Seagate continues to concentrate on mechanical drives, says Shelley SSD They still do not reach volumes big enough
Her press conference was opened by a company Seagate
A little self-congratulation. The company announced that it produces about 40 of all drives sold worldwide and that its product line is the broadest and most diverse of all the other companies that offer mechanical or based drives Flash
Of course we immediately asked the company what about drives SSD
And when and whether it intends to enter this market as well, but Seagate said it is currently focusing on the requirement for storage rather than performance. "Even if we take all the chip factories in the world, we will convert them to factories that will only produce drives SSD
, It will still provide only about 10 percent of the demand for volume storage
In the world. "
However, the company noted that it has already manufactured drives SSD
, But these are for the business market, and in the meantime, they are only Super High End products, such as drive arrays and NAS (network storage) solutions. Also, the company believes in large hybrid drives, that is, mechanical drives with large storage volumes that combine drives SSD
As "cache memory" drives, and that "by the end of 2013, every product that Seagate will sell will have some kind of flash memory - SSD
Or a hybrid drive, "the company said.
The exhibition itself focused on the company's USM connection. It is a connection for external drives that allows you to connect any drive either through an internal connection or an external connection, so there is no need to replace the cover of the drive or the connection, but only the cable. This time, unlike the GoFlex product, this is an open standard and Standard does not require royalties.
Manufacturers of packages such as ThermalTake andAntec
We are already integrating the connection in their computer packages, Dell
Integrates it into its workstations and even manufacturers of cable and satellite converters combine it with their converters.