Hitachi Ultrastar  He 8TB 3.5-Inch Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Disk Drives
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Product Information for Hitachi Ultrastar He 8TB 3.5-Inch Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Disk Drives

Highlights for Hitachi Ultrastar He 8TB 3.5-Inch Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Disk Drives

  • Industry's leading 8TB capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor
  • Industry's best Idle and Active power efficiency (Watts/TB)
  • Reliable, field-proven, 2nd generation HelioSeal process and 7Stac design
  • Advanced format 4Kn and 512e models

8TB capacity and 23% lower energy consumption. That’s the power of helium. Meet Ultrastar He8, HGST’s second-generation hard drive based on the widely accepted and proven HelioSeal™ platform. With 8TB capacity points, Ultrastar He8 goes beyond what any other HDD can do using air and raises the standard for capacity and power efficiency in cloud and hyperscale data center environments.


We recognize the growing pressures that data centers face. Volume is expanding, Operating costs are rising while budgets remain flat. Lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) has become the focus of data center architects. Through HGST’s patented HelioSeal process, the Ultrastar He8 provides the best TCO value proposition by delivering the industry’s highest capacity at 8TB, a low 5.1 idle watts, a reduced weight of 650g, and running 4-5°C cooler.


Cooler and quieter with industry-leading power efficiency (Watts/TB), the Ultrastar He8 lays the foundation for future growth in massive scale-out environments.

Bay Required
Form Factor:  3.5" x 1/3H
Form Factor (metric):  8.9 cm x 1/3H
Total Qty:  1
Type:  Internal
Dimensions & Weight
Depth:  5.8 in
Height:  1 in
Weight:  22.9 oz
Width:  4 in
Environmental Parameters
Max Operating Temperature:  140 °F
Min Operating Temperature:  41 °F

Hard Drive
Average Latency:  4.16 ms
Average Seek Time:  8.5 ms
Buffer Size:  128 MB
Bytes per Sector:  4096
Data Transfer Rate:  600 MBps
Form Factor:  3.5" x 1/3H
Form Factor (metric):  8.9 cm x 1/3H
Form Factor (Short):  3.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):  8.9 cm
Hard Drive Type:  Internal hard drive

Interface:  Serial ATA-600
Internal Data Rate:  205 MBps
Load Unload Cycles:  600,000
Spindle Speed:  7200 rpm
Storage Interface:  Serial ATA-600

Brand:  HGST
Compatibility:  PC
Manufacturer:  Hitachi Hard Drives
Model:  HUH728080ALE600
Packaged Quantity:  1
Product Line:  HGST Ultrastar He8
Interface Provided
Connector Type:  7 pin Serial ATA
Qty:  1
Storage Interface:  Serial ATA-600

Compliant Standards:  EcoTrac
MTBF:  2,000,000 hours

Power Consumption
Mode:  Low power idle
Value:  5.1 Watt
Mode:  Active
Value:  7.4 Watt

Support Details Full Contract Period:  5 years
Support Details Type:  Limited warranty
Service & Support
Type:  5 years warranty

Shock & Vibration Tolerance
Shock Acceleration (Non-operating):  300
Shock Acceleration (Operating):  70
Shock Duration (Non-operating):  1 ms half-sine pulse
Shock Duration (Operating):  2 ms half-sine pulse
Vibration Acceleration (Non-operating):  1.04
Vibration Acceleration (Operating):  0.67
Vibration Frequency Range (Non-operating):  5-500 Hz
Vibration Frequency Range (Operating):  5-500 Hz

Type:  Hard drive
Storage Hard Drive
Capacity:  8 TB
Features:  24x7 continuous operation , 7Stac , Advanced Format technology , HelioSeal 2 , Instant Secure Erase (ISE) , Media caching technology , Rebuild Assist mode , Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) , TCOptimized