Hitachi HDN724040ALE640 4TB Hard Disk Drive
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Hitachi HDN724040ALE640 4TB Hard Drive 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS Refurbished

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HDN724040ALE640 Deskstar Nas 4 Terabytes (TB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 64 Megabytes (MB) Buffer 3.5inch Hard Disk Drive | Made by Hitachi | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the Hitachi 4TB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive

In the world of computing, storage solutions play a pivotal role in ensuring seamless operations and data management. One such powerhouse in the realm of internal hard drives is the Hitachi HDN724040ALE640, a 6Gbps 4TB storage solution designed to meet the demands of modern-day data storage needs. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the intricate details of the Hitachi HDN724040ALE640, exploring its features, specifications, and the underlying technology that makes it a standout choice in the market.

Understanding the Basics

The Hitachi HDN724040ALE640 boasts a substantial storage capacity of 4TB, making it a compelling option for users with large-scale data storage requirements. To comprehend its capabilities fully, let's break down some key specifications:

RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)

The hard drive operates at a speed of 7.2K RPM (Revolutions Per Minute). This metric signifies the rotational speed of the drive's platters, influencing the data transfer rate and overall performance. A higher RPM generally results in faster data access and retrieval.

Interface: SATA 6GBPS (Serial ATA 6 Gigabits per Second)

The SATA 6GBPS interface is a crucial feature of the Hitachi HDN724040ALE640. This interface facilitates high-speed data transfer between the hard drive and the motherboard. The 6GBPS data transfer rate ensures efficient communication, reducing latency and enhancing overall system responsiveness.

Buffer: 64 MB

The 64MB buffer, also known as the cache, is a temporary storage area where the hard drive can store frequently accessed data for quicker retrieval. A larger buffer size can contribute to improved performance, especially in scenarios involving repetitive data access.

Exploring the Internal Architecture

To truly appreciate the performance of the Hitachi HDN724040ALE640, it's essential to delve into its internal architecture. This includes understanding the components that contribute to its reliability, speed, and overall functionality.

The hard drive features multiple platters where data is magnetically stored. Understanding the platter configuration is crucial in comprehending the drive's storage density and overall capacity. The HDN724040ALE640 employs a design that optimizes storage space without compromising performance.

Read/Write Heads

The read/write heads are responsible for accessing and modifying data on the platters. Hitachi employs advanced head technology to ensure precise and rapid data access. This plays a crucial role in reducing seek times and enhancing the overall efficiency of the hard drive.

Advanced Error Correction

Hitachi integrates sophisticated error correction mechanisms to ensure data integrity. This involves the detection and correction of errors that may occur during data transmission or storage. The advanced error correction capabilities contribute to the drive's reliability in maintaining data accuracy over time.

Performance Optimization

The performance of any internal hard drive is a critical factor for users seeking seamless and efficient data storage. The Hitachi HDN724040ALE640 incorporates various features aimed at optimizing performance:

Data Transfer Speed

With a SATA 6GBPS interface, the HDN724040ALE640 delivers impressive data transfer speeds. This is particularly beneficial for tasks involving large file transfers, such as multimedia editing or data backup. The high-speed interface ensures that data can be moved between the hard drive and other system components swiftly.

Low Latency

Low latency is essential for responsive computing. The combination of the 7.2K RPM speed and the SATA 6GBPS interface minimizes latency, resulting in quicker access to stored data. This is especially advantageous for applications that demand real-time data retrieval, such as gaming or multimedia playback.

Reliability and Durability

Investing in a reliable internal hard drive is paramount to safeguarding valuable data. The Hitachi HDN724040ALE640 incorporates features that enhance its reliability and durability:

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)

The MTBF metric represents the average time a hard drive is expected to operate before encountering a failure. Hitachi is renowned for its commitment to quality, and the HDN724040ALE640 boasts a high MTBF, indicating robust durability and long-term reliability.

Advanced Thermal

Heat is a natural byproduct of internal hard drive operation. The HDN724040ALE640 is equipped with advanced thermal management mechanisms to dissipate heat effectively. This ensures that the drive operates within optimal temperature ranges, mitigating the risk of overheating and potential damage.

Compatibility and Ease of Integration

Seamless integration with existing systems is a key consideration when selecting an internal hard drive. The Hitachi HDN724040ALE640 is designed with compatibility in mind:

SATA Compatibility

The SATA 6GBPS interface ensures broad compatibility with a wide range of systems. Whether you're upgrading an existing desktop or building a new system, the HDN724040ALE640 is designed to seamlessly integrate into SATA-compatible motherboards.

Form Factor

The physical dimensions of the hard drive, known as the form factor, contribute to its compatibility with different systems. The HDN724040ALE640 adheres to standard form factors, making it suitable for various desktop configurations.

Plug-and-Play Installation

Hitachi prioritizes user-friendly experiences, and the HDN724040ALE640 is designed for straightforward installation. The plug-and-play nature of the hard drive ensures that users can integrate it into their systems with minimal effort, reducing the complexity of the upgrade or installation process.

Applications and Use Cases

The Hitachi HDN724040ALE640's robust features make it suitable for a diverse range of applications and use cases. Let's explore scenarios where this internal hard drive excels:

Data Storage and Archiving

With its capacious 4TB storage capacity, the HDN724040ALE640 is an ideal choice for users requiring extensive data storage. This is particularly beneficial for archiving large datasets, multimedia files, and other data-intensive applications.

Media Editing and Production

Professionals engaged in media editing and production demand high-performance storage solutions. The combination of the 7.2K RPM speed and the SATA 6GBPS interface makes the HDN724040ALE640 well-suited for tasks involving the rapid transfer and retrieval of large media files.


Gamers seeking fast loading times and smooth gameplay will appreciate the performance attributes of the HDN724040ALE640. The low latency and high data transfer speeds contribute to an enhanced gaming experience, especially in scenarios where quick access to game assets is crucial.

Business and Enterprise Applications

Businesses and enterprises dealing with substantial datasets and mission-critical applications benefit from the reliability of the HDN724040ALE640. Its high MTBF, advanced error correction, and compatibility make it a robust choice for various business applications.

General Specifications about the Hitachi HDN724040ALE640

  • Manufacturer: Hitachi
  • Part Number or SKU# HDN724040ALE640
  • Capacity: 4TB HDD
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive

Key Feature of 4TB Hard Drive

  • Enclosure: Internal
  • Interface: SATA 6GBPS
  • Buffer: 64 MB
  • MTBF: 1 Million Hours

Performance for SATA 6GBPS Hard Disk

  • External Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBPS
  • Sustained Transfer Rate (Typical): 227 MBPS
  • Rotational Speed: 7.2K RPM

Finally, the Hitachi HDN724040ALE640 4TB internal hard drive stands out as a formidable storage solution in the ever-evolving landscape of data storage technology. From its impressive storage capacity to the advanced features that enhance performance, reliability, and compatibility, this hard drive caters to the diverse needs of users across different sectors.

Whether you're a professional in need of high-performance storage for media editing or a business looking for a reliable solution to safeguard critical data, the HDN724040ALE640 offers a compelling combination of capacity and functionality. As technology continues to advance, the Hitachi HDN724040ALE640 remains a testament to the innovation driving the evolution of internal storage solutions

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