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HGST Ultrastar He12
3.5-inch Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Drive

HGST Ultrastar He12

HGST Ultrastar He12 Hard Drives
SATA Hard Drives - Instant Secure Erase (ISE)
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 512e ISE SATA Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212ALE600 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SATA, Ultra, 512e Format, Instant Secure Erase (ISE)
#0F30144
Our Price: $498.00
SAS Hard Drives - Instant Secure Erase (ISE)
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 512e ISE SAS Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212AL5200 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SAS, Ultra, 512e Format, Instant Secure Erase (ISE)
#0F29530
Our Price: $510.00

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Overview:

More Value to the Data Center with Maximum Capacity, Power Efficiency and Reliability

Laying the foundation for a worry-free data center, HGST delivers capacity to conquer the data explosion – Ultrastar He12 HDD. Designed to handle workloads up to 550TB per year, the Ultrastar He12 HDD is the industry’s first 12TB drive and uses PMR technology to make it drop-in ready for any enterprise-capacity application or environment. The stable internal environment created by fourth-generation HelioSeal technology enables a new 8-disk design, increasing the capacity by 20% when compared to the 7-disk design of the prior generation. This highest capacity helium drive offers the lowest power profile in the industry to help data center architects meet eco-environmental goals and requirements. Targeted at 2.5M hours MTBF, the Ultrastar He12 HDDprovides the highest reliability rating available of all HDDs on the market today by building on the successful design of its 10TB, 8TB and 6TB predecessors. Trust HGST and the Ultrastar He12 HDD to deliver more capacity, more efficiency, 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 flat. Lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) has become the focus of data center architects and the Ultrastar He12 HDD provides the best value proposition and greatest storage efficiency available. Compared to 8TB air-filled drives, this HelioSeal hard drive provides 50% more capacity, uses 54% less power (Watts/TB), and is 25% more reliable, rated at 2.5M hours MTBF. Data-center ready features like a second generation dual-stage actuator — the HGST Micro Actuator — enhance headpositioning accuracy to deliver better performance, data integrity and overall drive reliability, especially in multi-drive environments where operational vibration is present. Refer to our HMA 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 Data Security to Support Compliance and Privacy Requirements

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 error conditions. The Ultrastar He12 HDD is a best-fit for object storage implementations with its massive capacity and industry-leading reliability rating. Compliance and privacy requirements drive the need for increased data security. The Ultrastar He12 HDD offers security and encryption options to help protect data from unauthorized use, including TCG options on both SATA and SAS models.

HGST Quality and Service

The Ultrastar He12 HDD extends HGST’s long-standing tradition of reliability leadership with a 2.5M-hour MTBF rating and a 5-year limited warranty. Ultrastar quality, capacity, power efficiency, 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 and systems to help the world harness the power of data.

Quick Facts:

Highlights

  • 12TB capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor
  • PMR technology works with all capacity enterprise applications & environments
  • Reliable, field-proven, 4th generation design
  • Industry’s best power efficiency (Watts/TB)
  • Compared to 8TB air drives:
    • - 50% more capacity
    • - 54% more power efficient (Watts/TB)
    • - 25% more reliable
  • SATA 6Gb/s and SAS 12Gb/s:
    • - 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
  • Advanced Format 4Kn and 512e models

Applications/Environments

  • Enterprise and data center applications where capacity density, power efficiency and reliability are paramount
  • Cloud & Hyperscale storage
  • Massive scale-out (MSO), high-density data centers
  • Distributed File Systems
  • Bulk storage using object storage solutions like CEPH and OpenStack Swift
  • Primary and secondary storage for Hadoop to support Big Data Analytics
  • Centralized video surveillance
  • Ideal for all mainstream enterprise capacity applications

Features and Benefits:


  Feature / Function Benefits
Capacity 12TB Provides 50% more capacity than 8TB drives
Power Efficiency Industry’s lowest Watts per terabyte (W/TB) 54% lower idle W/TB than 8TB air drives
Performance
  • HGST Micro-Actuator
  • Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS)
  • Media Cache Plus architecture
  • Rebuild Assist mode
  • SATA 6Gb/s & SAS 12Gb/s
  • 256MB cache buffer
  • More accurate head positioning, especially in multi-drive environments, for better performance, data integrity and reliability
  • Maintains drive performance in high rotational vibration environments and multi-drive systems
  • Better random write performance
  • Dramatically improves RAID recovery time and maintains system performance during recovery
  • Provides compatibility with high-performance data centers
  • Improves response time and data management
Reliability
  • Dual Safe, RSA-signed firmware
  • 2.5M hours MTBF2 and 0.35% AFR2
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • Retains previous firmware version for safe firmware updates, verified with an RSA signature
  • Industry’s highest reliability rating for Capacity Enterprise HDD for fewer failures/less service needs
  • Industry’s best for enterprise-class hard drives
Data Security
  • Instant Secure Erase
  • New TCG option for SATA models
  • Enables swift and efficient drive redeployment and retirement
  • Hardware-based encryption protects data from unauthorized use; SATA and SAS options

