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Seagate Savvio 15K.3 Enterprise HDD Review - Database/OLTP and Web Server

Seagate Savvio 15K.3 Enterprise HDD Review
We drill down on the performance of the new Seagate 15K.3 enterprise HDD and look at how it fits into the Seagate portfolio of hard disk drives. (NASDAQ:STX)
By: | HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Mar 24, 2014 2:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Seagate

Database/OLTP

 

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This test emulates Database and On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) workloads. OLTP is in essence the processing of transactions such as credit cards and high frequency trading in the financial sector. Enterprise HDDs are uniquely well suited for the financial sector with their low latency and high random workload performance. Databases are the bread and butter of many enterprise deployments. These are demanding 8k random workloads with a 66 percent read and 33 percent write distribution that can bring even the highest performing solutions down to earth.

 

The Savvio 15K.3 averages 470 IOPS at QD256, while the Enterprise Turbo SSHD nearly reaches 600 IOPS.

 

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The 15K.3 averages 7.34 watts during the measurement window, trailed closely by the Turbo SSHD.

 

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The Enterprise Turbo SSHD is clearly in its element with this mixed workload, delivering superior efficiency over the other drives in the test pool.

 

 

Web Server

 

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The Web Server profile is a read-only test with a wide range of file sizes. Web servers are responsible for generating content for users to view over the Internet, much like the very page you are reading. The speed of the underlying storage system has a massive impact on the speed and responsiveness of the server that is hosting the website.

 

The Savvio 15K.3 delivers 523 IOPS at QD256 in this read-centric workload, and the Enterprise Turbo SSHD provides an outstanding 610 IOPS.

 

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The 15K.3 pulls just 7.45 watts in this workload.

 

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The 15K.3 again leads the pack with superb efficiency.

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