NetApp relies on Toshiba SSDs

NetApp the SATA SSD series HK4 by Toshiba in the version without data encryption used in the future for selected NetApp SolidFire all-Flash-arrays, as Toshiba has today announced. To allow access to new business areas to customers NetApp.

HK4-SATA SSD from Toshiba expand NetApp SolidFire SF4805, SF9605 and SF19210 products and offer a latency optimized for data center applications, low power consumption, high performance, and an optional data encryption for areas such as Analytics, Web server, file servers, databases, and virtual environments according to own. The non-encrypted Toshiba SATA SSDs HK4 series for SolidFire products complement the existing encrypted version of HK4 SSDs.

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“our customers expect a predictable and highly efficient performance, and these received with SSD from Toshiba for data centers”, emphasizes Peter Wuest, Senior Director emerging solutions & Innovation Group EMEA at NetApp. “With the non-encrypted SSDs NetApp SolidFire products can be used in markets as well as Russia in which non-encrypted SSDs are required.”

this re-recording of SSDs by NetApp was another milestone in the collaboration of the two companies, as Toshiba. It builds on the collective effort in the last year, through which the two companies could announce the availability of FIPS certified SSDs with the PX04S 12 Gbps SAS SSD from Toshiba for encrypted data storage.

“Our experience in the design we bring innovations to our customers such as NetApp”, explains Paul Rowan, General Manager at Toshiba Electronics Europe, SSD business unit. “We are working continuously to provide a high product quality and outstanding support NetApp for the high demands of its ecosystem and its customers.”

its portfolio of enterprise SSDs in the February 2016 added to series HK4 had

Toshiba. It consists of the sub series HK4E for value endurance workloads and HK4R for read-intensive applications. The 2.5 inch hard drives of both families used the first in-house MLC NAND Flash with 15 nm structure width and a 6 GB/s SATA – interface. “

 the series HK4E and HK4R use as first enterprise SSD by Toshiba in the 15-nanometer process produced MLC NAND Flash memory (image: Toshiba).

the set HK4E is in capacities from 200, 400 and 800 and 1600 GB available. It is suitable according to the manufacturer for data centers and heterogeneous workload applications. HK4R series includes five models with capacities of 120, 240, 480, 960 and 1920 Gbytes. They are designed for enterprise systems and applications such as Web server, file server, media streaming, video on demand, or search engines.

Specifies the sequential read rate Toshiba with up to 500 MB / s. The write speeds vary depending on the capacity of between 270 and 480 MB / s. The 120 GB model of HK4R series works slightly slower with a write speed of up to 120 MB / s.

performance for random reading 4 KByte blocks is specified with 75,000 input commands per second (IOPS) across the model. Write performance is for the representatives of the HK4E series 20,000 IOPS (200 GB model) or 30,000 IOPS. It is located in the HK4R versions between 4,000 and 14,000 IOPS.

the average operating time to failure (mean time to failure MTTF) is specified in the data sheet with 2 million hours. The HK4R models offer a DWPD value (drive write per day) of 1. This means that they can be described daily completely over the product life cycle of five years. HK4E media is the DWPD value 3

both SSD series designed to protect data stored even if power is lost on them. The ECC process developed by Toshiba QSBC (quadruple Swing-By code) read error to help prevent and protect so data from corruption, improve the reliability and extend the life of the SSDs. Encryption is available as an option according to the specification of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) was founded in 1973 in Neuss (Germany) as the site for design, manufacturing, marketing and sales. The headquarters is now located in Düsseldorf (Germany) and the company has offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEA has about 300 employees in Europe. In the IDC in the report published February “IDC worldwide solid state storage quarterly update: 4Q16 summary” Toshiba was listed 2016 – terms of sales – strong SSD segment as a producer with the strongest growth in the $ 17 billion.


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