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High Density JBOD Storage Solution – HGST Ultrastar Data60



The HGST Ultrastar Data60 is a key element of next‑generation disaggregated storage and software-defined storage (SDS) systems, delivering high density and the flexibility to balance performance with cost.

High density – Up to 60 HGST HelioSeal® HDDs providing up to 720TB of raw storage in a 4U enclosure

Flexible – Choice of SAS or SATA and up to 24 slots can be populated with SSDs for a data acceleration tier

Innovative – Patented IsoVibe™ and ArcticFlow™ technologies improve performance and cooling

This new platform addresses the demanding storage needs of large enterprise customers, storage OEMs, cloud service providers and resellers/integrators that require dense, shared HDD or hybrid storage. The Ultrastar Data60® Hybrid Storage Platform provides the flexibility to specify the HDD and SSD combinations to balance capacity, performance, and cost.

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Designed for Big Data

Conventional dense disk shelves frequently suffer from performance degradation due to induced vibration from adjacent drives. Traditional platforms also have cooling challenges as the cooling air passes over successive rows of drives, losing effectiveness as it gets heated up along the airflow path. Developing storage devices and platforms side-by-side, we address these challenges through vertical innovation, a set of technologies developed based on a holistic view of devices, platform, and their interactions. The first two of these patented technologies are IsoVibe™ and ArcticFlow™. IsoVibe reduces vibration-induced performance degradation, while ArcticFlow overcomes the cooling issues by introducing cool air into the middle of the platform. Both these technologies contribute to long-term reliability, enabling our five‑year limited warranty on the entire platform.

Advanced Features

  • Up to 60 Ultrastar® He12 HDDs (SAS or SATA)
  • Up to 720TB of raw storage in 4U
  • Dual-port SAS for high availability or single-port SATA for low cost
  • Hybrid support for up to 24 SSDs (SAS or SATA) to create a data acceleration tier
  • 4 rack units height, 712mm depth
  • Up to 12 x 12Gb/s SAS3 host connections
  • Patented IsoVibe technology ensures maximum performance even in heavy workloads
  • Enterprise-grade redundant and hot-swappable PSUs, IO Modules and fans
  • Improved cooling from innovative, patented ArcticFlow technology
  • Rack-mounted top cover for quick and easy service


  • Dense server expansion
  • Software-defined storage
  • Private cloud
  • Big data analytics
  • Data tier for service provider


Max. Drives
• 60 x 3.5” drive bays
• Up to 24 can be SAS or SATA SSD

Drive Interface
• 12Gb/s SAS
• 6Gb/s SATA

Available Drive Capacities
• HDD up to 12TB
• SSD up to 6.4TB

Host Interface
• Dual redundant I/O Modules (IOM),
• 6 Mini-SAS HD ports per IOM

• 4U60 w/o drives: 27.3kg (60lbs)
• 4U60 w/ 102 HDDs: 79.4kg (175lbs)

LED Indicators
• Front/Rear: Power, ID, Fault
• Drive: Activity, Fault

Physical Dimensions
• Height: 175mm (6.89”)
• Width: 447mm (17.61”)
• Depth: 712mm (28.03”)
• Depth in Rack: Max of 890mm (35.04”)

• SCSI Enclosure Services
• Redfish (out of band, via RJ45)

• Dual 1600W, 80+ Platinum
• 200-240V AC input, auto ranging, 50-60Hz

• 4 main enclosure fans, front-to-rear system cooling with zero-loss backflow prevention
• 2 IO module fans
• Dual PSUs with built-in fans
• Fan speed tuning via system management

• Operating Temperature: 5 to 40°C
• Non-op Temperature: -40 to 60°C
• Humidity: 5 to 85% relative humidity
• Operating Altitude: 40°C @ 3,000ft
• Sound Power: < 7.2Bels @ 23±2°C

• Cable-free hot-swappable IOM, power supply, fans and drives