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World’s first enterprise-class 10TB HDD

Introducing the world’s first enterprise-class 10TB HDD, Ultrastar Archive Ha10. HGST launches a new product family to address the emerging Active Archive segment in the capacity enterprise space. Optimized for highest capacity at the lowest TCO, the Ha10 provides unprecedented capacity leadership by harnessing two core complementary technologies—HelioSeal® and host-managed shingled magnetic recording (SMR)—to deliver uncompromising quality and reliable performance. Designed specifically for Active Archive workloads, Ultrastar Archive Ha10 is not a drop-in replacement for traditional capacity enterprise drives.




  • Industry’s first enterprise-grade 10TB capacity hard drive
  • Combines HelioSeal and host-managed SMR to deliver 25% capacity improvement
  • Purpose-built for new market category of Active Archive applications
  • Consistent, predictable performance for true enterprise experience
  • Uncompromising enterprise-class reliability and quality
  • 2M hour MTBF rating and 5-year warranty


  • Active Archive
  • Big Data or Bulk Storage
  • Cloud Storage
  • Social Media
  • Content Libraries, Streaming Media and Digital Media Assets
  • Online Back-up, Replication
  • Compliance, Audits, Regulatory Records

Interface SATA 6Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s
Capacity (GB) 10,000 (10TB) 10,000 (10TB)
Sector size (variable, Bytes/sector) 512e: 512 ; 4Kn: 4096 4Kn: 4096, 4112, 4160, 4224
Max Areal Density (Gbits/sq. in.) 830 830
Form Factor 3.5-inch HDD 3.5-inch HDD

Data Buffer (MB) 256 256
Rotational Speed (RPM) 7200 7200
Latency Average (ms) 4.16 4.16
Interface transfer rate (MB/sec, max) 600 600
Sustained transfer rate (MB/sec, typ.) 157 (read), 68 (write)* 157 (read), 68 (write)*
Seek Time (read, ms, typical) 8.5** 8.5**

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