Seagate Announces New Solid State Drives
Seagate, one of the world's largest hard drive manufacturers, has announced a new line of products. The Seagate 600 Series is the company’s first client-based solid state drives. The solid state drives will be sold in three different capacities - 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB. Performance differs depending on the size:
- 120GB: 500+MB/s read, 300+MB/s write, up to 80,000 IOPS read, up to 60,000 IOPS write
- 240GB: 500+MB/s read, 400+MB/s write, up to 80,000 IOPS read, up to 70,000 IOPS write
- 480GB: 500+MB/s read, 400+MB/s write, up to 80,000 IOPS read, up to 70,000 IOPS write
Seagate has not disclosed what controller is being used, but some reviews suggest that it is based on Link A Media Device's LM87800 controller, which is also found in Corsair's Neutron and Neutron GTX.
A low power version will be available as well, called the 600 Pro Series. It is intended for low power server and storage solutions, such as cloud systems, hyperscale data centers, and virtualized environments. It has a typical power consumption of 2.8 W. Seagate has also announced the 1200 Series. These drives will feature dual-port 12 Gbps SAS connectors, and they are said to be twice as fast as previous generation drives. They come in capacities up to 800 GB.
Prices and availability has not been disclosed yet.