Seagate this week entered the solid state drive (SSD) market with new high-performance SSDs aimed at the server market — but the hard drive market leader says HDDs aren’t going away anytime soon.
Seagate, the world’s largest hard drive vendor, is expanding into new markets with its first solid-state drives (SSDs) and a revamp of its mobility drive business to include the smallest drive yet.
Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) has been cautious about entering the SSD market, giving it time for flaws in the technology to get worked out before going forward with its Pulsar line of SSDs for midrange enterprise servers.
The Pulsar will be targeted at mostly blade and rack-mounted servers in non-mission critical environments, but eventually Seagate plans to move up into mission-critical areas such as enterprise storage in the future, according to Richard Vignes, senior product line manager for Seagate.
“We absolutely see there is a fit for SSDs in the enterprise marketplace. They will be used in I/O-intensive workloads. That’s where the best fit will be and we see the use case long-term,” he told InternetNews.com.
However, it won’t diminish the hard drive business at all, he added.
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