Category: server

ST3000DM001

The new Seagate ST3000DM001 is high capacity 3TB disk with 500GB on each side of 3 plates. Operating at 7200rpm, the ST3000DM001 manages to reach 120MB/s of bandwidth. Seagate decided that the performance loss of moving to 5900RPM wasn’t justified by the power savings. It believed that by introducing a more power efficient 7200RPM drive it could deliver …

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ST3750525AS

By now the world knows that Seagate Barracuda 7200 drives, from the world’s premier storage provider, deliver years of reliable service and high performance. This is a product family that has been strengthened and refined over 12 generations. It embodies the highest levels of reliability, performance and capacity. And this latest generation is a leader …

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ST2000DL003

The new Seagate ST2000DL003 is high capacity 2TB disk. Operating at 7200rpm, the ST2000DL003 manages to reach 105MB/s of bandwidth. Seagate was able to achieve 2TB by reducing the speed of the disk and leveraging the extreme number of sectors on each track to compensate. The ST2000DL003 is perfect for media libraries. Ideal for everyday …

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LSI MEGARAID SAS 9260-16i

High drive count support for internal server and storage systems. PCI Express® 2.0 provides faster signaling for high-bandwidth applications PCI Express 2.0 x8 Compliant Connect up to 128 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS hard drives Four Mini-SAS SFF8087 4i internal connectors 512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 …

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4K SECTORS

Historically hard disks used 512 byte sectors. Early hard disks had very few sectors on a track so it was considered a good compromise at the time. Over time, however, disk capacity grew exponentially to the point where the number of sectors on a track became unwieldy. Seagate and WDC both adopted the move to …

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SSD SURVIVAL

Solid State Drives have been around for a long time. NASA uses flash storage for spacecraft as it can tolerate the radiation and vibration that would trash a hard disk. The first generation of SSD for computers used a single cell per bit. Lower cost multiple cell devices expanded the market. Most recently large scale …

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ST3500320AS

The ST3500320AS is a 500GB SATA hard disk. Seagate released some new firmware for this disk, check with Seagate to determine if your disk is affected. 500GB Capacity and 32-MB Cache Best-in-class environmental specifications and reliability features Adaptive Fly Height offers consistent read/write performance from the beginning to the end of your computing workload. Ships …

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VT6421A PCI SATA EIDE RAID

The VIA VT6421A controller delivers the benefits of Serial ATA and RAID in a cost effective and easily integrated single chip package, providing Serial ATA technology to enable platform providers and systems builders to satisfy the requirements of multiple market segments. This is a data card only, it does not have boot ROM capability. 2 …

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ST3320620AS

The Seagate ST3320620AS is a 320GB hard disk from the 7200.10 series. 7200.10 7200rpm 320GB Perpendicular Recording 16MB cache SATA II Whisper-quiet operation Enhanced G-Force Protection against handling damage Clean Sweep calibration and Directed Offline scan diagnostics RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) compliant The 7200.10 series disks have a good reputation for being a rock solid …

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OUR SATA DISKS

SATA disks were introduced in 2005 with the Intel D915PGN desktop motherboard. SATA use 7 data pins while SAS use 14 data pins. Both use 15 power pins. The SFF-8482 connector makes it possible to connect disks to a backplane to simplify replacement. SATA DISK RELIABILITY OPERATING HOURS Remember there are 8,760 hours in a …

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