Ultrastar DC HC500 Series

Ultrastar DC HC500 Series

High Capacity for Massive Data and Lower Total Cost of Ownership

OVERVIEW

Driving Up Capacity and Driving Down TCO for Cloud and Hyperscale Data Centers


The breadth and depth of Big Data is driving the universal need for higher capacities across a broad spectrum of applications and workloads. Laying the foundation for a worry-free data center, Western Digital delivers the capacity to conquer the data explosion with the Ultrastar DC HC500 series of hard drives. Built using HelioSeal technology, the industry’s only fifth-generation helium platform, the DC HC500 series is

designed for public and private cloud environments, where storage density, Watts/TB and $/TB are critical for creating the most cost-efficient infrastructure. HelioSeal technology is key to achieving higher drive capacities, greater reliability ratings and extreme power efficiency. The result is a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for our cloud and enterprise customers.

Solves TCO Challenges

High Capacity

Up to 14TB HDDs, drop-in ready for Big Data workloads

Low Power

Up to 58% lower idle W/TB than 8TB Ultrastar air-filled drives

More Reliable

25% higher MTBF rating than air-filled HDDs

Highlights

  • Up to 14TB capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor
  • Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) technology works seamlessly in capacity enterprise environments
  • Reliable, field-proven design across five generations
  • HelioSeal design delivers power efficiency (Watts/TB)
  • 2.5M hours MTBF rating and a 5-year limited warranty

Applications and Workload

  • Cloud & Hyperscale Storage
  • Massive Scale-Out (MSO), high-density data centers
  • Distributed File Systems
  • Bulk storage using Object storage solutions like Ceph™ and OpenStack Swift
  • Primary and secondary storage for Apache Hadoop® for Big Data Analytics
  • Surveillance Analytics

Beyond Air. Helium Takes You Higher.

Responding to the complex needs of the modern data center, Western Digital has developed HelioSeal technology, a foundational building block for high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs). This innovative technology hermetically seals the HDD and replaces the air inside with helium, which is one-seventh the density of air. The less dense atmosphere resets the boundaries and challenges of conventional high-capacity HDDs, allowing for dramatic increases in efficiency, reliability and value.

Enterprise Solutions Made Better by SAS

Everywhere data lives, from sensors to mobile devices to the cloud, we’re driving the innovation necessary to stay ahead of new demands. Our breadth of expertise and level of integration gives us an unmatched ability to deliver carefully calibrated solutions for every type and use of data. Explore these solutions to learn how our Ultrastar SAS SSDs can help you reduce bottlenecks, improve performance, decrease bandwidth constraints, and provide for deeper insights into existing data.

Suitable for:

  • Application Workloads
  • Big Data
  • Government
  • Financial Services
 SATASAS
General
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 12 Gb/s
Capacity10TB / 8TB10TB / 8TB
Format: Sector size (bytes)4Kn: 4096
512e: 512
4Kn: 4096, 4112
4160, 4224
512e: 512, 520, 528
Performance
Data buffer (MB)256256
Rotational speed (RPM)72007200
Interface transfer rate (MB/s, max)6001200
Sustained transfer rate
(MiB/s, typical)
(MB/s, typical)
237 / 215
249 / 225
237 / 215
249 / 225
Reliability
Error rate (non-recoverable bits read)1 in 10^15

1 in 10^15

MTBF (M hours)2.52.5
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)0.00350.0035
Load/Unload cycles (at 40°C)600000600000
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)24x724x7
Limited warranty (yrs)55
Acoustics
Idle/Operating (Bels, typical)2.0/3.62.0/3.6
Power
Requirement+5 VDC, +12VDC+5 VDC, +12VDC
Operating(W)6.89.5
Idle (W)55.8
Power consumption efficiency at Idle
(Watts/TB)
(Watts/GB)
0.50
0.00050
0.58
0.00058
Physical Size
z-height (mm)26.126.1
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147

