Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, o in breve Hitachi GST, ha annunciato ufficialmente l'hard drive Ultrastar C10K300.
Si tratta di una soluzione dedicata all'ambito enterprise, ed in particolare alla collocazione nei rack per server, che può vantare prestazioni di primo piano, forte della interfaccia SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) da 6Gb/s e di una velocità di rotazione pari a 10.000RPM, oltreché di un buffer da 64MB.
A fare la differenza, rispetto agli HDD della generazione precedente di Hitachi, è inoltre il formato del disco, pari a 2.5-inch e non a 3.5-inch: al minore spazio occupato si accompagna infatti un consumo di potenza ridotto, in accordo al produttore, del 65%. Questa device consuma 3.1W in stato di idle e 6.1W in modalità operativa.
L'arrivo sul mercato di questo disco, con capacità pari a 147GB oppure a 300GB, è imminente.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 24, 2009 – Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
(Hitachi GST) today introduced its second-generation small form factor enterprise
hard drive, the 10K RPM Ultrastar C10K300. The new Hitachi drive is
optimized for the power and performance requirements of rack-mounted servers
and networked storage arrays. Built using proven Hitachi power management technology,
the Ultrastar C10K300 delivers the low power specifications that are of primary
importance in today’s data centers. The new drives are offered in 147GB
and 300GB capacities and ship with a dual-port 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
interface, which delivers 100 percent faster data throughput than its 3Gb/s
predecessor. The new industry-standard SAS interface also improves signal strength
over greater physical distances, allowing IT managers to deploy larger, more
complex storage infrastructures.
The Ultrastar C10K300 is designed to provide higher server/storage density
through compact 2.5-inch design, a low-power profile and improved thermal characteristics.
The small form factor drive occupies 70 percent less physical space and consumes
up to 65 percent less power than similar 3.5-inch enterprise drives.
Advanced Power Management
The Ultrastar C10K300 is the company’s first enterprise-class drive
to incorporate Advanced Power Management capabilities, which has previously
allowed Hitachi to achieve best-in-class power efficiency on its popular Deskstar
family of products. The technology provides IT managers with multiple power
mode options so that performance requirements can be achieved using the lowest
possible energy expenditure. The Advanced Power Management implementation in
the Ultrastar C10K300 delivers a best-in-class idle power specification of
3.4 watts and 6.1 watts in active operating mode.
The Ultrastar C10K300 uses halogen-reduced components to support the “green” computing
initiatives that are of increasing importance in today’s data centers.
The drive has earned the Hitachi EcoTrac classification, used to describe
products that minimize environmental impact in the areas of product design,
manufacturing, operation and disposal.
“Space constraints and low power considerations in data centers have
driven the transition to blade servers that rely on small form factor enterprise
hard drives. The Ultrastar C10K300 is positioned to capitalize on and accelerate
this trend with significant improvements in performance, power efficiency and
configuration flexibility,” said Brendan Collins, vice president, Product
Marketing, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. “The new drive delivers
the quality and reliability that our enterprise customers have come to expect
SAS 6Gb/s Performance
Fast response time is critical for a wide range of enterprise applications,
including online transaction processing, real-time business analytics and timely
delivery of data-intensive content-on-demand such as multiple channels of streaming
video. The increased transfer rate of the new SAS interface operating at 6Gb/s
is ideal for meeting these challenges. The new serial interface is fully backward
compatible with existing 3Gb/s devices to provide enterprise customers with
exceptional configuration flexibility and investment protection.
The drives feature average seek times as low as 3.9 milliseconds and the fast
rotational speeds reduce average latency time to 3 milliseconds, enabling customers
to access data more quickly and efficiently.
Built for Reliability
The Ultrastar C10K300 is built on a mature design platform to ensure greater
reliability and reduced qualification times. The drive includes a host of industrial-strength
technologies designed to maximize reliability in mission-critical environments.
Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motors deliver a low acoustic rating and improved
data integrity, while Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) technology anticipates
and counteracts disturbances that can occur in multi-drive configurations.
In addition, the Ultrastar C10K300 uses Hitachi-patented head load/unload ramp
to minimize integration induced drive damage.
The Ultrastar C10K300 is now shipping to customers worldwide.
Source: Hitachi GST Press Release