Ultrastar DC HC300 Series

Medium Capacity for High
Access-Density Requirements

OVERVIEW

Delivering Economics and Access Speed to Data Center Applications and Workloads


As the industry evolves to develop purpose-built solutions for growing data storage requirements, IT managers continue to rely on mid-range capacity drives that are economical to acquire, yet deliver quick and reliable data access for traditional data center applications. Designed to handle workloads up to 550TB per year, the Ultrastar DC HC300 series is a proven air-platform design that delivers up to the industry leading 10TB of capacity to help address the economic and access-density requirements of many data center workloads. Ideal for storage and server applications, as well as distributed and scalable computing (including block and file storage architectures), the Ultrastar DC HC300 series provides fast 7,200 RPM spindle speeds and is offered in either 6Gb/s SATA or 12Gb/s SAS interface with advanced format 512e3 sector size.

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Solves Access Density Challenges

Economical Capacity

4TB, 6TB, 8TB, and 10TB models for lower acquisition cost

High Performance

Fast data access with 7200 RPM speed, transferring up to 255 MB/s

Drop-In Ready

SAS and SATA options support traditional servers and storage

Highlights

  • 10TB capacity point supports both OEM & cloud deployments
  • Best in Class sustained trasfer rate up to 273MB/s
  • Advanced Format 512e models
  • Self-Encrypting Drive options
  • 5-year limited warranty
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Applications and Workload

  • Distributed file systems, like Apache Hadoop®, to support Big Data analytics
  • Rack-mounted storage enclosures
  • Server based distributed storage systems.
  • Direct & Network Attached Storage (DAS & NAS)
  • RAID arrays
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Higher Capacity

10TB, the highest capacity available in our Ultrastar DC HC300 series

Access Speed

Process data quickly with sustained transfer rates up to 255 MB/s

Reliable

Enterprise-class 2M hours MTBF with 5-year limited warranty

Specifications

SATA Models

SAS Models

Configuration

Interface

SATA 6Gb/s

Capacity1

10TB

Form Factor

3.5-inch

Format: Sector size (bytes)
4Kn:
512e:4


512e: 512
4Kn: 4096

Max areal density (Gbits/sq. in., max)

869

Performance

Data buffer (MB)5

256

Rotational speed (RPM)

7200

Latency average (ms)

4.16

Interface transfer rate (MB/s, max)

600

Sustained transfer rate
(MiB/s, typical)
(MB/s, typical)6


Up to 260
Up to 273

Seek time (read/write, ms, typ)7

8.0 / 8.6

Reliability

Error rate (non-recoverable bits read)

1 in 1015

Load/Unload cycles (at 40°C)

600,000

MTBF (M hours)

2M hours

Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)3

0.44%

Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)

24x7

Limited Warranty (yrs)

5
Acoustics

Idle/Operating (Bels, typical)

3.4 / 3.8

Power

Requirement

+5V, +12V

Operating (W, typical)9

9.2

Idle (W)

8.0

Physical

z-height (mm, max)

26.1

Dimensions (width x depth, mm)

101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147

Weight (g, max)

750

Environmental (operating)

Ambient temperature

5°C to 60°C

Shock (half-sign wave, 2 ms, G)(Read/Write)

70 / 50

Vibration (G RMS, 5 to 500 Hz)

0.67 (XYZ)

Environmental (non-operating)

Ambient Temperature

-40°C to 70°C

Shock (half-sine wave, 2 ms, G)

250

Vibration (G RMS, 2 to 200 Hz)

1.04 (XYZ)

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Disclosures

1.

One megabyte (MB) is equal to one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) is equal to 1,000MB (one billion bytes), and one terabyte (TB) is equal to 1,000GB (one trillion bytes) when referring to storage capacity. Accessible capacity will vary from the stated capacity due to formatting, system software, and other factors.

2.

512e models can be converted to 4Kn format

3.

MTBF and AFR specifications are based on a sample population and are estimated by statistical measurements and acceleration algorithms under typical operating conditions for this drive model. MTBF and AFR ratings do not predict an individual drive’s reliability and do not constitute a warranty. 

4.

Advanced Format drive: 4K (4096-byte)

5.

Portion of buffer capacity used for drive

6.

Projected performance. Actual performance may vary. 1MiB = 1,048,576 bytes (220), 1MB = 1,000,000 bytes (106)

7.

Excludes command overhead

8.

SATA models: 8K Queue Depth = 1 @ 40 IOPS, SAS models: 4K Queue Depth = 4 @ Max IOPS

9.

Idle specification is based on use of Idle_A

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