Data Center Hard Drives

Massive Data Storage Capacity

Driving Big Data Value

When you store, integrate, and analyze complex data, you can uncover new trends, valuable patterns, and strategic opportunities. To extract these data-driven insights from Big Data workloads, you need advanced storage infrastructure with purpose-built capabilities. 

Building Data Center Capacity 

Designed for public and private cloud environments, our data center HDDs help you store massive amounts of data reliably, cost effectively, and energy efficiently. It’s not just about storing more data — it’s about doing more for your business with your data. 

Deploying Industry-First Innovation 

With industry-first advanced technologies across our portfolio — including OptiNAND, ArmorCache, EAMR (energy-assisted magnetic recording), and HelioSeal — high-capacity hard drives from Western Digital already power some of the world’s most demanding Big Data workloads. 

ArmorCache

The ArmorCache feature, enabled by OptiNAND, provides enterprise power loss protection and increased performance.

OptiNAND

The latest in HDD technology, OptiNAND adds a flash layer to offload expanded metadata, reducing DRAM need.

EAMR (Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording)

A breakthrough in HDD recording technology, EAMR enables higher areal density through increased bits per inch (BPI) on HDD tracks.

HelioSeal

Hermetically sealed helium inside HDD drives enables more disks, as well as quieter operation and low power usage.

Finding the right storage for your data depends on your specific business needs. Reference the chart below to find a solution that balances capacity, cost, performance, and more. And if your needs are more complex, talk to one of our experts and we can help you build out the optimal data infrastructure for your organization.

  Ultrastar DC HC300 Series WD Gold Enterprise HDD Ultrastar DC HC500 Series Ultrastar DC HC600 Series
Capacity 4-10TB 1-24TB 8-24TB 14-28TB
Interface SATA/SAS SATA SATA/SAS SATA/SAS
Recording Format CMR CMR CMR UltraSMR
Air/Helium Air Air/HelioSeal HelioSeal HelioSeal
Reliability 2M hours MTBF
0.44% AFR
Workloads up to 550TB/year
2-2.5M hours MTBF
0.35-0.44% AFR
Workloads up to 550TB/year
2.5M hours MTBF
0.35% AFR
Workloads up to 550TB/year
2.5M hours MTBF
0.35% AFR
Workloads up to 550TB/year

Featured Products

Ultrastar DC HC330 Data Center Drive

Fast, reliable data access for traditional data center applications.

WD Gold Enterprise Class SATA Hard Drive

Enterprise-class performance to conquer tough workloads.

Ultrastar DC HC580 Data Center CMR Drive

Higher volumetric density maximizes storage in footprint and power constrained environments.

Ultrastar DC HC680 Data Center SMR Drive

UltraSMR large block encoding and an advanced error correction algorithm enable higher capacity.