What has happened to the Seagate Cheetah 15k SAS drives?

I hit Seagate's web page and can't make heads or tails out of it. I was looking for their 15k SAS drives. About the only thing I could find were their 12Gbp/s "Enterprise" drives. Is that really their entry point in to the 15k SAS drives at this point? What happened to the Cheetah?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
I know they are still available. Why can't I find them on Seagate's web page? Has Seagate discontinued them? What is Seagate's current entry in the 15K SAS arena? Actually... please look at the original questions.
This is the only current 15K SAS HDD that I could find from Seagate.


Although I cannot find a direct source, it appears that they have dropped the Cheetah moniker.

LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
I found what you did. It appears to be a 2.5" to boot! Something is going on with Seagate. Tech Data dropped them a year ago and Ingram Micro doesn't have a lot of their parts.
The 15K.7 Cheetah formally went EOL Dec 2014.  
Here is their roadmap and replacements directly from Seagate, from their Non-NDA roadmap.


Seagate will continue to release firmware bug fixes and such for next 4 years for those drives, but any you buy today were made almost a year ago.  (Yes, the 12G SAS is the replacement.  They are downward compatible with 6Gbit HBAs & enclosures, or at least they are downward compatible with PREMIUM SAS enclosures/backplanes that bothered to qualify 12G product)

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