Ultrastar He6

Ultrastar He6

6TB
3.5-inch Helium Platform
Enterprise Hard Drive

  • World’s first helium HDD – Patented HelioSeal™ technology enables this new building block for future growth
  • Industry’s first 6TB HDD – Innovative 7Stac™ disk design enables the world’s highest capacity
  • TCOptimized™ platform – Delivers higher capacity, lower power, cooler and quieter operation in a standard 3.5-inch form factor

HGST delivers the world’s first hermetically sealed, helium hard drive, the Ultrastar® He6 for massive scale-out environments. Why does helium make a difference? Helium has only one-seventh the density of air. Replacing air with helium inside a hard drive dramatically reduces the turbulence caused by the spinning disk, cuts power consumption and results in a lower temperature within the disk drive. The reduction in turbulence for the spinning disk allows HGST to offer a seven-disk design in a traditional 3.5-inch form factor. In addition to being the world’s first helium-filled hard drive, HGST Ultrastar He6 is also the first hard drive in the industry to offer a 6-terabyte capacity. This design delivers a 50% capacity gain and still reduces the energy needed to run the drive by up to 23%.

SAS Models
SATA Models
General
Model # / Part #
HUS726060ALS640 / 0F18370 HUS726060ALS641 / 0F20577
HUS726060ALA640 / 0F18335 HUS726060ALA641 / 0F20572
Interface
SAS 6Gb/s
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity (GB)
6TB
6TB
Sector size (Variable, Byes/sector)
512 / 520 / 528
512n
Max Areal Density (Gbits/sq. in.)
544
544
Form Factor
3.5-inch HDD
3.5-inch HDD
Performance1
Data Buffer (MB)
64
64
Rotational Speed (RPM)
7200
7200
Interface transfer rate (MB/sec, max)
600
600
Reliability
Error Rate (non-recoverable, bits read)
1 in 10^15
1 in 10^15
MTBF (M hours)
2.5
2.5
Annual Failure Rate (AFR)
0.35%
0.35%
Load/Unload Cycles
600,000
600,000
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)
24x7
24x7
Reliability - Warranty (yrs)
5
5
Acoustics
Idle (Bels)
2
2
Power
Requirement
+5 VDC (+/-5%), +12VDC (+/-5%)
+5 VDC (+/-5%), +12VDC (+/-5%)
Startup current (A, max)
1.2 (+5V), 2.0 (+12V)
1.2 (+5V), 2.0 (+12V)
Read/Write (W, avg)
8.8
7
Active Idle (W, avg)
5.5
5
Idle (W)
4.1
3.7
Physical Size
Z-Height (mm)
26.1
26.1
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)
101.6(+/-0.25)x147
101.6(+/-0.25)x147
Weight (g, max)
650
650
Environmental (operating)
Ambient temperature
5º to 60º C
5º to 60º C
Shock (half-sine wave)
70
70
Vibration (5 to 500 Hz)
0.67 (XYZ)
0.67 (XYZ)
Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient temperature
-40º to 70º C
-40º to 70º C
Shock (half-sine wave)
300
300
Vibration (5 to 500 Hz)
1.04 (XYZ)
1.04 (XYZ)

Highlights

  • Highest capacity HDD on the market; 6TB, seven-disk design, providing the best TCO
  • Lowest power consumption with best watts-per-TB
    • - 23% lower idle power per drive
    • - 49% better watts-per-TB
  • Best density footprint in a standard 3.5-inch form factor
    • - 50% higher capacity
  • Lighter weight than a standard five-disk 3.5-inch drive
    • - 50g lighter even with two more disks, offering 50% more capacity
    • - 38% lower weight-per-TB

Applications/Environments

  • High-density data centers
  • Massive scale-out data centers
  • Containerized data centers
  • Nearline storage applications
  • Bulk storage
  • Enterprise and data center applications where density and capacity are paramount
He6 512n Format
SATA ISE SE BDE (w ISE)
6TB -- 0F18335
HUS726060ALA640
0F20572
HUS726060ALA641
SAS ISE SE TCG
6TB 0F18370
HUS726060ALS640
-- 0F20577
HUS726060ALS641
  • ISE = Instant Secure Erase
  • SE = Secure Erase
  • BDE or TCG Encryption
  • TCG FIPS = Encryption w/FIPS