Ultrastar C15K600

Ultrastar C15K600

600GB, 450GB & 300GB
2.5-inch
Enterprise Hard Drive

  • Mission-critical Performance – 15,000 RPM for faster data access
  • Best-in-class Power Management – Enables industry-leading power efficiency
  • Enterprise-class Protection – Multiple security and data encryption options

When you need superior performance in a small form factor for mission-critical applications, trust the Ultrastar® C15K600 in your high performance computing (HPC) environment. Spinning at 15K RPM, this drive really performs; it delivers more than 38% faster sequential and 2.5X faster random write performance. We've also included a broad range of security and encryption features to protect your data. To maximize performance and valuable floor space, trust the HGST Ultrastar® C15K600.

Advanced Format Models
Standard Models
General
Model # / Part #
HUC156060CS420x
HUC156045CS420x
HUC156030CS420x
HUC156060CSS20x
HUC156045CSS20x
HUC156030CSS20x *See values for x i
Interface
SAS 12Gb/s
SAS 12Gb/s
Capacity (GB)
600GB / 450GB / 300GB
600GB / 450GB / 300GB
Recording Zones
40
40
Data Heads (physical)
6 / 4 / 3
6 / 4 / 3
Data Disks
3 / 2 / 2
3 / 2 / 2
Sector Size (Variable, Bytes/sector)
4096-Byte (512e, 4Kn)
512-Byte (512n)
Max Areal Density (Gbits/sq. in.)
460
528
Performance
Data Buffer (MB)
128
128
Rotational Speed (RPM)
15,030
15,030
Latency Average (ms)
<2.0
<2.0
Interface Transfer Rate (MB/sec, max)
1200
1200
Sustained Transfer Rate (MB/sec, typ.)
189 to 271
175 to 250
Seek Time (read, ms, typical)
2.9 / 3.1
2.9 / 3.1
Reliability
Error Rate (non-recoverable, bits read)
10 in 10^17
10 in 10^17
MTBF (M hours)
2
2
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)
24x7
24x7
Acoustics
Idle (Bels)
3.2
3.2
Power
Requirement
+5 VDC (+/-5%), +12 VDC (+/-5%)
+5 VDC (+/-5%), +12 VDC (+/-5%)
Operating (W, typical)
7.5 / 7.0 / 7.0
7.5 / 7.0 / 7.0
Active Idle (W, avg)
5.8 / 5.1 / 5.0
5.8 / 5.1 / 5.0
Power Consump. Efficiency Index (W/GB)
0.0096 / 0.0113 / 0.0168
0.0096 / 0.0113 / 0.0168
Physical Size
Z-Height (mm)
14.8
14.8
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)
70.1 x 100.45
70.1 x 100.45
Weight (g, max)
219
219
Environmental (operating)
Ambient Temperature
5° to 55° C
5° to 55° C
Shock (half-sine wave)
60G
60G
Vibration (5 to 500 Hz)
0.4, all axes
0.4, all axes
Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient Temperature
-40° to 70° C
-40° to 70° C
Shock (half-sine wave)
>300G
>300G
Vibration (5 to 500 Hz)
1.5G, all axes
1.5G, all axes

Highlights

  • 15K RPM performance
  • Capacities up to 600GB
  • Industry-leading 12Gb/sec SAS moves more data quickly and reliably
    • --Compared to 15K 3.5-inch HDDs:
    • --2.5X faster random write performance
    • --14% faster random read performance
    • --38% faster sequential performance
    • --54% lower active and idle power
    • --70% smaller footprint
  • 2M hours MTBF rating
  • 128MB cache buffer manages data efficiency
  • Security & encryption models including ISE, TCG-SED & FIPS 140-2 certified TCG-SED

Applications/Environments

  • High Performance Computing (HPC) & other high-performance, mission-critical applications requiring 24x7 availability
  • Tier 0/1 enterprise-class servers and networked storage arrays
  • High reliability blade, pedestal and rack-mounted servers
  • Systems needing the highest levels of data security to meet compliance-driven requirements
  • Databases and intense Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
  • Servers and storage arrays (DAS, SAN and NAS)
Declaration of BNST Free Compliance

HGST products identified within this document are BNST-free and in compliance with Canada’s Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulation, 2012. 

Agency Approval Letter
REACH Certificate of Compliance for HGST Storage Products

REACH Certificate of Compliance for HGST Storage Products.

Agency Approval Letter
RoHS II Compliance and Exemptions for HGST Storage Products

Identifies HGST storage products that comply with the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances (“RoHS Directive”).

