Seagate’s new Solid State Drive has the potential to transfer data at 10 Gigabytes per second, some 6GBps faster than its previous model of SSD. Seagate also admitted that the new drive will meet the Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications.
OCP was launched in 2011 to allow the sharing of data center designs among IT vendors—including Facebook, Intel, Apple and Microsoft— as well as financial services companies such as Bank of America and Fidelity.
The SSD with such data transfer capability will be useful to companies like Netflix or Youtube which are always in a quest for latest innovations in order to serve better. Before, these companies used to get up to 6GBps data throughput with a single slot. That comes to about two-thirds or 66% increase in performance in the same slot, meaning they can theoretically deliver about 66% more streaming data per second.
The new Seagate unit can be used in an all-flash array or an accelerated flash tier with HDD for a more cost effective hybrid storage alternative.
Seagate previously fastest SSD was the Nytro XP6500 flash accelerator card, on 8-lane PCIe SSD that had an up to 4TB capacity and a maximum data transfer rate of 4GBps.
Seagate’s new SSD with 10GBps will accommodate 16- lane PCIe slots. Seagate is also developing a second unit for 8 lane PCIe slots, which still performs at 6.7 Gbps.
Seagate’s new 10Gbps SSD will go on sale in Summer this year.
More details are awaited!