HGST Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD Family

The Right Fit For High I/O Applications

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.

With this new generation, HGST has also improved its SSD “quality of service.” Quality of service refers to how quickly and efficiently the SSD can manage and process reads and writes to the drive. Like lanes on a highway, too much data traffic can cause congestion and slow performance. In tier 0/1 enterprise applications such as high-frequency trading, every millisecond counts. As the industry leader in enterprise SSDs, HGST uses unique firmware and controller technology to significantly improve command completion time requirements. The overall result is a 50 percent improvement in latency, a 300 percent improvement in I/O per second (IOPS) writes, and a 2x – 3x faster throughput compared to the earlier generation Ultrastar SSD400S SSD. Common firmware and controller technology across HGST’s enterprise-class SSD and HDD families also allows for seamless system integration and reduced qualification times.

Building solutions for the future, HGST’s new SSD family comes with three endurance levels – high endurance, mainstream endurance and read-intensive endurance. Each 12Gb/s SAS SSD family delivers an optimal balance of performance, reliability, cost and endurance to meet the unique and diverse workload requirements of nearly any enterprise application. The new Ultrastar SSD800MH high-endurance SSD rates at 25 full drive writes per day (DW/D) for five years, ideal for high-frequency trading or online transaction processing. The Ultrastar SSD800MM mainstream endurance SSD rates at 10 DW/D for five years, ideal for applications such as online gaming, big data, and cloud computing. The read-intensive 1TB Ultrastar SSD1000MR SSD rates at two DW/D for five years, perfect for streaming audio/video, cloud computing and other Internet applications.

“LSI and HGST have achieved a number of key milestones, including compatibility testing of the fastest 12Gb/s SAS RAID controllers and SSDs, and are prepared to lead the industry transition and market adoption of the new 12Gb/s SAS interface standard,” said Bill Wuertz, senior vice president and general manager, RAID Storage Division, LSI Corporation. “As the preferred enterprise interface of the future, 12Gb/s SAS is essential to unleashing the full performance potential of SSD storage solutions to help datacenters and cloud environments contend with massive data growth and accelerate application performance. It is also backward compatible with 6Gb/s SAS for investment protection in current SAS infrastructures.”

“Our Zebi storage arrays are specifically designed with de-duplication and compression in virtualized server and desktop environments where performance and capacity are critical. Using HGST’s reliable, high-performance and high-capacity SSDs and HDDs, combined with our innovative Zebi technology, gives our customers the best balance of performance, capacity, features and price,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing, Tegile Systems. “We’re proud to say that our award-winning Zebi HA2800 storage array uses HGST’s SAS SSDs, and we look forward to working with HGST on this new generation of 12Gb/s SAS SSDs to deliver even more performance and capacity to our customers.”

“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.”

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