Seagate announced it will launch the world’s fastest SSD flash drive, one that can move data at up to 10GB per second. The drive is more than 4GB/s faster than the previous fastest-industry SSD on the market and is expected to be released this summer.
In addition to the 10GB/s SSD technology, which accommodates 16-lane PCIe slots, Seagate is finalizing a second unit for eight-lane PCIe slots, which still performs at the industry-leading throughput of 6.7GB/s, and is the fastest in the eight-lane card category. The eight-lane solution will provide an alternative for organizations looking for the highest levels of throughput speed but in environments limited by power usage requirements or cost.
Both the 16 and eight-lane SSD units have been made available to Seagate customers and are expected for product launch in summer 2016.