Seagate ST373455FC 73GB Hard Disk
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Seagate ST373455FC Cheetah 73GB 15K RPM HDD Fibre Channel Refurbished

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ST373455FC Cheetah 73GB (Gigabyte) 15000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) 16MB (Megabyte) Buffer 3.5Inches Form Factor Fibre Channel Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the Seagate ST373455FC HDD

In the ever-evolving landscape of storage solutions, the Seagate ST373455FC Cheetah emerges as a formidable player, boasting a capacity of 73GB, a swift rotational speed of 15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM), and the efficiency of Fibre Channel technology. This in-depth exploration aims to shed light on the key features, technical specifications, and potential applications of this high-performance hard disk drive (HDD).

HDD Architecture

The Seagate ST373455FC Cheetah utilizes a traditional 73GB 15K RPM Hard Disk Drive architecture, which includes one or more rapidly spinning disks or platters coated with a magnetic material. Data is stored on these platters in the form of binary code through the use of read/write heads.

Fibre Channel Technology

One of the standout features of this HDD is its integration of Fibre Channel technology. Fibre Channel is a high-speed data transfer interface that provides reliable and efficient communication between devices. In the context of the Seagate Cheetah, Fibre Channel enhances data transfer rates and overall performance.

Technical SpecificationsStorage Capacity

With a storage capacity of 73GB, the Seagate Cheetah offers a balance between ample storage space and the high-speed performance required for demanding applications.

Rotational Speed

The rotational speed of 15,000 RPM is a defining characteristic of the Cheetah series. This high RPM ensures quick access to data and reduced latency, making it particularly suitable for scenarios where speed is of the essence.

Interface - Fibre Channel

The Fibre Channel interface is a significant feature that sets the Seagate ST373455FC apart. Fibre Channel not only facilitates rapid data transfer but also enables long-distance connectivity, making it a preferred choice for enterprise-level storage solutions.

Form Factor

The form factor of the Seagate Cheetah conforms to industry standards, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of storage systems and server configurations.

Cache Size

Equipped with generous cache size, the ST373455FC Cheetah optimizes data access by temporarily storing frequently used information. This results in improved overall performance and responsiveness.

Performance in ActionSpeed and Responsiveness

The combination of the high rotational speed and Fibre Channel technology results in a storage solution that excels in speed and responsiveness. Applications that demand quick data access, such as databases and transactional systems, benefit significantly from the performance prowess of the Seagate Cheetah.

Reliability and Durability

Seagate, known for its commitment to quality, ensures that the Cheetah series meets stringent reliability and durability standards. This makes it a reliable choice for mission-critical applications where data integrity is paramount.

Use Cases and Applications

Enterprise Storage Systems

The Seagate ST373455FC Cheetah finds a natural home in enterprise storage environments. Its high capacity and rapid data access make it suitable for storing and retrieving vast amounts of business-critical data.

Database Management

In database management, where quick data retrieval is essential for optimal performance, the Seagate Cheetah proves its mettle. Its speed and reliability contribute to the seamless operation of database systems.

High-Performance Computing

The demanding requirements of high-performance computing, including scientific simulations and data analysis, align well with the capabilities of the Seagate Cheetah. Its high RPM and Fibre Channel interface cater to the data-intensive nature of such applications.

Cost Considerations

While the Seagate ST373455FC Cheetah offers exceptional performance, its high capacity, and Fibre Channel technology can contribute to a higher price point compared to standard HDDs. Organizations must weigh the benefits against budget considerations.

Power Consumption

The high rotational speed and performance capabilities of the Cheetah may result in relatively higher power consumption. This factor should be considered in environments where energy efficiency is a primary concern.

Future Outlook and Upcoming Innovations

As technology continues to advance, the landscape of storage solutions evolves. The Seagate ST373455FC Cheetah, while currently a powerhouse, may see future iterations with increased capacities, enhanced energy efficiency, and compatibility with emerging technologies.

Details Information about the Seagate ST373455FC
  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Model Number or SKU# ST373455FC
  • ProductType: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Sub-Type: Fibre Channel
Technical Information for 73.4GB Hard Drive
  • Capacity: 73.4 GB (Gigabytes)
  • Interface Type: 4GB Fibre Channel
  • Connector: 40-pin Centronics SCA-2
  • Buffer Size: 16 MB (Megabytes)
  • Drive Transfer Rate: 400 MBPS External / 150 MBPS Internal (Megabytes Per Second)
  • Seek Time: 3.5 MS Average / 6.7 MS MAX (milliseconds)
  • Track-to-Track Seek Time: 0.2 MS (milliseconds)
  • Average Latency: 2 MS (milliseconds)
  • Spindle Speed: 15000 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)

Finally, the Seagate ST373455FC Cheetah 73GB 15K RPM HDD with Fibre Channel stands as a formidable choice for organizations seeking a storage solution that balances high capacity with exceptional speed. Its integration of Fibre Channel technology, coupled with a 15,000 RPM rotational speed, positions it as a reliable option for enterprise-level applications where performance is non-negotiable. As technology continues to advance, the Seagate Cheetah remains a testament to the ongoing pursuit of storage solutions that meet the ever-growing demands of modern computing environments.

Product Condition:
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