Seagate Demonstrates HDD with PCIe NVMe Interface

Seagate has shown the industry’s to start with really hard disk drive related to a host applying a PCIe interface at the Open up Compute Project Summit. Like solid-point out drives, the experimental tricky drive takes advantage of the NVMe protocol to operate alongside SSDs seamlessly. Use of a solitary protocol for distinctive varieties of storage equipment will significantly simplify datacenters.

The experimental SSD is centered on Seagate’s proprietary controller that supports all three key protocols, which include SAS, SATA, and NVMe over a ‘native NVMe port,’ and does not call for any bridges. The HDD was demonstrated in a proof-of-concept 2U JBOD enclosure that made use of a comparatively simple PCIe switch connecting to 12 3.5-inch drives employing a PCIe interface. 

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