Ultrastar 7K6000

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Ultrastar 7K6000
As petabyte (PB) growth continues to increase at a rapid pace, corporate and cloud data centers are under extreme pressure to improve the efficiency of storage. To address this data center challenge, HGST introduces Ultrastar® 7K6000, delivering up to 6TB of capacity and an industry-standard, 3.5-inch hard drive, for capacity-optimized enterprise applications. Ultrastar 7K6000 provides 50% more capacity and 33% better power efficiency in terms of Watts per terabyte (W/TB) than its predecessor, Ultrastar 7K6000 also delivers greater storage efficiency through best-in-class performance, achieving up to 3X higher write performance, even at higher workloads, thanks to HGST media cache architecture, a disk-based caching technology, which provides a large non-volatile cache on the disk. Media cache also allows for improved reliability and data integrity during unexpected power loss.


• Best-in-class random write and sequential performance
• Reliable, field-proven, 7th generation 5-disk design
• Compared to prior generation 7K4000
– 50% more capacity (6TB vs. 4TB)
– 33% better power efficiency (Watts/TB)
– Up to 3X faster random write performance thanks to media cache architecture
– 25% faster sequential read/write performance
• 2M hours MTBF2 rating and 5-year limited warranty
• 6Gb/s SATA & 12Gb/s SAS provides compatibility with next gen data centers
• 12Gb/s SAS backwards compatible with 6Gb/s SAS
• 128MB cache buffer improves response time and data management
• Secure erase and Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) options
• Advanced format 4Kn and 512e models
• 512n format available in 4TB and 2TB capacities supports legacy systems


• Cloud & Hyperscale storage
• Distributed Files Systems like Ceph™ and Hadoop® to support Big Data Analytics
• Video surveillance & content distribution
• Direct & Network Attached Storage (DAS & NAS)
• RAID arrays
• Massive scale-out data centers (MSO)

Technical Specifications:
Ultrastar 7K6000 datasheet