The world’s largest hard drive company Seagate is getting serious about Solid State Drives (SSDs). Yesterday, the company unveiled the Seagate 600 SSD, its first-ever consumer-to-enterprise solid state drive that will be sold along with Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s hard disks and hybrid hard drives, or storage devices that combine both speedy flash memory chips and high-capacity hard disks.
The Seagate 600 SSD has 6 gigabit-per-second performance and faster boot-up times than hard drives. The SSD promises to read at 500 MBps and write at 400 MBps rate. But with advertised IOPS (input/output per second), the reading and writing rates will be 80,000 and 70,000 respectively.
The drive will be sold in two thicknesses: 7 mm, which is the standard size for most notebook bays, and 5 mm for thin Ultrabooks. The 600 SSD will be available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities. Seagate hasn’t disclosed the pricing of 600 SSD.