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“Most SSD suppliers aren’t fully aware of the needs of the enterprise,†said Jim Handy of Objective Analysis. “It isn’t just a fast interface like SAS, Fibre Channel, or PCIe that they need, and it isn’t just IOPS levels in the tens to hundreds of thousands. Without data integrity and reliability, an SSD is worthless to most enterprise users. Seagate’s undeniable leadership in the enterprise HDD market has given the company a deep understanding of the necessity of data integrity and endurance.â€
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the write capacity on these things is nuts. Hopefully drives like this can significantly improve enterprise environments sooner or later

Just can't imagine how expensive it would be and how much work it would be to have to move entire databases that are stored on HDDs over to a completely new database of SSDs, if that were ever needed....
    
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Hmmm.... are they hinting at OCZ and Intel there?
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I think they have something there - because for Enterprises, the limited write cycle capacity of Flash is a deal breaker, more than any kind of cost of acquisition.

I think Enterprise also has a hang up when it comes to dealing with new companies. Until this, hard drive manufacturers have largely stayed away from SSD, and Enterprise is liable not to go for unknown brands from new manufacturers - while they may buy from Seagate because of long familiarity.

However, this in not really entirely new for Seagate, because they have long offered SSD units for Enterprise, though not the inexpensive, Flash based units that are available these days.
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I think they have something there - because for Enterprises, the limited write cycle capacity of Flash is a deal breaker, more than any kind of cost of acquisition.
Yeah, but the Flash they use is sourced from another company anyways: Intel/Micron, Samsung, Toshiba, Hynix.
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Personally I like OCZ's enterprise pciex offerings better.
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I like how they tote the SLC technology as a deal breaker. Anyone in the industry knows that you have to use SLC technology for enterprise level SSD storage. What sets drives apart is the ECC, buffering and manufacturer reliability. Plus Seagate is not the OEM for the Flash most likely
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I like how they tote the SLC technology as a deal breaker. Anyone in the industry knows that you have to use SLC technology for enterprise level SSD storage. What sets drives apart is the ECC, buffering and manufacturer reliability. Plus Seagate is not the OEM for the Flash most likely
eMLC is now avaliable for enterprise use as well. While not as good as SLC, it is significantly cheaper but the business must be aware of their needs/usage when choosing among MLC, eMLC, and SLC. Furthermoree, ECC and spare area help to mitigate NAND wear as well.
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Even a lowly M4 64GB can take over 115 TiB of writing, 115 TiB on a 64GB disk is a serious amount of data.

SSD write endurance 25nm vs 34nm
EDIT: Seems the post is not updated, in a norwegian forum the M4 64GB is at 117TiB now
http://www.diskusjon.no/index.php?sh...=1355298&st=60

I get that companies worry, and how they need increased reliability. I just thought I should throw this out here for people to see.
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I'll take 3 of'm for a raid 5 setup please
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