HGST Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB Datasheet

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Data Sheet



3.5-Inch Enterprise 7200 RPM

Hard Disk Drives


• 2.0 million hours MTBF 1

• Up to 3 terabytes 2 of capacity

• SATA 6Gb/s and SAS 6Gb/s models for configuration flexibility

• Dual Stage Actuator (DSA) and Enhanced

Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) for robust performance in multi-drive environments

• 24x7 accessibility for enterprise-class, capacity-optimized applications

• 5-year limited warranty


• Cloud storage

• Massive Scale Out (MSO)

• Data warehousing & mining

• Disk-to-disk backup & archiving

• RAID arrays

• Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Delivering Industry-leading Quality and Reliability

The HGST 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 HGST 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 HGST remains the recognized leader in quality and reliability for enterprise-class hard drives.

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 HGST Ultrastar 7K3000 is the first HGST 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.

Combining 7200 RPM Performance and Granular Power Control

Operating at 7200 RPM, the HGST Ultrastar 7K3000 offers better overall performance than slower RPM capacity-oriented drives, and does so at impressively low power consumption rates. When compared to HGST’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.

3TB, 2TB | 7200 RPM

SATA 6Gb/s & SAS 6Gb/s



Innovating for a More Sustainable


The Ultrastar 7K3000 demonstrates HGST ecological leadership with its halogen-free design and power-efficient operation. Both these features serve to qualify the drive for the

HGST EcoTrac classification, which identifies products that minimize environmental impact in the areas of product design, manufacturing, operation and disposal.

HGST Quality and Service

HGST’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.

HGST drives are backed by an array of technical support and services, which may include customer and integration assistance.

HGST is dedicated to providing a complete portfolio of HDD/SSD solutions to satisfy today’s monumental computing needs.

How to read the Ultrastar model number

HUA723030ALA640 = 3TB, SATA 6Gb/s,

64MB buffer


U = Ultrastar

A = A = Reserved

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, SAS 6Gb/s (S6 = SAS 6Gb/s)

4 = 64MB buffer

0 = No encryption (1 = TCG encryption)

Information and Technical Support www.hgst.com (Main Web site) www.hgst.com/partners (Partner Web site)

North America [email protected]

Toll free: 1 888 426-5214, Direct: 1 408 717-8087

Asia Pacific [email protected] / 65 6840 9595

EMEA and UK [email protected] / 44 20 7133 0032

Germany [email protected] / 49 6929 993601

Program Support

Partners First Program. [email protected]


Models HUA723030ALA640










Capacity (GB) 2 at 512 Bytes/sector

Form factor

Sector size (bytes)

Max. areal density (Gbits/sq. in)


Data buffer (MB) 3

Rotational speed (RPM)

Interface transfer rate (MB/sec, max)

Sustained transfer rate (MB/sec, typical)

Seek time (read, ms, typical) 4


Error rate (non-recoverable, bits read)

Load/unload cycles (at 40° C)

Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)

MTBF 1 (M hours)

Warranty (yrs.)


Idle (Bels, typical)



Startup current (A, max.)

Read/write (W)

Unload idle (W)

Physical size z-height (mm)

Dimensions (width x depth, mm)

Weight (g, max)

Environmental (operating)

Ambient temperature

Shock (half-sine wave 2 ms, G)

Vibration (G RMS, 5 to 500 Hz)

Environmental (non-operating)

Ambient temperature

Shock (half-sine wave, G)

1 Intended for lower duty cycle environments in the enterprise storage hierarchy such as nearline applications. MTBF target is based on a sample population and is estimated by statistical measurements and acceleration algorithms under median operating conditions. MTBF ratings are not intended to predict an individual drive’s reliability. MTBF does not constitute a warranty.

SATA 6Gb/s

3TB / 2TB



369 / 360






1 in 10 15






+5 VDC (+/-5%)

+12VDC (+10%/-8%)

1.2 (+12V), 2.0 (+5V)




101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147


5 o to 60 o C


0.67 (XYZ)

SAS 6Gb/s f f

512 / 520 / 528 f f f f



f f f f f f

+5 VDC (+/-5%)

+12 VDC (+/-5%) f



f f f f f f

-40 o to 70 o C

300 f f




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.

Portion of buffer capacity used for firmware

Excludes command overhead

© 2012 HGST, a Western Digital company, 3403 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135 USA. Produced in the United States 1/11, rev. 2/11, 3/11, 7/11, 8/11, 5/12/ and 11/12. All rights reserved.

Ultrastar is a trademark of HGST, a Western Digital company.

The EcoTrac symbol identifies HGST hard drives that deliver on the principles of lower operating costs, safer product disposal and a more sustainable environment.

HGST trademarks are intended and authorized for use only in countries and jurisdictions in which HGST has obtained the rights to use, market and advertise the brand. Contact HGST for additional information. HGST shall not be liable to third parties for unauthorized use of this document or unauthorized use of its trademarks.

References in this publication to HGST’s products, programs, or services do not imply that HGST intends to make these available in all countries in which it operates.

Product specifications provided are sample specifications and do not constitute a warranty. Information is true as of the date of publication and is subject to change. Actual specifications for unique part numbers may vary.

Please visit the Support section of our website, www.hgst.com/support, for additional information on product specifications. Photographs may show design models.



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