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HGST announces Ultrastar SSD range for online gaming and server applications

SAS 12Gbps with up to 1.8TB capacity
Tue Jul 29 2014, 11:03
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HGST HAS ANNOUNCED three additions to its Ultrastar range to join the burgeoning market for enterprise grade solid-state disk (SSD) drives.

The HGST Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar SSD1600MR SAS SSDs use 20nm high endurance enterprise grade MLC NAND memory, capable of up to 12GBps transfers via the SAS interface.

Available in capacities from 250GB to 1.6TB depending on model, all drives in the range include Instant Secure Erase (ISE), Self Encrypting Drive, and and TCG enterprise SED with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification.

The three drives each specialise in a specific task set, with the SSD800MH.B capable of 25 random direct writes per day for write-heavy jobs, the SSD1600MR best for read heavy applications and the SSD1600MM as the everyday workhorse.

All three are capable of random read, random write performance of about 130,000 IOPS and 110,000 IOPS, respectively.

"HGST leads the industry in SAS SSDs, which continue to be the preferred storage building blocks for a large variety of server and storage systems that support a growing set of data-intensive enterprise applications," said HGST VP of SSD product marketing Ulrich Hansen.

"As our OEM, cloud and enterprise customers implement solutions to meet a variety of storage needs, SSDs and HDDs will increasingly be deployed in tiered pools of storage based on respective TCO strengths. HGST is in a unique position of offering a complete enterprise storage portfolio with leading solutions in both product categories."

Earlier this month, HGST announced a 10,000RPM HDD with 1.8TB capacity, and earlier this year it introduced a helium filled drive at 6TB.

The drives are now generally available with the testing process for OEM products in progress. µ

 

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