HP 3PAR Arrays Use Latest Hitachi 3.5-inch SSDs

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Hitachi Ultrastar SSD400S uses enterprise-grade NAND flash and power-loss-management technology

Although the overall trend in enterprise storage is clearly moving toward smaller, faster 2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSDs), plenty of shops still use the older 3.5-inch variety. With its latest release, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies seems determined to keep supplying that market.

Hitachi said that its 3.5-inch Fibre Channel Ultrastar 400S single-level cell SSDs, co-developed with Intel, are shipping in Hewlett-Packard’s 3PAR F-Class, T-Class and the new P10000 V-Class storage systems for enterprise and cloud data centres.

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The Ultrastar SSD400S line uses enterprise-grade NAND flash, Hitachi’s own proprietary endurance firmware and power-loss-management techniques, the company said. The drives also feature advanced data integrity technology based on industry standards to ensure compatibility in multi-tiered SSD/HDD system designs, the company said.

The SSDs have been documented to reach up to 516MB per second read and 458MB per second write throughput using 6Gbps Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connectivity, Hitachi said. They have also been clocked at 390MB per second read and 340MB per second write throughput with 4Gbps FC, the company said.

The drives deliver up to 41,000 read and 21,000 sustained-write I/O operations per second (IOPS) for fast access to hot enterprise data for improved productivity and operational efficiency.

Hitachi GST is currently shipping its Ultrastar SSD400S drives in volume. The product line features a five-year limited warranty.

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