Saturday, May 31st 2008

Seagate Plans to Release Enterprise SSDs and 2TB Hard Drive for Next Year

Seagate CEO Bill Watkins, outlined yesterday that his company won't release any solid state drives until next year. "SSDs are not price-competitive yet," Watkins said. First Seagate SSDs will start to appear as late as next year, and target only enterprise market. Seagate has no plans to release SSD drives for consumers because of the high prices and other problems that still part solid state drives from conventional hard disks. "If the cost per gigabyte comes down to 10 cents, maybe," Seagate will focus on SSD storage for consumers, Watkins said. But "It will take three to four years for SSDs to come to parity with hard drives," he thinks. In related news, Bill Watkins also announced plans to introduce 2TB conventional hard drive next year. The exact release date and price information for the 2TB hard drive is still distant though.Source: InfoWorld
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5 Comments on Seagate Plans to Release Enterprise SSDs and 2TB Hard Drive for Next Year

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, big increase in size. I also like his wait approach for the consumer market with SSDs. It shows he recognizes people cant afford them.
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jbunch07
But "It will take three to four years for SSDs to come to parity with hard drives," he thinks.
something tells me its not going to take that long. :rolleyes:
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Haytch
Wonder if Western Digital are cooking up a 2TB conventional hard drive, otherwise we will be stuck with Seagates overpricing policy.

Ill stick with conventional hard disk drives untill they pretty much become obsolete. Ofcourse ill eventually invest in SSD, but not untill they have VERY VERY cheap 1Tb+, proven that they dont lose data.

BTW, what i really need is a few 100Tb Hdd's.
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jbunch07
by: Haytch
Wonder if Western Digital are cooking up a 2TB conventional hard drive, otherwise we will be stuck with Seagates overpricing policy.

Ill stick with conventional hard disk drives untill they pretty much become obsolete. Ofcourse ill eventually invest in SSD, but not untill they have VERY VERY cheap 1Tb+, proven that they dont lose data.

BTW, what i really need is a few 100Tb Hdd's.
wtf would you do with that much space?
you must have made "Transformers" or something
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magibeg
by: jbunch07
wtf would you do with that much space?
you must have made "Transformers" or something
Linux distro's.... thousands of them.
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