hjc schrijft dat GamePC een review heeft geschreven over de Cheetah X15 hardeschijf. Deze Ultra160 SCSI hardeschijf bezit 5 platters die elk 3.84 Gigabyte bevatten en 15.000 rondjes draaien per minuut. 15.000 rpm is natuurlijk niet niks, het zorgt voor een berg warmte en herrie maar ook voor een errug snelle hardeschijf :
As one of the most anticipated drives to enter the data storage market, Seagate's X15 is currently a one of a kind type of drive. Though based around Ultra160 technology, the X15 makes its final mark with its insanely fast fifteen thousand revolutions per minute spindle speed. To this day, Seagate is the only manufacturer with a fifteen thousand-RPM drive under its name. So technically speaking, the X15 is the fastest mass-manufactured drive in the world. Its not likely you will find this in your everyday ordinary computer however. Its spindle speed gives a little hint of that, but there is more to what the X15 has in store for us. Supporting 3.68 gigabytes of data on each of the five platters, the X15 allows for a total of 18.4 gigabytes of storage. This may not seem like a whole but you must take into fact that the X15's main purpose is for performance rather then large data storage. Now on paper, the Cheetah is stated as having a 3.9-millisecond average seek time making it the fastest drive we should be seeing by far. To further help in performance a four-megabyte cache buffer comes with the X15, but Seagate is also offering a sixteen-megabyte version of the X15. It just comes to show you that Seagate is making the X15 a very versatile drive.
[...] So to conclude, when speed is an issue, the X15 barely passes. Even though it is the fastest SCSI drive we have seen to date, the ATA RAID 0 looks very temping. Downsides of the X15 are that the cost per megabyte is extremely high, although its performance does make up for it. One thing is for certain however, being that the X15 is SCSI based the I/O and CPU utilization is definitely much better over ATA RAID 0. In terms of market demand, the X15 should easily satisfy it. It probably won't be a common thing to see X15's in consumer based computers so Seagate will need to make the X15 a bit more enticing to beat out their competitors. As the fastest Ultra160 drive in the world, we tip our hats to you Seagate.