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Seagate Ships Pulsar XT.2 Enterprise SSD

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Seagate today began distribution channel shipments of the Pulsar XT.2 solid state drive (SSD) that combines outstanding and consistent performance with the data integrity and drive endurance needed for the most demanding enterprise environments, and is on track to commence channel shipments of the Pulsar.2 SSD, the first Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash-enabled SSD from an enterprise hard drive maker, on July 29.

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Crappy IOPS with no throughput info. Why doesn't Seagate invest more in hybrid drives is beyond me. Only model they ever released was Momentus XT, a 2,5" drive. Why no 2TB and 3TB hybrid 3,5" monsters!?
 
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I think you missed this part about "IOPS":
The real-world SPC-1C benchmark, designed for storage components, consists of I/O patterns typically found in online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, with a focus on random accesses. Unlike Iometer testing, which gauges IOPS performance using discrete measurements of random reads, random writes, sequential reads or sequential writes, SPC-1C benchmarks test storage components using a dynamic blend of random and sequential reads and writes to emulate real-world enterprise workloads.
AFAIK hybrid drives have very complicated firmware and it's not that much faster than normal HDD.

And don't forget this is Enterprise SSD, you don't want to experiment with untested products/technologies in this segment of the market.
You need reliability with these drives, not crazy speed with bad reliability.
 
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Crappy IOPS with no throughput info. Why doesn't Seagate invest more in hybrid drives is beyond me. Only model they ever released was Momentus XT, a 2,5" drive. Why no 2TB and 3TB hybrid 3,5" monsters!?
Cuz they only do well in certain operations, I have one in my work laptop and it isn't really that much faster than my personal laptop that has a WD scorpio in it, not by a noticeable amount anyway, the only place it is noticeably faster is loading windows and quicken. And lets be honest 2TB and 3 TB drives are for back up and storage no OS and such. SSD's are the future and are almost at the point of 120-240 GB drives being at the $1 per GB price ratio.