Geared at enterprise environments, Seagate has unveiled its new solid state hybrid drive.


Seagate unveiled today what it claims to be the “world’s fastest” enterprise-class hard drive, the Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD. The company claims it will offer three times the performance over existing 15,000 RPM drives.

“Typically the most demanding mission-critical applications for 15K drives have improved performance by compromising on capacity and cost per GB,” Seagate executive vice president, Rocky Pimentel said in a statement. “With the Enterprise Turbo SSHD, we deliver a no-compromise drive that provides high-speed performance while enabling customers to leverage all of Turbo’s capacity.”

Seagate says the drive will be available as an option on the IBM server X series.

There’s no word yet on price or availability.

Enterprise Turbo SSHD Specs

  • Capacity: 600GB, 450GB, 300GB

  • Cache: 32GB eMLC

  • Buffer: 128MB DRAM

  • RPM: 15K

  • IOPS: Up to 900

  • MTBF/AFR: 2 million, .44%

  • RV tolerance (to 1800 Hz): 28 rad/sec2

  • Warranty: 5 years

Source: Seagate