Seagate on Tuesday launched its first solid state enterprise drive, part of a family of storage devices for blades and servers.
The drive, called the Pulsar, has 200GB capacity and is in a 2.5-inch case with a SATA interface (statement).
Solid state drives are increasingly gaining traction in the enterprise and some research outfits such as Gartner expect that they will be used in data centers to save space and lower power consumption. Today, the enterprise solid state drive is being mixed and matched with traditional storage options.
The Pulsar solid state drive, built on single level cell technology, has a peak performance of up to 30,000 read IOPS and 25,000 write IOPS, 240MB/s sequential read and 200 MB/s sequential write.