Dell 3397M 480GB Solid State Drive
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Dell 3397M 480GB SSD SATA 6GBPS Read Intensive TLC Hot Swap New

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3397M 480 Gigabytes(GB) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Read Intensive Triple Level Cell (TLC) 2.5in Hot Swap Solid State Drive With Tray for Server | Made by Dell | Brand New
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Product overview for the Dell 3397M

In the fast-paced world of technology, the demand for efficient and high-performing storage solutions is ever-growing. One such solution that has gained prominence is the Dell 3397M 480GB SATA 6GBPS Read Intensive Triple Level Cell (TLC) 2.5in Hot Swap Solid State Drive (SSD) With Tray designed specifically for servers. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the various aspects of this storage device, exploring its features, benefits, and how it can enhance server performance.

Understanding the Basics

Overview of Dell 3397M

The Dell 3397M 480GB Solid State Drive, a type of storage device that uses NAND-based flash memory to store data persistently. Unlike traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), SSDs offer faster read and write speeds, making them ideal for applications where performance is crucial, such as server environments.

Capacity: 480GB

The 480GB capacity of the Dell 3397M indicates the amount of data the drive can store. This capacity is suitable for various server applications, striking a balance between performance and storage space.

SATA 6GBPS Interface

The SATA 6GBPS interface ensures that the drive can communicate with the server at high speeds. This interface standard is widely adopted and provides compatibility with a range of server configurations.

Read Intensive TLC Technology

The use of Triple Level Cell (TLC) technology in the Dell 3397M signifies its focus on read-intensive workloads. TLC NAND flash memory allows for cost-effective storage solutions without compromising on performance.

2.5in Form Factor

The 2.5in form factor of the Dell 3397M makes it suitable for server deployments. This compact size ensures compatibility with standard server drive bays, making it easy to integrate into existing systems.

Hot Swap Capability

The hot swap capability of this SSD means that it can be replaced or removed without shutting down the server. This feature is particularly advantageous in environments where uninterrupted service is critical.

Key Features and Benefits Enhanced Performance

The Dell 3397M SSD is engineered for read-intensive workloads, providing enhanced performance compared to traditional HDDs. This is especially crucial in server environments where quick access to data is essential for optimal functioning.

Reliability and Durability

Solid State Drives, by nature, are more reliable and durable than their HDD counterparts. With no moving parts, SSDs are less prone to mechanical failures, ensuring a longer lifespan and reduced risk of data loss.

Cost-Effective Storage Solution

The use of TLC NAND technology allows the Dell 3397M to offer a cost-effective storage solution without compromising on performance. This makes it an attractive option for businesses looking to optimize their storage infrastructure without breaking the bank.

Seamless Integration

The 2.5in form factor and hot swap capability of the Dell 3397M contribute to its seamless integration into server environments. IT administrators can easily incorporate the SSD into existing setups, facilitating upgrades and replacements without downtime.

Performance Metrics and Benchmarking Read and Write Speeds

One of the primary advantages of the Dell 3397M is its impressive read and write speeds. Through rigorous benchmarking, the drive has demonstrated consistent and high-performance levels, making it suitable for data-intensive applications.

Workload Optimization

Designed for read-intensive workloads, the Dell 3397M excels in scenarios where rapid data access is paramount. This makes it a suitable choice for applications such as database servers, content delivery networks, and virtualization environments.

Compatibility and System Requirements

Server Compatibility

The Dell 3397M is designed to be compatible with a wide range of server configurations. Whether used in standalone servers or as part of a larger storage infrastructure, this SSD can seamlessly integrate into various environments.

System Requirements

Before integrating the Dell 3397M into a server system, it's essential to verify system requirements. This includes checking compatibility with the server's SATA interface, available drive bays, and any specific requirements outlined in the product documentation.

Security Features Data Encryption

Security is a paramount concern in server environments. The Dell 3397M includes features such as data encryption to safeguard sensitive information. This ensures that data stored on the SSD is protected from unauthorized access.

Secure Erase Functionality

In scenarios where the SSD needs to be decommissioned or repurposed, the secure erase functionality allows for the secure deletion of data, preventing potential data breaches. This feature aligns with industry best practices for data security and privacy.

General Information about the Dell 3397M

  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • Model Number or SKU# 3397M
  • Type: Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Product Type: SATA 6GBPS

Technical Information for the 480GB SATA 6GBPS SSD

  • Storage Capacity: 480 GB
  • Interface Type: SATA-6Gbps
  • Features: Read-Intensive Endurance
  • Drive Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps (external)
  • Form Factor: 2.5 Inch 7mm


  • Data Transfer Rate Details (Serial ATA): 600 Mb/s
  • Drive Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps (external)
  • Internal Data Rate: 555 Mb/s (read) / 530 Mb/s (write)
  • Sequential Read: 555 Mb/s
  • Sequential Write: 530 Mb/s
  • Random Read: 96k IOPS
  • Random Write: 35k IOPS
Compatibility of Dell 840GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

With the following systems:

  • PowerEdge R640
  • PowerEdge R740
  • PowerEdge R940
  • PowerEdge R740xd
  • PowerEdge C6420
  • PowerEdge R440
  • PowerEdge R6415
  • PowerEdge R7415
  • PowerEdge R7425
  • PowerEdge R840
  • PowerEdge R940xa
  • PowerEdge R340
  • PowerEdge R7515
  • PowerEdge R7525

Finally, the Dell 3397M 480GB SATA 6GBPS Read Intensive Triple Level Cell (TLC) 2.5in Hot Swap Solid State Drive With Tray for Server stands out as a reliable and high-performing storage solution for server environments. With its focus on read-intensive workloads, cost-effective TLC technology, and user-friendly features like hot swap capability, this SSD addresses the evolving needs of businesses relying on efficient data storage. As technology continues to advance, the Dell 3397M remains a testament to Dell's commitment to delivering innovative and reliable solutions for the ever-expanding demands of the digital landscape.

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