Seagate is getting ready to finally release an SSD product but not before next year
. Apparently the company will initially aim at the enterprise market specifically, with the drives designed for use in servers.
Seagate is a latecomer in the SSD world, falling behind numerous companies, including Intel. Part of their delay was voiced by their CEO, Bill Watkins, who outright attacked SSDs
as they exist today and claimed they were a minor part of the storage market. Seagate's decision to both attack and embrace the SSD market has been an interesting one to watch.
Shortly after claiming that if SSD became popular, they would sue certain SSD makers, Seagate remained true to their word and sued STEC
. Both companies remain in court today as STEC tries to get Seagate's technology patents revolving around SSD declared as invalid.