Hitachi HDS723030ALA640 3TB Hard Disk Drive
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Hitachi HDS723030ALA640 3TB Hard Drive 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS Refurbished

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HDS723030ALA640 3 Terabytes (TB) 7.2K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Deskstar 64 Megabytes (MB) Cache 3.5-inch Internal Hard Disk Drive for Server | Made by Hitachi | Refurbished
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Product overview for the Hitachi HDS723030ALA640

In the realm of data storage for servers, the Hitachi HDS723030ALA640 stands out as a robust and reliable option. This comprehensive review aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the key features, performance, and overall suitability of the Hitachi HDS723030ALA640 3TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS Deskstar 7K3000 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Internal Hard Disk Drive for server applications.

Key Features Capacity and Form Factor

The HDS723030ALA640 boasts an impressive storage capacity of 3TB HDD, making it suitable for large-scale data storage needs. The 3.5-inch form factor ensures compatibility with standard server configurations, allowing for easy integration into existing systems.

Rotational Speed (RPM)

With a rotational speed of 7.2K RPM (Revolutions Per Minute), this hard disk drive delivers efficient data access and transfer rates. The higher RPM contributes to faster read and write operations, enhancing overall system performance.

SATA 6GBPS Interface

Equipped with a SATA 6GBPS interface, the HDS723030ALA640 ensures high-speed data transfer between the hard drive and the server. This feature is crucial for handling large datasets and supporting applications with demanding I/O (Input/Output) requirements.

Cache Size (64MB)

The inclusion of a 64MB cache enhances the drive's ability to temporarily store frequently accessed data, reducing latency during read and write operations. A larger cache size is particularly beneficial for applications that involve repetitive data access patterns.

Performance Assessment

The SATA 6GBPS interface, coupled with the 7.2K RPM rotational speed, results in impressive data transfer rates. This is especially advantageous for scenarios where quick access to large datasets is essential, such as in database servers and data-intensive applications.

Reliability and durability

Hitachi, known for its commitment to quality, ensures that the HDS723030ALA640 meets high-reliability standards. The drive's durability makes it suitable for 24/7 operation in server environments, where constant accessibility to data is paramount.

Noise and Heat

Efficient heat dissipation is facilitated by the drive's design, preventing overheating during prolonged usage. Additionally, low noise levels contribute to a quieter server environment, making it an ideal choice for applications where noise reduction is a consideration.

Compatibility and IntegrationServer Compatibility

The HDS723030ALA640 is designed to seamlessly integrate into various server configurations. Its 3.5-inch form factor adheres to industry standards, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of server chassis and storage solutions.


The SATA interface simplifies the installation process, allowing for a plug-and-play setup. This feature is advantageous for IT professionals looking to minimize downtime during hardware upgrades or replacements.

RAID Support

For users implementing RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations for data redundancy and performance improvement, the HDS723030A640 is a suitable choice. Its compatibility with RAID setups adds an extra layer of data protection and reliability.

Technology Behind the Deskstar 7K3000 Series

The Deskstar 7K3000 series incorporates advanced power management features, optimizing energy efficiency without compromising performance. This makes it an environmentally friendly option for businesses aiming to reduce their carbon footprint.

Error Recovery Control

To enhance data integrity, the HDS723030ALA640 features Error Recovery Control technology. This technology helps prevent data loss by quickly recovering and correcting errors encountered during operation.

Use Cases and Application Scenarios

Data Centers and Enterprise Servers

The high capacity and performance of the HDS723030ALA640 make it well-suited for data centers and enterprise-level servers. Its ability to handle large datasets efficiently aligns with the demands of modern business applications.

Media and Entertainment Servers

In media and entertainment environments where large file sizes are common, the HDS723030ALA640's combination of high capacity and data transfer rates makes it an ideal choice. This includes applications like video streaming, content delivery networks (CDNs), and media storage servers.

Cloud Storage Infrastructure

For cloud service providers and businesses operating in the cloud, the HDS723030ALA640's reliability and compatibility with RAID configurations make it a dependable option for building scalable and resilient storage infrastructures.


  • High Storage Capacity: The 3TB capacity caters to the storage needs of diverse applications.
  • Fast Data Transfer Rates: The 7.2K RPM and SATA 6GBPS interface contribute to rapid data access.
  • Reliability: Hitachi's reputation for reliability ensures the drive's suitability for critical server environments.
  • Compatibility: The 3.5-inch form factor and SATA interface enhance compatibility with various server setups.
  • Advanced Technologies: Features like advanced power management and error recovery control contribute to enhanced performance and data integrity.
  • Price: As with high-capacity enterprise drives, the HDS723030ALA640's premium storage comes at a cost.
  • Physical Size: While the 3.5-inch form factor is standard, it may pose challenges for server configurations with limited space.
General Information about the Hitachi HDS723030ALA640
  • Manufacturer: Hitachi
  • Model Number or SKU# HDS723030ALA640
  • Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Product Type: SATA 6GBPS
Technical Information for the 3TB SATA 6GBPS Hard Drive
  • Form Factor 3.5 Inch x 1/3H
  • Sub-Type: SATA-6GBPS
  • Capacity 3 TB
  • Interface Type Serial ATA-600
  • Buffer Size 64 MB
  • Bytes per Sector 512
Drive Performance
  • Drive Transfer Rate 600 MBPS (External)
  • Internal Data Rate 207 MBPS
  • Spindle Speed 7200 RPM
  • Expansion / Connectivity
  • Interfaces 1 x Serial ATA-600
  • Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 3.5 Inch x 1/3H

In short, the Hitachi HDS723030ALA640 3TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS Deskstar 7K3000 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Internal Hard Disk Drive emerges as a compelling choice for server storage solutions. Its combination of high capacity, fast data transfer rates, and reliability positions it as a versatile option for a wide range of applications, from data centers to media servers and cloud infrastructure.

While considerations such as price and physical size should be taken into account, the overall performance and features make the HDS723030ALA640 a noteworthy contender in the competitive landscape of enterprise-grade hard disk drives. As technology continues to advance, the HDS723030ALA640 remains a solid investment for businesses seeking dependable and scalable storage solutions for their server environments.

Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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