Seagate Unveils Fastest-Ever SSD Flash Drive with Throughput of 10GB/s
Seagate is readying to launch the world’s fastest single solid-state drive (SSD) which is capable of transferring data at up to 10GB per second. This new blazing-fast SSD, which is expected to officially launch this summer, is nearly 4GB/s faster than the previous fastest-industry SSD on the market.
Seagate’s 10GB/s SSD technology is designed to work with any system that supports the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol, as well as accommodates 16-lane PCIe slots for maximum throughput.
Moreover, the early production-ready unit meets Facebook’s Open Compute Project (OCP) storage specifications, making it an ideal choice for hyperscale data centers which process data for object storage or in real-time, where speed matters most for results.
“Your data is only as good as how easily you can access it and put it to use,” said Brett Pemble, Seagate’s general manager and vice president of SSD Products.
“Seagate is committed to providing the full spectrum of technologies to help meet the diverse needs of organizations so they can unlock this value. Whether for consumer cloud or business applications, this SSD will help improve on demands for fast access to information, where split seconds drive incremental value gains.”
In addition to the 10GB/s SSD, which rides 16 PCIe lanes, Seagate is finalizing an eight-lane PCIe SSD as well, which can hit transfer rates of up to 6.7GB/s — fastest in the eight-lane card category.
Both the 16 and eight-lane SSD units are planned for a launch in Summer 2016, but before that, they will be showcased at the upcoming Open Compute Project Summit 2016 in San Jose, California.