Dual-Port SAS SSD Boast Best-In-Class Performance

(Western Digital)

Western Digital’s Ultrastar DC SS530 SAS SSD embarks as the company’s highest-density drive and, allegedly, the fastest dual-port SAS SSD on the market. By doubling maximum capacity of the previous generation to 15.36 TB within the same 2.5-inch 15-mm form factor, drive storage density also doubles, giving users the potential to reduce the number of drives deployed, consolidate servers, and open valuable rack space for improved CapEx and OpEx costs.


Developed in partnership with Intel, the Ultrastar DC SS530 is based on a third-generation platform that has been previously qualified at most major OEMs worldwide. It is designed with a 12 Gb/s SAS interface and available in capacities from 400 GB to 15.36 TB. Additionally, it delivers up to 440,000 random read and 320,000 random write IOPS. Other features and specifications include:

  • Support for a wide range of workloads with three endurance options: 1, 3 and 10 DW/D
  • Ability to tune performance and power efficiency with three power modes: 9, 11 and 14 Watts
  • Protects data from unauthorized use and enables swift repurpose or retirement of drives with security options, including Secure Erase (SE), Instant-Secure Erase (ISE) and Self-Encrypting Drive (TCG SED).
  • Models with TCG SED plus FIPS 140-2 validation are expected to be available in Q4 2018.


For more enlightenment, checkout the Ultrastar DC SS530 SAS SSD datasheet.