Seagate’s fastest-ever SSD flash drive unveiled

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Seagate announced a production-ready unit of its fastest ever single solid-state drive on Tuesday.

The company offers a throughput performance of 10 gigabytes per second.  The product is set to release this summer and it is said to be more than 4GB/s faster than the previous SSD.

Seagate said the product also meets the OCP storage specifications being driven by Facebook, which will help reduce the power and cost burdens traditionally associated with operating at this level of performance.

It also noted that this technology would work with any system that supports the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol. NVMe helps reduce layers of commands to create a faster, simpler language between flash devices.

“Technology advancements continue to stretch the limits of SSD speed and performance due to growing enterprise demands that require fast data processing at scale,” said Gregory Wong, founder and principal analyst, Forward Insights.

“Seagate has effectively rewritten the rules for performance with this latest SSD unit. Based on our latest analysis, Seagate is already the leading provider to the emerging PCIe OCP market,” Wong added.

In addition to the 10GB/s SSD technology, which accommodates 16-lane PCIe slots, Seagate also finalized a second unit for eight-lane PCIe slots.

Both the 16 and eight-lane SSD units have been made available to Seagate customers and are expected for product launch in summer 2016.

Arya MM

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