Overview: In data intensive environments increasing the capacity per disk drive lowers ownership costs by deploying fewer systems that use less cubic feet of space requiring less infrastructure such as cabinets HBAs and less wattage of power. That is what makes the Cheetah 10K such a valuable data storage unit. Its 73GB capacity coupled with 320MB/sec. transfer rates 4.7sec. average seek times and 8MB buffer make it a perfect choice for data warehousing imaging and multimedia video and RAID applications among others.Plus the Cheetah 10K uses Enhanced Error Correction Code for decreasing bit error rate and better maintaining performance throughout the life of the drive resulting in a lower probability of lost data. Its Background Media Scan a Seagate-exclusive feature scans the media during drive idle time to preserve system bandwidth while enabling incipient errors to be corrected before data is lost.