Hitachi Ships 3.5-inch SSDs for New HP 3PAR Arrays
The Ultrastar SSD400S line uses enterprise-grade NAND flash, its own proprietary endurance firmware and power-loss-management techniques -- for Tier 2 SATA storage.Although the overall trend in enterprise storage IT is clearly moving toward smaller, faster 2.5-inch solid-state drives, plenty of shops still use the older 3.5-inch variety, and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is determined to keep supplying that market. Hitachi on Sept. 19 said that its 3.5-inch Fibre Channel Ultrastar 400S single-level cell SSDs, co-developed with Intel, are now shipping in Hewlett-Packard-3PAR F-Class, T-Class and the new P10000 V-Class storage systems for enterprise and cloud data centers. These are SSDs for Tier 2 SATA-type, nearline storage.
The Ultrastar SSD400S line uses enterprise-grade NAND flash, its own proprietary endurance firmware and power-loss-management techniques, Hitachi said. It also features advanced data integrity IT based on industry standards to ensure compatibility in multi-tiered SSD/HDD system designs, the company said.