Seagate has just recently released their first ever offering in the Solid-State Drive market — the Pulsar line of SSD’s. Should make for an interesting alternative to the current SSD offerings on the market.
The Seagate Pulsar line has a few odd features — for instance, they come in 50GB, 100GB, and 200GB variations. All the variations are 2.5-inch drives, which means they can fit in most desktop PC configurations. They’re also reputed to have a 5-year lifespan, although Seagate’s reputation and SSD trends may question this claim.
All the Pulsar drives have a top read speed of 240MB/sec, and a top write speed of 220MB/sec. These are pretty good speeds when compared to the competition — market leader Intel X-25M, for instance, reads at 250MB/sec, but writes at only 100MB/sec.
We’ll likely be seeing Seagate Pulsar SSD’s in PC’s pretty soon. We still don’t know about the pricing, but if Intel’s X-25M is any indication, Pulsars probably won’t be cheap.