bad boys, and after a few months, here's some thoughts on PROs:
- Wow these are fast, and I can't believe how many IOPS they put out, it simply should not be possible!
- Small size makes housing them easy, and with my new case (modified Lian Li D8000) they get incredible airflow which keeps them at 30C (ambient 18-20C) under heavy I/O loads
- Of 14 drives, not one single error! I checked each individually and just wow.
- Good capacity for a 15Krpm 2.5" SAS drive, although 1TB would be nice
- Seriously fast on their own (one drive), but these were built for RAID and scale better with RAID than anything not solid-state; scaling is 98-100%!
- Using the array as my "active project storage", I am getting responsiveness that is almost always instantaneous, thanks to the insane seek speeds
- If you are looking for even more speed, I tried short-stroking some to various capacities while playing around before the "serious business" install, and with a 100-150GB/drive short stroke, they will show seeks as low as 0.9ms in CrystalDisk or ASSD; throughput increased by over 50% in random R/W and doubled in sequential

- Loud when you have 14 running full speed, but I keep my storage machine two walls away and the entire house (iincluding interior walls) have Blown-In Wet Pack Cellulose insulation (interior walls to R-value 35) which is a very strong sound deadener
- I honestly don't think I am capable of getting the full performance of the drives, even using 10GbE dual-teamed between machines or 4x eSATA 6Gbs teamed connections!
- Not available in larger sizes
- Not solid state? Although honestly, the array is faster than any SSD (outside of enterprise PCIe ones) while providing many times the capacity
- Unsure about the reliability as I don't normally run SAS
- Do NOT use 2x2.5-to-1x3.5 adapters! I am using Scythe adapters, but only one drive per bay with a Slipstream 120x12mm fan in the lower section of each adapter and it's perfect

Other Thoughts: I just overhauled my primary storage machine, which is separate from my workstation, and needed as I have all x16 slots filled in my Rampage IV Extreme with EVGA GTX680 4GB cards in 4-way SLI (to power the pre ordered U2713AH 2560x1440p AH-IPS displays which will be attached to a pair of 3-arm Ergotron fully adjustable monitor mounts in 5-monitor surround using a 30" AH-IPS 1600p for center).
I am using my old workstation parts: Rampage III Extreme, 980X, 2x GTX580 3GB in SLI, 2x 180GB X25 SSD's for System Drive in RAID0, a new 1500W modular PSU, 48GB DDR3-2000 7-8-7-14, the new RAID card, 3x LG BD-R/W 14x drives, Lian Li D8000 case, backup 850W PSU, 28x 140mm Fans, Custom H2O for CPU/MB/GPUs (putting a universal block on RAID card) with 2x 420 + 1x 280 rads with p/p fans, 1x 4TB Hitachi HDD, and 2x 3TB WD Green RAID1.
Now,it also folds so it's not going to waste, and I enjoy the 890,000ppd total I get (:D), but it is also serving as a home server, storage server, media server, and backup pc.

14x in RAID0 (current configuration, which backs up daily to a separate 8x4TB RAID5 array on a separate PC via an LSI card):
Sequential: Read 2,150MB/s Write 2,011MB/s
Random 4K: Read 311MB/s Write 212MB/s
IOPS: around 62,000 with bursts much higher


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  • Anonymous
  • 9/15/2011 7:44:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWant fast? This is it.

Pros: Very fast. Throughput, using raid 0 with two of these drives, is three times that of my Velociraptor.

Cons: Expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: Buy this drive for video editing and get a true hardware controller. I just threw away my old software raid controller, what a waste it was. It actually slowed down my entire pc, as software raid drains cpu resources. Once I went with a real hardware controller, my entire system became more responsive, like night and day.

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  • mark J.
  • 5/20/2011 12:47:45 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWatch Cable Needs !

Pros: Aparently a fast drive

Cons: cable is not your regular sata/sas. This drive requires a SFF-8482 29 pin cable. Newegg item N82E16812200431 appears to be the right type but I have not tested it yet.

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  • Emile H.
  • 4/19/2011 4:56:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest high capacity SAS on the market...

Pros: Significantly faster than anything over SATA when comparing IOPS, random read/writes, and continuous data reads.
Price/GB is justified for enterprise-class.
Extremely high compatibility with any SAS card/board.
When in the brown-box, extremely well packaged for shipment.

Cons: They do run a little warm - in a hot-swap SAS6 cage with near-forced induction they run in the low 40's under any load.

They aren't SSD-speed (or RevoDrive) speed...

Other Thoughts: Server key specs:
CPU- Xeon X3470
MB- SuperMicro X8SI6-F
RAM- Kingston KVR1333 Registered ECC 4GB RDIMM x4
HD- 15k.7 Cheetah 600GB Drives x4 (RAID10)

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2010 2:33:26 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThe need for speed and size

Pros: This drive is one of the fastest spinning disk drives that you can buy, period. When you want ultra-fast, they you buy SSD, but the $/GB is very high. When you want super-fast, but large capacity, then you buy this SAS drive, which has a better $/GB ratio, but is more expensive than SATA. On my openSUSE 64-bit box, random access time (using seeker v2.0) are 5.7 ms while throughput (using hdparm -t) is 201 MB/s. Those results are for a single drive, not a RAID0 combination. The drive is very quiet for a 15K rpm drive. I have not heard any high-pitch whining and absolutely no clicking. This is the best disk drive that I have ever owned.

Cons: There are no cons with this drive, none. There are two considerations: (1) cost, but that is consistent with an enterprise, high-performance drive. (2) heat, my unit sits in a disk cage that has a 120 mm fan and the disk temperature (smartctl command) is 37 C. I am unsure how much this temperature would increase if you did not force air around the HDD.

Other Thoughts: I have had this unit for 13 months with absolutely superb performance. My system drive is a Mushkin SSD and I have two of these Seagates in a BTRFS RAID0 as the user space. I have used the earlier version of Seagate, HItachi, and Fujitsu SAS drives, and this latest version is by far the fastest.

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