Seagate introduces its first consumer SSDs

Seagate has announced its first SSDs for the consumer market,the 600 and 600 Pro series. The drives will become available in capacities between 100 and 480 GB and use a Link A Media LM87800 controller. The LM87800 from Link A Media, recently acquired by Hynix, is not a very well known controller but can be found in e.g. de Neutron SSDs from Corsair.

Seagate introduces its first consumer SSDs

The difference between the 600 and 600 Pro is that the latter has a 5 year warranty instead of the regular 3 year. The Pro version  also has technology on board to safeguard against unexpected power loss and undetected corruption when the drive is powered off. Both the 600 and 600 Pro series drive make use of Toshiba’s 19 nm MLC NAND and use the SATA 3 interface.

Besides the consumer level SSDs the company also announced new enterprise drives. The 1200 series has a 12 Gbps SAS interface and a SSD controller developed by Segate. The maximum capacity of these drives will be 800 GB.

There is no pricing known for both the enterprise as the consumer grade drives.