Seagate unveils ‘world’s fastest’ hybrid hard drive

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

Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD Seagate unveils worlds fastest hybrid hard 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

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