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 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.
- Up to 18TB capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor with 7200 RPM
- CMR technology works with all capacity enterprise applications & environments
- Industry’s first Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording technology
- Industry’s first Triple Stage Actuator
- Leading HelioSeal technology
- Reliable, field-proven design across five generations
- HelioSeal design delivers outstanding power efficiency (Watts/TB)
- 2.5 Million hours MTBF rating and a 5-year limited warranty
Applications and Workloads
- 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 Apache Hadoop® for Big Data Analytics
- Surveillance Analytics
The Ultrastar DC HC550 18TB CMR HDD delivering industry leading capacity for the data center through a combination of new and proven technologies.
Western Digital is the first to deliver Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording (EAMR) technology and a Triple Stage Actuator (TSA). These new technologies combined with further mechanical innovations and HelioSeal technology provide the industry’s highest capacities to enable data at scale with optimized TCO for data center architectures, while maintaining workload reliability and performance.
|Series||Ultrastar DC HC550|
|Usage||For Enterprise Storage|
|Data Transfer Rate||600 MB/s|
|Internal Data Rate||262 MB/s|
|Load / Unload Cycles||6,00,000|
|Power Consumption||5.6 Watt (Idle), 6.5 Watt (Typical)|
|Form Factor||3.5 inch|
|Features||Media Cache Plus
Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS)
Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording (TDMR)
Conventional magnetic recording (CMR)
Triple State Actuator (TSA)
Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording (EAMR)
|Warranty||5 Years Manufacturer's Warranty|
|Country Of Origin||Thailand|
|Manufacturer||Western Digital UK Ltd.
Hamilton House, Regent Park, 299 Kingston Road,
Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7PL, UK
|Importer||Rashi Peripherals Pvt.Ltd.
Rashi Complex Building, Survey 186,
Dongaripada, Poman, Vasai-E, Thane, Maharashtra - 401208
|Consumer Care||Tel no: 18004195592/ 18001205899
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