Hitachi DeskStar 5K3000 - 1.5TB CoolSpin SATA III 6Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive - HDS5C3015ALA632


Warranty1 Year Warranty
AvailabilityYes - Ships in 1 to 2 Days
ManufacturerHGST Hitachi Global Storage Technology
SeriesHitachi DeskStar 5K3000
UPC Code829686001947

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity1.5 TB
Spindle Speed5700 RPM CoolSpin Fluid Dynamic (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer32 MB Intelligent Caching
Advanced FormatYes - (logical 512e / physical 4096)
Form Factor3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfaceSATA III 6Gb/sec (Generation 3)
Interface Speed6Gb/sec - Data Transfer Rate (max) Buffer to Host
Data Transfer Rate1366 Mbits/sec Media Transfer Rate (max)
Interface ConnectorSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connector)
Recording TechnologyPerpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
Life Expectancy500,000 Hours MTBF (Mean Time Before Failures)
Workload Rating< 55 TB/yr (Workload Rate Limit) / 300,000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 70Gs / 2ms - Non Operating: 300Gs / 2ms (half sine wave)
EncryptionNo - Standard Model
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 5.787 in. x 4.0 in. x 1.028 in.
Part Number0F12116, 0F12118
ClassificationMainstream Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities up to 3TB
  • 5700RPM CoolSpin Motor Design
  • Read Multiple and Write Multiple Command Support
  • HiVERT Power Consumption Technology
  • Intelligent Caching Technology
  • Dual Stage Actuator (DSA) Technology
  • Advanced Power Management Technology
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
  • 300,000 Load/Unload Cycles for Data Integrity
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Technology
  • Full-Track Multiple-Sector Transfer Capability
  • State-of-the-Art Cache and On-the-Fly Error-Correction Algorithms
  • Thermal Fly Height Control (TFC) Technology
  • Enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC) Technology
  • Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) Technology
  • Staggered Spin-up Technology
  • Internal Thermal Sensors
  • Multi Zone Recording Technology
  • Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors

Hitachi HGST DeskStar 5K3000 Hard Drives

CoolSpin Design for Desktop Computers

The Deskstar 5K3000 hard drive provides an enormous 3TB capacity and features innovative CoolSpin technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy conscious, environmentally friendly computers. Key to CoolSpin technology is an optimization of motor speed to provide an ideal balance of performance, power utilization and acoustics. The CoolSpin technology, along with other Hitachi power management techniques, gives the Deskstar 5K3000 its 29% power savings over the Deskstar 7K3000. This new 3TB is the first Hitachi CoolSpin hard drive with a 6Gb/s SATA interface. With low power, high capacity and cool operation, the 3.5-inch Deskstar 5K3000 allows manufacturers to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver more eco-friendly systems. Manufacturers planning to use the highest capacity 3TB drive in systems should consult the Hitachi High Capacity Technology Brief.

Power Efficient for Cooler Operation and Longer Life

CoolSpin and HiVERT technologies combine to create this new class of hard drive that delivers excellent power utilization and thermal emissions. HiVERT technology helps efficiently manage power consumption. These innovations, along with eighth-generation Advanced Power Management, make the Deskstar 5K3000 the ideal choice for energy efficient PCs that run cooler,  require less power and last longer.

Innovation for a More Sustainable Environment

The Deskstar 5K3000 demonstrates Hitachi ecological leadership with its halogen free design and power efficient operation. Both of these features helped qualify the drive for the Hitachi EcoTrac classification, which identifies products that minimize environmental impact in the areas of product design, manufacturing, operation and disposal.


  • Up to 3TB Capacity
  • CoolSpin Technology
  • Excellent power utilization and heat emission
  • Up to 29% power savings over 7K3000
  • Quiet acoustics
  • Built on award-winning proven design

   Applications / Environments

  • Personal Storage
  • Environmentally Friendly Computers
  • Home and Small Office Storage Appliances
  • External Storage
  • Video Editing Arrays
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