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Appeared on: Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Seagate Revs Up Nytro Flash Storage Portfolio

Seagate announced today at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) enhanced versions of two flash technologies to boost performance and capacity for mixed data center workloads.

The updated solid-state drives - including the Nytro 5000 M.2 non-volatile memory express (NVMe) SSD and the Nytro 3000 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD - address different segments of the cloud and data center markets. Seagate also will highlight a 64-terabyte (TB) NVMe add-in card (AIC) reading 13 gigabytes per second (GB/s).

As next-generation versions of the Seagate Nytro XM1440 M.2 NVMe SSD and the Seagate 1200.2 SAS SSD, respectively, the Nytro 5000 NVMe M.2 SSD and Nytro 3000 SAS SSD offer new levels of performance and scalability. The Nytro 5000 NVMe M.2 SSD is a cost-effective, lower-power technology offering 2TB of capacity. It also boosts random write performance levels as high as 67,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS).

For data center environments where data availability and capacity are critical to operations, the new Nytro 3000 SAS SSD offers enhanced capacity and performance features, and a dual-port SAS interface to maintain data integrity in the event of an unexpected communication channel loss. The drive provides up to 15TB of capacity. It also offers up to 2,200 megabytes per second (MB/s) in sequential read performance through a 12 gigabits per second (Gb/S) SAS dual or wide port interface.

Seagate is also demonstrating a 64TB NVMe AIC that includes performance of up to 13 gigabytes per second (GB/s) in a single PCIe NVMe add-in-card with full power fail protection. The technology takes advantage of the industry standard M.2 form factor to combine multiple SSD controllers into a single PCIe card. As a result, servers benefit from eight high-performance controllers managing the SSD?s flash capacity through the one PCIe socket.Seagate says customer samples of the technology are anticipated in the first half of 2018.

The Nytro 5000 NVMe M.2 SSD and Nytro 3000 SAS SSD will be available later this year using leading 3D NAND flash technology.

Seagate will demonstrate the 64TB NVMe AIC, Nytro 5000 NVMe M.2 SSD and Nytro 3000 SAS SSD in booth #505 at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit. Other planned demonstrations and displays include:

A Seagate RealStor 5005 all-flash array using the Nytro 3000 SAS SSD
A Nytro Q-Boost technology demonstration with IO Determinism and Multi-Streams



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