Seagate Starts Shipping Pulsar XT.2 Solid State Drive

Paul Lilly

According to Seagate , "Most SSD suppliers aren't fully aware of the needs of the enterprise," and that's where the company's Pulsar XT.2 solid state drive comes into play. The Pulsar XT.2 combines single-level cell (SLC) flash with a native 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface to make it Seagate's fastest drive to date, and it's now shipping through the distribution channel.

The Pulsar XT.2 is available in up to 400GB of capacity and is purportedly optimized for complex, mixed workloads typical of what you'd find in an enterprise environment, including such chores as online transaction processing, database, Web indexing, and email. The drive boasts a sustained transfer rate of 360MB/s in a 2.5-inch form factor, is hotpluggable, and optionally supports Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology.

Seagate said it's also on track to ship its Pulsar.2 SSD by the end of July. According to Seagate, the Pulsar.2 is the first multi-level cell (MLC) flash-enabled SSD from an enterprise hard drive maker, and will be available in up to 800GB of capacity.

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