Dell 345-BCQU 400GB Solid State Drive
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345-BCQU Dell 400GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Hot-plug SSD Refurbished

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Part Number#: 345-BCQU
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345-BCQU 400 Gigabytes (GB) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Triple Level Cell (TLC) Write Intensive Bics Flash 2.5in PM6 Series With Tray Hot-plug Solid State Drive | for Server | Made by Dell | Refurbished
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Temperature Management Features

Temperature management is a crucial aspect of maintaining optimal performance and longevity of the Dell 345-BCQU 400GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Hot-plug SSD. Here are some temperature management features that are incorporated in the Dell 345-BCQU SSD:

  • Thermal Sensors: The Dell 345-BCQU SSD includes built-in thermal sensors that monitor the temperature of the drive. This allows the system to take necessary action in case the temperature of the drive exceeds a safe level.
  • Temperature Range: The Dell 345-BCQU SSD is designed to operate within a specific temperature range to ensure optimal performance and longevity. The recommended temperature range for the drive is 0°C to 60°C.
  • Cooling Solutions: In case the drive operates at high temperatures, additional cooling solutions such as heatsinks and fans may be required. These cooling solutions help to dissipate the heat generated by the SSD and prevent it from overheating.
  • Thermal Throttling: In case the SSD reaches a temperature threshold, it may enter thermal throttling mode, where the drive will reduce its performance to prevent further temperature rise. This feature ensures that the drive operates safely and does not exceed the recommended temperature range.
  • Power Management: The Dell 345-BCQU SSD has power management features that help reduce heat generated by the drive. For instance, the drive can reduce its power usage during periods of low activity, which helps to minimize heat generated by the drive.

By incorporating these temperature management features, Dell 345-BCQU 400GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Hot-plug SSD ensures that the drive operates within the recommended temperature range and is protected from overheating.

Best Practices for Deploying and Maintaining

When it comes to deploying and maintaining the Dell 345-BCQU 400GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Hot-plug SSD, there are several best practices that can help ensure optimal performance, longevity, and reliability.

  • Proper Installation: Ensure that the SSD is properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions, and that the host system is compatible with the drive.
  • Firmware Updates: Regularly check for firmware updates and apply them as needed to ensure that the SSD is operating with the latest software features and security patches.
  • Monitoring and Diagnostics: Regularly monitor the SSD's health status and performance to identify any potential issues early on. The Dell OpenManage software provides a range of monitoring and diagnostic tools to help with this.
  • Power Management: Configure the system's power management settings to optimize power usage and prolong the SSD's lifespan.
  • Temperature Management: Keep the SSD within the recommended temperature range to prevent overheating and ensure optimal performance. Use of cooling solutions may be necessary in some cases.
  • Backup and Recovery: Ensure that a proper backup and recovery plan is in place in case of data loss, corruption, or failure of the SSD.
  • Secure Erase: When disposing of the SSD or repurposing it, use secure erase or data destruction techniques to ensure that sensitive data is securely erased.
  • Proper Handling: When handling the SSD, avoid dropping or bumping it, and store it in a safe place to prevent physical damage.
  • Use Case Considerations: When selecting the Dell 345-BCQU SSD for a particular use case, ensure that it is appropriate for the workload and performance requirements.
  • Firmware and Driver Compatibility: Ensure that the firmware and drivers of the host system are compatible with the Dell 345-BCQU SSD to ensure optimal performance.
  • RAID Configuration: Proper RAID configuration can enhance the performance and reliability of the Dell 345-BCQU SSD. Ensure that the RAID controller is configured properly to provide the best performance and reliability.
  • Environmental Considerations: Ensure that the SSD is not exposed to excessive dust, moisture, or other environmental factors that could cause damage.
  • Periodic Maintenance: Regularly clean the SSD and its connectors, as well as check for any signs of wear and tear.
  • Update to the Latest SSD Management Software: Always ensure that the latest SSD management software is installed to enable optimal performance.
  • Follow the Manufacturer's Recommendations: Finally, always follow the manufacturer's recommendations for deployment and maintenance of the Dell 345-BCQU 400GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Hot-plug SSD. This will help ensure that the drive is used in accordance with its design and operational specifications, resulting in the best possible performance and longevity.

Comparing TLC vs MLC NAND Flash Technology

When it comes to NAND flash memory technology used in solid-state drives (SSDs), there are two main types: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) and Triple-Level Cell (TLC). The Dell 345-BCQU 400GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Hot-plug SSD uses TLC NAND flash technology. Let's compare TLC vs MLC NAND flash technology:

  • Technology: MLC uses two bits per cell to store data, while TLC uses three bits per cell. This means that TLC has a higher storage density, which translates to lower cost per gigabyte.
  • Endurance: MLC has higher endurance than TLC. This means that MLC can withstand more write cycles before wearing out. However, with the advancements in NAND flash technology, modern TLC NAND SSDs are still able to provide sufficient endurance for most enterprise use cases.
  • Performance: Both MLC and TLC SSDs have similar performance characteristics in terms of read and write speeds. However, MLC SSDs typically have better write performance than TLC SSDs.
  • Cost: TLC SSDs are generally less expensive than MLC SSDs due to their higher storage density.
  • Use Cases: MLC SSDs are typically used in high-performance enterprise applications that require higher endurance and faster write speeds, such as database servers and data analytics. On the other hand, TLC SSDs are used in more cost-sensitive applications that require high-capacity storage, such as content delivery networks (CDNs), media and entertainment storage and archiving.

General Information about this Dell 345-BCQU

  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • Part Number or SKU# 345-BCQU
  • Product Type: Solid State Drive
  • Interface: SAS 12GBPS

Technical information of Dell 400GB SSD

  • Capacity: 400GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5inch
  • Plug Type: Hot-plug
  • Lnterface Speed: 12GBPS
  • Nand Flash Memory Type: Bics Flash TLC

Performance for SAS 12GBPS solid state drive

  • Sequential Read: 2200 MBPS
  • Sequential Write: 1,450 MBPS
  • Random Read: 415k Iops
  • Random Write: 300k Iops
  • Mttf: 2,500,000 Hours
  • Min Terabytes Written : 7300 Tbw

Features of Hot-plug SSD

  • Write-intensive Endurance

Dimensions & Weight 2.5 Inch SSD

  • Height: 0.63 inch
  • Width: 3.10 inch
  • Depth: 5.45 inch
  • Weight: 1.50 lbs


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Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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