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HCL - Western Digital Ultrastar Serv60+8

KB ID: 4028
Published: 2020-10-13
Last Modified: 2020-10-20

Product Information:

Company name: Western Digital
Product Family: Ultrastar Serv
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Product Details:

Model number: Ultrastar Serv60+8
Storage Category: Hybrid Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 24 – 12TB SAS HDD
Storage configuration: RAID60((6D+2P) x3 span)
Firmware version: 2050 (OS: Windows Server 2019)
Connection protocol and speed: Direct attached storage, 10GbE network
Additional support: All models and configurations of Ultrastar Serv60+8 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

The Ultrastar Serv60+8 Hybrid Storage Server has dual high-performance Intel® Xeon® scalable processor-based CPUs to manage the demanding workloads in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) environments. With a choice of CPUs, memory, and drives, it balances performance with cost. The Ultrastar Serv60+8 hybrid storage server addresses the demanding needs of large enterprise customers, OEMs, cloud service providers, as well as systems integrators that require dense, shared HDD or hybrid storage with compute included.

Veeam testing configuration:

Configuration Note
The following settings were used by the vendor to meet Veeam Ready testing requirements and should not be considered best practices. Additional changes or settings may be needed to meet the storage efficiency or performance needs for each environment. For each setting, reference links are provided for further clarification.

Veeam Build Number:

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Enabled (Default)
Compression: Optimal (Default)
Storage Optimization: Local Target (Default)


Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Windows
Align backup file blocks: Enabled
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • No array deduplication used in testing
  • No array compression used in testing
VR Repo
KB ID: 4028
Published: 2020-10-13
Last Modified: 2020-10-20

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