SSD drives are taking over due to their incredible access times compared to the HDD types we have been using all these years. The only thing they are limited by is space compared to the old, and things are changing as companies strive to correct this.
Seagate upped the ante this month by announcing a 60TB SSD hard drive. Now that is an upgrade I’m sure most of us can drool over. Sadly, consumers won’t have a chance to rush out anytime soon to snag one since these drives are made for datacenter environments. It also won’t be available until next year.
The new 60TB SSD is a dual port 12Gb/s SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drive, and features read speeds of up to 1500MBps and write speeds of up to 1000MBps. All of this at only 15 watts peak power usage. That’s 2x the speed performance of your consumer drives and 120x the capacity of the average selling consumer SSD (480-512GB). The consumer HDD market only reaches recently up to 10TB with a hefty price tag. So you can just assume how expensive these new SSDs will be to the enterprise industry. Hopefully it won’t be long before the technology can trickle down to the consumer market.
We reached out to Seagate with a few questions so that we could bring you more, but sadly they did not respond this round. As soon as we hear more about juicy capacity jumps like these, we will make sure to share.