Cisco A9K-SAM-2TB Networking Enclosure Storage Array Chassis
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A9K-SAM-2TB Cisco 2TB PCI Express Flash Accelerator Solid Refurbished

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A9K-SAM-2TB Cisco 2TB PCI Express Flash Accelerator Solid State Drive Module (SSD) for ASR 9000. Refurbished.

Interface Types of This Product: Storage Array Chassis

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We are providing specifications below to explain why you should consider purchasing the Cisco Chassis Storage Array Enclosure, including a general overview, performance specifications, relevant images, media files, and technical information about the A9K-SAM-2TB compatibility.

Introduction to the A9K-SAM-2TB Cisco SSD Module

The A9K-SAM-2TB Cisco SSD Module is a high-performance solid-state drive module designed for use in Cisco ASR 9000 routers. The module is designed to provide additional storage capacity and improve system performance through the use of PCI Express flash accelerator technology.

Solid-state drives are becoming increasingly popular in networking equipment due to their improved reliability, speed, and lower power consumption compared to traditional hard disk drives. The A9K-SAM-2TB module is an example of a solid-state drive that is specifically designed for use in networking equipment to meet the demanding performance requirements of today's high-speed data networks. With a storage capacity of 2TB, the A9K-SAM-2TB module can provide ample space for storing critical system data, logs, and other types of content.

In the following sections, we will discuss the technical specifications, features, and benefits of the A9K-SAM-2TB Cisco SSD Module, as well as its installation and configuration process and how to troubleshoot common issues that may arise during its use.

Overview of PCI Express Flash Accelerator Technology

PCI Express Flash Accelerator technology is a high-performance storage solution that uses flash memory and a PCI Express interface to provide faster access to data compared to traditional storage technologies. The technology is designed to provide high-speed, low-latency access to data for applications that require fast and efficient data access.

PCI Express flash accelerators come in a variety of form factors and capacities, ranging from small plug-in modules to full-length cards with multiple flash chips. They typically use NAND flash memory, which is non-volatile and can retain data even when power is removed.

One of the key benefits of PCI Express flash accelerators is their low latency. Since data can be accessed directly from the flash memory via the PCI Express interface, access times are significantly faster compared to traditional hard disk drives. This makes them ideal for applications that require high-speed data access, such as databases, virtualization, and high-performance computing.

PCI Express flash accelerators also offer improved reliability and durability compared to traditional hard disk drives, as they have no moving parts that can fail. They are also more energy-efficient and generate less heat, which can help reduce cooling requirements and lower overall energy consumption.

Benefits of Using Solid State Drives in Networking Equipment

There are several benefits to using solid-state drives (SSDs) in networking equipment like the A9K-SAM-2TB Cisco SSD Module, including:

  • Faster performance: SSDs are faster than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), as they have no moving parts and can access data more quickly. This can help improve the performance of networking equipment, such as routers and switches, which rely on fast data access to process and route packets.
  • Lower latency: SSDs have lower latency than HDDs, which can help reduce the time it takes for data to be accessed and processed. This can help improve the responsiveness of networking equipment, which can be critical in high-speed networks.
  • Higher durability and reliability: SSDs are more durable and reliable than HDDs, as they have no moving parts that can fail. This makes them more resistant to shock and vibration, and less likely to suffer from mechanical failure.
  • Lower power consumption: SSDs consume less power than HDDs, which can help reduce the overall energy consumption of networking equipment. This can help lower energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of data centers and other networking facilities.
  • Quieter operation: SSDs produce less noise than HDDs, as they have no spinning disks or moving parts. This can help reduce the overall noise level in networking equipment rooms and make them more comfortable for technicians and other personnel.

Overall, using SSDs in networking equipment can help improve performance, reduce energy consumption and noise, and increase durability and reliability, making them an attractive option for high-speed data networks like those found in modern data centers and other networking facilities.

Key Feature about this Cisco A9K-SAM-2TB

  • Cisco A9K-SAM-2TB 2TB PCI Express Flash Accelerator Solid State Drive Module for ASR 9000
  • Manufacturer Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# A9K-SAM-2TB
  • Type Cisco ASR 9000 Module, ASR9000 AVSM SAM CACHE

Chassis compatibility of Cisco Module

  • Cisco ASR 9000 Series

Technical Specifications

  • Capacity: 2TB
  • Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
  • Form factor: Half-height, half-length (HHHL)
  • NAND Flash Type: 3D NAND TLC
  • Endurance: 3 Drive Writes per Day (DWPD) for 5 years
  • Sequential Read Performance: Up to 3.2 GB/s
  • Sequential Write Performance: Up to 2.2 GB/s
  • Random Read Performance (4KB): Up to 320,000 IOPS
  • Random Write Performance (4KB): Up to 100,000 IOPS
  • MTBF: 2 million hours

Dimension and Weight

  • Height: 1.4 Inch
  • Width: 6.41 Inch
  • Depth: 7.35 Inch
  • Weight: 1.33 lbs

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Storageworks Modular Smart Array

In today's interconnected world, technology has to play a significant role. Thus, the powerful asset that brings the enhanced productivity, efficiency, and availability of data at fingertips are every other tech-savvy's needs—one such essential and adaptive infrastructure that safeguards and promotes a business in the storage solution. Hence, ALLHDD has brought you the Storageworks modular smart array, an award-winning solution to storage enclosure problems.

Modular Smart Arrays are Reliable!

Modular Smart Array (MSA) comes in multiple variants, including the MSA 1000, MSA 500, and MSA 30. Each one adapts and grows with your IT platform with the smart array technology. This modular smart array allows the MSA-equipped tech-savvies to "hot add" the drives, servers, and disk enclosures. This way, the industrialists and organizations will have improved storage efficiency and a streamlined approach towards management costs.

How to choose between MSA30, MSA500, and MSA1000?

Considering the StorageWorks modular smart array 30 (MSA30), high performance and additional storage problems will be sorted out in no time. MSA30 is an external storage enclosure that not only provides optimized performance, extraordinary scalability, and utmost performance.

MSA 500 (StorageWorks smart array 500) would choose everyone dealing with the industry-leading technology, configuration, and management tools. This standard smart array configuration serves as a 2TB storage solution with the 4-node shared storage and system.

MSA1000 is an entry-level SAN smart array with a fiber channel connection. It can deal with the LAN free backup, node clustering, and more but reduces the overall expenses for servers and storage.

Why Buy From Allhdd?

ALLHDD has brought a wide range of modular smart arrays in the following subcategories to let you choose what you want! Choose the desired MSA from the following list: 2U, Fibre Channel, Rack Mount, Rack Mountable, SAS, SATA, SCSI, SAS-SATA, and Chassis. Find the right option for your needs, order, and enjoy free US ground shipping.

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