The 400-AYIL Dell 2.4TB 10K RPM SAS-12GBPS 512E 2.5Inch In 3.5Inch Hybrid Carrier Form Factor Hot-Plug Hard Drive With Hybrid Tray For 14G Poweredge Server is a high-performance hard drive designed for use with Dell PowerEdge servers. In this article, we will explain in detail what each of these terms means and how they relate to the overall performance of the hard drive.
Dell 2.4TB 10K RPM SAS-12GBPS
The first part of the hard drive's name, "Dell 2.4TB 10K RPM SAS-12GBPS," describes some of the most important specifications of the drive. "2.4TB" refers to the amount of storage capacity provided by the drive, which is quite significant and should be sufficient for most server applications. "10K RPM" describes the rotational speed of the drive, which is how fast the platters inside the drive spin. A higher RPM generally means faster read and write speeds, which is important for a server that needs to access data quickly. Finally, "SAS-12GBPS" refers to the interface used by the drive to communicate with the server. SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) is a high-performance interface that can handle large amounts of data, and 12GBPS is the maximum speed supported by the interface.
The next part of the hard drive's name, "512E," describes the sector size used by the drive. A sector is the smallest unit of data that can be read or written to a hard drive. In older hard drives, the sector size was typically 512 bytes, but newer drives like the 400-AYIL Dell use a larger sector size of 4KB (4096 bytes). However, to maintain compatibility with older systems, the drive presents itself as having a sector size of 512 bytes through a process known as emulation. This is what the "512E" designation means – it tells us that the drive uses 512-byte emulation to maintain compatibility with older systems.
2.5Inch In 3.5Inch Hybrid Carrier Form Factor
The next part of the hard drive's name, "2.5Inch In 3.5Inch Hybrid Carrier Form Factor," describes the physical size and shape of the drive. The 2.5-inch form factor is a common size for laptop hard drives, while the 3.5-inch form factor is more commonly used for desktop hard drives. The "hybrid carrier" form factor used by this drive is a combination of the two – it allows the 2.5-inch drive to fit into a 3.5-inch drive bay by using a special carrier that surrounds the smaller drive. This is useful for servers that have limited space for storage drives.
Hot-Plug Hard Drive With Hybrid Tray
The next part of the hard drive's name, "Hot-Plug Hard Drive With Hybrid Tray," describes the way in which the drive can be installed and removed from the server. "Hot-plug" refers to the ability to add or remove the drive while the server is running, without having to power down the server first. This is important for servers that need to have high availability – if a drive fails, it can be replaced without having to bring the server offline. The "hybrid tray" refers to the carrier mentioned earlier – it is designed to be easy to install and remove, and can be used with both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives.
General Information about the Dell 400-AYIL
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 400-AYIL
- Product Type: Hard Disk Drive
- Product Name: 2.4TB 10K RPM SAS 12GBPS
- Storage Capacity: 2.4 TB
- Form Factor : 2.5 Inch(In 3.5inch Hybrid Carrier)
- Interface : SAS-12GBPS
- Features : Advanced Format 512E
- Rotational Speed : 10K RPM
- External Transfer Rate : 1200 MBPS
- Interfaces : 1 X SAS 12GB/S
Dimension and Weight
- Width : 2.8 Inch
- Depth : 3.9 Inch
- Height : 0.6 Inch
- Weight : 0.50 lbs
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There is nothing better than getting a balance between performance, affordability, and quality. This balance is what clients tend to get with the hard drive hybrid tray. These devices make it easy to mount either 2.5- or 3.5-inch hard disk drives within high-end servers or desktop computers.
The hard drive hybrid tray perfectly fits the bay where users will normally have their optical drives located. With this, users can easily exchange the optical drives with the HDD hybrid tray. Doing this allows your server or desktop computer to recognize the second drive as a secondary storage disk.
Hard drive hybrid trays help users to expand their system storage capacity without any hassle whatsoever. Using the HDD hybrid tray, installing new hard disk drives helps create a great storage model for files, programs, and movies.
Hard Drive Hybrid Tray Caddy for Improved Protection
Purchasing these models of HDD hybrid trays for laptops, desktop computers, or servers ensure maximum protection. The guarantee that the hard disk remains sheltered, dirt free, and present in the right place at all times.
There is a wide range of options with a full-size frame that secures users' hard disk drives in place. The frame of these tray caddies absorbs the vibration from the system, thereby minimizing noise. With this feature, users can easily employ the use of HDD hybrid trays in a quiet work environment.
Versatile Hybrid Tray for Safe Installation
Despite the tremendous growth rate of hard disk drives, there are HDD hybrid trays that will fit their needs. Users will find hard drive hybrid trays that allow the installation of a wide range of hard drive types, including SAS-12Gbps, SAS-6Gbps, and SATA-6Gbps.
They are versatile options that are also very helpful to Firewire and eSATA interfaces. These trays act correctly as the control source for installing extra hard drive components and ports for improved data transport.
Installing them is relatively straightforward. Many of the options available come with built-in lock screws for easy installation of second drives. Their anti-static surface also throws installation up a significant notch.
There is always a compatible converter for each desktop computer or server. This ensures that users with systems that use SATA or SAS hard drives can also benefit from a secure and reliable connection.
Some hard drive hybrid tray models are also equipped with pre-fab mounting holes. These mounting holes help to hold previously existing mounting equipment securely. When these mounting equipment are held securely, users can easily build on an extra hard drive component's improved storage capabilities.
Reliable and Consistent Performance
There SATA and SAS hard drive hybrid trays available to fit into the expanded memory market. Users will find hard drive hybrid trays that support the 6Gbps interface. That way, it leverages the interface to offer the best level of performance. These HDD hybrid trays come with designs that allow them to handle a wide range of several operations effectively. You can trust them, regardless of the intensity of your work.
SATA and SAS hard drive hybrid trays ensure a better installation of the drives within this range. That way, users can carry out effective server virtualization, high-performance computing, and data analytics. HDD hybrid trays have steady performance specifications, helping them to do several activities sequentially.
Also, there are SAS 12GBPS hard drive hybrid trays. These drive trays come with form factors that fit 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches hard drives. They come with a multi-path connection that provides room for failover redundancy. With these devices, users can be sure that there will be no single point of failure.
Furthermore, they feature advanced error-control that ensures a secure high-level connection. There is also an error technology combination that helps to protect users' previously installed hard drive components.
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