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Hitachi Brings Proven Enterprise Storage Expertise to the Growing SSD Market; Ultrastar SSDs Deliver the Performance, Reliability and Endurance Needed to Maximize the Tiered Storage Opportunity -SAN JOSE, Calif., November 16, 2010 – Leveraging more than 50 years of design and qualification experience, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced its new Ultrastar™ solid state drive (SSD) family. The new Ultrastar SSD400S family comes in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB capacities, featuring both 2.5-inch 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and 3.5-inch 4Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces. As the world’s first jointly developed SAS and FC enterprise-class SSDs, the Ultrastar SSD400S family combines Hitachi’s proven enterprise hard disk drive (HDD) expertise with Intel®’s extensive capabilities in developing high-endurance 34-nanometer (nm), single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory and advanced SSD technology. This combination provides unique value to customers who are increasingly looking to tiered storage as a method of managing the escalating performance, capacity, endurance and reliability demands of today's data centers.“Hitachi’s strategic investment and commitment in the enterprise market is evident with the new Ultrastar SSD family. Our new SSD product family not only symbolizes our market opportunity to serve evolving cloud data center infrastructures, but also delivers value to our customers in terms of increasing data center performance and reducing total cost of ownership,” said Mike Cordano, executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Hitachi GST. “We have a strong track record of working with global enterprise customers and are proud to report favorable responses to the Ultrastar SSD400S family. With qualifications now underway, we anticipate volume shipments to commence in the first half of 2011.”.
Hitachi GST and Intel Collaboration Achieves Industry Milestone to Deliver Enterprise-Class SSDsWith its legacy in hard drive innovation and years of experience in working with enterprise OEMs, Hitachi GST continues to make great strides in storage and controller technology to deliver high-quality, reliable storage solutions. Intel’s focus and investment in NAND flash memory research and SSD development provides industry-leading advancements in next-generation NAND lithography and offers high-endurance SSD technology.
Together, Hitachi and Intel make a unique partnership, fueling next-generation ultra-performance data centers. Hitachi was the first enterprise storage company to pursue this partnership model in late 2008.“Our vision of bringing high-performance, high-endurance NAND technology to the forefront of the enterprise market is reflected in Hitachi GST’s announcement today,” said Tom Rampone, Intel vice president and general manager of the Intel NAND Solutions Group.
“Hitachi, in collaboration with Intel, delivers a compelling solution that addresses the ultra-high performance needs of the enterprise, while increasing reliability and lowering the total cost of ownership for a broad range of tiered enterprise server and storage workloads.”. Hitachi has the Right Formula - Proven Performance, Reliability and EnduranceThe enterprise SSD market is growing at an estimated 73 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2009-2014.1 Social networks, mobile applications, web TV, online video services and new tablet-like devices – all operating in the cloud – are fueling the need for faster storage solutions and improvements in high throughput and I/O performance so data can be delivered to consumers with virtually no latency. Meanwhile, data centers are pushing the boundaries to make storage more efficient, from reducing floor space, power and cooling to leveraging next-generation technologies, like virtualization, deduplication and thin provisioning.
All of this is causing a shift in how today’s IT managers are building tomorrow’s data centers.Hitachi understands enterprise storage needs – from controllers, firmware, BIOS and operating systems (OS). With a global Systems Integration Technology Lab (SIT Lab), Hitachi works to ensure compatibility and ease of integration into new or existing tier 0 enterprise storage systems and designs. This makes it easier to bring products to market more quickly and cost-effectively. With this level of commitment, the Ultrastar SSD family has been and continues to be rigorously tested in dozens of OEM system platforms across nearly a hundred configurations resulting in millions of drive hours under test.Working in collaboration with Intel, the Ultrastar SSD400S family combines enterprise-grade NAND flash, proprietary endurance firmware and power loss management techniques to extend the reliability, endurance and sustained performance of the new SSD family. The 400GB SSD can endure up to 35 petabytes (PB) of random writes over the life of the drive, which is the equivalent of writing 19.2TB/day for five years, ensuring greater utilization and reliability in the most demanding enterprise environments. For complete end-to-end data protection and reliability, the Ultrastar SSD400S family includes advanced data integrity and power loss management technologies that are tied with industry standards to ensure compatibility in multi-tiered SSD/HDD system designs.The new Ultrastar SSD400S family delivers the industry’s highest sequential throughput. It is the first to reach up to 535MB/s read and 500MB/s write throughput with 6Gb/s SAS, and 390MB/s read and 340MB/s write throughput with 4Gb/s FC.
