Seagate ships first 3.5-inch perpendicular drive

Ever since we saw that flash movie from Hitachi, the incredibly educational disco-tinged animation that practically inspired the perpendicular "revolution" as we know it, we've been waiting for the tech to make residence on those huge 3.5-inch platters in our desktops. Well, that time has finally come, with Seagate dropping their new Cheetah 15K.5 drives with up to 300GB of space. The 15,000 rpm drives claim to offer 30% better performance than their predecessors, and have a sustained data rate around 73-125 MB/s. You'll of course need SCSI, Ultra320 SCSI or fiber hookups to enjoy this speed, and you should be able to nab you very own 300GB, 147GB or 73GB drive this June. No price is announced as of yet, but it doesn't look like they'll be giving these away.