HGST Ultrastar He8 8TB Hard Drive
TCOptimized™ – Increasing Storage Efficiency to Drive Down Data Center TCO
We recognize the growing pressures that data centers face. Volume is
expanding, operating costs are rising while budgets remain flat. Lowering the
total cost of ownership (TCO) has become the focus of data center architects.
Ultrastar He8 provides a unique TCO value proposition and delivers greater
storage efficiency with breakthroughs in capacity, power efficiency and
performance. This HelioSeal hard drive achieves up to 3X higher random write
performance than the prior generation, Ultrastar He6, thanks to HGST media
cache architecture, a disk-based caching technology. Designed to handle
workloads of up to 550TB per year, He8 offers a 12Gb/s SAS (6Gb/s SATA)
interface for easy integration into high performance data centers. Features like
Rebuild Assist dramatically reduce RAID rebuild times and maintain system
performance during the rebuild process. Learn more in our Rebuild Assist
Data Security with Industry-Leading Quality and Reliability
Compliance and privacy requirements drive the need for increased data security.
Ultrastar He8 offers security and encryption options to protect data from
unauthorized use. Instant Secure Erase (ISE) models expedite drive redeployment
and retirement. Encryption models protect data with hardware-based encryption,
including a Trusted Computing Group (TCG) option with FIPS 140-2 certification,
Level 2. The Ultrastar He8 extends HGST’s long-standing tradition of reliability
leadership with a 2.5M-hour MTBF rating. HGST’s drive reliability and security
options also help lower data center TCO.