Seagate announced enhanced flash storage portfolio
Seagate Technology announced at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit enhanced versions of two flash technologies to boost performance and capacity for mixed data center workloads. The updated solid-state drives, including the Nytro 5000 M.2 non-volatile memory express SSD and the Nytro 3000 Serial Attached SCSI SSD, address different segments of the cloud and data center markets and help organizations maximize the value of their data. Anticipating the needs of a range of hyperscale data centers and cloud providers in the future, Seagate also will highlight a 64-terabyte NVMe add-in card reading 13 gigabytes per second, the fastest and highest-capacity SSD ever demonstrated. As next-generation versions of the Seagate Nytro XM1440 M.2 NVMe SSD and the Seagate 1200.2 SAS SSD, respectively, the Nytro 5000 NVMe M.2 SSD and Nytro 3000 SAS SSD offer new levels of performance and scalability. The Nytro 5000 NVMe M.2 SSD is a cost-effective, lower-power technology ideal for the demands of today's data center environments with 2TB of industry-leading capacity. It also boosts random write performance levels as high as 67,000 input/output operations per second, double the performance levels of the previous version.Reflecting the continuous growth of data and the need for organizations to incorporate technologies that address capacity and performance needs, Seagate is also demonstrating a 64TB NVMe AIC that includes performance of up to 13 gigabytes per second in a single PCIe NVMe add-in-card with full power fail protection. The technology takes advantage of the industry standard M.2 form factor to combine multiple SSD controllers into a single PCIe card. As a result, servers benefit from eight high-performance controllers managing the SSD's flash capacity through the one PCIe socket. Customer samples of the technology are anticipated in the first half of 2018. The Nytro 5000 NVMe M.2 SSD and Nytro 3000 SAS SSD will be available later this year using leading 3D NAND flash technology.