WD Ultrastar DC HC510 8TB 3.5" Data Center Hard Drive (HDD) overview
Industry’s Best Capacity, Power Effi ciency and
Reliability Delivers Value to the Data Center
Laying the foundation for a worry-free data center, Western Digital delivers an
exceptional capacity hard drive for the enterprise – Ultrastar DC HC510, previously
known as Ultrastar He10 and part of our HC500 series of helium-fi lled hard drives.
Designed to handle workloads up to 550TB per year, the Ultrastar DC HC510 uses PMR technology and is the industry’s fi rst 10TB drive that is drop-in ready for any enterprisecapacity application or environment. Based on field proven, third-generation
HelioSeal® technology, it offers one of the lowest power profi les in the industry to help data center architects meet eco-environmental goals and requirements. Targeted at 2.5M hours MTBF, the DC HC510 provides the highest reliability rating available of all HDDs on the market today by building on the successful design of its 8TB and 6TB predecessors. Trust Western Digital and Ultrastar DC HC510 to deliver more capacity, more effi ciency, more reliability and more value to your data center.
HelioSeal® Technology Helps Solve Challenges Facing Next Generation Data Centers
Data centers are facing growing pressures. Data volume is expanding, operating costs
are rising, yet budgets remain fl at. Lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) has
become the focus of data center architects and the Ultrastar DC HC510 provides the
best value proposition and greatest storage effi ciency available. Compared to our 8TB
air-fi lled drives, this HelioSeal hard drive provides 25% more capacity, uses 28% less
idle power, is 43% more power effi cient (Watts/TB), and is 25% more reliable, rated
at 2.5M hours MTBF. New features include a second-generation, dual-stage actuator—
the Western Digital Micro-Actuator—enhancing head-positioning accuracy to deliver
better performance, data integrity and overall drive reliability, especially in multi-drive
environments where operational vibration is present. Refer to our technical brief to learn more. A choice of 6Gb/s SATA and 12Gb/s SAS interface enables easy integration into high performance data centers.
Data Durability and Security with Industry-Leading Quality and Reliability
As drive capacity grows beyond single-digit TBs, object storage systems with erasure
coding provide better data durability compared to RAID systems, given its tolerance
for simultaneous errors conditions. Ultrastar DC HC510 is a best-fi t for object storage
implementations given its massive capacity and industry-leading reliability rating.
Compliance and privacy requirements drive the need for increased data security.
Ultrastar DC HC510 offers security and encryption options to protect data from
unauthorized use, including a new option for TCG support on some SATA models.
Western Digital Quality and Service
Ultrastar DC HC510 extends Western Digital’s long-standing tradition of performance
and capacity leadership. The proven drive design enables high reliability and availability
to customer data. Ultrastar quality, performance and world class technical service
and support provides customers with a lower total cost of ownership over previous
generations. Ultrastar drives are backed by an array of technical support and services,
which may include customer and integration assistance. Dedicated to providing a
complete portfolio of devices and systems, Western Digital products help create
environments for data to thrive.
- 8TB capacity
in a standard 3.5-inch form factor
- PMR technology works with all capacity
enterprise applications & environments
- Reliable, fi eld-proven, 3rd generation design
- Superior power effi ciency (Watts/TB)
- 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
- Enterprise and data center applications where capacity density and power effi ciency are paramount
- Cloud & Hyperscale storage
- Massive scale-out high-density data centers (MSO)
- Bulk storage using object storage solutions like Ceph™ and Hadoop®
to support Big Data Analytics
- Centralized video surveillance
- Drop-in ready for all mainstream enterprise capacity applications