HGST delivers the world's first hermetically sealed, helium hard drive, the Ultrastar He6 for massive scale-out environments. Why does helium make a difference? Helium has only one-seventh the density of air. Replacing air with helium inside a hard drive dramatically reduces the turbulence caused by the spinning disk, cuts power consumption and results in a lower temperature within the disk drive.The reduction in turbulence for the spinning disk allows HGST to offer a seven-disk design in a traditional 3.5-inch form factor. In addition to being the world's first helium-filled hard drive, HGST Ultrastar He6 is also the first hard drive in the industry to offer a 6-terabyte capacity. This design delivers a 50% capacity gain and still reduces the energy needed to run the drive by up to 23%.
|Compatible Bay||3.5" x 1/3H|
|device connector type||SAS|
|hard drive type||hard drive|
|hard drive width||3.5 in.|
|Load / Unload Cycles||600,000|
|manufacturer||Western Digital Corporation|
|maximum data transfer rate||6144 MB/s (48 Gbit/s)|
|Spindle Speed (rpm)||7200|
|storage capacity||6 TB|
|Weight (Approximate)||1.41 lb|
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