HGST Unveil their New SATA and SAS 12TB Enterprise Hard Drives

Is the 12TB Ultrastar He12 from HGST the Biggest Data Center Drive Yet?

hgst-unveil-their-new-sata-and-sas-12tb-enterprise-hard-drives As the need for data storage continues to explode, enterprise and cloud architects and data centre managers are challenged to deliver the highest quality of service at the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO). The costs of designing, deploying, operating, and supporting data centres continue to rise an often large capacity storage comes at quite an intimidating price. HGST (owned by WD) have long been a producer of Enterprise level and highly secure Drives for differing data centers worldwide. Specialising in keeping data moving fast, keeping it as encrypted as possible and providing larger and larger digital capacity in smaller and smaller physical Hard Drives. Into this arena comes the latest release in their Helium series, the HE12 12TB Data Centre HDD. However with whispingers of a further release of a 14TB HDD in the future, have HGST jumped the shark on this one, or are they continuing to live up to their reputation as the Enterprise level Hard Drive choice?

How is the HGST He12 12TB Drive made?

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Laying the foundation for a worry-free data center, HGST delivers capacity to conquer the data explosion – Ultrastar® He12 HDD. The Ultrastar He12 HDD is the industry’s first 12TB drive and uses PMR technology to make it drop-in ready for any enterprise-capacity application or environment. The stable internal environment created by fourth-generation HelioSeal® technology enables a new 8-disk design, increasing the capacity by 20% when compared to the 7-disk design of the prior generation. This highest capacity helium drive offers the lowest power profile in the industry to help data center architects meet eco-environmental goals and requirements. Targeted at 2.5M hours MTBF, the Ultrastar He12 HDD provides the highest reliability rating available of all HDDs on the market today by building on the successful design of it’s 10TB, 8TB and 6TB predecessors. Trust HGST and the Ultrastar He12 HDD to deliver more capacity, more efficiency, more reliability and more value to your data center.

What is the He12 12TB HGST drive for? Who is this HDD aimed at?

hgst-unveil-their-new-sata-and-sas-12tb-enterprise-hard-drives-1 Highest Capacity – 12TB PMR HDD, drop-in ready for capacity workloads, Low Power – 54% lower idle watts/TB than 8TB air-filled drives and More Reliable – Highest MTBF rating for an HDD at 2.5M hours.

  • Enterprise and data center applications where capacity density, power efficiency and reliability are paramount
    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 Hadoop® to support Big Data Analytics
  • Centralized video surveillance
  • Ideal for all mainstream enterprise capacity applications

What are the specs of the HGST He12 12TB Data Centre Hard Drive?

Although the drive is available in a variety of connections (SAS and SATA), formats (4Kn and 512e) and encryption levels (SED, TCG and FIPS) it is worth noting that the remainder of the specs are largely the same.

  • 12TB capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor
  • PMR technology works with all capacity enterprise applications & environments
  • Reliable, field-proven, 4th generation design
  • Industry’s best power efficiency (Watts/TB)

When compared to 8TB air drives, the HGST He12 Drive is:

  • 50% more capacity
  • 54% more power efficient (Watts/TB)
  • 25% more reliable

SATA 6Gb/s and SAS 12Gb/s:

  • 12Gb/s SAS compatible with next gen data centers; backwards compatible with 6Gb/s SAS
  • 2.5M hours MTBF rating & 5-year limited warranty
  • Instant Secure Erase (ISE) & Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) options
  • Advanced Format 4Kn and 512e models

Where can I buy the HGST He12 12TB HDD?

As mentioned, there are numerous versions of new 12TB HGST drive available. Below you can buy your HGST He12 with your requested spec. If you are a little confused and need some free technical assistance, visit nascompares.com now.

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HGST
Ultrastar He12 (4Kn with Power Disable) BDE
12TB
HUH721212ALN601 0F29621
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (4Kn with Power Disable) SED
12TB
HUH721212ALN604 0F29622
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (512e with Power Disable) ISE
12TB
HUH721212ALE600 0F29590

 

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HGST
Ultrastar He12 (512e) ISE
12TB
HUH721212ALE600 0F30144
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (512e) BDE
12TB
HUH721212ALE601 0F30145
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (512e) SED
12TB
HUH721212ALE604 0F30146

 

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HGST
Ultrastar He12 (512e) TCG FIPS
12TB
HUH721212AL5205 0F29533
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (4Kn) BDE
12TB
HUH721212ALN601 0F30142
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (4Kn) SED
12TB
HUH721212ALN604 0F30143

 

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HGST
Ultrastar He12 (4Kn) ISE
12TB
HUH721212ALN600 0F30141
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (4Kn) ISE
12TB
HUH721212AL4200 0F29560
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (512e) SED
12TB
HUH721212AL5204 0F29532

 

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HGST
Ultrastar He12 (512e with Power Disable) BDE
12TB
HUH721212ALE601 0F29591
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (512e with Power Disable) SED
12TB
HUH721212ALE604 0F29592
HGST
Ultrastar He12 (4Kn with Power Disable) ISE
12TB
HUH721212ALN600 0F29620

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