Pulsar: Seagate presents first own SSD series
Now Seagate enters the SSD business, too: With the Pulsar the company just introduced its first own SSD series.
After several delays Seagate now finally introduced the first own SSd series called "Pulsar”. The capacities of the first models are set to 50, 100 and 200 GByte. Like Intel and Samsung do, Seagate uses flash memory based on the fast and durable Single Level Cells (SLC).
All models of the Pulsar series are connected via the SATA 3G interface and in theory offer a maximal data rate of up to 300 MB per second. The new ATA command "TRIM”, which causes less fragmentation o the stored data, is also supported by the Pulsar SSDs.
Since Seagate (primarily) plans to introduce the Pulsar series to the Enterprise markets only, the company also didn't reveal any prices. The drives are supposed to become available on wholesale soon. In the chart below you can find additional information about the technology of the Seagate Solid State Drives.
|Specifications||200 GB||100 GB||50 GB|
|Performance, Read/Write IOPS (IOMeter: 4K, Q=32)|
|Sustained (4K aligned writes, zero offset)||30,000/10,500||30,000/5300||30,000/2600|
|Performance, Bandwidth IOPS (IOMeter: 128K, Q=32)|
|Sustained (128K aligned writes, zero offset)||240/160||240/80||240/40|
|Product Application Class (JEDEC JC64.8 industry standard)||Enterprise Standard||Enterprise Standard||Enterprise Standard|
|Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)||0,44 %||0,44 %||0,44 %|
|Bit Error Rate|
|New||<1 sector per 10E16||<1 sector per 10E16||<1 sector per 10E15|
|End of Product Life||<1 sector per 10E15||<1 sector per 10E15||<1 sector per 10E15|
|Environmental Specs, Temperature|
|Operating (°C)||5 to 60||5 to 60||5 to 60|
|Nonoperating (°C)||-40 to 70||-40 to 70||-40 to 70|
|Physical Dimensions||7.0 mm x 70.0 mm x 100.5 mm||7.0 mm x 70.0 mm x 100.5 mm||7.0 mm x 70.0 mm x 100.5 mm|
|Compatibility||SATA Rev 2.6, ATA/ATAPI-8, SSD Enhanced SMART ATA Features, NCQ, Trim||SATA Rev 2.6, ATA/ATAPI-8, SSD Enhanced SMART ATA Features, NCQ, Trim||SATA Rev 2.6, ATA/ATAPI-8, SSD Enhanced SMART ATA Features, NCQ, Trim|