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Seagate and solid state drives go hand-in-hand these days, and to wit, the company has recently begun shipping out its brand-new Pulsar XT.2 SSD. The XT.2 is a high-performance drive, designed to meet stringent business needs, and it's the first Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash-enabled SSD from an enterprise hard drive maker. The drive is hitting the distribution channels now, and should be in consumer hands starting on July 29th. The Pulsar XT.2 combines Single-Level Cell (SLC) flash with a native 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface to make it the fastest drive in the Seagate portfolio. The... Read more...
Seagate issued a general announcement yesterday in an apparent attempt to clarify its SSD plans going forward. Of all the various hard drive vendors, Seagate has been by far the most acrimonious towards SSD development; former CEO Bill Watkins' plans for dealing with the introduction of SSDs was to threaten to sue the companies out of existence. Watkins is gone, but Seagate has barely dipped a toe into the SSD market. Seagate's latest official press release statement attempts to justify the company's decision to mostly ignore SSDs in favor of conventional hard drives or hybrid drives. ...the yawning... Read more...
For a company with a 2TB hard drive and a serious chunk of market share in the overall storage sector, it's really tough to believe that it has yet to produce a solid state drive of its own. But sure enough, Seagate is still standing on the sidelines while OCZ, Kingston, Super Talent and a host of other outfits soak up the rays over in NAND land. Er, that was the case--until today.The industry mainstay has just today introduced its very first SSD--years after SSDs first hit the market place and not a moment too soon from a consumer point-of-view. The company is angling this as the "first true enterprise-class... Read more...