HGST Ultrastar 5K3000 3TB Datasheet

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Data Sheet



3.5-Inch Enterprise CoolSpin

Hard Disk Drives


• Up to 3 terabytes 1 of capacity

• 45% lower power consumption than our

Ultrastar 7K3000

• 6Gb/s SATA interface

• 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

• 2.0M hours MTBF 2

• 5-year warranty


• Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL)

• Disk-to-disk backup

• Data warehousing

• Cloud storage

• Massive Scale Out (MSO)

Reducing Power Consumption By 45%

The HGST Ultrastar™ 5K3000 is specifically designed for high-capacity enterprise applications where reduced power and lower temperatures are required. Our innovative CoolSpin™ technology helps the Ultrastar 5K3000 deliver a 45% reduction in read/write power consumption over the Ultrastar 7K3000 7200 RPM drive. Key to CoolSpin technology is an optimization of motor speed to provide an ideal balance of performance, power utilization and acoustics. Additionally, our Advanced Power Management offers five levels of granularity to help manage power consumption including: normal idle; unload idle; low RPM idle; standby; and sleep. The standby and sleep modes consume less than 1 watt, enabling archival applications to remain online and ready to respond, yet at eco-friendly power levels.

Increasing Capacity Density By 50%

Recent storage management innovations 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 PCs, is changing consumer expectations. Worldwide government data retention regulations and security requirements are also driving up data center and private cloud storage needs. At the same time, floor 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 5K3000 delivers 50% more capacity in the same footprint than our prior generation Ultrastar A7K2000 product. It is now possible to achieve a colossal 1.8PB in the footprint of a standard 19-inch enterprise storage rack by stacking ten 4U, 60-bay enclosures.

Delivering Industry-Leading Quality And Reliability

Leveraging the fifth-generation HGST 5-platter mechanical design, the Ultrastar 5K3000 is rated at 2.0 million hours MTBF and backed by a limited 5-year warranty. When the highest quality and reliability are a key requirement, customer field data proves that the Ultrastar

5-platter platform delivers by reducing downtime, eliminating service calls and minimizing

TCO. Engineered for the highest reliability, the Ultrastar 5K3000 is not only put through grueling design tests during development but must also pass stringent ongoing reliability testing during manufacturing. HGST remains the recognized leader in quality and reliability for enterprise-class hard drives across the entire Ultrastar family thanks to world-class quality control, combined with scientific root-cause analysis and multi-faceted corrective actions.

Enhancing Data Safety And Security

To ensure the utmost in data safety and security, the Ultrastar 5K3000 also offers models with Bulk Data Encryption (BDE). BDE encrypts all data on the drive using a private security key as it is written to the disk, then decrypts it with the key as it is retrieved, giving users an extreme level of data protection. Unlike software-based encryption solutions, the HGST BDE implementation is hardware-based, so it doesn’t slow the system down. This technology also speeds up and simplifies the drive re-deployment and decommissioning process. By deleting the encryption key, the data is rendered unreadable, thereby eliminating the need for time-consuming, multi-pattern data overwrite.

Innovating for a more sustainable environment

Ultrastar 5K3000 demonstrates HGST ecological leadership with its halogen-free design and power-efficient operation. Both these features serve to qualify 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.

3TB and 2TB

SATA 6Gb/s



HGST Quality and Service

HGST’s Ultrastar 5K3000 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

HUA5C3030ALA640 = 3TB, SATA 6Gb/s,

64MB buffer


U = Ultrastar

A = ATA (S = SAS)

5C = CoolSpin

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

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 HUA5C3030ALA640






Capacity (GB) 1 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/s, max)

Sustained transfer rate (MB/s, typical)


Error rate (non-recoverable, bits read)

Load/unload cycles (at 40° C)

Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)

MTBF 2 (M hours)

Warranty (yrs.)


Seek (Bels, typical) idle (Bels, typical)



Startup current (A, max.)

Power-on drive ready time (typical, sec)

Read/write (W)

Unload idle (W)

Low RPM idle (W)

Standby/Sleep (W)

Physical size z-height (mm)

Dimensions (width x depth, mm)

Weight (g, max)

Environmental (operating)

Ambient temperature

Shock (half-sine wave 2ms, G)

Vibration (G RMS, 5 to 500 Hz)

Environmental (non-operating)

Ambient temperature

Shock (half-sine wave, G)

Vibration, random (G RMS 2 to 200Hz)

1 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.

SATA 6Gb/s

3TB / 2TB








1 in 10 15










+5 VDC (+/-5%), +12 VDC (+10%/-8%)

1.5 (+12V), 1.2 (+5V)




101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147


5 o to 60 o C


0.67 (XYZ)

-40 o to 70 o C


1.04 (XYZ)

2 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.

3 Portion of buffer capacity used for firmware

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

Ultrastar and CoolSpin are trademarks 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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