Overview of the 0252H Dell 600GB HDDD
In the realm of server storage solutions, the DELL 0252H 600GB Hard Disk Drive stands out as a powerful and reliable option. Designed to meet the demanding requirements of modern servers, this drive boasts impressive specifications, including 15000 RPM, Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, and a Small Form Factor (SFF) design. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key features, benefits, and technical aspects of the DELL 0252H, shedding light on why it is a preferred choice for server environments.
The DELL 0252H comes with a substantial storage capacity of 600 gigabytes. This allows servers to store large amounts of data, making it suitable for applications that demand high storage space.
High Rotation Speed: 15000 RPM
One of the standout features of this hard disk drive is its high rotation speed of 15000 revolutions per minute (RPM). This attribute significantly enhances data access and transfer speeds, contributing to improved overall server performance.
Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Interface
The DELL 0252H utilizes the Serial-Attached SCSI interface, a high-performance and reliable technology commonly employed in enterprise environments. SAS ensures fast and efficient data transfer between the hard disk drive and the server, making it ideal for demanding applications.
Gigabits Per Second (12GBPS) Data Transfer Rate
With a Gigabits Per Second (Gbps) data transfer rate of 12Gbps, the DELL 0252H ensures swift and seamless data transmission. This high-speed connectivity is crucial for applications that require real-time access to data, such as databases and virtualization.
Small Form Factor (SFF)
The Small Form Factor design of the DELL 0252H is tailored to fit into compact server configurations. This is especially advantageous in environments where space optimization is a priority. The SFF design allows for more efficient use of server chassis and facilitates better airflow, contributing to overall system stability.
The 512N format refers to the drive's sector size, indicating that it uses a 512-byte native format. This format is widely supported and compatible with various operating systems and applications, ensuring seamless integration into diverse server environments.
2.5-Inch Form Factor
The 2.5-inch form factor is a standard size for enterprise-grade hard disk drives. This size is well-suited for servers, as it allows for higher storage density within the server chassis, enabling organizations to maximize their storage capacity without compromising on space.
The DELL 0252H has a compact form factor, measuring 2.5 inches in size. This makes it suitable for servers with limited space and allows for more efficient server configurations.
Data Transfer Rates
The drive boasts an impressive data transfer rate of 12 gigabits per second. This high-speed connectivity ensures that data can be rapidly read from and written to the drive, meeting the demands of data-intensive applications.
The 15000 RPM rotation speed is a key technical specification that directly influences the drive's performance. Higher RPM values translate to faster data access times, making the DELL 0252H well-suited for applications requiring quick response times.
The SAS interface type is a critical factor in the drive's compatibility and performance. SAS is known for its reliability and scalability, making it a preferred choice in enterprise server environments.
Applications and Use Cases
The DELL 0252H is specifically designed for enterprise server environments. Its high capacity, fast data transfer rates, and SAS interface make it an ideal choice for applications that demand robust storage solutions.
Database servers require high-speed storage to handle large volumes of data transactions efficiently. The DELL 0252H, with its 15000 RPM and 12Gbps data transfer rate, is well-suited for database applications that demand quick access to information.
In virtualized environments, storage performance is crucial for ensuring the smooth operation of virtual machines. The DELL 0252H's high rotation speed and SAS interface make it suitable for virtualization scenarios where rapid data access is essential.
Data centers, with their emphasis on efficiency and space optimization, can benefit from the compact SFF design of the DELL 0252H. Its 2.5-inch form factor allows for higher storage density within server racks.
Benefits of Choosing DELL 0252H
Performance and Reliability
The 0252H Dell 600GB 15K RPM SAS-12GBPS 512N SFF Hard Disk Drive is a high-performance hard drive designed for use in enterprise-level servers and storage systems. The key performance indicators of this drive are its storage capacity, data transfer rate, spindle speed, interface, and form factor.
Storage capacity: With a storage capacity of 600GB, this drive is suitable for applications that require a large amount of storage, such as databases, virtualization environments, or large file storage.
Data transfer rate: The data transfer rate of 12GBPS SAS interface is quite fast. This means that the drive can transfer data quickly to and from the host system, which is useful for applications that require fast data access.
Spindle speed: The spindle speed of 15K RPM is considered high-performance and it's one of the highest among hard drives. This allows the drive to quickly access stored data, which is suitable for use in applications that require quick data access, such as databases or virtualization environments.
Interface: The drive uses the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface which is a high-speed data transfer protocol that is commonly used in enterprise-level servers and storage systems.
Form factor: The drive has a small form factor (SFF) which makes it suitable for use in servers and storage systems that have limited space.
The Small Form Factor (SFF) and 2.5-inch form factor contribute to space efficiency, allowing organizations to maximize their storage capacity within limited server chassis space.
The 512N format and SAS interface enhance compatibility, ensuring seamless integration into various server architectures and operating systems.
The 0252H Dell 600GB 15K RPM SAS-12GBPS 512N SFF Hard Disk Drive is designed to be scalable, which means that it can be easily upgraded or expanded to meet the growing storage needs of your organization.
One of the ways in which this drive can be scaled is through the use of RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) technology. RAID allows multiple hard drives to be combined into a single logical drive, providing increased storage capacity and improved data redundancy. This means that you can add additional hard drives to your server or storage system to increase the overall storage capacity.
Another way in which this drive can be scaled is through the use of a storage area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS) device. These devices allow multiple servers and storage systems to be connected together, providing increased storage capacity and improved data sharing capabilities.
Additionally, the drive has a small form factor (SFF) which makes it suitable for use in servers and storage systems that have limited space, and it can be used in external storage systems that can be connected to the server through SAS interface, this allows you to add more storage to your system easily.
General Information about the Dell 0252H
- Brand Name: Dell
- Model Number or SKU# 0252H
- Product Type: Hard Drive
- HDD Type: SAS-12GBPS
- Device Type: Hot-plug hard drive
- Drive Capacity: 600GB
- Form Factor: 2.5 inch
- Interface Type: SAS 12GB/s
- Features: Advanced format 512n
- Data Transfer Rate: 1.2 Gbps (external)
- Spindle Speed: 15000 RPM
- Dell Part Number: 400-AULH
- Product Line: Hard Drive with Tray
Expansion & Connectivity
- Interfaces: 1 x SAS 12GB/s
- Compatible Bays: 1 x Hot-plug - 2.5 inchPowerEdge C6420
- PowerEdge R640
- PowerEdge R740
- PowerEdge R740xd
- PowerEdge R440
- Compatible with the following Dell server models:
Finally, the DELL 0252H stands out as a robust and high-performance hard disk drive tailored for server applications. Its combination of a sizable 600GB storage capacity, rapid 15000 RPM rotational speed, reliable SAS interface, high data transfer speed of 12GBPS, compact 2.5-inch SFF form factor, and standard 512N sector size makes it a compelling choice for enterprises seeking efficient and dependable storage solutions for their servers. As technology continues to advance, the DELL 0252H exemplifies the commitment to meeting the evolving needs of data-intensive server environments.
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