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HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 Enterprise HDD Review - HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 Internals

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 Enterprise HDD Review

HGST's Ultrastar 7K4000 is a 3.5" 7,200 RPM Enterprise-class HDD geared for cloud storage, massive scale out, RAID arrays and NAS. Let's take a look. (NASDAQ:WDC)

| HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 16, 2013 10:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%      Manufacturer: HGST

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 Internals

 

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The HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 comes in a standard 3.5-inch form factor.

 

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Removing the PCB reveals the foam pad used to dampen vibration during use. We can observe the single thermal pad used for the drive controller.

 

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The Winbond is a 64MB DDR2 component for caching, a Smooth chip to control the drive motor, and an LSI drive controller.

 

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The SAS 6Gb/s connection allows for a robust instruction set, dual port and failover technologies.

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