Western Digital HUH728080ALE604 8TB Hard Disk Drive
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Western Digital HUH728080ALE604 HDD 8TB 7.2K RPM SATA-6GBPS Refurbished

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HUH728080ALE604 Ultrastar 8Terabytes (TB) 7200 Revolution Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Gigabit Per Second (3GBPS) 3.5 inch Form Factor 32 MB Buffer Helium Platform Internal Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Refurbished | Dell OEM
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Details Information of the Western Digital HUH728080ALE604 HDD

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital storage, Western Digital stands as a prominent player, consistently pushing the boundaries of innovation. Among its array of storage solutions, the Western Digital HUH728080ALE604 HDD emerges as a noteworthy option, boasting an impressive 8TB capacity, a rotation speed of 8TB 7.2K RPM, and the reliability demanded by enterprise environments. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of the Western Digital HUH728080ALE604, exploring its key features, technological specifications, and the enterprise-grade advantages it brings to the table.

Key Features High Capacity-8TB

At the heart of the HUH728080ALE604 SATA-6GBPS lies its massive storage capacity of 8TB. This makes it an ideal choice for applications requiring substantial data storage, such as enterprise-level databases, data centers, and archival systems. The capacity is sufficient to accommodate vast amounts of data, providing businesses with the scalability they need to meet growing storage demands.

Speed and Performance-7.2K RPM

The rotational speed of a hard disk drive (HDD) significantly influences its data transfer rate and overall performance. The HUH728080ALE604 operates at 7,200 revolutions per minute (RPM), ensuring swift data access and retrieval. This speed is crucial for applications where timely access to large datasets is essential, enhancing overall system responsiveness.

SATA 6Gbps Interface

The HUH728080ALE604 is equipped with a Serial ATA (SATA) interface operating at 6 gigabits per second (Gbps). This high-speed interface facilitates rapid data transfer between the HDD and the host system. SATA 6Gbps is a standard in modern storage solutions, providing a balance between performance and cost-effectiveness.

Ultrastar HE8 Technology

The inclusion of Ultrastar HE8 technology further enhances the reliability and efficiency of the HUH728080ALE604. Ultrastar is Western Digital's series of high-performance, high-reliability hard drives designed for enterprise environments. The HE8 designation indicates the utilization of HelioSeal technology, where the drive is filled with helium to reduce air turbulence, resulting in lower power consumption and improved heat dissipation.

128MB Buffer Size

A generous 128MB buffer size contributes to the HUH728080ALE604's ability to handle large data transfers seamlessly. The buffer serves as a temporary storage area that can be accessed quickly by the drive, optimizing performance by reducing the time it takes to fetch and deliver data.

Technological Specifications

Now, let's delve into the detailed technological specifications that define the Western Digital HUH728080ALE604.

Form Factor and Dimensions

The HUH728080ALE604 adheres to the standard 3.5-inch form factor, making it compatible with most desktop and server configurations. The drive's physical dimensions are carefully designed to ensure easy integration into various storage setups.

Data Transfer Rates

With a SATA 6Gbps interface, the HUH728080ALE604 achieves impressive data transfer rates. The 6Gbps speed is particularly advantageous for applications where rapid access to large datasets is critical, such as in data analysis, multimedia streaming, and virtualization environments.

Reliability Metrics

The enterprise-grade reliability of the HUH728080ALE604 is underscored by various metrics:

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)

The Mean Time Between Failures is an essential reliability metric. The HUH728080ALE604 boasts a high MTBF, indicating the expected time between two consecutive failures. This metric is crucial for enterprise applications where system downtime must be minimized.

Error Rate

Western Digital places a strong emphasis on minimizing error rates. The HUH728080ALE604 features advanced error correction mechanisms to ensure the integrity of stored data. This is particularly important for enterprises dealing with sensitive information or critical databases.

Workload Rating

The drive is designed to handle a specified workload, typically measured in terabytes written (TBW) per year. This workload rating is indicative of the drive's durability and suitability for demanding applications with high write-intensive workloads.

Advanced Format Technology

The HUH728080ALE604 incorporates Advanced Format technology, optimizing data storage efficiency by using larger sector sizes. This technology is instrumental in maximizing storage capacity while maintaining data integrity and reliability.

Vibration and Shock Resistance

Enterprise environments often expose storage drives to various vibrations and shocks. The HUH728080ALE604 is engineered to withstand these challenges, ensuring data integrity even in environments where vibrations are prevalent.

Compatibility and Integration

The HUH728080ALE604 is designed with compatibility in mind. It is engineered to seamlessly integrate into existing storage infrastructures, making it a versatile choice for businesses with diverse hardware setups. Compatibility extends to various operating systems, further enhancing its flexibility.

Enterprise Advantages

Scalability and Future-Proofing

The 8TB capacity of the HUH728080ALE604 positions it as a scalable solution for businesses anticipating future growth. The drive's high capacity allows organizations to consolidate data storage, reducing the need for multiple drives and simplifying storage management.

Cost-Effective Storage Solution

While SSDs (Solid State Drives) have gained popularity for their speed, HDDs remain a cost-effective option for large-scale data storage. The HUH728080ALE604 strikes a balance between performance and cost, making it an economical choice for businesses seeking reliable storage without breaking the budget.

Optimized for 24/7 Operation

Enterprise environments often demand continuous operation, and the HUH728080ALE604 is built to meet this requirement. It is optimized for 24/7 use, ensuring that critical data remains accessible at all times. This characteristic is particularly crucial for applications such as server hosting, where downtime can have significant consequences.

Data Security and Integrity

In enterprise scenarios, data security and integrity are paramount. The HUH728080ALE604 addresses these concerns with advanced error correction technologies, ensuring that stored data remains accurate and uncorrupted. This reliability is especially crucial for industries like finance, healthcare, and legal services.

Versatility in Applications

The versatility of the HUH728080ALE604 extends across a spectrum of applications. From acting as a central storage repository for large datasets to supporting virtualization environments and powering data-intensive applications, this HDD proves its worth in diverse enterprise use cases.

General Information about this Western Digital SATA-6GBPS
  • Manufacturer: Western Digital
  • Model Number or SKU# HUH728080ALE604
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive
  • Sub-Type: SATA-6GBPS
  • Enterprise and data center applications prioritizing capacity density and power efficiency
  • Cloud and hyperscale storage
  • Massive scale-out (MSO) and high-density data centers
  • Distributed file systems like Ceph™ and Hadoop® to support big data analytics
  • RAID arrays
  • Video surveillance and content distribution
Key Features
  • Storage Capacity: 8TB
  • Enclosure: Internal
  • Sector Size: 512
  • Max. Areal Density: 664 Gbits/sq. in
  • Interface: SATA 6Gbps
  • Drive Dimensions: 3.5 Inch
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures): 2 Million Hours

Drive Performance

  • Interface Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps
  • Sustained Transfer Rate: 205 Mbps
  • Seek Time (Read, Typical): 8.5 ms
  • Average Latency: 4.16 ms
  • Buffer: 128MB
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

Finally, the Western Digital HUH728080ALE604 HDD emerges as a powerhouse in the realm of enterprise storage. Its impressive 8TB capacity, high RPM, SATA-6GBPS interface, Ultrastar HE8 technology, and enterprise-class reliability make it a compelling choice for businesses with demanding storage needs. Whether deployed in data centers, servers, or for handling big data, this HDD is designed to deliver optimal performance and reliability, aligning with Western Digital's commitment to providing cutting-edge storage solutions.

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