Specifications:

Ultrastar He12 HDD

SATA Models SAS Models
Configuration
Interface SATA 6Gb/s SAS 12Gb/s
Capacity1 (TB) 12TB 12TB
Format: Sector size3 (bytes) 4Kn: 4096
512e: 512
4Kn: 4096, 4112, 4160, 4224
512e: 512, 520, 528
Max. Areal density (Gbits/sq. in.) 864 864
Performance
Data buffer4 (MB) 256 256
Rotational speed (RPM) 7200 7200
Latency average (ms) 4.16 4.16
Interface transfer rate (MB/s, max) 600 1200
Sustained transfer rate5
(MiB/s, typical)
(MB/s, typical)
243MiB/s
255MB/s
243MiB/s
255MB/s
Seek time6 (read/write, ms, typical) 8.0 (Read) / 8.6 (Write) 8.0 (Read) / 8.6 (Write)
Reliability
Error rate (non-recoverable, bits read) 1 in 10^15 1 in 10^15
Load/Unload cycles (at 40ºC) 2.5 2.5
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk) 0.35% 0.35%
MTBF2 (M hours) 600,000 600,000
Annualized Failure Rate2 (AFR) 24x7 24x7
Limited Warranty (yrs) 5 5
Acoustics
Idle (Bels, typical) 2.0 (Idle) / 3.6 (Operating) 2.0 (Idle) / 3.6 (Operating)
Power
Requirement +5 VDC, +12VDC +5 VDC, +12VDC
Operating7 (W) 7.2 9.8
Idle8 (W) 5.3 6.1
Power consumption efficiency at Idle (W/TB) 0.44Watts/TB
0.00044Watts/GB
0.51Watts/TB
0.00051Watts/GB
Physical size
z-height (mm) 26.1 26.1
Dimensions (width x depth, mm) 101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147 101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147
Weight (g, max) 660 660
Environmental (Operating)
Ambient temperature 5º to 60º C 5º to 60º C
Shock (half-sine wave 2 ms, G) 70 70
Vibration (G RMS 5 to 500 Hz) 0.67G RMS (XYZ) 0.67G RMS (XYZ)
Environmental (Non-Operating)
Ambient temperature -40º to 70º C -40º to 70º C
Shock (half-sine wave, G) 300 (2ms) / 150 (11ms) 300 (2ms) / 150 (11ms)
Random vibration (G RMS 2 to 200 Hz) 1.04 (XYZ) 1.04 (XYZ)

1 One MB is equal to one million bytes, 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.
2 MTBF and AFR specifications are based on a sample population and are estimated by statistical measurements and acceleration algorithms under typical operating conditions for this drive model. MTBF and AFR ratings do not predict an individual drive’s reliability and do not constitute a warranty.
3 Advanced Format drive: 4K (4096-byte) physical sectors
4 Portion of buffer capacity used for drive firmware
5 MiB/s is 220 bytes, MB/s is 106 bytes
6 Excludes command overhead
7 SATA models: 8KB Queue Depth = 1 @ 40 IOPS, SAS models: 4KB Queue Depth = 4
8 Idle specification is based on use of Idle_A

P/N Selector:

The “Power Disable” feature is a new industry standard feature defined for both SATA and SAS devices. This new feature allows the host system to perform a hard reset to the hard drive (HDD).

What you need to know

The Power Disable feature introduces a new HDD management capability to electronically provide a hard “power on reset” to the HDD.  Regardless of whether you implement the feature, there are three important things to know about the feature.

  • First, it requires a unique circuit board (PCBA) on the SATA HDD. If you want the feature, you must specifically order it.
  • Second, if you put a new SATA HDD with this feature into a legacy chassis or enclosure, the drive may not spin up! The HDD is not defective. Some legacy power supplies provide 3.3V power on P3 (Pin 3), and this forces the HDD to get stuck in a hard reset condition preventing the HDD from spinning up.
  • Third, if you are a chassis vendor or developer,  you should begin making the required changes to be compatible with the new feature.  Specifically, the chassis should support the new definition of Pin 3 and not tie Pin 3 to Power as was done in legacy chassis. For Ultrastar HDDs, HGST offers specific part numbers (with or without this feature) to support each type of chassis. Future generations of HGST drives will require chassis that are compatible with the Power Disable feature.

Unless you specifically require the new feature, which is included in the SATA 3.3 industry standard specification (published 2/2/2016), we recommend that you use HDDs without the feature, especially if the HDD will be going into an unknown or untested chassis.

