Western Digital 0F38356 16TB 7.2K RPM HDD SAS-12GBPS
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0F38356 Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC550 16TB 7.2K RPM New

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0F38356 Ultrastar Direct Current (DC) HC550 16Terabytes (TB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 512MB Buffer 512E TCG 3.5inch Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Drive for Server | Made by Western Digital | New Factory Sealed 3 Years Western Digital Warranty

Interface Types of This Product: SAS-12GBPS 16TB-7.2K RPM

Western Digital
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3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
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We are providing specifications below to explain why you should consider purchasing the Western Digital 16TB-7.2K RPM SAS-12GBPS Hard Drive, including a general overview, performance specifications, relevant images, media files, and technical information about the 0F38356 compatibility.

Exceptional Reliability

The Western Digital Ultrastar 0F38356 is a hard drive that is designed for exceptional reliability. This drive is designed to provide high performance and capacity for data centers and other demanding storage environments, with features that are optimized for endurance and reliability. These drives are built with technologies like HelioSeal, which helps in reducing the power consumption and increase the storage density of the hard drive. It also has Advanced Format technology which increases the physical sector size on hard drives from 512 bytes to 4096 bytes. These technologies and other design choices help to improve the overall reliability and lifespan of the hard drive, making it well-suited for use in critical storage applications.

Additionally, the drive undergoes a series of rigorous testing and qualification processes before it is released to ensure that it meets the high reliability standards required for data center and enterprise use.

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a high-speed data storage interface that uses a point-to-point architecture and provides faster data transfer rates compared to traditional parallel SCSI interfaces. The SAS interface supports a data transfer rate of 12 Gbps, which is the latest standard as of 2021.

A SAS 12 Gbps hard drive is a type of hard drive that uses the SAS interface and supports a data transfer rate of 12 Gbps. These hard drives are typically used in enterprise and data center environments, where high performance and reliability are important. They are designed for use in high-end storage systems, servers and other high-performance computing applications. They have faster data transfer rates and improved data integrity, and also provide better scalability and higher availability than other types of hard drives.

Drive Compatibility

The Western Digital Ultrastar 0F38356 is a SAS 12 Gbps hard drive that is compatible with the Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC550. This drive is specifically designed for use in data center environments and it is compatible with the Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC550, which is a data center hard drive platform that provides high performance, capacity and reliability for data-intensive workloads. The Ultrastar DC HC550 platform is designed to support the growing needs of data-intensive applications, such as big data analytics, cloud computing, and virtualization. The compatibility of the Ultrastar with the Ultrastar DC HC550 platform ensures that the drive can be used seamlessly with the platform and will provide the necessary performance, capacity, and reliability for data center workloads.

The Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC550 is a high-capacity, high-performance hard drive that is specifically designed for use in data centers and other demanding storage environments. The model is compatible with this drive and can be used as a storage solution in the Ultrastar DC HC550. This drive is designed to provide high performance and capacity, while also being optimized for endurance and reliability. The drive uses the SAS interface and supports a data transfer rate of 12 Gbps, which makes it well suited for use in high-performance storage systems and servers.

It is also compatible with other devices that support SAS interface and 12 Gbps data transfer rate. It is important to check the compatibility of the Hard drive with the system before installing it, to ensure it meets the required power, voltage, and connector requirements.

General Information

Brand : Western Digital

Part : 0F38356

Product Line : Ultrastar

Product Series : Ultrastar DC HC550

Product Name : Ultrastar DC HC550 16TB Enterprise Hard Drive

Type : Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Sub-Type : SAS-12GBPS

Applications / Environments

Cloud & Hyperscale Storage

Massive Scale-Out (MSO), High-density Data Centers

Distributed File Systems

Bulk Storage Using Object Storage Solutions Likeceph™ And Openstack® Swift

Primary And Secondary Storage For Apachehadoop® For Big Data Analytics

Key Features

Storage Capacity : 16 TB

Enclosure : Internal

Interface : SAS-12GBPS

Drive Dimensions : 3.5 Inch

Mtbf : 2.5 Million Hours


Interface Transfer Rate : 1200 MBPS

Sustained Transfer Rate : 250 MBPS

Average Latency : 4.16 MS

Buffer : 512 MB

Rotational Speed : 7200 RPM

The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives have become increasingly popular for their increasing use in high-end workstations and servers. These drives are employed in consumer desktops and modern servers for their speed and reliability. Enterprises have made the SAS hard drives their de-facto standard. Now, the 12Gbps speed throws the usefulness of these drives up a notch.

Most professional hosting providers now use SAS 12Gbps hard drives for data production. These drives have proven useful in high input/output operations and critical website functions. Users trust these drives because there is no risk of data loss, corruption, or downtime.

Faster Throughput

SAS 12Gbps drives read, write, and process data within split seconds. The latest 12Gbps disks use the latest RAID hardware technology to offer faster data transfer and recovery rates. They are perfect for sequential data, high workloads, and random IOPS alike.

This function allows them to be best suited for servers that have 100 percent duty cycles. They do not only work with desktops and PCs, but they can read/write data 24/7.

Higher Performance

SAS 12Gbps HDDs have received utmost attention in the market as a result of its high performance. These performance benefits allow it to be useful for a wide variety of applications. For instance, a SAS 12Gbps connection can support up to four wide lanes per connection.

Connecting JBOD with these SAS drives can support up to 1200MB/s. These high-performance drives do not only help handle large workloads; they also offer cost-effective expansion to an already robust system.

Also, each 12Gbps high-performance SAS drives can offer users a rotational speed of up to 15000 rpm.

They provide a great bandwidth enough to perform efficiently. The robust performance of SAS 12Gbps drives clearly a worthy investment for improved performance of servers and desktops. They provide very large amounts of storage options and a cost-effective choice for users.

Utmost Flexibility

The flexibility is one of the best benefits of SAS 12Gbps drives. These drives have configured flexibility, which allows them to work perfectly with several devices without modification or changes. Many of them feature a Universal Serial controller for seamless system support.

SAS 12Gbps hard drives can also be partitioned in a storage pool and assigned to servers for work-intensive applications. They are a perfect fit for server systems, including reservation systems, medical imaging, and more!

Only this range of SAS hard drives can provide users with the best worlds of flexibility. This way, allowing them to support use with other drives.

Increased Availability

12Gbps SAS-based storage systems have the benefit of dual-port capability. This allows them to provide a redundant path to the drives in case of controller failover. These drives also operate on separate point-to-point connections. That way, it is rare for drive connection loss to affect them.

SAS 12Gbps HDDs are built to handle the rigors of heavy workloads and enterprise use. They also safeguard data integrity, thanks to their ability to comprehensively verify data and correct errors.

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