Skyhawk™ Series NVMe PCIe
Solid State Drives

Performance and low latency for hyperscale data centers


Hyperscale Data Center Flash Storage

Cloud Service Providers need to manage transactional and mixed workloads – databases, email/collaboration, Linux containers – to satisfy consumer cloud services like ecommerce and enterprise-oriented XaaS offerings. In order to offer database and application performance tiers of service, while controlling infrastructure costs, service providers need to increase compute-storage density for efficient data center utilization.

Skyhawk™ NVMe PCIe SSD

Optimized for read-intensive workloads, this PCIe flash storage drive takes advantage of the lower-latency NVMe protocol to deliver higher bandwidth than SATA SSDs for improved data center efficiency and lower TCO.

Skyhawk™ Ultra NVMe PCIe SSD

Optimized for mixed-use workloads, this NVMe-compliant PCIe flash storage drive delivers even higher performance and lower latency than the standard model.



Cloud-based collaboration supported by lower-latency SSDs can help speed the pace of innovation and increase productivity, and high-performing SSDs enable service providers to support high-volume web content delivery.


Flash performance supports high data transfer rates of large datasets streamed for movies, videos and music, and enables media companies to serve thousands of users simultaneously.


Expand storage hardware capabilities and improve flexibility through Software-defined Storage. Higher density SSDs enable new scale-out architectures for hyperconverged deployments, resulting in smaller data center footprints and increased efficiency.


Harness the power of big data by running complex multi-dimensional queries to unearth valuable insights for faster decision making. Lower-latency SSDs enable more sophisticated queries within the same time window as traditional storage solutions.


Model Skyhawk NVMe PCIe SSD Skyhawk Ultra NVMe PCIe SSD
Capacity1 1920GB, 3840GB 1600GB, 3200GB
Sequential2 Read/Write, 128KiB3,
QD128 (MiB/s)4
Up to 1,500/Up to 1,170 Up to 1,700/Up to 1,200
Random2 Read/Write, 4KiB,
QD128 (KIOPs)
Up to 250/Up to 47 Up to 250/Up to 83
Interface PCIe Gen3, x4 PCIe Gen3, x4
Form Factor SFF 2.5-inch drive SFF 2.5-inch drive
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER) 1 un-recoverable error in 1017 bits read 1 un-recoverable error in 1017 bits read
MTBF5 2 million hours 2 million hours
Warranty6 5 years 5 years

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1. One gigabyte (GB) is equal to 1,000MB (one billion bytes) and one terabyte (TB) is equal to 1,000GB (one trillion bytes) when referring to solid-state capacity. Accessible capacity will vary from the stated capacity due to formatting and partitioning of the drive, the computer’s operating system, and other factors.

2. Performance will vary by capacity point, or with the changes in useable capacity. Consult product manual for further details. All performance measurements are in full sustained mode and are peak values. Preliminary and subject to change.

3. KiB= 1,024 bytes

4. MiB= 1,048,576 bytes

5. MTBF rating is based on a sample population and is estimated by statistical measurement and acceleration algorithms under median operating conditions. MTBF rating does not predict an individual drive’s reliability and does not constitute a warranty.

6. The lesser of 5 years from the date of manufacture of the product or the date on which the product’s relevant endurance thresholds set forth in the product specifications are reached.

SKYHAWK is licensed for use from Western Digital Technologies, Inc.


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