Mumbai, India, September 16, 2014: Seagate Technology, a worldwide leader in storage solutions, today announced that it has shipped its 10 millionth solid-state hybrid hard drive (SSHD). Seagate pioneered the world’s first SSHD and has experienced rising demand over the last two years for these solutions that offer the speed of SSDs combined with the industry’s highest storage capacities.
SSHDs typically deliver three to four times the performance of traditional hard drives in typical PC workloads, which has been a key factor driving adoption with the leading PC vendors, worldwide. Combining its expertise in both flash and hard disk drive technologies, Seagate’s SSHDs deliver a powerful mix of performance and capacity that is optimized to handle the most demanding requirements of both today’s IT organizations and consumers alike. Today, the demand for systems integrating SSHDs is being fuelled by the explosive data growth from mobile applications, cloud infrastructures, social media, business applications and a wide variety of consumer markets.
“We are seeing growing demand for our SSHDs from the world’s leading PC manufacturers,” said Scott Horn, vice president of global marketing, Seagate. “Hybrid technology is proving to be what we always thought it would be – the ultimate combination of high-performance and capacity needs with the price point that’s right for both budget constrained IT organizations and consumers. This achievement is also a reflection of the continued commitment from our dedicated employees whose relentless dedication and personal pride continue to be the fabric of this company.”
“Solid State Hybrid drives continue to be an economical alternative to pure SSDs for PC users seeking to improve PC system responsiveness. This dynamic is being translated into an industry growth rate exceeding 400% from Seagate’s FY2013 to FY2014,” said Dave Reinsel, IDC’s group vice president for storage and semiconductors, “Seagate is in a strong position to capitalize on this growth given its leadership position and favorable supply chain dynamics.”