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.
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