The company has been known for downplaying the importance of SSDs in today’s consumer market, claiming users are reluctant to give up cheap cost-per-gigabyte storage. Consequently, its first SSD product will cater to enterprise-class users only, who Seagate argues are most likely to need very high-speed disks regardless of the price.
Though the company does foresee a time when solid state disks are a better value, Seagate won’t focus on consumer SSDs until the price falls to the 10-cents-per-GB level. In the meantime, traditional rotating hard disks will remain their focus, with a 2TB drive also ready to hit shelves next year. Unfortunately, details such as a release date and price for these drives were not available.