Seagate debuts SSD storage solutions

The new product portfolio includes the new Seagate X8 Accelerator, a storage class memory PCIe card

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Seagate debuts SSD storage solutions Seagate has debuted its new SSD storage solutions.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 15, 2013

Storage solutions leader, Seagate Technology, has released a new flash-memory product line-up designed to deliver ultra-fast speed and high data integrity to the worldwide storage market.

The line-up includes Seagate's first client solid state drive (SSD) and its next-generation enterprise SSDs, including the Seagate 600 SSD, Seagate 600 Pro SSD, and the Seagate 1200 SSD. Rounding out the portfolio, Seagate also announced the new Seagate X8 Accelerator, a storage class memory PCIe card powered by Virident, designed to allow the company to offer all key interfaces including SATA and SAS solutions.

"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," says 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 solutions for our customers."

The Seagate 600 Pro SSD with 6Gb/s SATA is a low power server and storage solution, the Seagate 600 Pro SSD is designed for cloud system builders, hyperscale data centres, cloud service providers, content delivery networks, and virtualised environments. An entry-level enterprise SATA SSD, the 600 Pro SSD combines fast performance and lower power delivering best-in-class performance efficiency and IOPS/watt value.

The Seagate 1200 SSD with 12Gb/s SAS is designed for demanding enterprise storage and server applications with complex, write-intensive mixed workloads, such as high-performance computing and data analytics, the Seagate 1200 SSD delivers the ultimate in speed, consistent performance and the highest levels of data integrity. Built to deliver ultra-fast data access, the drive uses algorithms that optimise performance for frequently accessed data by prioritising which storage operations, reads or writes, occur first and optimising where it is stored.

The Seagate X8 Accelerator, powered by Virident, is designed to deliver memory-class performance and storage-class capacity with enterprise reliability and data integrity in a single, low profile PCIe card. With up to 1.1 million IOPS, the X8 Accelerator boosts server performance with ultra-fast speed that is up to two times faster than the closest competitor and closer to DRAM performance than storage. 

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