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Seagate's 2013 Consumer and Enterprise SSD Product Overview - Seagate 1200 SSD - 12Gb/s for Enterprise

Seagate's 2013 Consumer and Enterprise SSD Product Overview
Seagate finally gives in and prepares to enter the consumer SSD market. At the same time, the company is extending their enterprise portfolio in an effort to catch up to competitors. (NASDAQ:STX)
| Editorials in Storage | Posted: May 7, 2013 12:00 pm

Seagate 1200 SSD


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2013 will usher in 12Gb/s SAS products and everyone is very excited. On the HDD side, SAS expanders and HBAs/RAID controllers used with SAS 6Gb/s parts will increase performance with minimal investment. On the flash side, a 12Gb/s bus will allow SSD's to achieve maximum performance. We've long suspected even consumer SSD's are being held back by the 6Gb/s limits.


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The 1200 SSD is Seagate's third SAS SSD, a follow up to Pulsar and Pulsar.2. This is also Seagate's first SAS 12Gb/s part so the excitement is high for this product. We don't have a lot of information about the 1200 SSD, at least not as much as we would like. Samples should arrive in a few weeks and we'll have 12Gb/s parts to pair with it.


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The Seagate 1200 SSD is the Cheetah for the flash generation. The 12Gb/s interface that is also dual port should deliver amazing performance in a package that's scalable and redundant.


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UPDATE - At the last moment before launch, Seagate sent us their spec sheet on the 1200, it's pictured above.

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