Seagate this morning announced an entire line of solid state drives to encompass consumer and enterprise SATA, enterprise 12Gb/s SAS and enterprise PCIe applications. It’s consumer retail and server level introductions are the Seagate 600 and 600 Pro SSDs, the 600 client SSD being the first SSD released at a z-height of 5mm. Seagate supplied TSSDR with a 480GB version of the client 600 and we have posted our full report parallel to this release.
The Seagate 600 SSD is described as the perfect notebook upgrade while the 600 Pro is directed towards cloud system builders, hyper scale data centers, and similar applications, although it will definitely be looked at closely by the enthusiast crowd. Both the 600 and 600 Pro are SATA 3 SSDs and capable of performance above 500MB/s, however, IOPS throughput is significantly different between the two in order to ensure each conforms to their anticipated use.
The next step up on the Seagate product line is one of the worlds first 12Gb/s SAS SSDs and definitely the first that we saw demonstrated at ceBIT Germany 2013 a short time ago. The Seagate 1200 SSD is available in either a 1.8″ or 2.5″ form factor, is available in capacity’s of 200, 400 and 800GB, and performance is listed at 800MB/s read, 640MB/s write with up to 120,000 IOPS.
Last but not least, Seagate completes its portfolio with the new Seagate X8 Accelerator, powered by Virident, and is capable of up to 1.1 million IOPS. The X8 is a half height half length PCIe card that has a capacity as high as 2.2TB and boasts transfer speeds of up to 2.7GB/s read and 1.1GB/s write. Seagate states that the X8 boasts speeds as high as 2x the closest competition and closer to DRAM performance than storage.
“We are pleased to announce these new flash memory products. With these new drives, Seagate solidifies its commitment to the flash-based storage market by delivering enterprise SSDs and server-side solutions as well as client solutions,” said Gary Gentry, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate’s solid state drive business. “By adding more SSDs to our family of hard disk and solid state hybrid drives, we now have the broadest portfolio of storage products in the industry, delivering one-stop shopping for our customers and partners. And we’re just getting started. Seagate is committed to becoming a premier supplier of both solid state drives and storage class memory products. We have put in place a winning strategy for developing multiple high value, flash based products and solutions for our customers.”
You can get a closer look at Seagates complete portfolio with all pdf data sheets here.