HGST Ultrastar Data60

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HGST Ultrastar Data60 Hybrid Platform


The 60-Bay Next-Generation Hybrid Platform for Software-Defined Storage


The Ultrastar Data60 hybrid storage platform is a key element of next-generation disaggregated storage and Software-Defined Storage (SDS) systems. The compact, efficient form factor provides the flexibility to specify the HDD and SSD combinations for balancing capacity, performance, and cost.


A flash data acceleration tier can be enabled to serve both fast data and big data applications from a single platform. The Ultrastar Data60 addresses the demanding storage needs of large enterprise customers, storage OEMs, cloud service providers, as well as resellers/integrators requiring dense, shared HDD or hybrid storage.



  • Up to 60 Ultrastar DC HC520 HDDs (SAS or SATA)
  •  Up to 720TB1 raw capacity in 4U
  • Hybrid support for data acceleration tier with SSDs (SAS or SATA) in up to 24 of 60 drive slots
  • Dual-port SAS for high availability or single-port SATA for low cost
  • Enterprise-grade redundant and hot-swappable PSUs, I/O modules, and fans
  • 5-year limited warranty


Applications and Workload

  • SDS Environments
  • Big Data
  • Private Cloud
  • Data Analytics
  • Cloud Infrastructure


Ultrastar Data60 Hybrid Storage Platform


Max. Drives

60 x 3.5” drive bays

Up to 24 can be SAS or SATA SSD

Drive Interface

12 Gb/s SAS

6 Gb/s SATA

Available Drive Capacities

HDD up to 12TB

SSD up to 6.4TB

Host Interface

Dual redundant I/O Modules (IOM)

6 Mini-SAS HD ports per IOM


SCSI Enclosure Services

Redfish (out of band, via RJ45)

Physical Dimensions

Height: 175mm (6.89”)

Width: 447mm (17.61”)

Depth: 712mm (28.03”)

Depth in Rack: Max of 890mm (35.04”) w/ dual CMA—includes 24 SAS cables


Product without drives: 27.3kg (60lbs)

Product with 60 HDDs: 79.4kg (175lbs)


Dual 1600W, 80+ Platinum

200-240V AC input, auto ranging, 50-60Hz


4 main enclosure fans, front-to-rear system cooling with zero-loss backflow prevention

1 I/O module fan

Dual PSUs with built-in fans

LED Indicators

Front/Rear: Power, ID, Fault

Drive: Activity, Fault


Cable-free hot-swappable IOM, power supply, fans, and drives


Operating Temperature: 5 to 40°C

Non-op Temperature: -40 to 60°C

Humidity: 5 to 85% relative humidity

Operating Altitude: 40°C @ 3,000ft

Sound Power: < 7.2Bels @ 23±2°C