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6.8 out of 10

Seagate ST3600057SS

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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Performance 9
Construction 10
Functionality 9
Appearance 8

Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS Hard Drive ST3600057SS

Benchmark Reviews
1 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas that we rate. The first section is performance, which considers how effective the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS hard drive performs in operations against direct competitor products. For reference, not many other SAS drives exist, and some of the closest competition (the WD VelociRaptor for example) is nowhere near the same level.
  • Pros: Impressive 204 MBps read and 203 write bandwidth with ATTO, 5-Year product warranty with advance exchange available, 15,000 RPM Spindle speed offers quick transfer response time, 600GB Perpendicular Recording Enterprise storage capacity, PowerTrim feature conserves energy without compromising performance, 5-Year product warranty with advance exchange available, 0.55% Annualized Failure Rate / 1.6-million-hours MTBF, SAS Interface enable bottleneck-free bandwidth, High...
  • Cons: Fast mechanical rotation generates tremendous heat, May be replaced with SSD technology in the near future, Considerably low IOPS transaction performance, Not available with SATA-III 6GBps interface for SOHO servers
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