The new drive also delivers up to 46,000 read and 13,000 sustained write IOPS, reaching speeds 100 times faster than traditional hard drives, resulting in rapid response times for real-time transaction processing access to “hot” enterprise data for improved productivity and operational efficiency. As fewer SSDs are required to achieve the same HDD ultra-high performance, the new Ultrastar SSD400S family offers significant value in terms of IOPS per Watt, while reducing TCO through low power consumption, efficient cooling and reduced space requirements. Supporting Quotes“Extending our relationship with Hitachi GST for enterprise-class SSDs in our SBB storage arrays and storage application platforms was the preferred option for us,' said Ahmed Shihab, vice president of Strategic Planning at Xyratex.
'Because of our experience working with Hitachi GST, we are confident that the new enterprise-class SSDs will deliver the excellent reliability, high availability, maximum endurance and sustained performance that our enterprise storage customers demand.”“Flash-based storage has the potential to impact data centers in very positive ways, but cost and reliability concerns persist for enterprise IT managers seeking to leverage SSD technology,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research manager for Solid State Drives at IDC. “SSD solutions, such as Hitachi GST's Ultrastar SSDs, can help address these concerns by delivering high reliability, efficiency and predictable performance – all which will help fuel mainstream enterprise adoption of flash storage over the next few years.”“Hitachi’s new SSDs sport an abundance of specification superlatives; yet this technical prowess is paired with a strong existing enterprise market-share, and a proven reputation derived from serving virtually every top tier global OEM,” said Mark Peters, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “This combination of ability and reach means HGST is well positioned in the enterprise storage space. It is a market where, despite ever increasing demand, the likelihood is that only vendors that can offer extensive product portfolios – such as Hitachi – are likely to prosper over the long-term.”. About Hitachi Global Storage TechnologiesHitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, Hitachi GST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage.
Hitachi GST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. Headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at. About Hitachi, Ltd.Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion).
Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at.1 IDC, Worldwide Solid State Drive 2010-2014 Forecast and Analysis, Doc.#223876, Jul 2010.One GB is equal to one billion bytes and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). One PB is equal to 1,000 TB (one quadrillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.Ultrastar is a trademark of Hitachi GST.
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The client in this data recovery case came to us for our Hitachi services. In their computer they’d had a 500 GB Hitachi hard drive storing their data and a 16 GB SanDisk solid state drive doing some of their heavy lifting. But while the two drives worked in tandem, one was obviously more important than the other.
When the Hitachi hard drive started clicking, the whole computer went down.Hitachi Hard Drive Repair Case Study: A Tale of Two DrivesDrive Model: Hitachi HTS725050A7E630 (HDD), SanDisk SDSA5DK-016G-1001Q (SSD)Drive Capacity: 500 GB (HDD), 16 GB (SSD)Operating System: WindowsSituation: Hitachi hard drive in dual-drive system started clickingType of Data Recovered: Documents and Outlook PST filesBinary Read: 41.5% (HDD) 100% (SSD)Gillware Data Recovery Case Rating: 8When a hard drive starts clicking, there’s no time to lose. The drive needs expertly-performed surgery, and it needs it done ASAP. There’s no telling from sound alone what shape the drive might be in “under the hood”. It takes Hitachi hard drive recovery with world-class skills and technology to salvage data from the drive. When this client’s Hitachi hard drive failed, the specialists in Gillware’s world-class were on the case.
Hitachi Data Recovery – When Two Drives are Better Than OneThe client in this Hitachi hard drive repair case didn’t just have one hard drive in their computer. They also had an M.2 PCIe SSD connected to their motherboard as well.
The SSD was more than just another storage device. It fulfilled a special function. Instead of just using it as extra space, the client could use it as a cache.In your computer, a stores data so that you can quickly and easily bring it up again when you need it.
