Seagate Supports Storage Performance Council SPC-2 Benchmark


Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) today announced its support of the Storage Performance Council (SPC) SPC-2(TM) benchmark specification, designed to measure and report sequential I/O (bandwidth) performance data.
In addition, each SPC-2 benchmark result will disclose the total storage capacity configured as well as the total three-year cost of ownership including 24-hour/7 day, 4-hour response support. The results will help IT managers and integrators estimate a system's Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), including the "performance" cost per megabyte, over time in real-world applications.
Many of the top OEMs that submit systems to the SPC for benchmarking also equip those systems with award-winning Seagate 15K Cheetah disc drives.
The Storage Performance Council's SPC-1(TM) benchmark is the current
industry-standard for measuring storage products in predominately random I/O environments. It is anticipated that SPC-2 will become the industry-standard for measuring storage products in sequential I/O environments that encompass three distinct types of applications: Large File Processing (CAD/CAM, scientific/seismic applications, etc.), Large Database Query (data warehousing, data mining, etc.), and Video on Demand. In summary, the SPC-audited results are intended to demonstrate and validate storage products' inband performance, as well as TCO over a three-year period.

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