Hitachi Launches Ultrastar Enterprise SSD Line

Hitachi released its first solid state drive (SSD) family. "The Ultrastar SSD400S line, jointly designed with Intel, includes 100GB, 200GB and 400GB models that feature both 2.5-inch 6Gbit/sec Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) and 3.5-inch 4Gbit/sec Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces with full duplex. The technology is aimed at enterprise-class data centers."New Ultrastar drives boast high I/O throughput, […]

Hitachi released its first solid state drive (SSD) family. "The Ultrastar SSD400S line, jointly designed with Intel, includes 100GB, 200GB and 400GB models that feature both 2.5-inch 6Gbit/sec Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) and 3.5-inch 4Gbit/sec Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces with full duplex. The technology is aimed at enterprise-class data centers."

Hitachi Ultrastar SSD

New Ultrastar drives boast high I/O throughput, reaching up to 535MB/sec sequential read and 500MB/sec write rate, with up to 46,000 I/O's per second utilizing the SAS interface. The drives can reach 390MB/sec read and 340MB/sec write rates using the Fibre Channel interface.

Ultrastar SSD400S SSD combines Hitachi's enterprise-class hard disk drive technology with Intel's 34-nanometer (nm), single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory.