Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) Launches Highest-Performing SAS To Meet Data Demands

Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) Launches Highest-Performing SAS To Meet Data Demands


Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) disclosed the introduction of its HGST-branded Ultrastar SS300, its highest-performing SAS SSD until now. The company revealed that it’s the most recent additions to its family of Ultrastar 12 Gb/s SAS SSDs that are used to meet the growing demands from data of several biggest companies around the globe.

Western Digital announced that the new Ultrastar SS300 is developed in alliance with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) delivering best-in-class random performance. It would provide a speed of a maximum of 400,000 IOPS random read and a maximum of 200,000 IOPS random write. The company is confident that this would meet the data demands of databases, virtualized storage systems and private, as well as, hybrid cloud environments.

The company indicated that the new offering would provide capacities of maximum of 7.68 TB offering data center architects the possibility to cut down the drives number and consolidate servers besides opening up valuable rack space.

Western Digital indicated that the latest Ultrastar SS300 is offered through difference classes and comes with a range of power settings and features. This included an ultra-low power setting for increased efficient energy consumption and a 14-watt power envelope, which could unlock additional performance capabilities. As a result, there would be greater flexibility to develop next-generation data center storage systems, which would take care of a wider type of workloads, as well as, total cost of ownership needs.

He company’s VP of SSD product marketing, Ulrich Hansen, commented, “Today, we raise the bar with our newest 12Gb/s SAS SSD, the Ultrastar SS300. Built with high-endurance 3D NAND flash memory, the Ultrastar SS300 offers best-in-class speed, outstanding capacity and intelligent power options that enable customers to tailor storage systems and server solutions that are just right for their demanding needs. These benefits are delivered with the same tremendous reliability that has helped to make Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSDs popular around the globe.”

At time of writing this, Western Digital shares are trading down 0.43 percent in premarket.