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When solid-state drives are unencumbered by the SATA interface, beautiful things can happen. Look no further than the Intel SSD 750 Series, which we reviewed two weeks ago, to see what kind of performance is achievable with an NVMe PCI Express interface. If you can actually believe it, HGST, a Western Digital company, has actually announced a new NVMe PCI Express SSD that is rated faster than even Intel’s new barnstormer. But to be fair, the Intel SSD 750 Series is aimed at the consumer/prosumer market whereas the new HGST Ultrastar SN100 is aimed squarely at the enterprise market. The HGST Ultrastar SN100 Series will be offered in both HH-HL and SFF 2.5-inch form-factors in capacities up to... Read more...
It seems like only yesterday (actually, it was less than a month ago) that Western Digital acquired Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and made it a full subsidiary. The new management should be pleased with HGST’s announcement today of the 4TB enterprise-class Ultrastar 7K4000 hard drives. Optimized for space, the Ultrastar 7K4000 family is designed to offer low-power but high-performance drives for the cloud and big data markets where reducing space, power, and costs are paramount. The 7200RPM drives purportedly offer 33% more density with 24% lower watts per GB than HGST’s own previous-generation 3TB Ultrastar 7K3000 drives. Other features include Advanced Format (with the newer... Read more...
With the release of the Hitachi Ultrastar SSD400S.B family, Hitachi lays claim to an industry first with a 25nm SLC NAND flash design. The company teamed up with Intel to develop the 2.5-inch enterprise-class drives, which are available in capacities of 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB and feature a 6Gbps SCSI (SAS) interface. The Ultrastar SSD400S.Bs boast 536MBps/502MBps read/write throughputs and 57,500/25,500 read/write IOPS and are built with security and longevity in mind. The drives are self-encrypting and handle encryption on the drive itself for better system-wide performance, and Hitachi says that the 400GB model can handle 35PB of random writes before conking out. The drives carry a five-year... Read more...
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced today a brand new collaboration with Intel, the Ultrastar SSD400M multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives (SSDs). The brand-new tier 0 Enterprise-class MLC SSD family utilizes Intel's 25 nanometer, highest endurance Enterprise-grade MLC NAND Flash and comes in a 2.5-inch form factor. The drives feature an astounding 7.5 petabytes (PB) of lifetime random writes, or 10 full drive writes per day for five years, and include comprehensive end-to-end data protection, error correction and error handling for endurance. The drives also feature a throughput of up to 495MB/s read and 385MB/s write, and sustained read and write speeds 100 times faster than... Read more...
Hitachi announced its new Ultrastar solid state drive family. The new Ultrastar SSD400S family comes in capacities of 100GB, 200GB and 400GB with 2.5-inch 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI or 3.5-inch 4Gb/s Fibre Channel interfaces. The 400GB SSD is designed to endure up to 35 petabytes of random writes over the life of the drive. The new Ultrastar SSD400S family also boasts of high sequential throughput with the ability to reach up to 535MB/s read and 500MB/s write throughput with 6Gb/s SAS, and 390MB/s read and 340MB/s write throughput with 4Gb/s FC. Hitachi GST is First Hard Drive Supplier to Deliver Enterprise-Class SAS and FC Solid State Drives Hitachi Brings Proven Enterprise Storage Expertise... Read more...
Hitachi announced the new Ultrastar C10K600 enterprise hard drive. The 10K RPM, 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Enterprise hard drive is available in capacities of 300, 450, and 600GB. These 2.5-inch drives consume 65 percent less power than Hitachi’s 3.5-inch enterprise hard drives. The drive is the only drive in its class to use a 64MB cache. The new Ultrastar drives also feature average seek times as low as 3.7 milliseconds and an average latency time of 3.0 milliseconds. For hard-drive-level data security, the Ultrastar C10K600 drive family offers optional Bulk Data Encryption. Hitachi Ships Industry’s Fastest and Most Power-Efficient 10K RPM Enterprise Hard Drive Best Performance,... Read more...
Surely you remember Hitachi's foray into the wide, speedy world of 2TB 7200RPM hard drives, right? Considering that it was less than a week ago, we sure hope so! Now, the company is looking to capitalize on the high-margin enterprise world with the announcement of its strikingly similar Ultrastar A7K2000.Hailed as the industry's first 7200RPM 2TB "enterprise-class" hard drive, this unit is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure enterprise-class mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) of 1.2 million hours in demanding 24x7 nearline applications. Hitachi claims that it is the ideal enterprise SATA drive for applications such as data warehousing, disk-to-disk backup, cloud computing and massive scale-out... Read more...