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Seagate releases its first consumer SSD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 08 May 2013 3:03 User comments (3)

Seagate releases its first consumer SSD Seagate Technology has announced the launch of their first client solid state drive (SSD) and the next generation of their enterprise SSDs.
Dubbed the Seagate 600, the consumer drive will be the centerpiece of the company's new flash strategy.

"We are pleased to announce these new flash memory products. With these new drives, Seagate solidifies its commitment to the flash-based storage market by delivering enterprise SSDs and server-side solutions as well as client solutions," said Gary Gentry, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate's solid state drive business. "By adding more SSDs to our family of hard disk and solid state hybrid drives, we now have the broadest portfolio of storage products in the industry, delivering one-stop shopping for our customers and partners. And we're just getting started. Seagate is committed to becoming a premier supplier of both solid state drives and storage class memory products. We have put in place a winning strategy for developing multiple high value, flash based products and solutions for our customers."

The 600 is being touted as a laptop upgrade, offering faster boot-up speeds and better performance than traditional hard drives. Additionally, the drive "is available in multiple z-heights including an industry-first, diminutive 5mm-high drive making it ideal for most ultra-thin devices as well as standard laptop systems."

Seagate 600 SSDs will be available in up to 480GB capacities and use a 6Gb/s SATA interface.

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3 user comments

18.5.2013 16:57

I can confirm that switching to a SSD on a laptop (or any PC) will speed up quite a lot. Just surprised me it took Seagate this long though as I've been rocking a SSD for years now, granted it's a Toshiba 250gb and only gets around 120~140mb on reads/writes but I must have paid only $150 for it 5 years ago.... Now the one fear i had then, and still do, is that SSD's only have a limited lifespan, they can only be written so many times. But... as I said 5 years and it is running the OS partition with no errors or glitches to speak of.

28.5.2013 22:49

Hopefully more competition will bring the prices down a little now...

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310.5.2013 06:10

G.Skill Sandforce based SSD failed on me the other day... really pissed off.

Will never buy Sandforce controlled SSDs again. I can't believe how many manufacturers are producing new models with them.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

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