101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147

Weight (g, max)660660
Environmental (Operating)
Ambient temperature5°C to 60°C5°C to 60°C
Shock (half-sine wave, 2ms, G)7070
Vibration-Operating (G RMS, 5 to 500 Hz)0.67 (XYZ)0.67 (XYZ)
Environmental (Non-Operating)
Ambient temperature-40°C to 70°C-40°C to 70°C
Shock (half-sine wave, G)300 (2 ms)/ 150 (11ms)300 (2 ms)/ 150 (11ms)
Random Vibration (G RMS, 2 to 200 Hz)1.04 (XYZ)1.04 (XYZ)
 SATASAS
General
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/sSAS 12 Gb/s
Capacity12TB12TB
Format: Sector size (bytes)4Kn: 4096
512e: 512
4Kn: 4096, 4112
4160, 4224
512e: 512, 520, 528
Performance
Data buffer (MB)256256
Rotational speed (RPM)72007200
Interface transfer rate (MB/s, max)6001200
Sustained transfer rate
(MiB/s, typical)
(MB/s, typical)
243
255
243
255
Reliability
Error rate (non-recoverable bits read)1 in 10^15

1 in 10^15

MTBF (M hours)2.52.5
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)0.00350.0035
Load/Unload cycles (at 40°C)600000600000
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)24x724x7
Limited warranty (yrs)55
Acoustics
Idle/Operating (Bels, typical)2.0/3.62.0/3.6
Power
Requirement+5 VDC, +12VDC+5 VDC, +12VDC
Operating(W)6.910.1
Idle (W)56.1
Power consumption efficiency at Idle
(Watts/TB)
(Watts/GB)
0.42
0.00042
0.51
0.00051
Physical Size
z-height (mm)26.126.1
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147
Weight (g, max)660660
Environmental (Operating)
Ambient temperature5°C to 60°C

5°C to 60°C

Shock (half-sine wave, 2ms, G)7070
Vibration-Operating (G RMS, 5 to 500 Hz)0.67 (XYZ)
Environmental (Non-Operating)
Ambient temperature-40°C to 70°C-40°C to 70°C
Shock (half-sine wave, G)300 (2 ms)/ 150 (11ms)300 (2 ms)/ 150 (11ms)
Random Vibration (G RMS, 2 to 200 Hz)1.04 (XYZ)1.04 (XYZ)
 SATASAS
General
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/sSAS 12 Gb/s
Capacity14TB14TB
Format: Sector size (bytes)4Kn: 4096
512e: 512
4Kn: 4096, 4112
4160, 4224
512e: 512, 520, 528
Performance
Data buffer (MB)512512
Rotational speed (RPM)72007200
Sustained transfer rate
(MiB/s, typical)
(MB/s, typical)
255
267
255
267
Reliability
Error rate (non-recoverable bits read)1 in 10^ 151 in 10^ 15
MTBF (M hours)2.52.5
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)0.00350.0035
Load/Unload cycles (at 40°C)600000600000
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)24x724x7
Limited warranty (yrs)55
Acoustics
Idle/Operating (Bels, typical)2.0/3.62.0/3.6
Power
Requirement+5 VDC, +12VDC+5 VDC, +12VDC
Operating(W)6.08.5
Idle (W)5.55.9
Power consumption efficiency at Idle
(Watts/TB)
(Watts/GB)
0.39
0.00039
0.42
0.00042
Physical Size
z-height (mm)26.126.1
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147
Weight (g, max)690690
Environmental (Operating)
Ambient temperature5°C to 60°C5°C to 60°C
Shock (half-sine wave, 2ms, G)7070
Vibration-Operating (G RMS, 5 to 500 Hz)0.67 (XYZ)
Environmental (Non-Operating)
Ambient temperature-40°C to 70°C-40°C to 70°C
Shock (half-sine wave, G)300 (2 ms)/ 150 (11ms)300 (2 ms)/ 150 (11ms)
Random Vibration (G RMS, 2 to 200 Hz)1.04 (XYZ)1.04 (XYZ)