Hitachi GST Unveils Enterprise SSDs Co-Developed with Intel

November 16, 2010 by | Comments



Hitachi GST, unveiled today its first enterprise-class solid-state drive family, a joint development using Intel 34nm NAND flash memory and advanced SSD technology. The Ultrastar SSD400S family of SSDs from Hitachi combines enterprise-grade NAND flash, proprietary endurance firmware and power loss management techniques from Intel to extend reliability, endurance and sustained performance.

Proven enterprise storage experience

Hitachi GST leverages decades of proven enterprise storage expertise in Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) andFibreChannel(FC)designreliability,firmware,customerqualification and systemintegrationin the newUltrastar™SSD400Ssolid-statedrive(SSD)family.ThesynergisticrelationshipbetweenHitachi’s newthroughput-enhancingSSDsandtraditionalHDDsprovidescosteffective,end-to-endenterprise- class storage solutions, delivering reliability, compatibility, capacity, cost and system performance. Hitachi GST storage products are the clear choice for the most demanding enterprise environments.

Maximum performance, reliability and endurance

The new Ultrastar SSD400S family delivers the highest sequential throughput, up to 535MB/s read / 500MB/s write, and up to 46K read / 13K write random IOPS. Reaching speeds 100 times faster than HDDs, SSDs enable rapid access to “hot” enterprise data for improved productivity and operational efficiency. Since fewer SSDs are required to achieve the same HDD IOPS performance, the new Ultrastar SSD400S family offers significant valuein terms of IOPS per Watt, while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) through low power consumption, efficient cooling and reduced space requirements.

The Ultrastar SSD400S family combines enterprise-grade SLC NAND flash memory, advanced endurance management firmware and exclusive Power-loss Data Management technology to extend reliability, endurance, and sustained performance over the life of the SSD. The Ultrastar SSD family achieves an extraordinary 0.44% annual failure rate (AFR) and endures up to 35PB of random writes over the life of the drive—the equivalent of writing 19.2 TB per day for five years! For complete end-to-end data protection and reliability, the Ultrastar SSD400S family incorporates the T10 Data Integrity Field (DIF) standard, extended error correction code (ECC), Exclusive-OR (XOR) parity to protect against flash die failure and parity-checked internal data paths without an external write cache. The Ultrastar SSD400S family is backed by a five-year limited warranty.

Eco-friendly storage

The Ultrastar SSD400S family demonstrates Hitachi ecological leadership with its halogen- free design and power-efficient operation. Both these features helped qualify the drive for the

Hitachi EcoTrac classification, which identifies products that minimize environmental impact in the areas of product design, manufacturing, operation and disposal.

Model(s) HUSSL4040ASS600 HUSSL4040ALF400
  HUSSL4010ASS600 HUSSL4010ALF400
Interface SAS 6Gb/s FCAL 4Gb/s
Capacity (GB)1 at 512 Bytes/sector 400 / 200 /100
Form factor 2.5” 3.5”
Flash memory technology Single-level cell (SLC)
Read Throughput (max MB/s, sequential 64K) 535 390
Write Throughput (max MB/s, sequential 64K) 500 / 500 / 400 340
Read IOPS (max IOPS, random 4K) 46,000
Write IOPS (max IOPS, random 4K) 13,000
Error rate (non-recoverable bits read) 1 in 1016
MTBF2 (M hours) 2.0
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk) 24×7
Endurance (max PB1, random write) 35 / 18 / 9
Requirement +5 VDC (+/-5%)
+12 VDC (+/-5%)
Operating (W, typical) 5.5
Idle (W) 1.7
Power consumption efficiency (IOPS/Watt) 8,360
Physical size    
z-height (mm) 15.0 15.25
Dimensions (width x depth, mm) 70.1 x 100.6 101.6 x 147.0
Weight (g, max) 187 227
Environmental (Operating)    
Ambient temperature 0 to 60º C
Shock (half-sine wave) 1000G (0.5ms)
500G (2ms)
Vibration, random (G RMS) 2.17, all axes
5 to 700 Hz
Environmental (Non-operating)    
Ambient temperature -55 to 95º C
  1000G (0.5ms)
Shock (half-sine wave) 500G (2ms)
  100G (11ms)
Vibration, random (G RMS) 3.13, all axes
5 to 800 Hz

1One gigabyte (GB) is equal to one billion bytes when referring to hard drive and SSD capacity. One terabyte (TB) equals 1,000GB, and one petabyte (PB) equals 1,000TB. Accessible capacity will vary depending on the operating environment and formatting.

2MTBF target is based on a sample population and is estimated by statistical measurements and acceleration algorithms under nominal operating conditions. MTBF ratings are not intended to predict an individual drive’s reliability. MTBF does not constitute a warranty.

–(Intel Press Room)–

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