Agency Approval Letter
Ultrastar C15K600 Agency Approval Letters

This statement certifies that the Ultrastar C15K600 hard disk drive meets the criteria for electronic products safety standards in all included regions.

Agency Approval Letter
Data Center and Enterprise Storage Solutions

HGST and SanDisk offer a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise-class storage products, ideally suited to help drive transformation in today’s high-performance data centers.

Brochure
Ultrastar C15K600 Data Sheet

This two-page document gives the highlights, best-fit applications, model,numbers and basic technical specs for the Ultrastar C15K600 data sheet

Data sheet
Ultrastar C15K600 OEM Specification

This document details the functional and interface specification information for the Ultrastar C15K600 hard drive

Specification
HGST Advanced Format Technology Brief

This document provides a high-level overview of Advanced Format hard drives, the latest 4K block structure used to storage information on hard disk drives.

Technology Brief
Instant Secure Erase Overview

Instant Secure Erase is a standard feature on HGST hard drives and solid state drives and provides several benefits for data center managers.

Technology Brief
Dual Stage Actuator

This three-page white paper provides an overview of the implementation and benefits of our Dual Stage Actuator technology, in use today on some HGST HDDs.

White Paper
End-to-end Data Protection

"End-to-end Data Protection is a feature in SAS and Fibre Channel HDDs that extends error detection to cover the entire path from the CPU to the hard drive media and back."

White Paper
Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motors

This white paper addresses the shift from ball bearing to fluid dynamic bearing motors, as well as the attributes and issues associated with each type of motor.

White Paper
Iterative Detection Read Channel Technology in Hard Disk Drives

A technology white paper describing the development and application of iterative detection read channels in hard disk drives.

White Paper
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Technology White Paper

A white paper describing Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Technology, its implementation on hard drives and contrasts to Longitudinal recording

White Paper
Ramp Load/Unload Technology

A white paper describing how low/unload ramp technology works and the many benefits to hard drive power efficiency, shock tolerance, performance, longevity and reliability.

White Paper
Scaling Enterprise Storage with SAS Hard Drives

A White Paper describing the benefits of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and how help eliminate bottlenecks in the data center to ensure high-performance for the long term.

White Paper
Serial Hard Drive Interface Compatibility

SAS- and SATA-based hard drives can now coexist within a system, so this paper helps you understand each of their respective attributes and intended environments.

White Paper
Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) Technology in HGST Hard Disk Drives

A white paper describing the use of Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) technology in HGST Hard Disk Drives.

White Paper
TrueTrack Technology Overview

TrueTrack technology is a series of significant servo inventions that increase hard disk reliability, increases robustness of the drive and eases system integration

White Paper
Using Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) Control to Minimize Disturbance Effects in Hard Disk Drives

This white paper describes how Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) anticipates disturbances and counteracts them - maximizing performance in the most arduous conditions.

White Paper
C15K600 512n Format
SAS ISE SE TCG TCG FIPS
600GB 0B28953 HUC156060CSS200 0B30356 HUC156060CSS204 0B28989 HUC156060CSS201 0B30365 HUC156060CSS205
450GB 0B28954 HUC156045CSS200 0B30357 HUC156045CSS204 0B28990 HUC156045CSS201 0B30366 HUC156045CSS205
300GB 0B28955 HUC156030CSS200 0B30358 HUC156030CSS204 0B28991 HUC156030CSS201 0B30367 HUC156030CSS205
C15K600 512e Format
SAS ISE SE TCG TCG FIPS
600GB 0B28986 HUC156060CS4200 0B30362 HUC156060CS4204 0B29370 HUC156060CS4201 0B30371 HUC156060CS4205
450GB 0B28987 HUC156045CS4200 0B30363 HUC156045CS4204 0B29371 HUC156045CS4201 0B30372 HUC156045CS4205
300GB 0B28988 HUC156030CS4200 0B30364 HUC156030CS4204 0B29372 HUC156030CS4201 0B30373 HUC156030CS4205
C15K600 4Kn Format
SAS ISE SE TCG TCG FIPS
600GB 0B28983 HUC156060CS4200 0B30359 HUC156060CS4204 0B28992 HUC156060CS4201 0B30368 HUC156060CS4205
450GB 0B28984 HUC156045CS4200 0B30360 HUC156045CS4204 0B29368 HUC156045CS4201 0B30369 HUC156045CS4205
300GB 0B28985 HUC156030CS4200 0B30361 HUC156030CS4204 0B29369 HUC156030CS4201 0B30370 HUC156030CS4205
  • SE = Secure Erase
  • SED = Self Encrypting Drive (supports BDE and TCG Encryption)
  • TCG = Trusted Computing Group Encryption
  • TCG FIPS = Encryption w/FIPS