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 Seagate Introduces First Solid State Drive
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Message Text: Seagate today introduced the Seagate Pulsar drive, the first product in its new enterprise solid state drive (SSD) family.

Designed for enterprise blade and general server applications, the Pulsar drive uses single-level cell (SLC) technology, delivers up to 200GB capacity, and is built in a 2.5-inch small form factor with a SATA interface.

"Seagate is optimistic about the enterprise SSD opportunity and views the product category as enabling expansion of the overall storage market for both SSDs and HDDs," said Dave Mosley, Seagate executive vice president, Sales, Marketing, and Product Line Management. "Our strategy is to provide our customers with the exact storage device they need for any application, regardless of the component technology used. We are delivering on that strategy with the Pulsar drive, and you can expect additional products in the future from Seagate using a variety of solid state and rotating media components."



The Pulsar SSD achieves a peak performance of up to 30,000 read IOPS and 25,000 write IOPS, 240MB/s sequential read and 200 MB/s sequential write. Its SLC-based design optimizes reliability and endurance and helps provide a 0.44% AFR rating with a 5-year limited warranty. As an additional safeguard, the Pulsar drive leverages Seagate?s enterprise storage expertise to protect against data loss in the event of power failure.

Seagate began shipping Pulsar units to select OEMs for revenue in September 2009.

 
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