The Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 is the world’s first and only 7200 RPM hard drive rated at 2.0 million hours MTBF. The Ultrastar 7K3000 represents the fifth-generation Hitachi 5-platter mechanical design, first introduced in 2004, and has been field proven by top server and storage OEMs as well as leading Internet giants. When the highest quality and reliability are a top requirement, customer field data proves that the Ultrastar 7K3000 delivers by reducing downtime, eliminating service calls and keeping TCO to a minimum.
Engineered for the highest reliability, the Ultrastar 7K3000 is not only put through grueling design tests during development but must also pass stringent ongoing reliability testing during manufacturing. Across the entire Ultrastar family, world-class quality control, combined with scientific root-cause analysis and multi-faceted corrective actions, ensure that Hitachi GST remains the recognized leader in quality and reliability for enterprise-class hard drives.
Not fast but reliable
Pros: Relatively reliable. We bought for a 2-8 drive NAS RAID 10 for a total of 16 drives. Of course they are not as fast as our 15K RPM SAS drives but equally reliable. Been running trouble free with 24/7 high access rate for over a year now.
Cons: One DOA out of 16. It was unnerving for brand new drives with 2 million hour MTBF, and I am afraid to ever put in refurb drives to production RAID arrays, but the replacement doesn't indicate refurb and worked fine for over a year.
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