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, 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.