Dell 161-BBVR 12GBPS Hard Disk
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161-BBVR Dell 20TB 7.2K Near Line SAS-12GBPS 512e Hot-plug New

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161-BBVR 20 Terabytes (TB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute(RPM) Near Line Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 512e 3.5 Inch Large Form Factor (LFF) Hot-plug Hard Disk Drive with Tray for Server | Made by Dell | Brand New 2 Years Warranty
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More Information

The Dell 161-BBVR is a 20 terabyte (TB) near line SAS hard drive with a rotational speed of 7,200 RPM. It has a 12 Gbps SAS interface and uses the 512e (512 byte emulation) format. This means that the hard drive is designed to be hot-swappable, meaning it can be replaced without shutting down the system it is installed in. Additionally, it has a 12Gbps SAS interface which provides a faster data transfer rate than the previous generation. This hard drive is intended for use in data storage systems where capacity and performance are needed.

t's also important to note that this drive is a 7.2K RPM drive which is optimized for bulk data storage and near-line storage applications where data is accessed less frequently than primary storage. This type of drive has a lower cost per GB compared to 15K or 10K drives and is suitable for archiving, backups, and cold data storage.

Drive Compatibility

The Dell 20TB 7.2K Near Line SAS-12GBPS hard disk drive (HDD) is compatible with Dell PowerEdge servers that support SAS-12Gbps hard drives and have a SAS interface. This drive is also compatible with systems that support the SAS-3 standard, which allows for faster data transfer speeds and improved performance.

It is important to check the compatibility list provided by Dell's website to ensure the drive is compatible with your specific Dell PowerEdge server model. The server's BIOS and RAID controller must also be compatible with the drive and the server must have the necessary power and cooling to support the additional storage capacity.

Hot-Plug & Reliability

The reliability of the Dell 20TB SAS-12GBPS hot-plug hard drive, like other hard drives, can depend on a variety of factors, such as the manufacturer, model, and usage conditions. Dell is a well-known and reputable manufacturer of hard drives, and their enterprise-level hard drives typically undergo extensive testing and quality control to ensure high levels of reliability.

However, it's important to note that all hard drives will eventually experience some level of failure, and larger capacity hard drives may have a higher risk of failure due to the larger number of storage platters and read-write heads. Additionally, it's important to note that the reliability of a hard drive can also depend on the usage conditions, such as the environment in which the drive is used and the level of vibration and shock it is exposed to.

The hot-plug feature, which allows for the drive to be inserted or removed from the system while it is running, can add some level of convenience and flexibility to the maintenance and upgrade of the system, but it also can add some extra risk to the hard drive, as the drive is more exposed to the environment and to the handling.

To ensure the best possible reliability, it's important to use the drive in an appropriate environment, and to use proper techniques when handling and installing the drive. Additionally, to ensure the best possible data protection, it's recommended to have a backup strategy in place and use RAID or other redundancy techniques.

Make sure the server's BIOS and RAID controller are compatible with the drive and that the server has the necessary power and cooling to support the additional storage capacity.

General Information about this Dell 161-BBVR
  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • Part Number or SKU# 161-BBVR
  • Product Type : Hard Disk Drive
  • Product Name : 20TB 7.2K RPM
Technical Information of 20TB 7.2K Hard Disk Drive
  • Storage Capacity: 20TB
  • Form Factor : 3.5inch
  • Interface : SAS-12GBPS
  • Features : Advanced Format 512e
  • Rotational Speed : 7200rpm
Performance Information for 20TB SAS Hard Drive
  • Rotational Speed : 7200rpm
  • External Transfer Rate : 1200mbps
Expansion & Connectivity
  • Interfaces : 1 X SAS 12 Gb/s
  • Compatible Bays : 1 X Hot-plug - 3.5inch

Dimension and Weight

  • Width : 4 Inch
  • Depth : 5.8 Inch
  • Height : 1 Inch
  • Weight : 1.52 Lbs


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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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