Seagate Unveiled Its First Solid State Drive 600 SSD For Consumers

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.

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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.

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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.

Source: Seagate

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