Ultrastar He12

  • 12TB
  • 3.5-inch Helium Platform
  • Enterprise Hard Drive

  • Highest Capacity – 12TB PMR HDD, drop-in ready for capacity workloads
  • Lowest Power – 54% lower idle watts/TB than 8TB air-filled drives
  • Most Reliable – Highest MTBF rating for an HDD at 2.5M hours

Laying the foundation for a worry-free data center, HGST delivers capacity to conquer the data explosion – Ultrastar® He12 HDD. Designed to handle workloads up to 550TB per year, 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 its 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.

SATA Models
SAS Models
General
Model #
See P/N Selector tab
See P/N Selector tab
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
SAS 12Gb/s
Capacity (GB)
12TB
12TB
Sector Size (Variable, Bytes/sector)
4Kn: 4096
512e: 512
4Kn: 4096, 4112, 4160, 4224
512e: 512, 520, 528
Max Areal Density (Gbits/sq. in.)
864
864
Performance
Data Buffer (MB)
256
256
Rotational Speed (RPM)
7200
7200
Latency Average (ms)
4.16
4.16
Interface Transfer Rate (MB/sec, max)
600
1200
Sustained Transfer Rate (MB/sec, typ.)
243MiB/s
255MB/s
243MiB/s
255MB/s
Seek Time (read, ms, typical)
8.0 (Read) / 8.6 (Write)
8.0 (Read) / 8.6 (Write)
Reliability
Error Rate (non-recoverable, bits read)
1 in 10^15
1 in 10^15
MTBF (M hours)
2.5
2.5
Annual Failure Rate (AFR)
0.35%
0.35%
Load/Unload Cycles
600,000
600,000
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)
24x7
24x7
Limited Warranty (yrs)
5
5
Acoustics
Idle (Bels)
2.0 (Idle) / 3.6 (Operating)
2.0 (Idle) / 3.6 (Operating)
Power
Requirement
+5 VDC, +12VDC
+5 VDC, +12VDC
Operating (W, typical)
7.2
9.8
Idle (W)
5.3
6.1
Power Consump. Efficiency Index (W/GB)
0.44W/TB
0.00044W/GB
0.51W/TB
0.00051W/GB
Physical Size
Z-Height (mm)
26.1
26.1
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)
101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147
101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147
Weight (g, max)
660
660
Environmental (operating)
Ambient Temperature
5º to 60º C
5º to 60º C
Shock (half-sine wave)
70
70
Vibration (5 to 500 Hz)
0.67G RMS (XYZ)
0.67G RMS (XYZ)
Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient Temperature
-40º to 70º C
-40º to 70º C
Shock (half-sine wave)
300 (2ms) / 150 (11ms)
300 (2ms) / 150 (11ms)
Random vibration (G RMS 2 to 200 Hz)
1.04 (XYZ)
1.04 (XYZ)

Highlights

  • 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)
  • Compared to 8TB air drives:
    • - 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 (TCG SAS) options
  • Advanced Format 4Kn and 512e models

Applications/Environments

  • 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