HGST Announces New Ultrastar 12Gb/S SAS SSD Sized up to 1.6TB

HGST, a Western Digital company, announced its next generation of Ultrastar 12GB/s SAS solid-state drives today. Building upon the award-winning first generation, the new Ultrastar SSDs come in up to 1.6 TB size.

The new Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar SSD1600MR are using Intel 20nm high endurance enterprise-grade MLC NAND and the well proven HGST 12GB/s SAS technology, making them the ideal building blocks for server and storage systems running today’s performance-sensitive enterprise applications.

The new drives come in a variety of sizes depending on the model. The SSD800MH.B that is designed for write intensive operations will be available between 100GB and 800GB, the SSD1600MM for the balanced system will range from 200GB to 1.6TB and the SSD1600MR will feature from 250GB to 1.6TB for read intensive application use.

All 3 drives are said to offer a throughput of up to 1,100MB/s along with random read and write performance of up to 130k/110k IOPS respectively. They are backed by a 5 year Warranty at a MTBF of 2 Million hours.

As enterprise-class they come with the choice of security options including Instant Secure Erase (ISE), Self-Encrypting Drives (SED), and TCG enterprise SED with FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 certification.

“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 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.

Thank you HGST for providing us with this information.

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