HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), now part of Western Digital, introduces the industry’s first 12Gb/s SAS solid state drive family. The super-advanced enterprise-class MLC SSD line includes the Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM and Ultrastar SSD1000MR. All of them use SAS 12Gb/s interface to deliver ultra fast speeds, and 25nm MLC NAND flash memory with high performance and endurance.
The high-endurance Ultrastar SSD800MH is available in 200GB, 400GB and 800GB. It offers up to 1,200MB/s read and 750MB/s write speeds, and up to 145,000 read and 100,000 sustained write IOPS. With endurance rating at 25 full drive writes per day (DW/D), the highest among three models, the drive is able to handle high-frequency trading and online transaction processing applications.
The Ultrastar SSD800MM is the mainstream model with up to 1,200MB/s read and 700MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 70,000 sustained write IOPS performance. It comes in 200GB, 400GB and 800GB capacities. HGST said that it support online gaming, big data and cloud computing with 10 full DW/D endurance rating.
Lastly, the Ultrastar SSD1000MR intended for read intensive applications, such as online audio/video streaming, cloud computering. It has an endurance rating at two full DW/D. The line features sequential read speeds up to 1200MB/s and write speeds up to 700MB/s; and up to 145,000 read and 20,000 sustained write IOPS performance. There are 250GB, 500GB and 1000GB models.
All these SAS SSDs come with Advanced Power-loss Data Management technology. Self-encrypting models that conforms to TCG enterprise specification are also available. “HGST is currently qualifying its SSDs with select OEMs. Broader qualification samples are now available with channel distribution scheduled in June 2013.”