4U60G2 Storage Platform

4U60G2 Storage Platform

A scalable and cost-effective storage platform for data centers. With up to 60 Ultrastar® drive modules in a single platform, a 12Gb/s SAS interface, and HDD-SSD hybrid capability, this 4U platform is ideal for high-capacity storage needs.

  • High Density – Up to 720TB* in a 4U enclosure
  • Scalable – Supports 8 hosts per platform
  • Enterprise-class Serviceability – Hot-swappable components, cable management arm
  • *720TB capacity is only available with the 4U60G2 platform. Availability varies by country.

When data centers need storage expansion that delivers low power and high capacity with high-availability, they rely on the HGST 4U60G2 Storage Platform. This high density, scalable, and cost-effective design includes up to 60 Ultrastar® 3.5-inch drive modules in a 4U enclosure, supports up to 8 hosts with SAS 12Gb/s performance, and delivers enterprise-class serviceability with hot-swappable components.

This integrated platform is qualified, tested and certified to support a broad range of HGST HDDs. It’s available with SAS drives for high-availability (HA) applications, with SATA drives for cost-optimized applications, and can be configured with up to twelve (12) 800GB SSDs to create separate performance tiers within the platform.

4U60G2
4U60
General
Host Connections
8 x 12Gbps SAS (4 per IOM)
4 x 12GBps SAS (2 per IOM)
Capacity / Physical Size
Capacity (minimum)
144TB with 6TB drive modules
96TB with 4TB drive modules
Capacity (maximum)
720TB with 12TB drive modules
600TB with 10TB drive modules
Dimensions (Enclosure)
174.8mm x 424mm x 881mm / 6.88in. x 16.69in. x 34.7in.
174.8mm x 424mm x 881mm / 6.88in. x 16.69in. x 34.7in.
Dimensions (Enclosure with CMAs)
174.8mm x 424mm x 1110mm / 6.88in. x 16.69in. x 43.7in.
174.8mm x 424mm x 983mm / 6.88in. x 16.69in. x 38.7in.
Weight
89.81 kg (198 lbs.) – fully configured with 60 helium drive modules
93.71 kg (208 lbs) – fully configured with 60 air drive modules
89.81 kg (198 lbs.) – fully configured with 60 helium drive modules
93.71 kg (208 lbs) – fully configured with 60 air drive modules
Power and Cooling: Operating
Power Supply
Two 1,650W PSUs, hot swap and redundant
Two 1,650W PSUs, hot swap and redundant
Input Voltage
200-240VAC auto-ranging, 47Hz-63Hz input (high line power only)
200-240VAC auto-ranging, 47Hz-63Hz input (high line power only)
Cooling Fans
N+1 redundant fans (fans integrated in PSU)
N+1 redundant fans (fans integrated in PSU)
Environmental (operating)
Temperature Range
5° to 35°C
5° to 35°C
Humidity
8% to 80% (non-condensing)
8% to 80% (non-condensing)
Shock
3.5g 6ms Pulse vertical shock
3.5g 6ms Pulse vertical shock
Vibration
Random 0.25 Grms, 5-10Hz, 0.05 g sine wave sweep, 10-300Hz
Random 0.25 Grms, 5-10Hz, 0.05 g sine wave sweep, 10-300Hz
Acoustics
<7.5dB LwA @ 23ºC
<7.5dB LwA @ 23ºC
Environmental (non-operating)
Temperature Range
-30° to 60°C
-30° to 60°C
Humidity
8% to 80% (non-condensing)
8% to 80% (non-condensing)
Shock
8g 6ms Trapezoidal
8g 6ms Trapezoidal
Vibration
Random 0.6 Grms 10-300Hz

Random 0.6 Grms 10-300Hz

Features

  • Up to 60 integrated Ultrastar® drive modules
    • 4U60G2: available capacities include 12TB, 10TB, 8TB, and 6TB
    • 4U60: available capacities include 10TB, 8TB, 6TB and 4TB
  • Hybrid capability: can be configured with SSDs to create separate performance tiers within the platform
  • Available with SAS drives for HA application or with SATA drives for cost-optimized applications
  • Available with 512e or 4Kn sector size (by part number)
  • Supports up to 4 storage enclosures for daisy-chaining*
  • Host connectivity:
    • 4U60G2: 4 x HD Mini-SAS ports per IO Module
    • 4U60G2: 2 x QSFP+ per IO Module
  • Fully compliant with 12Gb/s SAS 3 interconnect
  • Hot-swappable components: two power supplies with integrated fans, drive modules, and IO Modules
  • Cable Management Arm (CMA) eliminates tangled cables during servicing of hot-swappable CRUs
  • SCSI Enclosure Services (SES-3)
  • Microsoft certified for Windows Server 2012, 2012R2
  • 5-year limited warranty

  • *Only available with the 4U60G2 storage platform.
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

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Agency Approval Letter
Analyst Report-Nexenta and HGST: Optimize IT with Storage Infrastructure Agility

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Data Center and Enterprise Storage Solutions

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Case Study
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Case Study
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4U60G2 Storage Platform Compatibility Test Matrix

Available in capacities up to 720TB, the HGST 4U60G2 Storage Platform is high density, scalable and cost effective. The Platform has been tested for compatibility with the hardware components and operating systems listed in this document.

Compatibility Summary
4U60G2 Storage Platform Data Sheet

Available in capacities up to 720TB, HGST 4U60G2 Storage Platform is high density, scalable and cost effective, and comes with a standard 5-year warranty.

Data sheet
Available Part Replacement Offerings

This document identifies two part replacement options available for purchase on some HGST products. These options complement our standard warranty and must be purchased at the same time the product is purchased.

Data sheet
4U60G2 Storage Platform Installation Guide

This Installation Guide provides instructions on unboxing, installation, verification and troubleshooting the HGST 4U60G2 Storage Platform.

Installation Guide
StorChoice™ | Support Services for Platforms and Servers

StorChoice offers comprehensive customer support services to ensure you get the most out of your platforms and servers.

Service Brief

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