HGST Announces 12Gb/s SAS Solid State Drives for High-Performance

ultrastar-ssd800mhYou can never have enough performance in enterprise applications. To meet that need, HGST Announces 12Gb/s SAS Solid State Drives. These are currently the fastest enterprise-class, multi-level cell (MLC) SAS SSD family of drives. (Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM and Ultrastar SSD1000MR). These HGST drives are the first to double today’s SAS interface speed and utilize the 12G/s interface standard. These are designed for the most demanding applications where “hot” data is accessed frequently. Common applications include banking, cloud computing, data analysis etc. These new 12Gb/s SAS SSDs will significantly increase input/output per second (IOPS) and improve response times to mission-critical data.

SAS SSDs and high performance, high capacity traditional hard drives will continue to be the choices for enterprise servers and data storage centers. The new Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD family combines enterprise-grade, 25nm, highest-endurance, MLC NAND flash memory, industry-leading performance, advanced endurance management firmware and power loss data management techniques to extend reliability, endurance and sustained performance over the life of the SSD.

The current standard for consumer hardware is 6G/s. These new SSD drives are quite expensive and not intended for consumers, but as they always do, prices will come down and no doubt consumers will see the 12G/s standard in data storage devices in the not too distant future.

Stay tuned for more on the SATA 4 interface!