Seagate launches ‘largest SSD in history’

Seagate launches what it claims is the largest SSD in history

Seagate claims to have made computer history by launching a 60 terabyte hard drive which it says is the “largest SSD ever demonstrated”. 

The company announced the new product at the Flash Memory Summit conference yesterday, along with another innovation.

Seagate says the two new bits of hardware “extend the limits of storage computing performance in enterprise data centers to unprecedented levels”.

The new products are:

  • a 60 terabyte (TB) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state-drive (SSD); and
  • the 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD

These will form part of Seagate’s Enterprise portfolio, which include HDD, SSD and other storage system products.

Brett Pemble, Seagate’s general manager and vice president of SSD products, says: “The explosion of data can translate into more value for enterprises, if they have the right means to accommodate that data.

“If anything is certain, it’s the fact that across industries, the limits of data growth are boundless.

“Seagate is committed to staying on top of this growth and, in turn, ever-changing customer needs, and providing new and varied technologies to help customers stay ahead of the data management curve. New products like the 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD and 60TB SAS SSD are testament to that.”