Along with the consumer level 600 SSD and entry-level enterprise 600 Pro SSD, Seagate also brings the new 1200 SSD line designed for demanding enterprise storage and server applications. Built to handle complex, write-intensive mixed workloads, such as high-performance computing and data analytics, the drive sports Seagate-developed controller and algorithms to optimize performance for frequently accessed data, which result in reduced data access wait times and improved overall system performance.
The 1200 SSD uses a dual-port 12Gb/s SAS connector to double interface speed and twice the I/O bandwidth and provide enhanced reliability, availability and scalability. It is backwards compatible with 6Gb/s SAS as well. The drive utilizes MLC NAND flash memory and offers up to 750MB/s read and 500MB/s write pseeds and 110k/40k random read/write IOPS performance. Available in 200GB, 400GB and 800GB capacities, the enterprise SSD is available in 1.8-inch or 2.5-inch form factor.
Intended for enterprise applications, the high endurance includes power loss data protection and full path data protection, and multi-layered error recovery technology. Seagate will also offer Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) and FIPS SED models with Seagate Instant Secure Erase technology.