Seagate Launches Handful Of New Enterprise HDDs And SSDs

Nothing like a few new storage solutions to really get your blood pumping in the morning. This fine morning, Seagate hasn't just one new drive to showcase, but several. The company today announced its latest enterprise solutions designed to deliver storage for the widest range of application environments. That's a fancy way of talking, but what it brings to the table is two new Pulsar members (SSD), two next-gen Savvio 15K and 10K HDDs, and the Constellation ES.2 3TB HDD.

The Pulsar.2 SSD is the first MLC-enabled, (up to 800GB) SSD that's designed specifically for the critical uses of enterprise. It has the intelligence to automatically detect and correct a multitude of data errors than can occur during normal drive operations to deliver the highest levels of enterprise-class data integrity and endurance. By enabling MLC NAND technology for the enterprise, this drive addresses the market concerns on SSD cost and endurance and will enable adoption of SSDs in the enterprise. The Pulsar.2 supports both native 6Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces.

The Pulsar XT.2 is a 2.5-inch, SLC-based, native 6Gb/s SAS, up to 400GB enterprise SSD. It's also the fastest drive in Seagate's portfolio, sustainable random reads at 48K and writes at 22K IOPS and sequential reads at 360MB/sec and writes at 300MB/sec. The Pulsar XT.2 is optimized for real world, complex, mixed workloads typical of enterprise environments.

If it's small and sizable that you need, the 10K.5 delivers the world’s highest capacity in a 2.5-inch mission-critical HDD with up to 900GB, enabling easier and more flexible storage upgrades to create high capacity, high performance systems. As the only 2.5-inch 10K-rpm drive family to provide four capacity points (900GB, 600GB, 450GB, 300GB) on a single platform, and a choice of 6Gb/s SAS or 4Gb Fibre Channel interfaces, the Savvio 10K.5 delivers the scalability and versatility that OEMs, system builders, and end users need. The Savvio 15K.3 is the highest performing HDD available and is optimized for tier 1 storage applications. With capacities available at 300GB and 146GB, Savvio 15K.3 is well-suited for performance-oriented systems that can remain cost-effective to IT budgets and fit a wide range of applications.

Most of these new drives are shipping out to OEMs right now (or soon), with mass availability planned for later on in the year. No word on pricing yet, but that'll come after the OEMs get their jump.