Ultrastar 7K3000

First 3TB Enterprise-Class SATA Hard Drive from Hitachi

The first 3TB enterprise-class hard disk drive, the Ultrastar 7K3000, a 7,200rpm range that approaches with either 6Gbit/sec. serial SCSI (SAS) and serial ATA (SATA) interfaces was proclaimed by Hitachi GST.

Similar to its precursor, the 3.5-in A7K2000, the innovative drive has five platters, although it boosts the areal compactness on those disks by 50%, from 400GB per platter to 600GB. Additional significant for enterprise-class users, the Ultrastar 7K3000 has an assured intervening time among failure of 2 million hours, and the SAS edition is double ported for resiliency.

Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at Hitachi GST said, “Serial ATA drives classically have 1.2 million hour MTBFs. with classically, high-performance drives have superior consistency, although they moreover have an upper cost.  In appearing at excellence reports from our customers … we understand we were wafting away our own stipulations. In the field we were meeting 2 million to 3 million MTBF.”

Ultrastar 7K3000

Collins said, the capability to assurance 40% more functional life than drives that have 1.2 million MTBF ratings means data centers be able to decrease their in general total price of possession for servers and arrays utilizing the hardware. And he added, “We are assuring it.”

The drive moreover sports 32% lesser watts utilized per gigabyte of capacity compared with its precursor and it moves toward with native information encryption.

The innovative Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 family moreover moves toward in a 2TB contribution and it is currently shipping with a 6Gb/s SATA interface through out the world.  The Ultrastar 7K3000 SAS family will be offered in the middle of 2011.

It will permit equipment producers to choose on user costing, Hitachi said.