Capacity and Storage Options
Capacity and storage options refer to the amount of data that can be stored on a hard drive and the various storage configurations available.
The Dell 900GB 15K RPM SAS-12GBPS 4KN Hard Drive has a storage capacity of 900GB, making it suitable for applications that require a large amount of storage space.
In terms of storage options, the drive supports 4Kn sector format, which is a newer sector format that provides improved data protection and performance compared to traditional sector formats. The SAS-12GBPS interface provides fast data transfer speeds, making it ideal for demanding data storage and retrieval applications. The 4KN sector format and SAS-12GBPS interface provide reliable and efficient storage options for enterprise-level server systems.
Form Factor and Compatibility
Form factor refers to the physical size and shape of a hard drive. This is an important consideration when selecting a hard drive, as the form factor must match the available drive bay in the system.
The Dell 900GB 15K RPM SAS-12GBPS 4KN Hard Drive has a 2.5-inch form factor, which is a common size for internal hard drives used in enterprise-level server systems.
Compatibility refers to the ability of a hard drive to work with a specific computer system. When selecting a hard drive, it is important to ensure that the drive is compatible with the system and that the proper cables and connectors are used.
The Dell 900GB 15K RPM SAS-12GBPS 4KN Hard Drive is compatible with a wide range of server systems that support the SAS-12GBPS interface and 2.5-inch drive bays. The manufacturer provides detailed compatibility information on their website, and it is recommended to consult this information to ensure proper operation with a specific system.
Interface and Connectivity
The interface and connectivity of a hard drive refer to the way in which the drive connects to the computer system and transfers data.
The Dell 900GB 15K RPM SAS-12GBPS 4KN Hard Drive uses a SAS-12GBPS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface, which is a high-speed data transfer interface commonly used in enterprise-level server systems. The SAS-12GBPS interface provides fast and reliable data transfer speeds, making it ideal for demanding data storage and retrieval applications.
In terms of connectivity, the drive uses a 12GB/s SAS connector, which is compatible with a wide range of server systems that support the SAS-12GBPS interface. The manufacturer provides detailed compatibility information on their website, and it is recommended to consult this information to ensure proper operation with a specific system.
It is important to note that the SAS-12GBPS interface requires a SAS-compatible controller in the computer system, and that the proper cables and connectors must be used to ensure proper operation.
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Manufacturer Part Number: 1MV86
- Type: Hard Drive
- Sub-Type: SAS-12GBPS
- Capacity : 900GB
- Form Factor : 2.5inch
- Interface Type : SAS 12GBPS
- Features : Advanced Format 512n
- Drive Transfer Rate : 1200 MBPS (external)
- Spindle Speed : 15K RPM
EXPANSION / CONNECTIVITY
- Interfaces : 1 X Serial Attached Scsi 3
- Compatible Bays : 1 X Hot-plug - 2.5inch
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The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives have become increasingly popular for their increasing use in high-end workstations and servers. These drives are employed in consumer desktops and modern servers for their speed and reliability. Enterprises have made the SAS hard drives their de-facto standard. Now, the 12Gbps speed throws the usefulness of these drives up a notch.
Most professional hosting providers now use SAS 12Gbps hard drives for data production. These drives have proven useful in high input/output operations and critical website functions. Users trust these drives because there is no risk of data loss, corruption, or downtime.
SAS 12Gbps drives read, write, and process data within split seconds. The latest 12Gbps disks use the latest RAID hardware technology to offer faster data transfer and recovery rates. They are perfect for sequential data, high workloads, and random IOPS alike.
This function allows them to be best suited for servers that have 100 percent duty cycles. They do not only work with desktops and PCs, but they can read/write data 24/7.
SAS 12Gbps HDDs have received utmost attention in the market as a result of its high performance. These performance benefits allow it to be useful for a wide variety of applications. For instance, a SAS 12Gbps connection can support up to four wide lanes per connection.
Connecting JBOD with these SAS drives can support up to 1200MB/s. These high-performance drives do not only help handle large workloads; they also offer cost-effective expansion to an already robust system.
Also, each 12Gbps high-performance SAS drives can offer users a rotational speed of up to 15000 rpm.
They provide a great bandwidth enough to perform efficiently. The robust performance of SAS 12Gbps drives clearly a worthy investment for improved performance of servers and desktops. They provide very large amounts of storage options and a cost-effective choice for users.
The flexibility is one of the best benefits of SAS 12Gbps drives. These drives have configured flexibility, which allows them to work perfectly with several devices without modification or changes. Many of them feature a Universal Serial controller for seamless system support.
SAS 12Gbps hard drives can also be partitioned in a storage pool and assigned to servers for work-intensive applications. They are a perfect fit for server systems, including reservation systems, medical imaging, and more!
Only this range of SAS hard drives can provide users with the best worlds of flexibility. This way, allowing them to support use with other drives.
12Gbps SAS-based storage systems have the benefit of dual-port capability. This allows them to provide a redundant path to the drives in case of controller failover. These drives also operate on separate point-to-point connections. That way, it is rare for drive connection loss to affect them.SAS 12Gbps HDDs are built to handle the rigors of heavy workloads and enterprise use. They also safeguard data integrity, thanks to their ability to comprehensively verify data and correct errors.
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