Ultrastar Serv60+8

Ultrastar Serv60+8

A hybrid storage server that balances high density and performance with low cost for demanding workloads in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) environments.



High Density– Up to 60 HGST HelioSeal® HDDs providing up to 780TB of raw storage in a 4U enclosure

Hybrid– Support for up to 32 SSDs within the server for data acceleration

Innovative  – Patented IsoVibe™ and ArcticFlow™ technologies improve reliability and reduce power costs

This new, high-capacity hybrid storage server addresses the demanding needs of large enterprise customers, OEMs, cloud service providers, and resellers/integrators that require dense, shared HDD or hybrid storage with compute included. The Ultrastar® Serv60+8 hybrid storage server offers a choice of CPUs, memory, and drives, providing the flexibility to balance capacity, performance and cost.

Designed for Big Data

Western Digital HelioSeal HDDs ensure cool running, quiet operation and high reliability while the SSDs provide a fast data tier for additional performance. Conventional dense disk shelves frequently suffer from performance degradation due to induced vibration from adjacent drives. And traditional platforms have cooling challenges as the cooling air passes over successive rows of drives, losing effectiveness as it gets heated up along the airflow path. Our patented IsoVibe and ArcticFlow technologies address these challenges. 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) plus up to 8 NVMe™ (SAS or SATA) SSDs
  • Over 900TB of raw storage in 4U possible with planned 14TB drives and 7.68TB SSDs
  • Dual-port SAS for high availability or single-port SATA for low cost
  • Hybrid support for up to 24 slots can be populated with SSDs (SAS or SATA) to create a data acceleration tier
  • 4 rack units height, 1099mm depth
  • Patented IsoVibe technology ensures maximum performance even in heavy workloads
  • Enterprise-grade redundant and hot-swappable PSUs, fans, IO module and drive modules
  • Improved cooling from innovative, patented ArcticFlow technology
  • Rack-mounted top cover for quick and easy service
Available CapacitiesHDD-6TB to 12TB
SSD-400GB to 7.68TB (SAS, SATA and NVMe)
M.2 boot drive-120GB to 1.92TB (SATA/PCIe)
Available CPUUp to two Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 22 cores per processor (165W TDP)
MemoryUp to 2TB 3DS LRDIMM or RDIMM (16x DDR4-2666Mhz DIMM Slots)
ManagementIPMI 2.0 system management
Redfish (out of band via RJ45)
Maximum Number of Drives60 x 3.5” SAS or SATA drive slots of which up to 24 may be used for 2.5” SAS or SATA SSDs
Additionally, up to 8 x SAS, SATA or NVMe SSDs in center channel bays
I/O Expansion2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
1 x VGA, DB15
1 x RJ45 BMC / Management
NetworkingDual 10GBaseT Ethernet (RJ45)
LED IndicatorFront and Back Panel: Power, ID, Fault
Fan and Drive: Fault
ServiceabilityHot-swappable power supplies, fans, IO module and drive modules
Expansion Options
Expansion6 x PCIe Gen3 Slots
1 PCIe Gen3 x 8 slot is occupied by the storage controller for the 60 bays
Power Characteristics2000W AC, Redundant Power Supplies, (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: 1099mm (43.27”)
Weight kg (lbs)Product without drives: 40.82kg (90 lbs)
Product fully populated: 95.25kg (210 lbs)
Rack Space Requirements (rack units)Max of 1177mm (46.34”) w/CMA
Power and Cooling: Operating
Cooling Fans6 high efficient fans, front-to-rear system cooling with zero-loss backflow prevention
Environmental (operating)
Ambient Temperature5° to 35°C
Relative Humidity8% to 90%
Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient Temperature-40° to 70°C
Ambient Temperature8% to 90%