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450 GB 15K RPM Disk Drive for the ST 9985V and ST 9990V
Fibre-Channel Disks Provide Increased Performance
January 12, 2009,
Volume 131, Issue 2

The 450GB 15K HDDs have better average latency and average seek time than the 400GB 10K HDDs. The data Transfer Rate for the 15K HDD is faster than the 10K.
 

The new 450GB 15K HDD provides high capacity and excellent performance while providing the availability and reliability of Fibre-Channel Disk.

Product details are provided as follows:

The 450 GB 15K HDD provides increased performance levels in comparison to the currently offered 400GB 10K rpm HDD and higher capacity than the current 300GB/15K rpm disks at excellent performance levels.

With both higher performance and capacity, the 450GB 15K Fibre Channel Disk Drive offers excellent capacity, performance, and availability.

The 450GB 15K HDDs have better average latency and average seek time than the 400GB 10K HDDs. The data Transfer Rate for the 15K HDD is faster than the 10K.

With faster access to data, as well as faster transfer of data, users can benefit from both capacity, and performance with this disk drive.

Supported Platforms

  • Sun StorageTek 9990V system
  • Sun StorageTek 9985V system

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Questions and Answers

Q. Which disk drives should I use for my most demanding high volume Online Transaction Processing customers?

A. It depends on your customers' workload and transaction characteristics. The most demanding customers will want to maximize their spindle count to maximize the amount of devices reading and writing data. So these customers may want 73 GB 15K disk possibly mirrored for highest performance and protection. However, this is the most expensive option. You can use RAID 5 to reduce your price to the customer. Customers who are less demanding about their transaction processing performance can use the 450 GB 15K to get the best of all worlds: performance, capacity, and lower cost per GB.

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Other articles in the Sun Disk section of Volume 131, Issue 2:
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