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    News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    Three new SSD drive ranges and flash memory PCIe cards are unveiled.
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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    any idea`s what the controller is? yet another sadfarce based one?

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    Quote Originally Posted by HalloweenJack View Post
    any idea`s what the controller is? yet another sadfarce based one?
    Anandtech says "The 600 and 600 Pro are both based on Link A Media Device’s LM87800 controller"

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    The controller is mentioned in the linked AnandTech article

    "The 600 and 600 Pro are both based on Link A Media Device’s LM87800 controller. The LAMD controller is the same as the one used in Corsair’s Neutron and Neutron GTX."

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6935/seagate-600-ssd-review

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    Hynix own them - coupled with their own dram could make an interesting combination.

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    Considering Seagate took so long to enter the market, not to mention their size, you would think they were working on their own controller. Seems like they are entering with caution.


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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    It seems they have adapted the LAMD controller somewhat, it behaves differently to the Corsair LAMD models.

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    This is kind of expected. Seagate knows hdds won't be around forever so they had to enter the ssd market at some point.

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    I am surprised that the two biggest manufacturers in the HDD market, WD and Seagate, did not go into the SSD market sooner. But it's nice to have more competition, albeit in an already heavily contested market.

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    Took Seagate long enough! lol
    Samsung have been making SSD's for quite sometime now though and are the most recommended SSD's.

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    Quote Originally Posted by killer7xx View Post
    I am surprised that the two biggest manufacturers in the HDD market, WD and Seagate, did not go into the SSD market sooner. But it's nice to have more competition, albeit in an already heavily contested market.
    I know what you mean, but I guess it's like a diesel engine manufacturer not being geared up to suddenly start producing all electric power trains. Granted SG and WD have taken their sweet time about getting into the market, but they either haven't got a corporate clue, or didn't see the advantage to them until now.

    Samsung as different because they are way more than a hard drive company, they make everything and already made all the discrete components anyway (being a major supplier of flash memory already helps) to manufacturing SSDs is logical.

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    Agreed. Although Seagate are experienced in storage, it's a vastly different type of storage. As with Funkstar's train analogy, it might as well have been an entirely different field for all the commonality. SSDs have more in common with USB sticks/RAM as a technology, enabling the RAM manufacturers to launch into it so quickly.

    For someone like Seagate, it's a monumental leap. WD launched SSDs very early on, Google suggests 2010, and yet I've heard nothing about them since. Sooner or later, they may go the same way as Kodak.

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    Or, back to the engine analogy, just because the majority of unity end up being electric, doesn't mean there will never be a petrol/diesel motor made again. They still have their uses, and will continue for a very long time.

    I know SSDs are getting cheaper and more spacious, but it will be a very long time until mechanical drives are completely replaced. There will always be a need for bulk storage accessible at reasonable rates (if it can saturate a gigabit network, it's "fast enough" for a lot of things).

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    Unless you work professionally with video I see little need for high capacity local storage.

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    erm games?

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    Re: News - Seagate launches Solid State Drive products

    You can easily fit all the games you play on an affordable SSD.

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