I started off by asking the obvious question whether Seagate thought it has missed the boat on the solid-state market. Rich replied by saying that Seagate wanted to avoid a “Me-Too” entry into the SSD playing field. Instead of just shoving another product on the consumer or enterprise segment, Seagate wanted to be different from the other manufacturers releasing SSDs today. As Seagate is aiming at the enterprise they needed to find out exactly what they wanted and to be sure that SSDs would meet the enterprise demands for robustness and performance. Rich assured us that not being first out of the door would not hurt Seagate’s products in the market.
Seagate reveals SSD strategy
Posted on Friday, May 15 2009 @ 10:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck