HGST Launches First 12Gb/s SAS Solid State Drives

HGST today announced the industry’s fastest and most advanced enterprise-class, multi level cell (MLC) SAS SSD family – the Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM and Ultrastar SSD1000MR. From the market share leader in enterprise SAS/FC SSDs, these HGST drives are the first to double today’s SAS interface speed. Designed for the most demanding applications where “hot” data is accessed frequently, such as high-frequency trading, online banking, cloud computing, online gaming, and big data analytics, HGST’s new 12Gb/s SAS SSDs help increase input/output per second (IOPS) and improve response times to mission-critical data in cloud and traditional IT datacenters environments.

As the first SSDs with 12Gb/s SAS, HGST continues to push performance limits. The new Ultrastar SSD800MH 12Gb/s SAS SSD delivers the highest sequential throughput with up to 1,200MB/s large block reads, and up to 750MB/s writes. It also delivers up to 145,000 read and 100,000 write IOPS, reaching speeds >100 times faster than HDDs, allowing rapid access to “hot” enterprise data for improved productivity and operational efficiency. HGST is currently qualifying its SSDs with select OEMs. Broader qualification samples are now available with channel distribution scheduled in June 2013.

hgst Ultrastar SSD800MM

“SSDs along with high-performance and high-capacity HDDs are the main building blocks of choice for traditional IT and cloud hyperscale datacenters and represent a market that is expected to grow in excess of $16 billion by 2015,” said Jeff Janukowicz research director, Solid State Drives and Enabling Technologies at IDC. “SSDs, such as HGST’s new SAS SSD family, continue to improve generation to generation to meet today’s enterprise workload requirements while driving down the price points to support high I/O applications.”

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