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Seagate étend son offre sur les extensions de stockage Xbox Series X|S avec des modules 512 Go et 2 To, mais...
Seagate has been maintaining a line of Xbox-certified external SSDs since late 2016. The current Game Drive for Xbox SSD is based on the Seagate Fast SSD's internals and industrial design. With the USB 3.2 Gen 1 (BarraCuda) Fast SSD reaching EOL (that market segment has since moved on to USB 3.2 Gen 2), the time has now come for Seagate to revamp the internals of the Game Drive for Xbox SSD and give it a new look.
The company is introducing a new Game Drive for Xbox SSD that takes inspiration from the currently available HDD equivalent - sporting a sleek all-black look with a green LED bar. The 96mm x 50mm x 11mm bus-powered portable SSD weighs just 51g, and sports a USB 3.2 Gen 1 micro-Binterface. It is compatible with Xbox Series X, Series S, and all generations of Xbox One. The package includes a 46cm USB 3.0 cable (micro-B to Type-A).
Seagate is planning to launch only a single SKU of the new product - a 1TB version (STLD1000400) for $170. Interestingly, the 3-year warranty is also accompanied by data-loss protection using Seagate's Rescue Data Recovery Services. Availability is slated for later this month, well in time for the holiday season.
The article will be updated with additional information once we hear back from Seagate regarding details of the SSD's internals.
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Western Digital's Red series of drives for network-attached storage systems has a significant share in various NAS market segments. The series started off with a focus on hard drives, and more recently WD Red SSDs were introduced in Q4 2019, a few years after the SanDisk acquisition. These SATA SSDs (in both 2.5" and M.2 form-factors) were based on Marvell 88SS1074 controllers and targeted caching applications.
The increasing popularity of tiered storage, coupled with the deployment of NVMe (in the form of add-in cards, and now, natively in NAS boards) has prompted Western Digital to create a new member in the WD Red family. The new WD Red SN700 comes in 5 capacities ranging from 250GB to 4TB.
|WD Red SN700 NVMe SSDs for NAS|
|Capacity||250 GB||500 GB||1 TB||2 TB||4 TB|
|NAND Flash||3D TLC NAND|
|M.2-2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3|
(22.15mm x 80.15mm x 2.38mm)
(22.15mm x 80.15mm x 3.58mm)
|Seq. Read Max
(128KB @ QD32)
|3100 MBps||3430 MBps||3400 MBps|
|Seq. Write Max
(128KB @ QD32)
|1600 MBps||2600 MBps||3000 MBps||2900 MBps||3100 MBps|
|Rand. Read IOPS
(4KB @ QD32)
|Rand. Write IOPS
(4KB @ QD32)
|PS3 (LP)||70 mW||100 mW|
|PS4 (Sleep)||3.5 mW||5 mW|
|MTBF||1.75 million hours|
A PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe drive can provide a quantum leap in I/O performance, especially over pure HDD-based systems. NAS units are fast becoming hyperconverged application servers, and NVMe drives can improve user experience with both storage tasks as well as application tasks. In particular, tasks related to workloads like virtualization, multi-user collaborative editing and other similar applications. The benefits for traditional enterprise workloads such as intensive databases are also evident, even when the NVMe drive is used purely as a caching drive. Interestingly, the 1TB and lower capacity models have a 1 DWPD rating, while the 2TB and 4TB ones have a 0.7 DWPD endurance number.
It must be noted that Seagate has already released two generations of NVMe drives for the NAS market in their IronWolf series. WD is playing a bit of a catch-up in this particular market segment, but its SanDisk heritage and vertical integration can possibly give the WD Red SN700 an edge over the IronWolf series.
Seagate's IronWolf series of drives for network-attached storage systems has gained significant traction in its market segments. One of the primary reasons has been the breadth of offerings - high-capacity HDDs targeting different applications, as well as SATA and NVMe SSDs. In fact, Seagate was one of the first vendors to introduce SSDs targeting the prosumer / SMB / SME NAS markets with the IronWolf SSD 110 series at the 2019 CES. This 2.5" SATA SSD family was complemented by the announcement of the IronWolf 510 NVMe SSD family in Q1 2020. The SSD family, based on the Phison E12DC Enterprise SSD Controller, sported a 1DWPD rating that was not available in other SSDs targeting the prosumer / SMB NAS market.
Seagate is continuing their leadership march today with the launch of the IronWolf 525 NVMe SSDs. Based on the Phison E16 (PS5016-E16-32) PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD controller, the product appears to dial back to consumer roots with a 0.7 DWPD rating. Currently, there are no commercial off-the-shelf NAS offerings from the major vendors (Synology, QNAP, Asustor, etc.) with native PCIe 4.0 capability. The IronWolf 525 is backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0 and can slot into the same places where the IronWolf 510 is currently being used. Key confirmed specifications are captured in the table below.
|The Seagate IronWolf 525 SSDs for NAS|
|Capacity||500 GB||1 TB||2TB|
|NAND Flash||Kioxia BiCS 4 96L 3D TLC NAND|
|Form-Factor, Interface||M.2-2280, PCIe 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3|
(22.15mm x 80.15mm x 3.58mm)
|Seq. Read (128KB @ QD32) [ Normal / Sustained @ PCIe 4.0 x4 ]||5000 / 3300 MBps||5000 / 4350 MBps||5000 / 4300 MBps|
|Seq. Write (128KB @ QD32) [ Normal / Sustained @ PCIe 4.0 x4 ]||2500 / 525 MBps||4400 / 995 MBps||4400 / 965 MBps|
|Rand. Read IOPS (QD32T8) [ Normal @ PCIe 4.0 x4 ]||420K||760K||740K|
|Rand. Write IOPS (QD32T8) [ Normal @ PCIe 4.0 x4 ]||630K||700K||700K|
|DRAM Buffer||1GB DDR4||2GB DDR4|
|TCG Opal Encryption||No|
|Power Consumption||Avg Active||5.6 W||6.5 W|
|Warranty||5 years (including 3 years of Rescue Data Recovery Services)|
|MTBF||1.8 million hours|
|Additional Information||IronWolf 525 SSD Specifications|
Key value additions include the IronWolf Health Management (IHM) and Rescue Data Recovery Services (DRS). The former is an embedded software application that continuously monitors drive health parameters and notifies users appropriately to reduce probability of data loss on supported NAS platforms. The 3-year complimentary DRS provides data recovery services for accidental data corruption or drive damage.
Seagate intends the IronWolf 525 NVMe SSDs to be used in commercial and entry-level enterprise NAS units, high-performance workstations, and in U.2 NVMe SSD drive bays with U.2 to M.2 adapters. These SSDs appear to have the same hardware (including the Kioxia BiCS 4 96L 3D TLC flash) as the FireCuda 520 series, albeit with modified firmware to enable the NAS-specific features such as IHM. Consequently, pricing is expected to carry a slight premium over the FireCuda 520 currently retailing for $370 (2TB), $190 (1TB), and