WD’s HGST Ultrastar SN200 NVMe SSD Hits 1.2mil IOPS

/ 7 years ago


Western Digital had a big day today as they unveiled the latest generation and their take on some top-class storage drives. Among the new drives is the HGST-branded Ultrastar SN200 SSD which delivers next-generation NVMe PCIe storage capacity and speed. It should be said right away that these aren’t designed for consumers, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t dream of them.

The Ultrastar SN200 NVMe SSD Series is the highest capacity NVMe PCIe SSD available today in 2.5-inch and Half-Height, Half-Length (HH-HL) form factors. It will be available with up to a whopping 7.68TB capacities in both form factor versions, but there’ll also be smaller versions down to 800GB.

It is also the companies fastest SSD to date as it offers double the sequential read performance and 61 percent more random read performance than its predecessor. To put that into some numbers, the Ultrastar SN200 offers a 70/30 mixed read/write random performance of up to 560,000 4KiB IOPS and sequential of over 3000MB/s. The SN260 takes it to the next level with up to 1.2 million 4KiB IOPS when reading.

The performance in combination with an outstanding QoS makes the SN200 ideal for workload-intensive cloud and hyper-scale environments that demand instant response times. This could be e-commerce, search engines, and social networks as well as environments processing massive volumes of data in real-time, including intensive analytics.

Ultrastar SN200 NVMe PCIe SSD Series

  • PCIe Gen 3 and NVMe 1.2 compatible
  • Offering best-in-class 70/30 mixed read/write random performance of up to 560,000 4KiB IOPS
  • Storage capacity up to 7.68TB in both 2.5-inch SFF and HH-HL AIC form factors; the highest capacity NVMe PCIe SSD available in these form factors
  • Superior Enterprise-grade reliability: Flash-aware RAID, end-to-end data-path protection, advanced ECC, secure erase, PowerSafe power-loss protection

The Ultrastar SN200 NVMe SSD Series is currently sampling to select customers and will be generally available in the first quarter of the 2017 calendar year. Full specifications and details can be seen here.


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