Seagate launches Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD to cater to growing needs of cloud data centers

Seagate Technology released Thursday the Nytro XF1230 SATA solid-state drive (SSD), an energy-efficient drive designed to meet the performance and reliability requirements of growing cloud data centers.

The Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD is energy efficient, with a power demand that tops out at 4.8 watts at maximum supported capacity — markedly lower than competing solutions that can consume double the power per drive, overloading the already-strained power budgets of data centers. This low power demand is important given cloud data centers often have applications that trigger continuous active workloads through frequent storage access.

Available in 1,920 gigabyte (GB), 960GB, 480GB and 240GB user storage capacities, the Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD will ship to channel partners next month. The drive offers enterprise-class reliability, with the level of protection needed in existing cloud environments, including a power loss data protection circuit to prevent data loss in the event of a power disruption.

The Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD features a 6 gigabyte-per-second interface, making it easy to deploy in existing storage infrastructures. Optimized for read-centric databases and workloads, it provides random access performance as high as 98,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), equivalent to the performance of 200 hard disk drives, but for a fraction of the power and cost.

“SSDs in enterprise data centers provide extremely fast data access in a small footprint, while consuming very little energy. No SSD in its class does this better than Seagate’s latest addition to the Nytro product line,” said Brett Pemble, Seagate’s general manager and vice president of SSD products. “This is a critical addition to our growing SSD portfolio and an answer to what our enterprise customers have been asking for: a highly reliable, very low-latency SATA SSD that’s also energy efficient. It also means more people get more value from more data for lower cost.”

Recently, Seagate’s launched 2TB version of its Nytro XM1440 M.2 non-volatile memory express (NVMe) solid-state drive that optimizes power and performance in a compact, low-power form factor designed to increase storage density in data centers.

Packed with twice the capacity compared to similar competitive offerings among the enterprise-class M.2 NVMe SSDs available, it is ideal for data centers dealing with exponential data growth.

The drive can serve the needs of a range of enterprise applications such as online transaction processing, high-performance computing and big data analytics. It also helps manage storage growth with deduplication and compression, allowing data centers to easily create more virtual machines without having to add additional servers to manage storage growth.

The latest addition to Seagate’s Nytro SSD product line, the XM1440 is designed for demanding enterprise applications that require fast data access, capacity and processing, with twice the density of prior M.2 NVMe environments. Optimized for read-intensive and mixed workloads, its high capacity and small form factor are ideal for cloud and enterprise data center environments, where speed and processing power in a small footprint are increasingly important.


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