Seagate releases its first SSD

SSD technology

Seagate has finally jumped on the solid state disk (SSD) train, today releasing its own version under the name Pulsar.

The 2.5in SSD is an enterprise-class drive that uses single-level cell (SLC) technology. The company claims that at peak performance the Pulsar produces up to 30,000 read IOPS and 25,000 write IOPS, 240MB/s sequential read and 200 MB/s sequential write.

Dave Mosley, executive vice president of sales, marketing and product line management at Seagate, said in a statement: "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."

This is just the first of an upcoming family of products, according to Mosley.

"Our strategy is to provide our customers with the exact storage device they need for any application, regardless of the component technology used," he added.

"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 product was given out to select OEMs back in September but is now more widely available with a five year warranty to boot.

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