Hitachi Unveils 300-Gbyte Drive

The company is touting the 10,000 revolutions-per-minute (rpm) drive as the biggest, brawniest drive for mission-critical applications such as online transaction processing, media streaming and data analysis.

When the drives ship in volume during the second quarter, they will be available in both Ultra 320 SCSI and 2Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces.

The one-inch thick, 3.5-inch format drives will be available in smaller sizes than the top-end 300GB--including 36-, 73- and 146-Gbyte models.

Although some units are already shipping, Hitachi said the Ultrastar was in the process of being certified by various OEMs, which will integrate the larger hard drive into their storage servers.

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