HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 3.5-inch 4TB 7200 RPM HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2013-10-11

The Ultrastar 7K4000 HDD series comes with capacities up to 4TB and is mostly aimed at enterprise environments by offering a rated 2M hours MTBF and a 5-year warranty. The drive comes with good performances, AF (4096-byte sector size) and uses a total of 5 platters, 800GB each.

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A Closer Look

Our Ultrastar 7K4000 sample has arrived in the test lab as a bare drive, fully sealed inside a moisture barrier bag:




A sticker is also present here with some serial numbers, the product code name, total capacity, but also the manufacturing date:




On the exterior, the drive is similar to the Deskstar 7K4000 drive and a white sticker is located in the middle to reveal more information:




Here we will locate most of the details which were also placed on the exterior packaging, but we’ll also find some extra like power rating:




On the back side of the drive we have the usual SATA Data/Power ports, but also two extra pins:




On the laterals we will get to see the mounting holes:




In the front the manufacturer has placed two barcodes:




On the bottom, we have the electrical board along with the 7200RPM motor contacts:




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