HGST/Western Digital launches its 7 K 4000, a 4 TB hard drive

Hitachi GST - or rather Western Digital - launches the commercialization of its new drive hard high density of 4 To, for the time reserved for companies.


A destination of business first and foremost, HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) - now in the hands of Western Digital - announces the production of its new 4 TB hard disk, called Ultrastar 7 K 4000 which we knew already the specifications. As its name indicates, it runs at 7200 t/m and although offers 4 TB of disk space.

Compared to the 7 K 3000 Ultrastar, it offers 33% additional space with a consumption report go reduced by 24%. To provide important flows, it has a SATA 6 Gb/s (and non-SAS) connector with a 64 MB cache. Blocks on the disk sizes are 4 k with a 512-byte emulator directly managed by the disk, known 512e Advanced Format, making it compatible with older operating systems does not support this new formatting system.

This disk is accompanied by advanced features as the DSA (Dual Stage Actuator) and RVS (Enhanced Rotational Vibration Safeguard) or BDE (Bulk Data Encryption) that allow businesses to ensure availability important. Indeed, this 7 K 4000 Ultrastar has a MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 2 million hours. This new range is available in small quantities in his adaptations of 2TB, 3TB and 4 To, all covered by a five year warranty. There is unfortunately no price to which share these new hard drives for the moment.


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