Western Digital Introduces New Enterprise-Class HDDs and SSDs

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅06.12.2016 18:22:51


Western Digital introduces new enterprise-class HDDs and SSDs under the HGST brand to further expand the brands HDD and SSD portfolio when it comes to extreme performance and intensive data demands of today’s enterprise, cloud and hyperscale workloads. WD introduces the Ultrastar SN200 Series PCIe SSD, Ultrastar SS200 SAS SSD and Ultrastar He12 HDD.

The Ultrastar SN200 Series PCIe SSD


The Ultrastar SN200 Series PCIe SSD Series offers the highest capacity NVMe PCIe SSD today having capacities ranging from 800GB to 7.68TB. The Ultrastar SN200 is also offered in different form factors including the 2.5-inch and HH-HL form factors. It offers an increase of 100% in sequential read and 61% increase random read performance versus its predecessor making the Ultrastar SN200 Series the perfect choice for workload-intensive cloud and hyperscale environments.

Ultrastar SN200 Series PCIe SSD Series Features
- High-performance PCIe Gen 3 & NVMe 1.2 compliant
- Storage capacity up to 7.68TB in both 2.5-inch SFF and HH-HL add-in card (AIC) form factors
- Ultra-low consistent latency
- Dual port (2x2) support for 2.5-inch drives for highly available system designs
- Superior enterprise-grade reliability: Flash-aware RAID, end-to-end data path protection, advanced ECC, secure erase, PowerSafe power-loss protection


The Ultrastar SS200 SAS Enterprise-Class SSD


The Ultrastar SS200 SAS is the highest performing and highest capacity SAS SSD offering from the brand today offering capacities of up to 7.68 TB. Using advanced NAND management technology, the Ultrastar SS200 SAS SSD features blazing read speeds of up to 1,800MB/s sequential and up to 250,000 4KiB IOPS random without compromising write speeds with 1,000 Mb/s sequential and 86,000 4KiB IOPS random. With such performance, the Ultrastar SS200 SAS SSD is ideal for data intensive, critical enterprise and cloud-based applications.

Ultrastar SS200 SAS Enterprise-Class SSD Features
- Enterprise-grade 12Gb/s SAS SSD; backward compatible with 6Gb/s SAS
- Capacity points: 400GB to 7.68TB in 2.5-inch drive form factor
- Maximum read throughput up to 1,800MB/s
- Up to 250,000 4KiB IOPS in random reads
- Up to 1,000MB/s sequential writes
- Endurance of 3 or 1 random drive writes per day (DW/D) for 5 years
- Instant Secure Erase (ISE) & Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) options including TCG Enterprise
- 5-year limited warranty


The Ultrastar He12 Helium HDD


The Ultrastar He12 is Western Digital's fourth-generation helium HDD, featuring an industry-first eight-disk design, to deliver 12TB capacity using PMR technology in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. The Ultrastar He12 Helium HDD is also the world’s highest capacity hard drive for active random workloads. The 12tb capacity is achieved using the HelioSeal technology which utilizes helium with 1/7 the density of air enabling the use of thinner disks and still maintain a stable recording interface. The Ultrastar He12 is perfect for any application that requires massive amounts of cost-effective storage.

Watch the see the technology behind the Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Drive.


Ultrastar He12 Helium HDD Features
- HelioSeal: Western Digital's fourth generation, based on exclusive HelioSeal technology, bringing the highest capacity HDD to market much sooner than competing technologies
- World's first 8-disk design, 12TB capacity, available with either 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s SATA interface
- Data Security: Instant Secure Erase, sanitize and safely redeploy HDDs using the Instant Secure Erase feature
- SED Features: Help protect end user data with encryption (Self Encrypting Drive)
- Reliability: Amongst the industry's highest MTBF rating at 2.5M hours with a 5-year limited warranty


The Ultrastar SN200 NVMe SSD Series and Ultrastar SS200 SAS SSD are currently sampled to select customers, and will be available in the first quarter of the 2017.
The company is also currently sampling to select OEMs the Ultrastar He12 Helium HDD, which will be available the first half of the 2017. The 14TB SMR HDD, which will be available in the middle of 2017.

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