Western Digital Ultrastar Memory Drive
Western Digital in November unveiled the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Extension drive, the San Jose, Calif.-based company’s first product to take advantage of in-memory capacity and performance for use in such applications as real-time analytics. The new Ultrastar memory drive provides near-DRAM performance for companies to expand memory pool sizes up to eight times servers' DRAM capacity. It is drop-in ready and PCIe-device compatible with most Intel x86 servers. Available with up to 4 TiBs, or Tebibytes, of capacity, they work with existing system hardware, firmware and applications. The new ME200 provides up to 24 TiBs of system memory in a 1U server, and supports NVMe U.2 and PCIe AIC (add-in-card) HH-HL interfaces.