Seagate presents new Nytro NVMe SSD models, teases 13 GB/s read speeds
As one of the biggest hard disk manufacturers in the world, Seagate slowly began to let go of it HDD legacy and it was somewhat reluctant to make the jump to solid state drives for years. The company started to market SSDs only to select customers just a few years ago, but with the advent of the NVMe technology, Seagate has finally decided to bring affordable SSDs to consumers. Earlier today at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit (FMS), Seagate announced two new SSD models – the Nytro 5000 M.2 NVMe SSD and the Nytro 3000 SAS SSD. Moreover, the company will be presenting a 64 TB NVMe AIC (add-in card) drive that is said to provide read speeds of up to 13 GB/s.
The consumer-grade Nytro 5000 M.2 NVMe SSDs feature capacities of up to 2 TB with compact enclosures. These models are rated at 245,000 random read and 67,000 random write IOPS and are designed for low-power data center environments.
The industrial-grade Nytro 3000 SAS SSDs can store up to 15 TB of data, and feature read speeds of up to 2.2 GB/s. These models are more reliable and provide increased endurance via the dual-port SAS interface.
The Nytro SSDs are expected to hit the market in late 2017, while the 64 TB NVMe AIC drive will begin sampling in 2018.