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SOURCE HGST, A Western Digital Company
New Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD Family Delivers Enterprise-Class Endurance and Performance
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced its next-generation of Ultrastar® 12Gb/s SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) with capacities up to 1.6TB. Building upon its award-winning first generation 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the new Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar SSD1600MR are the ideal building blocks for server and storage systems running today's performance-sensitive enterprise applications.
The Ultrastar SAS SSDs create new price/performance points by combining HGST's deep enterprise storage expertise developed over the last 50 years, HGST's customer-proven 12Gb/s SAS technology and Intel's 20 nanometer (nm) high endurance enterprise-grade MLC NAND memory. As a result, HGST's Ultrastar SAS SSDs excel in key total cost of ownership (TCO) metrics for enterprise applications, including transactions/$ and transactions/watt.
The new high performance Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD family supports applications requiring fast and reliable data storage, such as online transaction processing, cloud computing, online gaming, and big data analytics. Its features and benefits include:
"HGST leads the industry in SAS SSDs, which continue to be the preferred storage building blocks for a large variety of server and storage systems that support a growing set of data-intensive enterprise applications," said Ulrich Hansen, vice president of SSD product marketing, HGST. "As our OEM, cloud and enterprise customers implement solutions to meet a variety of storage needs, SSDs and HDDs will increasingly be deployed in tiered pools of storage based on respective TCO strengths. HGST is in a unique position of offering a complete enterprise storage portfolio with leading solutions in both product categories."
"The adoption of Intel 20nm enterprise-grade MLC NAND illustrates the commitment of both companies to continue to develop outstanding performance and endurance in the Ultrastar SAS SSD family," said Rob Crooke, vice president and general manager of Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "With the new HGST Ultrastar SAS SSD family, customers are offered higher performance and the ability to develop a broad range of application acceleration solutions."
Since 2008, HGST and Intel have worked to develop SAS SSDs by combining HGST's enterprise storage experience with Intel's NAND Flash expertise.
The new HGST Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar SSD1600MR SAS SSDs are currently completing qualifications at several server and storage system OEMs, and are generally available now. For more information about HGST, visit http://www.hgst.com.
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. HGST addresses customers' rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com.
One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.
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