WD Ultrastar are Enterprise Server Data Center drives available in both SATA and SAS interface. For Legacy Applications you can order in 512e format as well the 4K native. Various Encryption modes are available too
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 industrys 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 Challanges
Highest Capacity 14TB CMR HDD, drop-in ready for capacity-optimized workloads
Lowest Power 58% lower idle Watts/TB than 8TB Ultrastar air-filled drives
More Reliable Unbeaten MTBF rating for an HDD at 2.5M hours
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 Workloads
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
What is the Highest Capacity of WD Ultrastar Drive available ?
As in 2019 , 14TB is the highest capacity available. 18TB has been Announced already and will be available by Q1 2020.
Can I use a WD Ultrastar Drive in Servers, NAS and Surveillance ?
Yes, these are the highest grade Data center drives and can be used anywhere.
What is the meaning of Limited Warranty ?
Limited warranty means that each passing year, you got partial value of your drives back. If its 5 years limited warranty, you get full replacement in first year, 75% value in second year and 50% Value in the third year.
What interface are WD ultrastar Available ?
WD Ultrstar is available in SATA and SAS.
Are there 4K native drives in Ultrastar ?
Yes, you can order 512e or 4K native drives in both SATA and SAS.
What are the encryptions available on WD Ultrastar Drives ?
You can have TCG encryption, Secure Erase or TCG encryption with FIPS in SAS drives. Our price list doesn't have all the models, but ask us for what your requirement is and we will be able to offer an appropriate drive.
How do you read the part numbers of WD Ultrastar? what does E6,52 signify
Lets break down a part number to easily understand WUH721414AL4205
WU = Western Digital Ultrastar H= Helim ( S = Standard) All the drives from 1 to 8 tb ( and new 10TB AIR) have S. 12,14 TB have H to denote helium platform 72= 7200 RPM 1414 = 14TB full capacity , 14TB capacity of this model. ( 1412 would mean 14 full capacity and 12tb capacity of this model) AL = generation, height 42= interface. (52 = 512e SAS, E6= 512e SATA, N6= 4kn SATA, 42 = 4Kn SAS) 0 = power Diable 5 = Encryption ( 1 = TCG, 4 = Secure Erase, 5 = TCG/FIPS)
What is the relation between WD ultrastar and HGST/Hitachi Ultrastar
WD Acquired HGST( Hitachi Global Data Systems) Ultrastar in 2012. All the Ultrastar Drives are now sold as WD ultrastar instead of HGST Ultrastar.
What is the difference between WD Gold and WD Ultrastar drives, they are both Enterprise drives.
WD Gold is Enterprise Class but geared towards the channel sales. For large project and implementations, Ultrastar is more suitable becuase of following reasons 1. Ultrastar Is Available in SAS and SATA. Gold is available only in SATA 2. Ultastar can be ordred in 512e, 512n ( in lower caps) and 4Kn . Gold format is fixed and can't be changed ( 512n/512e) 3. Ultrastar Can be had in TCG, SE, FIPS encryptions unlike Gold.