Seagate to bring SSD products to Indian market by FY08

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New Delhi, Sept 16 (UNI) US-based Seagate Technology, world's top maker of hard-disk drives, is all set to foray into the solid state drive (SSD) segment in the country by the end of this financial year.

SSD, a data storage device, uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. With no moving parts, it largely eliminates seek time, latency and other electro-mechanical delays and failures associated with a conventional hard disk drive.

''We will start shipping out the first SSD products to India by March next year,'' Seagate Country Manager (India and SAARC countries) Rajesh Khurana told UNI here.

He, however, refused to give further details about the product.

Samsung Electronics had announced that it has begun shipping a 64-Gbyte solid-state drive for use in Dell and Alienware notebooks.

The company recently announced the launch of its nine new products, including the first 1-terabyte (TB) hard drive.

The new product lines include Maxtor storage solutions which provide automatic backup, Digital Audio Video Experience platform with up to 60 GB of wireless storage, 250 GB 2.5-inch notebook hard drive for rugged mobile computing.

At present, the company has four distributors in India and has production bases in China, Malaysia and Singapore.


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