Seagate Solid State Drive Pulsar

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. The Pulsar drive leverages Seagate’s 30 years of
leadership in meeting large enterprise customer needs in product
development, qualification, and support.

“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 delivers
the necessary performance, reliability, and endurance to match the
application environments of enterprise blade and general servers. It
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 .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.

began shipping Pulsar units to select OEMs for revenue in September
2009. With Seagate’s enterprise knowledge and expertise, OEMs have
peace of mind knowing that Seagate has the global enterprise systems,
people and processes in place to support their largest requirements.

deliver and serve the enterprise SSD marketplace effectively, it is
critical for suppliers to understand the needs of their storage system
customers with respect to design, manufacturing, supply chain delivery,
and support,” said Dave Reinsel, IDC group vice president. “With its
well-established OEM and eco-system relationships and a long history of
serving global storage OEMs, Seagate is in a unique position to fortify
its leading enterprise storage position with its entry into the
enterprise solid state storage market.”

As the worldwide
market leader in enterprise storage and the first enterprise HDD vendor
to deliver an enterprise-class SSD solution, Seagate brings
credibility, experience and leadership to this new market segment.

enterprise SSD market is now primed and well-positioned for growth from
both a revenue and unit perspective, with Gartner estimating unit
growth to double and sales to reach $1 billion for calendar year 2010,”
said Joseph Unsworth, research director at Gartner. “Superior
enterprise SSDs provide transformational capabilities when optimized in
storage and server environments.”


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