Seagate claims their new Enterprise Turbo SSHD as the world’s fastest enterprise hard drive, offering up to a 3X increase in random performance over existing solutions. As the industry’s first enterprise solid state hybrid drive (SSHD), the Enterprise Turbo SSHD combines the capacity of a hard drive with solid-state flash enabling high-speed performance for mission critical data.
Setting a new standard in mission critical performance, the Enterprise Turbo SSHD provides up to a 3X increase in random performance over existing 15K-RPM drives and is available with up to 600GB of capacity. By unifying the best of solid-state and magnetic technologies, Turbo improves tiered storage performance combining accelerated speed with hard disk drive (HDD) high-capacity.
Based on preliminary performance testing using standard system benchmarking tools, a 10K-RPM version of enterprise SSHD boasts IOPS over 2X better than a standard 600GB 10K-RPM hard disk drive. The end result is much improved and more cost effective performance for servers running mission critical applications such as big data analytics, virtual desktop infrastructure, and database and transaction processing. For more on the preliminary Seagate enterprise SSHD performance benchmarking click here for Storage Performance Council benchmarks.
The Enterprise Turbo SSHD enables lower cost server and storage configurations, making it appealing for OEMs and system builders who demand the highest, scalable performance at an affordable cost. It also delivers up to 3X the current mission critical HDD random performance at an HDD-comparable price. An extremely efficient and economical storage solution, the drive provides significantly improved $/IOPS.
The drive fine tunes storage tiering by caching at the I/O level, thereby addressing performance gaps and bottlenecks often found in tiered system environments. It also offers a self-encrypting drive option to maximize security for data-at-rest.
- World’s Fastest Enterprise Hard Drive: boasts ultra-fast speed with up to 3X the increase in random performance over standard 15K-RPM drives.
- Industry’s First Enterprise SSHD: delivers transparent SSD-like performance to most heavily accessed data.
- Ultimate Capacity: features up to 600GB of capacity — the highest enterprise performance drive available today.
- Affordably Priced: yields 3X the current mission critical HDD random performance at an HDD-comparable price.
- High-Reliability: provides enterprise endurance and reliability.
Price and Availability
The Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD Hybrid Hard Drive will be available in 600GB, 450GB and 300GB capacities, priced 40% more than Seagate’s 2.5-inch 15K drives. Release date TBD.