Hitachi SATA hard disc drive gets enterprise-class rating


Hitachi SATA hard disc drive gets enterprise-class rating

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has bolstered its 3.5-inch Deskstar 7K500 Serial-ATA (SATA) hard disc drive to achieve an enterprise-class rating.


Designed uniquely, says Hitachi, to provide enterprise-class reliability, the Deskstar 7K500, now E7K500, SATA 500Gb hard disc drive delivers one million hours mean time between failure (MTBF) and what it says is the industry’s most comprehensive five-year warranty.


Hitachi expects its enterprise customers to take advantage of what is says are the Deskstar E7K500’s high reliability, high capacity and low cost per gigabyte for tiered storage, RAID configurations and disc-to-disc backup.


The combination of the firm’s Ultrastar enterprise-class server products and the Deskstar E7K500 near-line storage solution provides, says Hitachi, customers with a complete enterprise serial portfolio that spans high-capacity and mission-critical, ultra high-performance applications.


Enterprise storage vendors require certain levels of drive capacities, performance and reliability in their storage solutions,” explains Dave Reinsel, programme director, storage research at IDC.


“SATA drives possessing a 1.0M hour MTBF, like Hitachi ’s Deskstar E7K500 SATA drive, will play an increasingly important role in datacentres that require 24x7 availability for disc-to-disc backup, email/video archiving and other near-line storage applications.”

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This was first published in October 2006


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