Compaq Adopts Cheetah

Seagate Technology Inc. this week announced that it will deliver the Cheetah X15 36LP for implementation into Compaq Computer Corporation’s ProLiant(TM) servers,
AlphaServer systems, and StorageWorks enterprise storage solutions. According to Seagate, Compaq is first to adopt Seagate’s Cheetah X15 36LP disc drive.

“Compaq’s enterprise and e-business customers expect the ability to move data at increasingly faster levels while retaining high reliability,” said Jeff Jenkins, director of Server Storage and Infrastructure-Industry Standards Server Group, at Compaq. “Utilizing Compaq’s 15K Universal drive is a key enabling technology for achieving these goals.”

“Compaq has been a strategic partner in developing the 15K RPM technology and was a pioneer in creating the market for 15K RPM disc drives,” said Brian Dexheimer, executive vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, at Seagate Technology. “Their role in this market has established them as the clear leader in volume shipments of 15K RPM drives that has ultimately enabled IT operations in companies worldwide to provide systems with faster response times and greater efficiently.”

The Cheetah X15 operates at 15K RPM and for high transaction processing performance for servers and professional workstations. It has 3.6 msec seek times, latencies of 2.0 msec, and the ability to deliver up to 69 Mbytes/sec formatted transfer rates. The Cheetah X15 36LP is offered in Ultra160 SCSI, Ultra320 SCSI and 2-Gbit Fibre Channel interfaces and is also backed by a 5-year warranty.

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