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HGST Debuts 12 Gb/s SAS Solid State Drives

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HGST's new range of Ultrastar Drives are the industry's first 12 Gb/s SAS Solid State Drives.

HGST has expanded its lineup of enterprise class solid state drives (SSDs) with the Ultrastar SSD800MH, SSD800MM and SSD1000MR. These drives are the first in the industry to offer 12 Gb/s SAS interface and are designed for the “most demanding applications” such as “high-frequency trading, online banking, cloud computing and big data analytics.”

The three new drives are based on enterprise grade 25 nm MLC NAND memory, conform to Trusted CG's Enterprise A Security Class encryption specifications, and offer some very impressive performance figures, including read and write speeds of 1,200 MB/s and 750 MB/s, respectively, on the SSD800MH.

Model

Ultrastar SSD800MH

Ultrastar SSD800MM

Ultrastar SSD1000MR

Capacity

200 GB / 400 GB / 800 GB

200 GB / 400 GB / 800 GB

250 GB / 500 GB / 1,000 GB

Interface

SAS 12 Gb/s

SAS 12 Gb/s

SAS 12 Gb/s

NAND Type

25 nm MLC

25 nm MLC

25 nm MLC

Read Speed

1,200 MB/s

1,150 MB/s

1,200 MB/s

Write Speed

750 MB/s

700 M/s

700 M/s

Read IOPS

145,000

145,000

145,000

Write IOPS

100,000

70,000

20,000

MBTF

2 million hours

2 million hours

2 million hours

Drive Writes / Day

25

10

2

Annual Failure Rate

0.44 percent

0.44 percent

0.44 percent

"With the industry's highest SAS SSD performance, three endurance-level options, high-capacity and proven reliability, HGST offers the most-advanced 12Gb/s SAS SSDs for the enterprise where it is critical SSDs and HDDs integrate seamlessly in tiered storage environments for optimal efficiency," said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, HGST. "Combining more than 50 years of design and qualification experience with proven HGST SAS implementation across interface hardware and firmware, HGST's new line of MLC SSDs provides simple, scalable and flexible solutions that ensure system compatibility and ease of integration into new or existing enterprise storage systems and designs."

HGST is currently qualifying the latest expansions to its Ultrastar range with “select OEMs” with broader qualification samples to be available with channel distribution in June 2013. Though the drives’ pricing and availability is still unknown, HGST has announced that they will be backed by either a five-year limited warranty or the maximum petabytes written.

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    jaber2 , April 10, 2013 8:59 AM
    I likey
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    ShadyHamster , April 10, 2013 9:52 AM
    I'll take a couple of them 1tb drives thanks!
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    Marco925 , April 10, 2013 10:08 AM
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    HGST's new range of Ultrastar Drives are the industry's first 12 Gb/s SAS Solid State Drives. And they are expensive.


    There, I fixed it!
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    anti-painkilla , April 10, 2013 5:10 PM
    Would be interesting to see the retail prices even though no one would actually pay that price.