Demonstrating its commitment to delivering leading-edge technologies and solutions for enterprise-class servers and storage systems, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that its Ultrastar™ enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD) family is the industry’s first to use 25-nanometer (nm) single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash. The Ultrastar SSD400S.B family combines Hitachi’s proven enterprise hard disk drive (HDD) expertise with Intel’s® extensive capabilities in developing high-endurance SLC NAND flash memory and advanced SSD technology. The drives also conform to the Trusted Computing Group’s Enterprise A Security Subsystem Class encryption specification, helping customers protect sensitive data, and reduce the costs associated with drive retirement and reuse.
“Security is a growing concern among enterprise customers, especially those in financial services, e-commerce and online transaction processing,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, Hitachi GST. “Our solid state drives are designed to deliver the highest level of performance, while reducing total cost of ownership. With our new 25nm SLC SSDs, our enterprise customers now have the highest level of data protection in an SSD without compromising system performance, reliability and endurance.”
The new Ultrastar SSD400S.B family is available in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB capacities, and features 2.5-inch 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface. This provides unique value to customers who are increasingly looking to tiered storage as a method of managing today's datacenters.