15K RPM disk drives

Need speed? While not spilling over with capacity, 15,000 rpm disk drives deliver average seek times for reads at about 3.5 ms vs. around 4.5 ms for 10,000 rpm drives.

Need speed? While not spilling over with capacity, 15,000 rpm disk drives deliver average seek times for reads at about 3.5 ms vs. around 4.5 ms for 10,000 rpm drives. Here's a short list of 15K drives currently being shipped.

 


15K RPM disk drives
company product capacity interface
IBM UltraStar 36Z15 18.4/36.7GB Ultra320/Ultra160
Fujitsu MAM series 18.4/36.7GB Ultra160
Seagate Cheetah x15 36LP 18.4/36.7GB Ultra320/Ultra160/Fibre Channel
This was first published in July 2002

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