Offering promises MBTF of 2 million hours
Hitachi has launched Ultrastar 7K3000, an enterprise-class hard disk drive with a 7,200rpm array.
The disk drive comes with 6Gbit/sec serial SCSI (SAS) and serial ATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) interfaces.
The new series, which also comes in a 2TB offering with a 6Gb/s SATA interface worldwide, will be available in mid-2011.
The Japanese company said its new offering has five platters, but it increases the areal density on those disks by 50%, from 400GB per platter to 600GB.
The Ultrastar 7K3000, Hitachi said, has a guaranteed meantime between failure (MTBF) of 2 million hours.
It guarantees 40% more usable life than drives that have 1.2 million MTBF ratings and that means data centres can reduce their overall total cost of ownership for servers using the hardware, vice-president of product marketing Brendan Collins said.