As it turns out, Seagate
isn’t going “all-hybrid
” after all; the company announced today that it’s releasing an entire lineup of SSDs, including its first client side SSD
and updates to its enterprise SSDs. Previously, Seagate had made a niche for itself with hybrid drives (SSHD
s), offering the slim, faster-than-HDD options for notebooks, but now the company is braving the waters of the SSD market.
The 2.5-inch Seagate 600 SSD is designed for laptops and offers multiple z-heights (including a 5mm drive) and with a SATA 6Gbps interface with up to 550/450 sustained sequential read/write speeds. It’s available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB.
Seagate 600 SSD
The enterprise-class 600 Pro SSD is aimed more at low power servers, the cloud, datacenters, and the like, and it comes in capacities of 100GB, 120GB, 200GB, 240GB, 400GB, and 480GB. It’s also a 2.5-inch device with a SATA 6Gbps interface and 7mm and 5mm height options.
Seagate 600 Pro SSD
The Seagate 1200 SSD is built for demanding enterprise applications and boasts a dual port 12Gb/s SAS connector (while maintaining backwards compatibility with SAS 6Gbps) in a 1.8-inch or 2.5-inch form factor. Available in 200GB, 400GB, or 800GB capacities, the drives feature 1200MBps transfer rates, sustained data rates of 750MBps, and 0.183 average latency.
Seagate 1200 SSD
Seagate also announced the Seagate X8 Accelerator, which is a low-power PCIe
card that boasts 1.1 million IOPS and 2.2TB storage capacity with an x8 PCIe gen 2 interface.