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Seagate unveils world’s fastest enterprise hard drive

Seagate Technology is shipping what it says is the world’s fastest hard drive — the Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD. 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.

It 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, says Rocky Pimentel, Seagate executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer.

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, according to Pimentel. Additional information on the Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD can be found at www.seagate.com/www/turbo .

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