Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing the HK4 series of enterprise SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drives (SSDs) that are geared toward read-intensive and value-endurance usage scenarios. The HK4 series represents Toshiba’s first enterprise SSDs that utilize embedded 15nm MLC NAND flash memory for data center and enterprise applications, and include low latency that is tuned for high quality of service (QoS).
The read-intensive version of this latest SSD is dubbed as the HK4R series, with capacities of up to 1.9TB and low power consumption. The HK4R series is ideal for enterprise applications that include file servers, web servers, media streaming, video-on-demand, search engines and warm data storage. The value-endurance version is dubbed as the HK4E series, with an endurance level of three drive writes per day (DWPD), and is available in capacities up to 1.6TB. The HK4E series are well-suited for data center usage and mixed workload applications.
The HK4 Series are also Toshiba’s first SATA SSDs with optional Trusted Computing Group (TCG) enterprise encryption support, and also feature Toshiba’s proprietary QSBC® (Quadruple Swing-By Code) error correction technology. QSBC is a highly efficient error correction code (ECC) that help prevent data corruption caused by NAND flash memory wear, which improves reliability and extends drive life.
According to Jeremy Werner, vice president of SSD and storage solutions marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., “The HK4 Series joins our family of SATA SSDs and is designed to meet the needs of our customers who are looking for a SATA SSD with low operating power, excellent quality of service, high capacity and with encryption. Knowing that security and encryption is a priority for our customers, we are thrilled to release a SATA SSD that meets those needs.”
The HK4 Series of SSDs are available now, with self-encrypting versions coming in April of 2016. They are backed by Toshiba’s five-year limited warranty. You can visit the HK4R product page here; and the HK4E product page here. You can view the Toshiba press release announcing the new HK4 series in its entirety here.