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Seagate joins the SSD party with the Pulsar


December 10, 2009

The Seagate Pulsar solid state drive.

The Seagate Pulsar solid state drive.

With the solid state drive market predicted to reach the $1 billion mark in 2010, it seems timely that Seagate has announced its first foray into this rapidly growing sector. Built using single layer cell technology, the Pulsar line of SSDs feature a SATA interface and promise read and write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 220MB/s respectively.

The Pulsar SSD features a SATA 3Gb/s interface and promises an annualized failure rate of 0.44%, as well as a hefty five year warranty. While many are viewing the faster operation, energy efficiency and reliability of SSDs as the future of storage within the industry, traditional hard drives currently remain at a fraction of the cost. However, in a world where speed and functionality are increasingly important factors analysts are predicting that price parity between the two technologies could be only a few years away.

No word yet on pricing for the Pulsar SSD.


It has taken a LOT longer to get these to market than I ever thought it would, I knew about them in the mid 80\'s! Now all they have to do is get the price down. I\'d love to have my next computer with this in side of it. :-)


I love reading Gizmag\'s coverage of new technology, but it would be nicer if their writers included information about where these amazing items are being manufactured. Please, Gizmag reporters, don\'t forget the fundamentals of good journalism: Who, what, when, WHERE, and how.

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