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Seagate unveils its first consumer-centric SSD

Though a bit slow in adapting the future of storage devices, Seagate has finally launched their first Solid-State Drive lineup slated for the consumer market called the Seagate 600 SSD along with the new server/enterprise grade SSDs which are the 600 Pro SSD and 1200 SSD.

In addition to the two form factors, the newly launched SSD lineup will be divided into three major categories; the 600 SSD, 600 Pro SSD and 1200 SSD. The 600 SSD will be offered in six different capacities (100, 120, 200, 240, 400 and 480G) while the Pro will only be offered in three capacity variants (120, 240 and 480GB). On the other hand, the 1200 SSD can go up to 800GB and comes in either a 1.8-inch or 2.5 inch form factor.

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But the star of the show is the 600 SSD which also happens to be world’s first SSD to be offered in two form factors; 7mm and 5mm. This makes it an ideal choice for both standard laptops and ultrabooks. However, tech sites are already citing a major drawback of the 600 SSD; power consumption. According to CNET, Seagate says that 600 SSD’s will gulp down on your precious battery the same way as a 5400rpm hard drive. Having said that, we think that Seagate’s new consumer-grade SSD are better off inside your desktop PC.

Details about Seagate’s new SSD lineup weren’t discussed during the launch, but it’s been said that these SSD’s, as well as the X8 accelerator will be available soon after the announcement.

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