Even though hard disk drive prices maybe a bit high and will likely never return to pre-flood levels,Seagate has been making a serious move to get on the SSD bandwagon. Previously Seagate had been coming around to the approval of flash memory for increased performance for making hybrid type hard disk drives. Seagate announced a new strategic agreement with DensBit Technologies, with an undisclosed equity investment for DensBits' unique memory controller technology. DensBits is the inventor of the world’s first Memory ModemTM, and the agreement may likely allow the partnership to develop low-cost Solid State Drives for both the consumer and enterprise class users.
Rocky Pimentel, Seagate chief sales and marketing officer said in a statement that,"Seagate 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,"
Under the agreement, DensBits' Memory ModemTM 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 ("TLC") 1Xnm Flash-based consumer-grade SSD, and 2 bits/cell ("MLC") 1Xnm Flash-based enterprise-grade SSD.
"We are very excited at the opportunity of collaborating with Seagate," said Ilan Hen, DensBits' Chairman and CEO. "This is yet another testament to our technology leadership, and we strongly believe that the coupling between DensBits' unique Memory ModemTM controller technology and Seagate's exceptional storage capabilities across the board could truly disrupt the industry."No news yet as to when we will see some of the results of this partnership agreement. While it appears to have the potential to make an impact for the competition of all those 'storage dollars' of everyday users and the enterprise class.