Ultrastar He8

Ultrastar He8

8TB & 6TB
3.5-inch Helium Platform
Enterprise Hard Drive

  • High Capacity – 8TB for cloud and hyperscale storage systems
  • Power Efficiency – 23% lower operating power than 6TB air drives
  • TCOptimized™ Design – Delivers highest capacity, lower power, cooler and quieter operation

Count on the drives trusted by world's major cloud service providers and massive 24/7/365 online transaction processing (OLTP) environments. With  industry-leading capacity, reliability and warranty, the Ultrastar® He8 lays the foundation for a worry-free data center. Innovative HelioSeal® technology allows HGST to put more platters in the same size enclosure; increasing storage capacity. The Ultrastar He8 also requires less power to operate and cool than air-filled drives. For quality, reliability at a low TCO, trust  HGST to deliver more value to your data center.

SAS Models
SATA Models
General
Model # / Part #
HUH728080AL4200 / 0F23651
HUH728060AL4200 / 0F23650
HUH728080AL5200 / 0F23268
HUH728060AL5200 / 0F23270
HUH728080AL4201 / 0F23652
HUH728060AL4201 / 0F23653
HUH728080AL5201 / 0F23301
HUH728060AL5201 / 0F23302
HUH728080AL4204 / 0F23654
HUH728060AL4204 / 0F23656
HUH728080AL5204 / 0F23657
HUH728060AL5204 / 0F23655
HUH728080ALE600 / 0F23267
HUH728060ALE600 / 0F23269
HUH728080ALN600 / 0F23662
HUH728060ALN600 / 0F23663
HUH728080ALE601 / 0F23664
HUH728060ALE601 / 0F23665
HUH728080ALN601 / 0F23666
HUH728060ALN601 / 0F23667
HUH728080ALE604 / 0F23668
HUH728060ALE604 / 0F23669
HUH728080ALN604 / 0F23670
HUH728060ALN604 / 0F23671
Interface
SAS 12Gb/s
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity (GB)
8TB / 6TB
8TB / 6TB
Sector Size (Variable, Bytes/sector)
4Kn: 4096, 4112, 4160, 4224 / 512e: 512, 520, 528
4Kn: 4096, 512e: 512
Max Areal Density (Gbits/sq. in.)
664 (8TB)
664 (8TB)
Form Factor
3.5-inch HDD
3.5-inch HDD
Performance
Data Buffer (MB)
128
128
Rotational Speed (RPM)
7200
7200
Latency Average (ms)
4.16
4.16
Interface Transfer Rate (MB/sec, max)
1200
600
Sustained Transfer Rate (MB/sec, typ.)
205MB/s (8TB) / 195Mib/s (8TB)
205MB/s (8TB) / 195Mib/s (8TB)
Seek Time (read, ms, typical)
8.5 (Read), 9.0 (Write)
8.5 (Read), 9.0 (Write)
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)
2.0 (Idle) / 3.6 (Operating)
2.0 (Idle) / 3.6 (Operating)
Power
Requirement
+5 VDC, +12 VDC
+5 VDC, +12 VDC
Operating (W, typical)
9.1
7.4
Idle (W)
5.7
5.1
Power Consump. Efficiency Index (W/GB)
0.71W/TB / 0.00071W/GB (8TB)
0.64W/TB / 0.00064W/GB (8TB)
Physical Size
Z-Height (mm)
26.1
26.1
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)
101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147
101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147
Weight (g, max)
650
650
Environmental (operating)
Ambient Temperature
5° to 60°C
5° to 60°C
Shock (half-sine wave)
70
70
Vibration (5 to 500 Hz)
0.67 (XYZ)
0.67 (XYZ)
Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient Temperature
-40° to 70°C
-40° to 70°C
Shock (half-sine wave)
300(1ms) / 150(11ms)
300(1ms) / 150(11ms)
Vibration (5 to 500 Hz)
1.04 (XYZ)
1.04 (XYZ)

Highlights

  • Spacious 8TB capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor
  • Industry’s best Idle and Active power efficiency (Watts/TB)
  • Reliable, field-proven, 2nd generation HelioSeal® process and 7Stac™ design
  • Rebuild Assist mode shrinks RAID recovery time and nearly eliminates system performance degradation during rebuild
  • Compared to 4TB Ultrastar 7K4000
    • - Double the capacity
    • - 60% more power efficient (Watts/TB)
    • - 1.5X to 3X faster random write performance thanks to media cache architecture
    • - 19% faster sequential read/write performance
  • SATA 6Gb/s and SAS 12Gb/s
  • Advanced format 4Kn and 512e models
  • 12Gb/s SAS provides compatibility with next generation data centers
  • Secure erase and self-encrypting drive (SED) options supports data security and lower TCO
  • 2.5M hours MTBF rating and 5-year limited warranty

