Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3600057SS 600GB 15000 RPM 16MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive

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The latest edition of Seagate's running series of Cheetah hard drives serve purposes: one, to answer to Western Digital's VelociRaptor line of fast hard drive, and two, to compete against the SSDs that slowly but surely continue to steal the market share from hard drive manufacturers. While a 7200RPM hard drive cannot hold a candle to the speed and performance of a typical SSD, the new Enterprise-oriented 15,000RPM drives are more than twice as fast and look to close the distance between the two types of storage. This Cheetah 15.7 drive in particular offers just 600GB of storage, which may not seem much to a monster like a 4TB drive, but it offers a crazy speed at half the price of an equally-priced SSD. Though not quite as fast as an SSD, The Seagate Cheetah is a great compromise in speed, capacity, and price that most people will enjoy.Rating: 4.5/5