Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 Enterprise Hard Drives Announced

Hitachi has rolled out the new line of hard drives aimed for the enterprise users. These hard drives are known as The Ultrastar 7K4000, which is a 3.5-inch HDD that focused on desktop / server setup instead of for mobile computer like laptop or netbook.

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Hitachi UltraStar 7K4000 will be coming in three capacities: 2TB, 3TB and 4TB with 64MB memory cache, SATA 6.0 Gbps connection, 7200RPM rotary speed, and up to 2 Million hours of MTBF. According to the test, this Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 is capable of delivering maximum data transfer speed of 171MB/s.

Here is the detail specification of Ultrastar 7K4000:

  • Capacities
    • 4TB – HUS724040ALE640
    • 3TB – HUS724030ALE640
    • 2TB – HUS724020ALE640
  • Interface – SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form Factor – 3.5-inch
  • Sector size – 512e
  • Max. areal density (Gbits/sq. in) – 446
  • Data buffer – 64MB
  • Rotational speed (RPM) – 7200
  • Sustained transfer rate (typical) – 171 MB/s
  • Seek time (read, typical) – 8.0ms
  • Error rate (non-recoverable, bits read) – 1 in 1015
  • Load/unload cycles (at 40° C) – 600,000
  • Targeted MTBF – 2 million hours
  • Warranty – 5 years
  • Acoustics Idle (Bels, typical) – 2.9
  • Startup current (A, max) – 1.2 (+5V), 2.0 (+12V)
  • Read/write (W) – 11.4
  • Unload idle (W) – 5.7
  • Weight (typical) – 690g
  • Environmental (operating) ambient temperature – 5 to 60C
  • Shock (half-sine wave 2 ms) – 70G
  • Vibration, random (G RMS 5 to 500 Hz) – 0.67 (XYZ)
  • Environmental (non-operating) Ambient temperature: -40 to 70C
  • Shock (half-sine wave 1ms) – 300G

You can also download its DataSheet for more details [PDF].

According to the source, these hard drives have been shipped in limited quantities, but no idea how much they will cost.

[Source][PR: Hitachigst]

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