HP, Hitachi spawn UltraStar disk drives

HP, Hitachi spawn UltraStar disk drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and Hewlett-Packard upped the ante on storage capacity Wednesday with the introduction of 300 G-byte disk drives.

HP will incorporate the UltraStar K10300 into its Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), its Modular Scalable Array (MSA) and its Proliant servers, where it will effectively double their storage capacity. The MSA and Proliant servers use SCSI versions of the drive; the 70T-byte EVA uses Fibre Channel disks.

Hitachi is currently qualifying the 300 G-byte drives with OEMs such as IBM and EMC, which will incorporate them into their products. There are plans to also incorporate the drives into HP's StorageWorks XP12000, which the company recently introduced.

The new drives will give a 20-30 percent performance boost over previous 146 G-byte drives. Users can replace drives in their EVAs and MSAs by simply removing the old drive and sliding in the new drive.

The drives, which operate at 10,000 RPMs, are expected to be available next month.

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