Hitachi GST SSD image sighted
Blurry image posted on website
Hitachi GST has posted an image on its website of the solid state drive (SSD) it is developing with Intel.
You make make out part numbers if you peer closely enough, but not much else. The company says it will make the drive available in the second half of 2010, giving it a month and half, setting Christmas aside, to do so. It's going to be the best enterprise SSD since sliced STEC, with SAS and Fibre Channel interfaces, and that's all we know.
A larger image is available via the URL above.
If OEMs are not going to be able to evaluate the thing until it becomes available then, assuming they like it, product ships to end users could start in the second half of next year.
Hitachi GST will be the only other supplier, apart from STEC, to sell Fibre Channel interface SSDs and so could pick up second source orders from STEC enterprise customers such as EMC, HP, IBM and others. ®
1990's PCB layout
i dont know why but these pics remind me of many 1990's PCB layout design's, they are not using the available space very wisely , just 'heres a form factor, fill it' rather than heres a form factor optimize for space and we can grow a new PCB to fill the unused space with MORE cheap chips later if theres demand.
and given chip's are cheap, how come we are always seeing price gouging on all things SSD today, not to mention if SAS and Fibre Channel interfaces are so good why cant you get them on generic cheap Motherboard's as standard today
I thought so too, then I put my glasses on and it became pin-sharp.
I thought the most interesting bit there is the pair of connectors down the side of the PCB. Looks like there's a plan here to add a second board, plugged into these and supported by the standoffs on the opposite edge, to increase capacity in the future.
Also looks to me as if their "angle view" pic is the same picture with the partially open lid photoshopped on at an angle afterwards. Cheesy.