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Daily News Round #2 for June 30, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for June 30, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jun 30, 2004 8:13 am

- Western Digital 10K SATA Conquers 10K SCSI In Servers

This press release from Western Digital just in today. They inform us of their 10K Raptor SATA drives to equal (and in some cases, out-pace) high performance 10K SCSI drives after were to confirm this in conclusion to a series of tests just recently. You can read up on the test configurations and more detailed results over here. The PR goes on to highlight that their Raptor series of drives with Command Queueing Technology allow for a much cheaper alternative to the once dominating SCSI hard disk sector of the market, without sacrificing any performance degradation.


LAKE FOREST, Calif. - June 29, 2004 - Recently published test results by the Internet's independent storage authority confirm that Serial ATA-based storage sub-systems perform equal or better than SCSI-based systems, at significantly reduced cost.'s test configurations, complete article and test results of Western Digital Corp.'s (NYSE: WDC) WD Raptor™ and Seagate's Cheetah 10K.6 SCSI drives may be viewed on the Web at


WD Raptor SATA and Seagate's Cheetah 10K.6 SCSI hard drives were tested for I/O performance using command queuing in servers and across different RAID arrays. Command queuing is the ability of the hard drive to store multiple commands and intelligently re-order their execution for optimum performance in multi-user environments.


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