Hitachi and HP Offer Industry-first High-performance 300 Gigabyte Drives for Server and Storage Solutions

Sep 29, 2004

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and HP today announced availability of the industry's first storage and server solutions offering high-performance 300 gigabyte (GB) Fibre Channel and SCSI disk drive capacity. HP will offer the Hitachi Ultrastar 10K300 Fibre Channel drive in the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) and the Ultrastar 10K300 SCSI drive in industry-standard HP ProLiant servers and the HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array (MSA) family. The Ultrastar 10K300 offers a valuable combination of capacity, reliability and ease of integration.

"HP and Hitachi share an innovative spirit and customer-focused approach to doing business that underpins our ongoing relationship and enables us to deliver these types of breakthrough product offerings," said Fumio Kugiya, general manager, Server Business Unit, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. "Hitachi is pleased to be supporting HP in this effort and we look forward to continuing to deliver best-in-class products to our shared customers."

With the new 300 GB Fibre Channel drives, HP doubles the high-performance data storage capability of the midrange StorageWorks EVA to an industry-leading raw capacity of 70 terabytes. With the massively expanded capacity of the HP StorageWorks EVA family, customers can continue to benefit from the system's ease-of-management as more information is digitized and retained.

"HP selected the Hitachi Ultrastar 10K300 because of its quality reputation and astounding storage capacity, both of which are key design attributes for our enterprise servers," said Rick Steffens, vice president, Online Storage Division, Network Storage Solutions, HP. "We are pleased that our close work with Hitachi has resulted in HP being first-to-market with a range of solutions that address our customers' storage and server requirements."

The Hitachi Ultrastar 10K300 is built on a proven drive design with demonstrated enterprise class reliability and product quality. The new 3.5-inch drives satisfy the requirements of mission-critical storage applications such as online transaction processing, data analysis and media streaming. The Ultrastar 10K300 features capacities of 73, 147 and 300GB and a 10,000 RPM rotational speed.

HP Storage Arrays

Featuring unique virtualization and automation capabilities, the HP StorageWorks EVA family of products is simple to manage yet doesn't compromise performance. In fact, it is currently the Storage Performance Council dual-controller performance leader. When configured with the new Hitachi Ultrastar 10K300, users should be able to more than double their high-performance storage capacity using the same amount of floor space, while lowering their cost per megabyte.

The EVA family is designed for environments where there is a need for improved storage utilization and scalability, consistently high transaction input/output and megabyte data rate performance, seamless capacity expansion, instantaneous replication and simplified storage administration.

Explore further: Robot scouts rooms people can't enter

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Optical data storage has virtually unlimited lifetime

Feb 04, 2014

(Phys.org) —Data stored on today's CDs and DVDs has a lifetime of several decades before the physical material begins to significantly decay. Researchers are working on prolonging the lifetime of stored ...

TDK sees hard drive breakthrough in areal density

Oct 03, 2012

(Phys.org)—TDK has realized increased areal density of its hard disk drives. TDK has set a new record, compared to previous areal density at 1Tbit/inch2, with the new stat of increased density to 1.5Tbit ...

Mitsubishi, Hitachi eye disc for cloud computing era

Aug 06, 2009

Hitachi Ltd., Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. and some other organizations plan to jointly develop a next-generation optical disc that can store 25 times more data than a Blu-ray Disc, with the aim of putting the technology into ...

New energy storage system for renewable technologies

Dec 03, 2013

Hitachi today announced that it has developed an all-in one, container-type energy storage system as a core energy product for ensuring the stable use of distributed renewable energy such as wind and solar ...

Recommended for you

US urged to drop India WTO case on solar

3 hours ago

Environmentalists Wednesday urged the United States to drop plans to haul India to the WTO to open its solar market, saying the action would hurt the fight against climate change.

User comments : 0

More news stories

US urged to drop India WTO case on solar

Environmentalists Wednesday urged the United States to drop plans to haul India to the WTO to open its solar market, saying the action would hurt the fight against climate change.