WD Releases 7.68TB HGST-Branded Ultrastar SS200 SAS SSD

Among Western Digitals announcements today, was an SAS Enterprise-Class drive too and we shouldn’t forget the SAS standard despite it being of age by now. It is still quite capable and WD shows that with their new Ultrastar SS200 SAS Enterprise-Class SSD designed for data centers.

The Ultrastar SS200 SSD is the highest capacity and highest performing SAS SSD from the company to date. It is built to efficiently deliver superior capacity, low-latency performance, and the outstanding endurance needed to help data center managers address the rapidly growing volume and velocity of data from today’s critical applications – and they need to do so while balancing their total cost of ownership (TCO). Offered in capacities up to 7.68TB, it brings new capabilities and possibilities to storage arrays,

The new HGST SS200 SSD will be available in capacities up to 7.68TB which brings new capabilities and possibilities to storage arrays, hyper-converged, and software-defined architectures that require a dual-port design with an SAS interface.

The enterprise-class Ultrastar SS200 SSD is available in two endurance classes to meet various customers’ needs, including 1 and 3 random drive writes per day (DWPD). Leveraging advanced NAND management technology, the SSD offers a tremendous read performance of up to 1,800MB/s sequential and up to 250,0000 4KiB IOPS random without compromising on the write performance of up to 1,000 MB/s sequential and up to 86,000 4KiB IOPS random. This makes the drive series ideal for a wide variety of data-intensive and critical enterprise and cloud-based applications.

In addition, the Ultrastar SS200, leverages the company’s latest generation Guardian Technology platform, a proprietary and comprehensive set of features and technologies that significantly improve endurance and reliability, help safeguard against data loss, and further ensure outstanding QoS.

Ultrastar SS200 SAS SSD

  • Enterprise-grade 12Gb/s SAS SSD; backward compatible with 6Gb/s SAS
  • Available in capacities from 400GB to 7.68TB in 2.5-inch drive form factor
  • Read Performance: Up to 1,800MB/s sequential read and up to 250,000 4KiB IOPS in random reads
  • Write Performance: Up to 1,000MB/s sequential writes; endurance of 3 or 1 random drive writes per day for 5 years
  • Data Security: Instant Secure Erase (ISE) and Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) options including TCG Enterprise

The WD HGST Ultrastar SS200 SAS SSD are currently sampling to select customers and will be generally available in the first quarter of the 2017 calendar year. You can check up on the full details here.

Bohs Hansen

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