Driving Up Capacity and Driving Down TCO for Cloud and Hyperscale Data Centers
The breadth and depth of Big Data is driving the universal need for higher capacities across a broad spectrum of applications and workloads. Laying the foundation for a worry-free data center, Western Digital delivers the capacity to conquer the data explosion with the Ultrastar DC HC500 series of hard disk drives (HDDs). The DC HC500 series is designed for public and private cloud environments where storage density and cost-efficient infrastructure is critical.
The 18TB/16TB Ultrastar DC HC550 HDDs are the first commercial implementation of Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording technology and utilize the industry’s first Triple Stage Actuator. These technologies, integrated with HelioSeal on a 9-disk platform, deliver the highest areal density and unmatched Total Cost of Ownership for customer and market needs.
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s|
|Format: Sector size (bytes)|
|Sustained transfer rate|
|Error rate (non-recoverable bits read)||1 in 10^15|
|MTBF (M hours)||2.54|
|Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)||0.35%|
|Operating (W, typical)||65|
|Dimensions (width x depth, mm)||101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147|
|Weight (g, max)