Hitachi launches Ultrastar SSD family

Hitachi has launched its Ultrastar solid state drive (SSD) family, which it says will give data centre customers better performance and capacity.

The Ultrastar SSD400S range comes in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB capacities. Each have 2.5-inch 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and 3.5-inch 4Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces. They also combine Intel’s 34-nanometer (nm), single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory. Put together, Hitachi reckons these increase reliability and lower the total cost of ownership for a broad range of tiered enterprise server and storage workloads.

The Ultrastar SSD400S 400GB SSD can apparently endure up to 35 petabytes (PB) of random writes over the life of the drive, it also includes power loss management technology.

According to the company the range “delivers the industry’s highest sequential throughput.” It is “the first” 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. The drive also delivers up to 46,000 read and 13,000 sustained write IOPS.