Introduction to ST3300656SS Cheetah Internal Hard Disk Drive
The ST3300656SS Cheetah is a high-performance internal hard disk drive manufactured by Seagate. It has a storage capacity of 300 gigabytes (GB) and operates at 15000 revolutions per minute (RPM). This makes it ideal for use in servers and high-end workstations where fast data access and transfer speeds are critical. The hard drive uses the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface and supports a data transfer rate of up to 3 gigabytes per second (3GBPS). Its 3.5-inch large form factor (LFF) and 16MB buffer make it a reliable and durable option for heavy-duty applications.
Understanding the Technical Specifications
Storage Capacity: The ST3300656SS Cheetah has a storage capacity of 300 gigabytes (GB). This means that it can store large amounts of data, including software applications, documents, media files, and other data types.
Rotational Speed: The hard drive operates at a speed of 15000 revolutions per minute (RPM). This means that it can read and write data faster than traditional hard drives that operate at lower RPMs. The high rotational speed also reduces access times, making it ideal for high-performance applications that require quick data access and transfer speeds.
Interface: The ST3300656SS Cheetah uses the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface. This interface provides a high-speed data transfer rate of up to 3 gigabytes per second (3GBPS), which is faster than most other interfaces such as SATA or IDE. The SAS interface also supports multiple devices on a single bus, making it ideal for use in enterprise-class applications.
Form Factor: The hard drive has a 3.5-inch large form factor (LFF). This means that it can fit into most desktop computer systems and servers. The LFF form factor also provides ample space for the hard drive's internal components, making it more durable and reliable than smaller form factor drives.
Buffer: The ST3300656SS Cheetah has a 16MB buffer. This is a temporary storage area that the hard drive uses to hold frequently accessed data. The buffer helps to improve the hard drive's overall performance by reducing access times and improving data transfer speeds.
Internal vs. External Hard Disk Drives
Internal hard disk drives, like the ST3300656SS Cheetah, are designed to be installed inside a computer system or server. They are connected to the computer's motherboard using an interface such as SATA, IDE, or SAS. Internal hard drives are ideal for use in desktop computer systems, laptops, and servers, as they provide fast data access and transfer speeds.
External hard disk drives, on the other hand, are designed to be used outside a computer system or server. They are connected to the computer using a USB, Thunderbolt, or FireWire interface. External hard drives are ideal for use in situations where portability and flexibility are important, such as backing up data, sharing files, or working on multiple computers.
Advantages of Using the ST3300656SS Cheetah 300GB Hard Drive
- High Performance: The ST3300656SS Cheetah operates at a speed of 15000 revolutions per minute (RPM), making it one of the fastest hard drives available. Its high performance makes it ideal for use in servers and high-end workstations where fast data access and transfer speeds are critical.
- Large Storage Capacity: The hard drive has a storage capacity of 300 gigabytes (GB), which is ample space for storing large amounts of data.
General Information about the Seagate ST3300656SS
- Brand Name: Seagate
- Model Number or SKU# ST3300656SS
- Device Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- Interface: SAS 3GBPS
Technical Information about SAS 3GBPS
- Storage Capacity: 300GB
- Rotational Speed: 15000 RPM
- Buffer: 16MBytes
Performance for 300GB
- Average Latency: 2.0 MSEC
- Random Read Seek Time: 3.4 MSEC
- Random Write Seektime: 3.9 MSEC
- Form Factor: 3.5inch
- Hard Drive Type: Internal Hard Drive
- Interface: SCSI(SAS)
- Spindle Speed: 15000 RPM
Dimension and Weight
- Width : 4 Inch
- Depth : 5.8 Inch
- Height : 1 Inch
- Weight : 1.52 LBS
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Serial attached SCSI SAS 3gbps hard drives are commonly used in servers and bring with them immense benefits. However, choosing the right hard drive is very important depending on your projects. Avoid putting greater emphasis on the pricing of the hard drives, since it may lead to a complete disaster.
The preserve of the SAS 3Gbps HDD is in servers and high-end workstations where speed considerations are most important. The hard drives are available as 3.5-inch form factor and 2.5-inch form factor depending on your specific applications. These HDDs will process data and complete reads/writes faster than SATA drives – actually, it takes just a fraction of the time. It makes them ideal for enterprise applications since they perform efficiently, faster, and under rigorous conditions. The faster throughput is the idea behind getting SAS hard drives for your applications, seeing that the latest SAS 12Gbps hard disks are super-fast and incorporate RAID hardware controllers.
The throughput of a SAS 3Gbps disk drive is rated at 300 MB/s. Bandwidth typically represents the theoretical maximum level of data that passes through a channel. On the other hand, throughput is the actual measure of how much data actually travels through the channel successfully. Therefore, bandwidth is a theoretical value whereas throughout is the real value.
The key features and capabilities of the popular SAS 3Gbps HDDs are:
- Performance – You will benefit from performance levels that reach 3Gbps (300MB/s throughout), full-duplex transmissions, wide ports for aggregated bandwidth, advanced command queuing, and port aggregation.
- Flexibility – the flexibility of the SAS 3Gbps lies in physical and software compatibility on SATA drives as well as backward compatibility with SCSI software.
- Scalability – you cannot go wrong with the broad address range allowing connection to physical devices and external storage systems using the long cables and small connectors.
- Reliability and availability – you can achieve point-to-point connections, redundancy paths, and dual active port support with the SAS 3Gbps drives.
We have recommended the SAS 3Gbps to a good number of clients since they are best suited for 24/7 workloads. These hard drives are best suited for servers due to the 100% duty cycle. SAS hot-swap hard drives will always win on the reliability front since they are designed to read/write data throughout the day. The SAS 3Gbps HDD cannot be compared to SATA drives commonly used for desktops that have 20-30% duty cycles. Drive speed is a major determinant of throughput and is measured in RPMs whereby SAS drives will operate at between 7200 and 15000 RPM. For better understanding, the faster a drive rotates, the higher the read/write speeds and the higher the throughput. The net effect will apply for slower drive speeds which negatively impact read/write speed and throughput.
The only downside with the SAS 3Gbps hard drives is the storage capacities available. Generally, SAS hard drive disks have a smaller storage capacity format compared to SATA drives. The common storage sizes available for SAS 3Gbps drives include 73GB-10K RPM, 146GB-15K RPM, 300GB-15000 RPM, 450GB-15K RPM, 600GB-10K RPM, 1TB1TB-7.2K RPM, and 2TB-7.2K RPM which are ideal for servers and high-end machines used for production content.
SAS cables are required for connection and feature a continuous connector for both power and data. The SAS cable cannot be used to connect SATA controllers using a SATA connector since they carry higher power voltages. A distinctive feature of the SAS cables is that they are more than 30-feet in length compared to SATA cables that can only reach a maximum of 3-feet in length. However, it is possible to connect a SAS drive to a SATA controller using a continuous/SAS connector.
We have different specifications of the SAS 3Gbps hard drive which are ideal for high-performance applications and for highly virtualized environments that typically handle critical applications and high volumes of users.
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