Ultrastar data60

Ultrastar Data60

The Ultrastar Data60 is a key element of next‑generation disaggregated storage and software-defined storage (SDS) systems, delivering high density and the flexibility to balance performance with cost.



High Density– Up to 60 HGST HelioSeal® HDDs providing up to 720TB of raw storage in a 4U enclosure

Flexible– Choice of SAS or SATA and up to 24 slots can be populated with SSDs for a data acceleration tier

Innovative  – Patented IsoVibe™ and ArcticFlow™ technologies improve performance and cooling

This new platform addresses the demanding storage needs of large enterprise customers, storage OEMs, cloud service providers and resellers/integrators that require dense, shared HDD or hybrid storage. The Ultrastar Data60® Hybrid Storage Platform provides the flexibility to specify the HDD and SSD combinations to balance capacity, performance and cost.

Designed for Big Data

Conventional dense disk shelves frequently suffer from performance degradation due to induced vibration from adjacent drives. Traditional platforms also have cooling challenges as the cooling air passes over successive rows of drives, losing effectiveness as it gets heated up along the airflow path. Developing storage devices and platforms side-by-side, we address these challenges through vertical innovation, a set of technologies developed based on a holistic view of devices, platform, and their interactions. The first two of these patented technologies are IsoVibe™ and ArcticFlow™. IsoVibe reduces vibration-induced performance degradation, while ArcticFlow overcomes the cooling issues by introducing cool air into the middle of the platform. Both these technologies contribute to long-term reliability, enabling our five‑year limited warranty on the entire platform.


  • Up to 60 Ultrastar® He12 HDDs (SAS or SATA)
  • Up to 720TB of raw storage in 4U
  • Dual-port SAS for high availability or single-port SATA for low cost
  • Hybrid support for up to 24 SSDs (SAS or SATA) to create a data acceleration tier
  • 4 rack units height, 712mm depth
  • Up to 12 x 12Gb/s SAS3 host connections
  • Patented IsoVibe technology ensures maximum performance even in heavy workloads
  • Enterprise-grade redundant and hot-swappable PSUs, IO Modules and fans
  • Improved cooling from innovative, patented ArcticFlow technology
  • Rack-mounted top cover for quick and easy service
Interface12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
Host ConnectionsDual redundant I/O Modules (IOM)
6 Mini-SAS HD ports per IOM
Available CapacitiesHDD up to 12TB
SSD up to 6.4TB
ManagementSCSI Enclosure Services
Redfish (out of band, via RJ45)
Maximum Number of Drives60 x 3.5” drive bays
Up to 24 can be SAS or SATA SSD
LED IndicatorFront/Rear: Power, ID, Fault
Drive: Activity, Fault
ServiceabilityCable-free hot-swappable IOM, power supply, fans, and drives
Power CharacteristicsDual 1600W, 80+ Platinum
200-240V AC input, auto ranging, 50-60Hz
Physical Size
Rack Size Height x Width x Depth mm (in)Height: 175mm (6.89”)
Width: 447mm (17.61”)
Depth: 712mm (28.03”)
Rack Space Requirements (rack units)Max of 890mm (35.04”) w/ dual CMA—includes 24 SAS cables)
Capacity/Physical Size
HeightHeight: 175mm (6.89”)
WidthWidth: 447mm (17.61”)
DepthDepth: 712mm (28.05”)
WeightProduct without drives: ~27.3kg (60lbs)
Product with 24 SSDs: ~79.4kg (175lbs)
Power and Cooling:Operating
Cooling Fans4 main enclosure fans, front-to-rear system cooling with zero-loss backflow prevention
1 IO module fan
Dual PSUs with built-in fans
Altitude (m)40°C @ 3,000 ft
Operating Temperature5 to 40°C
Non-Operating Temperature-40 to 60°C
Humidity5 to 85% relative humidity
Sound Power< 7.2 Bels @ 23+2°C