Your CPU and GPU have their own dedicated memory to speed up their performance and reduce load. Your Internet browser also caches data, allowing you to load frequently-accessed web pages more quickly (and cut down on the bandwidth you use!).With the explosion of solid-state memory, hard drive and computer manufacturers have tried a lot of tricks to combine hard disk drives with SSDs. Hard disk drives are cheap for their capacity, while high-capacity SSDs still cost an arm and a leg. When you want ample storage space and blazing fast speeds, what can you do?Different manufacturers have different solutions. Some hard drive manufacturers have attached NAND chips directly to their hard drives, providing up to a dozen or so gigabytes of storage space that can act as a high-speed cache.
Apple’s Fusion Drive technology seamlessly combines a single SSD with a high capacity hard drive. Some solutions, like, allow an SSD to act as an intelligent cache, analyzing the user’s most frequently-used files and storing them on the SSD so the user can retrieve and work with them quickly and easily. And When They’re NotIn this data recovery case, the client’s SSD was set up as a cache for their main HDD. The SSD stored some of the client’s most frequently-used files, as well as frequently-accessed program files and operating system files, so the computer could boot up and run programs more quickly.When you use an SSD like a cache, you aren’t erasing any data from the hard drive; the SSD stores the most recent revisions to those files and writes them back to the hard drive to prevent any possibility of data loss at a later time. That way, if the SSD fails, the client shouldn’t lose any data.
(Depending on how the cache is set up, though, the most recent revisions made to critical files might not make it back to the hard drive.)However, when the HDD fails, that’s another story. The SSD is just a cache; it can’t do much on its own. Your computer still needs the HDD to boot from, even though the SSD takes care of a lot of the heavy lifting. And so, when this client’s Hitachi hard drive started making the dreaded “Click of Death”, it was time for them to call on some Hitachi data recovery specialists. Hitachi Hard Drive RepairThere’s a reason the this hard drive was making gets called the “Click of Death”. In clicking hard drives, the sound comes from the as they sweep back and forth.
Normally, your hard drive clicks once upon startup when the heads leave their ramps and fly over the. When the heads can’t read anything, they leave their ramps, fly over the platters, and come back. This happens over and over again, producing the characteristic tick-tick sound.
For this reason, the “Click of Death” is synonymous with.This clicking Hitachi hard drive was in very rough shape. Our engineers found heavy scoring on several surfaces of the drive’s delicate hard disk platters due to the mangled read/write heads. In any other data recovery lab, this would have been game over; lead to dust flying around and sticking to the healthy sections of the platters, ruining their smooth surfaces. But with Gillware’s, our engineers could take care of the dust and make the platters shine again.After burnishing the platters and replacing the mangled set of read/write heads with a donor set, our engineers no longer had any clicking to worry about.
However, there was an additional problem with the drive’s. Normally, upon startup, a hard drive will look for its firmware and, upon finding it, automatically load it into its RAM and go about its business. But in some cases, the hard drive can’t perform this task on its own.
In these situations, our engineers must manually guide the hard drive through these steps using special tools. Hitachi Hard Drive Recovery ResultsWe’re no strangers to. Once we’d fixed the myriad problems affecting the client’s failed Hitachi hard drive, our Hitachi experts could start imaging its contents. Due to the drive’s firmware loading issue, it needed its hand held by our engineers through the whole imaging process. After carefully guiding the hard drive, our engineers successfully imaged 41.5% of the sectors on the hard drive’s platters. The remaining sectors were either empty (not part of the drive’s used area) or destroyed (due to the severe platter damage).With 41.5% of the binary successfully read, our engineers could recover 95.6% of the drive’s file definitions.
We had 86% of the known files on the disk fully recovered, including several of the client’s several mission-critical Outlook PST files. However, several other Outlook files could only be partially recovered. There were gaps in these partially-complete files which had prevented them from working. However, our technicians successfully repaired the client’s PST files, saving their most critical data.A few of the client’s other important files lived inside their healthy SanDisk SSD.
While the SSD was very sparsely populated, some valuable data had made it onto the drive. Thanks to their use of the SSD as a cache, storing frequently-used files for fast access, the client had a handful of the most recent revisions of their most recently- and commonly-used files on the perfectly healthy SSD. Our engineers combined the recovered data from both the repaired Hitachi drive and the SanDisk SSD. The results were good; we had recovered the client’s most important data. We rated this Hitachi hard drive repair case a high 8 on our ten-point case rating scale.