Seagate Technology has just revealed a new lineup of performance-optimized solid-state drives (SSDs) for enterprise customers. The Pulsar.2 and the Pulsar XT.2 drives will use Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 6Gb/s interface. According to Seagate, the Pulsar.2 can
"automatically detect and correct a multitude of data errors than can occur during normal drive operations to deliver the highest levels of enterprise-class data integrity and endurance."
Seagate claims a 0.44% annual failure rate (AFR) and a 2 million hour meantime between failure rating for the two SSDs. The Pulsar.2 supports both 6Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces, and comes in 100GB, 200GB, 400GB and 800GB capacities.
The Pulsar XT.2 is SLC NAND-based and is available in 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB capacities. It features native SAS 6Gb/s interface. According to Seagate: "The Pulsar XT.2 is the fastest drive in the Seagate portfolio, with sustainable random reads at 48K and writes at 22K IOPS and sequential reads at 360MB/s and writes at 300MB/s."
The Pulsar XT.2 is currently shipping to OEMs, and both of the SSDs will be available beginning in Q2 2011.
[via Xbit Laboratories]