Ultrastar He10 compatibility with Desktop PC Systems


I was interested in purchasing an Ultrastar He10 8TB 3.5-inch Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Drive for my desktop PC running Windows 7 and wanted to know if this drive was compatible? I see it’s rated as an Enterprise Drive so wasn’t sure of the drawbacks of that kind of setup since I wouldn’t be in an enterprise environment. The spec sheet didn’t mention it was rated to be used with Windows 7 so I wanted to check. I’ll be using this primarily for storage and light file work.

I was particularly interested in the HGST HUH728080ALE600 3.5" 8TB SATA 6Gb/s 7.2K RPM 128M 512E ISE HDD. I will be going directly through SATA III on the internal board without a RAID configuration. Just standard plug 'n play setup.

Thanks in advance!



I had the dilemma which I will buy HGST Ultrastar 8TB or WD Gold 8TB ?.
Finally I decided to buy WD Gold WD8003FRYZ 2weeks ago cause I think WD is more reliable than HGST and I partitioned to 4 parts of 2 TB each NTFS , these are working very fast .
I was using WD Caviar Black 1001FALS and 1002FAEX more than 10 years with no problems
and I trust WD brand


At now WD = HGST. This official replacement model series WD8003FRYZ-01xxxxx (8TB 512e) —–> HUS728T8TALE6L4 (8TB 512e) p/n 0B36404.
Not any different between WD Gold 8 Tb. and HGST 8 Tb. This is one to one hard drives.