Hitachi GST HDS5C4040ALE630 Deskstar 4TB 32MB Cache 3.5" Internal SATA Hard Disk Drive - Bare Drive

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You jWIN Some, You jLOSE Some (October 2006): Dr. Lindare peered into Patient X’s room in wonderment. So it was true: The hospital’s most intriguing anonymous patient, found unconscious in 1975 and comatose ever since, had awakened. The heavy-set man with the bulldog face was currently gumming applesauce from a plastic spoon. Any major emotional shock could put Patient X at serious risk of relapse, so hospital staff had been careful not to tell him what year it was. When he began talking about someone named “Tony Pro” and became visibly agitated, a nurse would deftly inject a syringe full of sedatives to calm the man. Dr. Lindare thought the time was right for Patient X to take his first halting steps toward awareness of the world outside. He took a deep breath, looked at the jWIN JX-H77 AM/FM Radio Sports Headphones in his hand, and stepped into the room.

“Good morning,” Lindare gently greeted Patient X. “You’ve had quite a rest.”

“It’s nothing compared to the big sleep Tony Pro’s gonna get once I get out of here,” Patient X scoffed. “Speaking of which, Doc, when am I free to go? My locals ain’t gonna run themselves.”

Lindare smiled indulgently. Clearly, the man was still confused, talking gibberish. “Soon enough, soon enough. But first, tell me: do you know what this is?” He handed Patient X the jWIN JX-H77 AM/FM Radio Sports Headphones. The man looked them over briefly, puzzled.

“Hmmm. I guess they look like some kinda headphones, like you’d plug into a stereo or something,” Patient X replied. “These parts go in your ears, right? But somebody went and cut the plug offa them.”

“What if I told you,” the doctor asked, “that these headphones actually had an AM/FM radio built into them? That you didn’t need to plug them into anything to receive radio transmissions, and that you could control the volume and the station with these knobs here? What would you think of that?”

“You serious, Doc?” Patient X said. “Like a transistor radio, but headphone-shaped?”

Dr. Lindare nodded. “That’s right. And what if I told you you could buy not one, but two pairs of these radio headphones for just seven bucks, plus five bucks shipping?”

After a pause, Patient X’s face relaxed into a smile. “I’d say you’re pulling my leg, Doc. That’s like something outta The Jetsons. Gimme a little credit here – I may have been out cold for a while, but I ain’t dumb.”

In response, Lindare put on the headphones himself, tuned them to a hip-hop station, and handed them to Patient X. “Try them yourself. Go on, put them on. They won’t hurt you.”

Thinking back later, Dr. Lindare couldn’t be sure if it was the phat, thumping beats or the shock of the futuristic headphones themselves that had done Patient X in. He signed the order consigning the unfortunate man’s body to the research program and wondered briefly if Patient X had any family or friends, if anybody out there was looking for him. But that thought was soon gone, replaced by musings on the golf game Lindare had planned for the coming weekend.

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CoolSpin design for desktop systems
The Deskstar™ 5K4000 hard drive provides an enormous 4TB capacity and features innovative CoolSpin technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy-conscious, environmentally-friendly computers. This drive uses Advanced Format, which increases the sector size on HDDs from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes, thereby increasing capacities and improving error correcting capabilities. Consult the Hitachi Advanced Format Technology Brief for more information.

CoolSpin technology is an optimization of motor speed to provide an ideal balance of performance, power utilization and acoustics. With low power, high capacity and cool operation, the 3.5-inch Deskstar 5K4000 helps manufacturers deliver more eco-friendly systems.

Power efficient for cooler operation and longer life
The CoolSpin technology, along with other Hitachi power management techniques, gives the Deskstar 5K4000 its 28% power savings over the Deskstar 7K3000. HiVERT technology helps efficiently manage power consumption. These innovations, along with eighth-generation Advanced Power Management, make the Deskstar 5K4000 the ideal choice for energy efficient PCs that run cooler, require less power and last longer.

Innovation for a more sustainable environment
The Deskstar 5K4000 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.

  • 4TB capacity
  • Advanced Format
  • 512 emulation
  • CoolSpin™ technology
  • Excellent power utilization and heat emission
  • Up to 28% power savings over 7K3000
  • Quiet acoustics
  • Built on award-winning proven design

NOTE: This product will ship as a bare drive in a static bag, and will not arrive in a retail box.

Shipping Note: Eligible for shipping to all 50 states

Warranty: 60 Day HGST



How to read the Deskstar model number:
HDS5C4040ALE630 = 4TB/32MB buffer
  • H = Hitachi
  • D = Deskstar
  • S = Standard
  • 5C = CoolSpin technology
  • 40 = Full capacity — 4TB
  • 40 = Capacity this model, 40 = 4TB
  • A = Generation code
  • L = 26.1mm z-height
  • E6 = SATA 6Gb/s
  • 3 = 32MB buffer
  • 0 = Reserved (2 = Reserved)
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity: 4TB
Sector size: 512e bytes
Max areal density: 443 Gbits/sq. in
Data buffer (MB): 32
Media transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max.): 1293
Interface transfer rate (MB/sec, max.): 600
Error rate (non-recoverable, bits read): 1 in 10
Load/unload cycles: 600,000
Availability: 24x7
Requirement: +5 VDC (+/-5%) +12 VDC (+10%/-8%)
Startup: 1.2 (+5V) & 1.5 (+12V) A
Idle: 4.9W
Physical Size:
z-height 26.1mm
Dimensions: 101.6 x 147mm
Weight: 690g
Environmental (Operating):
Ambient temperature: -5o to 60o C
Relative humidity: 8% to 90%
Shock: 70
Vibration: 0.67 (XYZ)
Environmental (Non-Operating):
Ambient temperature: -40o to 70o C
Relative humidity: 5% to 95%
Shock: 300 (1ms)
Vibration: 1.04 (XYZ)


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