Western Digital Targeting Enterprise Servers with SAS Hard Drives

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gendoikari1

Why are SAS drives smaller than the SATA drives of equivalent standing (Newegg has the WD Caviar Black 2TB at $300 while some Hitachi 450GB SAS drive at $400)? Is it that the SAS drive is at 15000 RPM while the WD drive is at 7200 RPM? On a related note, why are there 15000 RPM SAS drives but not 15000 RPM SATA drives?

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McDaniel

Well WD SAS 3 Gb/s or SAS 6 Gb/s whatever it is, surely good choice for servers & i saw these drives at micropartsusa.com with a very attractive price.

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Arrowdodger

I might be doing this wrong, but 1,600,000 / 24 / 365 = 182.6 years? Sweet jesus!

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themohawkadmin

That's right (your math).  I wish more hard drives were like this.  I had one die on me the other day after about 3 years of use :(

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nekollx

 come on WD a new 10k RPM drive tell us your planning a new RAPTOR revision soon.

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