I'm often asked about RAID performance and what happened with the TweakTown RAID reports. For a long period of time we would routinely take the top performing consumer SSD's or some of the best bang for the buck SSD's and run them in RAID 0. Over the years our office turned into a warehouse for emerging products and I was overrun. At one point in 2012 over 30 products were in queue for review. That kind of backlog meant special projects would have to wait.
Things should be different in 2013. Paul has ramped up his output and taken enterprise off my plate. Tyler is starting to ramp up with external storage and HDD reviews, so I can get back to some of the special projects that made TweakTown a special place to read SSD reviews. RAID reports are back and The State of Solid State will be too, right after Computex Taipei 2013 next month.
Today isn't about my work schedule though, today is Seagate's big day. The company just announced their new consumer and enterprise flash based products for 2013 and we're right in the middle of covering the new drives. In the Seagate 2013 Product Lineup article we covered the new 600 SSD, 600 Pro SSD, 1200 SSD with a SAS 12Gb/s interface and the new PCIe X8 Accelerator. Our Seagate 600 240GB review is also posted on and now it's RAID TIME!
Let's take a look at the Seagate 600 SSD product specs that we know and then get down to benchmarks.