Available SATA part numbers are shown in the table below. Selecting HDDs without the feature (Table 1 below) will minimize the risk of the HDD not powering on. If you desire HDDs that support this new feature, then you should choose HDDs with Power Disable feature (Table 2). Drives with 512 emulation format are shown in the green rows, 4Kn format are in blue

Ultrastar He12 SATA Part Numbers - Without Power Disable feature

512e Format 4Kn Format
SATA SAS SATA SAS

Instant Secure Erase (ISE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F30144 Model# HUH721212ALE600

Secure Erase (SE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F30146 Model# HUH721212ALE604

Self Encrypting Drive (SED)
(supports BDE and TCG Encryption)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F30145 Model# HUH721212ALE601

Instant Secure Erase (ISE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29530  Model# HUH721212AL5200

Secure Erase (SE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29532  Model# HUH721212AL5204

Trusted Computing Group Encryption (TCG)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29531 Model# HUH721212AL5201

Trusted Computing Group Encryption w/FIPS (TCG FIPS)

  • 12TB -Part# 0F29533 Model# HUH721212AL5205

Instant Secure Erase (ISE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F30141 Model# HUH721212ALN600

Secure Erase (SE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F30143 Model# HUH721212ALN604

Self Encrypting Drive (SED)
(supports BDE and TCG Encryption)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F30142 Model# HUH721212ALN601

Instant Secure Erase (ISE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29560 Model# HUH721212AL4200

Secure Erase (SE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29562 Model# HUH721212AL4204

Trusted Computing Group Encryption (TCG)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29561 Model# HUH721212AL4201

Trusted Computing Group Encryption w/FIPS (TCG FIPS)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29563 Model# HUH721212AL4205

Ultrastar He12 SATA Part Numbers - With New Power Disable Pin (Pin3) Feature

Newer Feature on SATA HDDs: Power Disable Pin (Pin3) is a feature in the SATA 3.3 industry standard specification (published in February 2016). If you have a new chassis or system that supports this feature, you may want to use the part numbers below which support this feature. If you don't need this feature or don't know, we recommend selecting drives from the table above.

512e Format 4Kn Format
SATA SATA

Instant Secure Erase (ISE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29590 Model# HUH721212ALE600

Secure Erase (SE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29592 Model# HUH721212ALE604

Self Encrypting Drive (SED)
(supports BDE and TCG Encryption)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29591 Model# HUH721212ALE601

Instant Secure Erase (ISE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29620 Model# HUH721212ALN600

Secure Erase (SE)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29622 Model# HUH721212ALN604

Self Encrypting Drive (SED)
(supports BDE and TCG Encryption)

  • 12TB - Part# 0F29621 Model# HUH721212ALN601

Documentation:

Download the HGST Ultrastar He12 Hard Drives Datasheet (.PDF)

 

Instant Secure Erase (ISE) - 512e Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 512e ISE SATA Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212ALE600 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SATA, Ultra, 512e Format, Instant Secure Erase (ISE)
#0F30144
Our Price: $498.00
Instant Secure Erase (ISE) - 4Kn Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 4Kn ISE SATA Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212ALN600 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SATA, Ultra, 4Kn Format, Instant Secure Erase (ISE)
#0F30141
Our Price: $498.00
Secure Erase (SE) - 512e Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 512e SE SATA Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212ALE604 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SATA, Ultra, 512e Format, Secure Erase (SE)
#0F30146
Our Price: $498.00
Secure Erase (SE) - 4Kn Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 4Kn SE SATA Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212ALN604 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SATA, Ultra, 4Kn Format, Secure Erase (SE)
#0F30143
Our Price: $498.00
Self Encrypting Drive (SED) - 512e Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 512e SED SATA Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212ALE601 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SATA, Ultra, 512e Format, Self Encrypting Drive (SED)
#0F30145
Our Price: $510.00
Self Encrypting Drive (SED) - 4Kn Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 4Kn SED SATA Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212ALN601 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SATA, Ultra, 4Kn Format, Self Encrypting Drive (SED)
#0F30142
Our Price: $510.00
Instant Secure Erase (ISE) - 512e Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 512e ISE SAS Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212AL5200 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SAS, Ultra, 512e Format, Instant Secure Erase (ISE)
#0F29530
Our Price: $510.00
Instant Secure Erase (ISE) - 4Kn Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 4Kn ISE SAS Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212AL4200 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SAS, Ultra, 4Kn Format, Instant Secure Erase (ISE)
#0F29560
Our Price: $510.00
Secure Erase (SE) - 512e Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 512e SE SAS Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212AL5204 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SAS, Ultra, 512e Format, Secure Erase (SE)
#0F29532
Our Price: $510.00
Secure Erase (SE) - 4Kn Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 4Kn SE SAS Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212AL4204 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SAS, Ultra, 4Kn Format, Secure Erase (SE)
#0F29562
Our Price: $510.00
Trusted Computing Group Encryption (TCG) - 512e Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 512e TCG SAS Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212AL5201 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SAS, Ultra, 512e Format, Trusted Computing Group Encryption (TCG)
#0F29531
Our Price: $530.00
Trusted Computing Group Encryption (TCG) - 4Kn Format
HGST Ultrastar He12 3.5" 4Kn TCG SAS Helium Enterprise Hard Drive, 12TB
Model# HUH721212AL4201 - Internal HDD, 3.5 Inch, 26.1mm, 12TB, 256MB, 7200RPM, SAS, Ultra, 4Kn Format, Trusted Computing Group Encryption (TCG)
#0F29561
Our Price: $530.00