WD 16TB UltraStar DC HC550 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM)

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WD 16TB UltraStar DC HC550 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM)
Key Features
  • 16TB Storage Capacity
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface
  • 512MB Cache
The 16TB UltraStar DC HC550 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD from WD is a high-performance, large-capacity drive designed for enterprise environments that have intensive data and storage needs. This drive has a storage capacity of 16TB and a 3.5" form factor with a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, rotational speed of 7200 rpm, and 512MB cache that help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers at speeds of up 262 MB/s. As a professional-grade drive, it has an MTBF rating of 2.5 million hours, an Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) of 0.35%, 600,000 load/unload cycles, an error rate of 1 in 1015 non-recoverable bits read, and a workload of up to 550TB per year, plus WD's HelioSeal technology, which replaces the air inside the drive with helium. This allows for increased efficiency, reliability, and capacity, thanks to reduced vibration, improved areal density, cooler operating temperatures, and reduced power requirements.
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WD HC550 Internal HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Highlights
  • 4Applications and Environments
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The 16TB UltraStar DC HC550 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD from WD is a high-performance, large-capacity drive designed for enterprise environments that have intensive data and storage needs. This drive has a storage capacity of 16TB and a 3.5" form factor with a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, rotational speed of 7200 rpm, and 512MB cache that help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers at speeds of up 262 MB/s. As a professional-grade drive, it has an MTBF rating of 2.5 million hours, an Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) of 0.35%, 600,000 load/unload cycles, an error rate of 1 in 1015 non-recoverable bits read, and a workload of up to 550TB per year, plus WD's HelioSeal technology, which replaces the air inside the drive with helium. This allows for increased efficiency, reliability, and capacity, thanks to reduced vibration, improved areal density, cooler operating temperatures, and reduced power requirements.

General Features
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Drives the Data Center Architecture
Data center decisions are driven by TCO. Higher capacity hard drives play a role in reducing TCO. Higher capacity HDDs enable data centers to lower CapEx by reducing supporting hardware- and system-level costs when compared to lower capacity drives. Helium-sealed, low power, high-reliability drives reduce energy and maintenance costs, contributing to OpEx savings. Higher capacity drives require fewer racks and consume less power per TB at idle, resulting in significant overall TCO reduction for data center environments.
Raising the Bar with Advanced Technologies
The Ultrastar DC HC550 integrates a suite of technologies on a 9-disk platform to create a new class of HDDs. It uses Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording (EAMR) technology to improve writability and increase areal density, while a Triple Stage Actuator (TSA) enhances head-positioning accuracy, delivering better performance and increased areal density. Lastly, this drive uses HelioSeal technology, which is now in its 6th generation.
Trusted Reliability and Quality for Data at Scale
With its massive capacity and 2.5 million hour MTBF reliability rating, the UltraStar DC HC550 is made for object storage implementations. Object storage systems with erasure coding provide better data durability compared to RAID systems, given their tolerance for simultaneous error conditions. The DC HC550 offers security and encryption options to help protect data from unauthorized use, including SED models in both SATA and SAS. A SED-FIPS will be available in SAS configuration.
Highlights
16TB in a standard 3.5" form factor
CMR technology works with all capacity enterprise applications and environments
Reliable, field-proven, 6th generation design
Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording technology
Triple Stage Actuator
HelioSeal design delivers outstanding power efficiency
2.5 million hours MTBF rating and a limited 5-year warranty
Self-encrypting drive options
Applications and Environments
Cloud and hyperscale storage
Massive scale-out (MSO) and high-density data centers
Distributed file systems
Bulk storage using object storage solutions like Ceph and OpenStack Swift
Primary and secondary storage for Apache Hadoop for big data analytics
UPC: 829686006737

WD HC550 Internal HDD Specs

Key Specs
Total Installed Capacity
16 TB
Drive Type
SATA III / 3.5" HDD (7200 rpm)
Read Speed
Maximum: 262 MB/s
Write Speed
Maximum: 262 MB/s
Drive Type
SATA III / 3.5" HDD (7200 rpm)
Read Speed
Maximum: 262 MB/s
Write Speed
Maximum: 262 MB/s
Encryption Support
No
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
2.5 Million Hours
Endurance (Total Bytes Written)
550 TB
Power Draw
6.5 W (Active)
5.6 W (Idle)
0.35 W (Standby)
Environmental
Operating Temperature
41 to 140°F / 5 to 60°C
Storage Temperature
-40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
Operating Shock
50 G / 2.0 ms
General
Dimensions
5.8 x 4 x 1" / 147.32 x 101.6 x 25.4 mm
Weight
1.52 lb / 690 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.775 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.9 x 6.1 x 3"

WD HC550 Internal HDD Reviews

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Is the 16TB drive (0F38462) CMR or SMR?

Is the 16TB drive (0F38462) CMR or SMR?
Asked by: Phillip
The 16TB UltraStar DC HC550 is a CMR type drive.
Answered by: Michael M
Date published: 2021-08-24

Is this drive compatible with Synology 418Play?

Is this drive compatible with Synology 418Play?
Asked by: Paulo
The WD 16TB UltraStar DC HC550 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD BH #WE16TBSATHDD is compatible with a Synology 418Play.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2023-05-15

Does it cover warranty if used in Singapore ?

Does it cover warranty if used in Singapore ?
Asked by: Clement
No, the warranty on this WD 16TB UltraStar DC HC550 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD is just in the USA.
Answered by: Sagi C
Date published: 2023-02-28

Where are these WD HDDs made?

Where are these WD HDDs made?
Asked by: Chad
The WD 16TB UltraStar DC HC550 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM), B&H # WE16TBSATHDD, is made in Thailand.
Answered by: Miguel M
Date published: 2023-11-27

I'm thinking of getting this along with a hard ...

I'm thinking of getting this along with a hard drive enclosure so it can be used as an external drive. Are there any downsides to using the drive in this manner? Thanks.
Asked by: Bob
No, this device would be fully compatible in this manner.
Answered by: Darius
Date published: 2021-03-16

Is this a dual-port SAS interface?

Is this a dual-port SAS interface?
Asked by: David
The WD 18TB UltraStar DC HC550 has a single SAS interface.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2022-03-15

Is this drive compatible with a Synology 1515+? ...

Is this drive compatible with a Synology 1515+? Its not listed on the Synology compatibility web site.
Asked by: Max
The drive is with SATA 3 and posology 1515+ interface is SATA ll. SATA 3 drives are backwards compatible with SATA 2 ports. hence Synology 1515+ should support this drive
Answered by: RASHIF
Date published: 2022-02-15

What is the warranty of this?

What is the warranty of this?
Asked by: Rodolfo
This drive comes with a 5 year warranty from WD.
Answered by: Nilson D
Date published: 2021-04-24
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