Seagate launched the 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD, aimed at so-called hyperscale datacenters and catering for applications involving high-performance computing and the big-data analytics. The company earlier this year unveiled a 10Gbps SSD under the Nytro brand which met the Open Compute Project’s specs.
The 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD device will be available through Seagate partners in the fourth quarter and by its name alone it might not sound impressive, but this new NVMe-based drive is capable of a huge 3.6GB/sec writes and 10GB/sec reads.
It will be arriving in 3.8TB and 7.7TB capacities, with 160K random write IOPS, 940K random read IOPS and a total power draw of around 26W. Underneath that small heat sink, we will find 4 x Nytro XM1440 M.2-based SSDs, which requires a full PCIe 3.0 x16 slot to function.
The 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD features a single PCIe interface for high-speed data transfers and four separate controllers, providing processing power up to 4 times faster than comparable drives, but without the higher cost, power levels and latency required from a bridge or PCIe switch. Applications can process more transactions faster using the industry’s highest bandwidth through one PCIe slot, and without having to invest in the more hardware. Additionally, the technology easily integrates into all-flash system arrays.
Seagate also launched a 60TB SSD that may ship as early as next year. If Seagate can deliver as planned, the drive would have close to 4 times the capacity of the largest SSD available currently, Samsung’s PM1633a SSD.