HGST Device Manager (HDM)

HGST Device Manager (HDM)

SAS & PCIe Cross-Platform Multi-Drive Flash Management Solution

  • Management – Home-grown CLI utility for HGST enterprise-class SSDs
  • Versatile – Multi-drive support
  • Simplicity – Task-based commands for ease of use

HGST Device Manager (HDM) combines the utility of the Command Line Interface (CLI) with user-friendly, task-based commands for basic SSD management. The support functions are (but not limited to):

  • Firmware updates
  • View and configure SMART attribute values and thresholds
  • Multi-drive support within the same server
  • Format, Sanitize, Resize, & Erase, etc.
  • Namespace and Power Management
  • Capture diagnostic drive data
Administrator interface through Command Line Interface (CLI)
Enables drive-specific and multi-drive management within a server
Command Syntax & Execution

Meta command <Command> <Command Argument> <Device References>
Supports vendor-unique commands
Task automation via scripts or batch files

Driver Support

Windows in-box drivers (SCSI, AHCI)
Linux in-box drivers (SCSI, AHCI & NVMe)
HGST NVMe Windows driver
HGST NVMe Linux driver

Output Formats
MINI (Default), TEXT, JSON & CSV


  • Simplified Monitoring and Management Tool
  • Linux 64-bit and Windows 64-bit Environments
  • Platform Native Installation Packages
  • Extensive Interoperability Matrix
  • User-Friendly Command Structure & Syntax
Taiwan BSMI RoHS Certificate for HGST Products

This document provides the Restricted Sustances tables for compliance with Taiwan BSMI RoHS for HGST-brand HDD and SSD products.

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.

General End User License Agreement

This end-user license agreement (""EULA"") is a legal agreement between you and HGST, Inc. on behalf of itself and its affiliates (“HGST”) that governs your use of the software product (the “Software Product”) which works with the identified products.

HGST Device Manager 3.2 User Guide

HGST Device Manager is designed to efficiently assist in the administration of HGST SSD devices and provides the ability to easily update, manage, and configure SSDs.

Users Guide
Hardware Interoperability
Host Bus Adapter Cards & SAS Expanders Broadcom (6Gbps & 12Gbps SKUs) & Atto (All 6Gbps SKUs)
Raid Controller Cards Broadcom Mega RAID SAS Cards (All 6Gbps & 12Gbps SKUs)
Software Interoperability

MS Windows

Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 8.x 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 64-bit
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 64-bit
Linux Distros* RHEL 6.6 and 6.7, x86_64
RHEL 7, 7.1, and 7.2, x86_64
RHEL 7.2, POWER Little-Endian
RHEL 7.2, POWER Big-Endian
CentOS 6.7, x86_64
CentOS 7.2, x86_64
SLES 11 SP2, 11 SP3, and 11 SP4, x86_64
SLES 11 SP4, POWER Big-Endian
SLES 12 and 12 SP1, x86_64
Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04, and 16.04, x86_64
Ubuntu 15.04 and 16.04, POWER Little-Endian

*With Supplied Kernels