Ultrastar™ 7K3000
3.5-inch ENTERPRISE hard DISK driveS
World’s first shipping enterprise-class, 7200 RPM drive rated at 2M hours MTBF1 for capacity-optimized environments
Delivering industry-leading quality and reliability
>> 2.0
The Hitachi Ultrastar™ 7K3000 is the world’s first and only 7200 RPM hard drive rated at 2.0
million hours MTBF and backed by a five-year limited warranty. The Ultrastar 7K3000 represents
the fifth-generation Hitachi 5-platter mechanical design, first introduced in 2004, and has
been field proven by top server and storage OEMs as well as leading Internet giants. When
the highest quality and reliability are a top requirement, customer field data proves that the
Ultrastar 7K3000 delivers by reducing downtime, eliminating service calls and keeping TCO
to a minimum. Engineered for the highest reliability, the Ultrastar 7K3000 is not only put through
grueling design tests during development but must also pass stringent ongoing reliability testing
during manufacturing. Across the entire Ultrastar family, world-class quality control, combined
with scientific root-cause analysis and multi-faceted corrective actions, ensure that Hitachi GST
remains the recognized leader in quality and reliability for enterprise-class hard drives.
million hours MTBF
>> Up to 3 terabytes2 of capacity
>> 6Gb/s SATA and 6Gb/s SAS models for
configuration flexibility
>> Dual Stage Actuator (DSA) and Enhanced
Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) for
robust performance in multi-drive
>> 24x7 enterprise-class 50% duty cycle for
capacity-optimized applications
>> 5-year limited warranty
>> Cloud
Scale Out (MSO)
>> Data warehousing & mining
>> Disk-to-disk backup & archiving
>> RAID arrays
>> Network Attached Storage (NAS)
>> Massive
Increasing capacity density by 50%
Recent measures such as data de-duplication and thin provisioning have not been able to stem
the explosive petabyte (PB) growth requirements in cloud storage and data centers. Pervasive
Internet computing with remotely stored email, pictures and social media, all being accessed
from light-weight tablet and notebook computers, is changing consumer expectations. Ongoing
worldwide government data retention regulations and security requirements are also driving
up data center and private cloud storage needs. At the same time, tile space and megawatts
remain at a premium, while in some highly built-out metropolitan areas both are at an absolute
“no-growth” state. To meet these demands, the Ultrastar 7K3000 delivers 50% more capacity
in the same footprint and does so at a 32% reduction in watts/GB versus our prior generation
Ultrastar A7K2000 product. It is now possible to achieve a colossal 1.8 PB in the footprint of a
standard 19-inch enterprise storage rack by stacking ten 4U, 60-bay enclosures.
Offering choices of interface and encryption
The Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 is the first Hitachi 7200 RPM drive available in both 6Gb/s SATA
and 6Gb/s SAS interfaces and also available in two encryption options. The Ultrastar 7K3000
SATA model integrates easily with legacy SATA and Fibre Channel to SATA environments. The
Ultrastar 7K3000 SATA model is available with a bulk data encryption (BDE) option. The Ultrastar
7K3000 dual-port SAS model is targeted at emerging 6Gb/s SAS enterprise infrastructure
and is available with industry standard TCG Enterprise_A encryption. When enabled, both of
these hardware-based implementations encrypt all data on the drive using a private security
key as it is written to the disk, and then decrypt it with the key as it is retrieved, giving users
an extreme level of data protection. These security options not only protect sensitive data but
also reduce the time and effort involved in re-deploying hard drives since without the key, the
data is unrecoverable.
3TB and 2TB | 7200 RPM
SATA 6Gb/s & SAS 6Gb/s
Combining 7200 RPM performance and granular power control
Operating at 7200 RPM, the Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 offers better overall performance than
slower RPM capacity-oriented drives, and does so at impressively low power consumption
rates. When compared to Hitachi’s previous generation Ultrastar A7K2000, the 7K3000 is up
to 3 times faster in sustained data transfer rates. The Ultrastar 7K3000 can help data centers
achieve lower AC power and HVAC requirements. With five Advanced Power Management
modes, the Ultrastar 7K3000 achieves a 59% reduction in watts during low RPM idle mode,
and uses less than 1W during standby/sleep modes, freeing up precious headroom for growing
enterprise needs.
Innovating for a more sustainable environment
The Ultrastar 7K3000 demonstrates Hitachi ecological leadership with its halogen-free design
and power-efficient operation. Both these features serve to qualify the drive for the Hitachi
EcoTrac classification, which identifies products that minimize environmental impact in the
areas of product design, manufacturing, operation and disposal.
Ultrastar™ 7K3000
Hitachi quality and service
SATA models
SAS models
SATA 6Gb/s
SAS 6Gb/s
3TB / 2TB
Capacity (GB)2 at 512 Bytes/sector
Form factor
Sector size (bytes)
Max. areal density (Gbits/sq. in)
512 / 520 / 528
369 / 360
Data buffer (MB)3
Hitachi’s Ultrastar 7K3000 extends the company’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 support and service
provides customers with a lower total cost of
ownership over previous generations.
Hitachi drives are backed by an array of technical
support and services, which may include customer
and integration assistance. Hitachi is dedicated to
providing a complete portfolio of HDD/SSD solutions
to satisfy today’s monumental computing needs.
Rotational speed (RPM)
How to read the Ultrastar model number
Interface transfer rate (MB/sec, max)
Sustained transfer rate (MB/sec, typical)
Seek time (read, ms, typical) 4
Error rate (non-recoverable, bits read)
1 in 1015
Load/unload cycles (at 40° C)
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)
HUA723030ALA640 = 3TB, SATA 6Gb/s,
64MB buffer
H =Hitachi
U =Ultrastar
A =ATA (S = Standard)
72=7200 RPM
30=Full capacity — 3TB
30=Capacity this model, 30 = 3TB (20 = 2TB)
A =Generation code
L =25.8mm z-height
A6=Interface, SATA 6Gb/s (S6 = SAS 6Gb/s)
4 =64MB buffer
0 =No encryption (1 = encryption)
MTBF1 (M hours)
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)
Warranty (yrs.)
+5 VDC (+/-5%)
+12 VDC (+10%/-8%)
2.4 (+12V), 4.5 (+5V)
Read/write (W)
Unload idle (W)
Idle (Bels, typical)
Startup current (A, max.)
Physical size
z-height (mm)
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)
Weight (g, max)
Shock (half-sine wave 2 ms, G)
Vibration, random (G RMS 5 to 500 Hz)
Shock (half-sine wave, G)
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Ambient temperature
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1 Intended for use in lower duty cycle environments in the enterprise storage hierarchy such as nearline applications. This MTBF rating is based on a sample population and is estimated by statistical measurements and acceleration algorithms under nominal operating conditions. MTBF ratings are not intended to predict an individual drive’s reliability. MTBF does not constitute a warranty.
2 One GB is equal to one billion bytes and one TB equals 1,000GB (one trillion bytes) when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity will vary from the stated capacity due to formatting and partitioning of the hard drive, the computer’s operating system, and other factors.
3 Portion of buffer capacity used for firmware.
4 Excludes command overhead
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