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Hitachi Ships Industry's First 7200 RPM 2TB Enterprise-Class Hard Drives

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leveraging its proven, fourth-generation high-capacity hard drive technology, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that it is now shipping the industry's first enterprise-class, 7200 RPM 2TB offering, the Ultrastar A7K2000. The new Hitachi GST Ultrastar A7K2000 is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure enterprise-class mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) of 1.2 million hours in demanding 24x7 nearline applications. With a combination of high capacity and reliability, 7200 RPM performance, low power, and enterprise-class features, the Ultrastar A7K2000 drive is the ideal enterprise SATA drive for applications such as data warehousing, disk-to-disk backup, cloud computing and massive scale-out storage implementations where storage density, GB-per-watt and cost-per-GB are critical parameters.

Double the Capacity Density

As enterprises grapple with the unabated growth of digital content, maximizing storage rack-density and floor tile space, while simultaneously reducing energy consumption, are top concerns. In today's global economy, data centers are pushing the boundaries to make storage more efficient by implementing leading-edge technologies like virtualization, thin provisioning and de-duplication - and they're increasingly turning to Hitachi GST's capacity-optimized Ultrastar drives to help accomplish that goal. At 2TB per drive, the A7K2000 has double the capacity of the prior generation A7K1000 drive in the same 3.5-inch form factor.

"Xyratex is pleased to work with Hitachi qualifying the industry's first enterprise-class, 7200 RPM 2TB hard disk drive," said Todd Gresham, senior vice president, Networked Storage Solutions, Xyratex. "We welcome this benchmark product from Hitachi, whose family of Ultrastar drives continues to offer us the capacity, performance, reliability, and low power that our storage and server OEM customers require."

Industry Leading Reliability

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