Hitachi GST announces new Ultrastar Solid State Drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) has announced the availability of its new 3.5-inch Fibre Channel Ultrastar SLC – based (single level cell) SSDs. The drives will ship in HP 3PAR F-Class, T-Class and the P10000 V-Class storage systems for enterprise and cloud data centres, as well as for small-to-medium sized businesses. The new Ultrastar SSDs have been developed in conjunction with Intel and the target audience being OEM customers. 

Hitachi GST launches new Ultrastar Solid State Drives

Hitachi GST launches new Ultrastar Solid State Drives



According to Hitachi, the Ultrastar SSD400S family comes with NAND flash, endurance firmware and power loss management techniques for better reliability and endurance. The HP 3PAR storage system helps reduce acquisition and related operational costs and increases administrative efficiency.  The new Ultrastar SSD400S family delivers up to 516MB/s read and 458MB/s write throughput with 6GB/s SAS, and 390MB/s read and 340MB/s write throughput with 4GB/s FC. The new drive also delivers up to 41,000 read and 21,000 sustained write IOPS 


The Ultrastar SSD400S family is backed by a five-year limited warranty, or the maximum petabytes written (based on capacity). Pricing for the solid state drives haven’t been divulged, yet. As far as availability is concerned, the company is currently shipping its Ultrastar SSD400S drives and more information can be available here.

Published Date: Oct 04, 2011 04:42 pm | Updated Date: Oct 04, 2011 04:42 pm