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15GB 7200 RPM ATA/100 (EIDE) hard disk drive - Overview
General information
The line of EIDE hard disk drive (HDD) upgrade options for PCs, IntelliStation workstations, and entry-level Netfinity servers has been refreshed with the new 15GB ATA/100 Hard Drives. The new 15GB 7200 rpm drive launches an incredible new performance level for EIDE drives with the following:
  • Fifth generation 7200 rpm EIDE drive design
  • Packaging 15GB of data per disk platter using advanced disk and giant magnetoresistive head technologies
  • Delivering 18 to 36 MBps of sustained data; rates unheard of in 1999 even for 10,000 rpm Ultra160 SCSI drives
  • Improvement in typical average read seek times to 8.7 milliseconds
  • New 100 MBps instantaneous data transfer rate through implementation of the latest Ultra ATA/100 EIDE drive interface protocol
These products provide our customers with superior yet affordable performance and capacity choices for meeting the demanding needs of the target systems. Ontrack Disk Manager DiskGo! drive installation software is included with each HDD, enabling easy drive installation in just minutes. This software also enables use of the full GB capacity of these large drives despite hardware and operating system limitations that would otherwise limit usable capacity to 2.1 GB, 4.2 GB or 8.4 GB. This easy-to-use software is now shipped with all single-packed PSG Desktop EIDE HDDs in CD-ROM format providing drive installation
  • 15,000 MB formatted capacity
  • 4.2 ms average latency
  • 8.7 ms average read seek times
  • 2 MB adaptive buffer
  • Sustained data rates of 18 to 36 MBps
  • 15GB per disk platter data recording density
  • ATA/100 interface capability enabling up to 100 MB/sec(5) instantaneous data transfers
  • Slim, 1-inch-high profile
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • 3 year limited customer carry-in exchange
This product replaces
  • None
This product was replaced by Packaging
You will receive one box containing the following items:
  • 15GB ATA/100 (EIDE) HDD
  • Screws
  • User's Guide and User's Guide Supplement
  • Ontrack Disk Manager DiskGo! installation software
Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)
Part numbers applicable to: World Wide
  • Marketing part number: 19K4460
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 19K1564
Product dates
World Wide
  • Announce date: 06 Jun 2000
  • Planned availability date: 16 Jun 2000
  • Withdrawal date: 11 Sep 2001
  • Effective withdrawal date: 25 Sep 2001
Technical specifications
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement
  • Formatted capacity 15 GB: 15,000 MB
  • Rotational speed: 7200 rpm
  • Average latency: 4.2 ms
  • Typical average read seek time: 8.7 ms
  • Data buffer (adaptive segmented): 2 MB
  • Interface performance: Ultra ATA/100
  • Burst transfer rate (maximum): 100 MBps
  • Sustained data transfer rate: 18 to 36 MBps
Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement
Operating temperature
  • Between 5 degrees celsius and 55 degrees celsius
  • Between 41 degrees fahrenheit and 131 degrees fahrenheit
Relative humidity
  • Operating: between 5% and 85%
Agency approvals
  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • IEC
  • C-Tick
  • CE Mark

No . The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.
Hardware requirements
The IBM 15GB 7200 rpm ATA/100 (EIDE) Hard Drive is supported on the following IBM platforms:
PC 300GL
6265, 6267, 6268, All
6275, 6277, 6278, All
6285, 6287, 6288, All
6561, 6563, 6564,
6574, 6591
PC 300PL
6562, 6565, 6584, All
6592, 6594, 6862, All
6892 All
PC 300XL
6588 All
IntelliStation E Pro 6867, 6893 All
IntelliStation M Pro 6868, 6888, 6889, All
6898 All
IntelliStation Z Pro 6865, 6866, 6899 All

IBM eServerxSeries 200 (8478)
Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft DOS 6.22
  • PCDOS 7.0
  • PCDOS 2000
  • Windows3.1
  • Windows95 A version
  • Windows95 B version
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT4.0
  • Windows 98
  • OS/2 4.0
  • Novell NetWare 4.x
  • Linux
Some configurations may not be supported.
Document notes:
  1. The symbol * means that the information is currently unavailable for this product.
  2. All dates are represented in the US English format of mm/dd/yyyy (where mm=month, dd=day, yyyy=year).
  3. FRU stands for Field Replacement Unit. It is the part number used for ordering service/replacement parts.
  4. Effective Withdrawal means that on the given date the products will have been withdrawn from marketing. After that date, the product can not be obtained directly.

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