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WD releases first 12Gbps SAS SSDs

Lucas Mearian | April 10, 2013
WD subsidiary HGST today released the world's first 12Gbps SAS and Fibre Channel SSD line, which sport top speeds of 1,200MB/s.

HGST is currently qualifying its SSDs with system manufacturuers. Broader qualification samples are now available with channel distribution scheduled in June. HGST did not disclose pricing for the drives.

Ultrastar 12Gbps SAS self-encrypting SSD models will also be available in June.

Lucas Mearian covers storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, financial services infrastructure and health care IT for Computerworld. Follow Lucas on Twitter at @lucasmearian or subscribe to Lucas's RSS feed. His e-mail address is

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