Using second-generation perpendicular recording technology and available in capacities of 450GB, 300GB, and 147GB, the new Cheetah 15K.6 provides an unprecedented blend of storage capacity and performance. The Cheetah 15K.6 lowers idle and operational power requirements from its prior generation — as much as 61% in watts/GB — while increasing overall sustained data transfer rates by 28% at 164MB/sec. The Cheetah 15K.6 is scheduled to begin shipping worldwide in Q1 2008.

Seagate Technology today announced its Cheetah® 15K.6 hard drive, the newest
generation of Seagate’s award-winning enterprise Cheetah family. Built for the
most demanding transaction-intensive enterprise servers and storage systems, the
Cheetah 15K.6 is the highest-performance hard drive ever in a 3.5-inch form
factor, with a 28% increase in sustained data transfer rates compared to its
previous generation drives.

Using second-generation perpendicular recording technology and available in
capacities of 450GB, 300GB, and 147GB, the new Cheetah 15K.6 provides an
unprecedented blend of storage capacity and performance. Add to this the highest
3.5-inch hard drive reliability in the industry at 1.6 million hours MTBF (0.55%
AFR), a choice of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces,
and a five-year limited warranty, and the Cheetah 15K.6 hard drive becomes the
clear choice for mission critical 3.5-inch SAN, NAS, and other transactional
processing and internet applications.

"With the Cheetah 15K.6’s combination of high performance, capacity, and
optimized power utilization, it is ideal for demanding transactional and
energy-constrained data center environments," said Sherman Black, Seagate senior
vice president and general manager, Enterprise Compute Business. "As enterprises
continue to grow in volume and scale, Seagate remains committed to delivering
the industry’s most trusted enterprise hard drives to fulfill these demanding
needs."

The Cheetah 15K.6 includes Seagate PowerTrim(TM) technology which dynamically
optimizes drive power consumption at all levels of activity. With PowerTrim
technology, the Cheetah 15K.6 delivers the highest performance in its class
without increasing power consumption. The Cheetah 15K.6 lowers idle and
operational power requirements from its prior generation — as much as 61% in
watts/GB — while increasing overall sustained data transfer rates by 28% at
164MB/sec.

The Cheetah 15K.6 is scheduled to begin shipping worldwide in Q1 2008.