Solid State Drives are nothing new. They have been around for a while now and it seems that just about everyone has one. But that is also one of the biggest problems. Many of the manufacturers making them have never made a drive for a computer before and have their own method for how the drive handles data. This has meant that the SSD options out there vary greatly from one vendor to the other. We also see a tendency to push for high read speeds and for the most part have ignored write and I/O operations (Input/ Output).
This has left the enterprise section of the market (and to a lesser extent, the Prosumer) out in the cold as these two segments often need a more balanced approach like that offered by SCSI and SAS drives. Thankfully all of that is changing as Seagate enters the fray; they took their time to work with customers (mostly OEMs) to make sure they covered the type of performance needed for this important and demanding segment. Read more at TweakTown.