When it comes to hard drives, Seagate and Western Digital remains on top. Solid State Drives or SSDs still remain unpopular to the consumer market due to its price and availability but Seagate announced a strategic agreement with Memory Modem maker Densbits, Technologies Ltd, to further its foothold in the SSD game.
Seagate and DensBits are joining forces, to develop future products that are intended to provide customers with significant cost savings, extremely high reliability, and unparalleled performance. Under the agreement, DensBits’ Memory Modem controller technology will be integrated with Seagate’s various storage technologies to power a wide range of consumer and enterprise applications including 3 bits/cell (“œTLC”) 1Xnm Flash-based consumer-grade SSD, and 2 bits/cell (“œMLC”) 1Xnm Flash-based enterprise-grade SSD.
“œFor the last 30 years, Seagate has delivered technology and product innovation to become the global leader in storage solutions, from high-end enterprise drives to solid-state hybrid drives,” said Rocky Pimentel, Seagate chief sales and marketing officer. “œSeagate is excited to be working with the talented DensBits team and believes we have a significant opportunity with our new strategic relationship to extend our leadership into the SSD market.”
“œWe are very excited at the opportunity of collaborating with Seagate,” said Ilan Hen, DensBits’ Chairman and CEO. “œThis is yet another testament to our technology leadership, and we strongly believe that the coupling between DensBits’ unique Memory Modem controller technology and Seagate’s exceptional storage capabilities across the board could truly disrupt the industry.”