Seagate has announced their first solid state drive, code named as Pulsar, is a SSD based on single-level cell (SLC) technology where the SSD can offer up to 200GB capacity, using SATA 3Gb/s, and it can offer up to 30,000 read IOPS and 25,000 write IOPS. Seagate Pulsar SSD will speeding at 240MB/s sequential read and up to 200 MB/s sequential write speeds.
“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 (hard disk drives),” Dave Mosley, Seagate’s executive vice president for sales, marketing and product line management, said in the statement. “Our strategy is to provide our customers with the exact storage device they need for any application, regardless of the component technology used.”
Seagate planned to show off their new Pulsar SSD at CES in January 2010. Unfortunately, there are no details on pricing as yet.