Applications/Environments

  • Enterprise and data center applications where capacity density and power efficiency are paramount
  • Cloud and hyperscale storage
  • Massive scale-out (MSO), high-density data centers
  • Distributed file systems like Ceph™ and Hadoop® to support Big Data Analytics
  • RAID arrays
  • Video surveillance and content distribution
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 He8 Agency Approval Letters

This statement certifies that the Ultrastar He8 helium hard disk drives meet the criteria for electronic products safety standards in all included regions

Agency Approval Letter
HGST Data Center Solutions

HGST is helping organizations harness the power of data. We’re creating more efficient, TCO-driven storage with larger, denser capacities, Flash fabrics for breakthrough performance and solutions that take advantage of smart software integration. HGST is at the heart of the data center helping customers unlock the full value of their data.

Brochure
Data Center and Enterprise Storage Solutions

HGST's comprehensive portfolio of enterprise-class storage products enables the most mission-critical use cases, ideally suited for today’s high-performance data centers.

Brochure
HGST HelioSeal Technology Brochure

HGST HelioSeal technology enables higher densities for capacity enterprise HDDs and is compatible with magnetic recording technologies like PMR, HAMR and BPM. With SMR, it enables the cold storage market.

Brochure
Case Study: HGST Helium-filled Drives take Netflix Capacity and TCO to New Heights

Netflix upgraded their video-streaming appliances to helium-filled hard drives, increasing storage capacity by 50% and decreasing power consumption by 23%, driving down TCO.

Case Study
Ultrastar He8 Data Sheet

This two-page document gives the highlights, best-fit applications, model,numbers and basic technical specs for the Ultrastar He8 data sheet

Data sheet
Ultrastar He8 OEM Specification - SAS

This document details the functional and interface specification information for the Ultrastar He8 HelioSeal hard drive

Specification
Ultrastar He8 OEM Specification - SATA

This document details the functional and interface specification information for the Ultrastar He8 HelioSeal 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
Use Case: Transforming the Data Center with Unified Cloud-scale Data Protection and Management

HGST Active Archive System and Commvault Simpana software deliver a backup solution for data management at scale and provides instant access to data archives all at a price point that rivals traditional tape

Use Case
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
HGST Delivers Rebuild Assist Mode for Faster RAID Recovery

White paper about Rebuild Assist on HGST's enterprise capacity and performance hard drives which delivers faster rebuilds and helps maintain system performance during rebuilds

White Paper
It's Happening Now: This Is the Tera Era
White paper describing the major advancements and innovations leading to the Tera Era.
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
Safeguarding Your Data with HGST Bulk Data Encryption

A white paper the describes how HGST Bulk Data Encryption safeguards data on models equiped with the feature

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 ATA - Next Generation Storage Interface

An introduction the Serial ATA (SATA) interface, the need for it beyond Parallel ATA (PATA) and and overview of the standard.

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
He8 512e Format
SATA ISE SE BDE
8TB 0F23267 HUH728080ALE600 0F23668 HUH728080ALE604 0F23664 HUH728080ALE601
6TB 0F23269 HUH728060ALE600 0F23669 HUH728060ALE604 0F23665 HUH728060ALE601
SAS ISE SE TCG TCG FIPS
8TB 0F23268 HUH728080AL5200 0F23657 HUH728080AL5204 0F23301 HUH728080AL5201 0F23658 HUH728080AL5205
6TB 0F23270 HUH728060AL5200 0F23655 HUH728060AL5204 0F23302 HUH728060AL5201 0F23659 HUH728060AL5205
He8 4Kn Format
SATA ISE SE BDE
8TB 0F23662 HUH728080ALN600 0F23670 HUH728080ALN604 0F23666 HUH728080ALN601
6TB 0F23663 HUH728060ALN600 0F23671 HUH728060ALN604 0F23667 HUH728060ALN601
SAS ISE SE TCG TCG FIPS
8TB 0F23651 HUH728080AL4200 0F23654 HUH728080AL4204 0F23653 HUH728080AL4201 0F23661 HUH728080AL4205
6TB F23650 HUH728060AL4200 0F23656 HUH728060AL4204 0F23652 HUH728060AL4201 0F23660 HUH728060AL4205
  • ISE = Instant Secure Erase
  • SE = Secure Erase
  • BDE or TCG Encryption
  • TCG FIPS = Encryption w/FIPS