Product Overview of the Dell 345-BCSW 1.92TB SAS 12GBPS SDD
The Dell 345-BCSW Solid State Drive (SSD) is a high-performance storage solution designed for server environments. With a storage capacity of 1.92 Terabytes (TB) and a range of advanced features such as Self-Encrypting Fips 140-2, Vsas (Vendor Specific Asynchronous Signals) technology, Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, Triple Level Cell (TLC) technology, and 512e formatting, this SSD offers enhanced speed, security, and efficiency for server applications.
Storage Capacity: 1.92 Terabytes (TB)
The 1.92 TB storage capacity of the Dell 345-BCSW SSD provides ample space for storing large volumes of data. This capacity is well-suited for server applications that require substantial storage capabilities.
Self-Encrypting Fips 140-2 Security
Security is a critical aspect of data management, especially in server environments. The Self-Encrypting Fips 140-2 feature in this SSD ensures data security by employing encryption techniques that comply with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2. This helps safeguard sensitive information stored on the drive.
Vsas (Vendor Specific Asynchronous Signals) Technology
The inclusion of Vsas technology in the Dell 345-BCSW SSD provides advanced signal processing capabilities. These asynchronous signals optimize data transfer, potentially enhancing the drive's overall performance and reliability in various server scenarios.
Triple Level Cell (TLC) Technology
TLC technology utilized in this SSD allows each memory cell to store three bits of data, maximizing storage efficiency without compromising performance. This technology strikes a balance between capacity and speed, making it suitable for a range of server applications.
Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Interface
Equipped with a Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, this SSD offers high-speed data transfer rates of up to 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS). SAS interfaces are known for their reliability and performance, making them an ideal choice for enterprise-level servers that demand consistent and swift data access.
Advanced Format 512e
The SSD is designed with an Advanced Format of 512e, enhancing storage efficiency by using a larger physical sector size while presenting the drive to the system as having a 512-byte sector size. This feature optimizes compatibility with various systems and applications, ensuring seamless integration into diverse server setups.
Form Factor: 2.5 Inches
The Dell 345-BCSW SSD is designed in a compact 2.5-inch form factor, making it compatible with standard server drive bays. Its compact size allows for efficient utilization of space within server configurations, making it a versatile choice for various server setups.
Hot Plug Capabilities
The SSD supports hot-plug capabilities, enabling it to be inserted or removed from a server while it is operational. This feature allows for convenient maintenance and upgrades without disrupting the server's continuous operation.
Applications in Server Environments
The Dell 345-BCSW SSD caters to various server applications due to its robust features:
- Data-Intensive Applications: The high storage capacity and fast data transfer rates make it suitable for handling large datasets and data-intensive applications.
- Security-Sensitive Environments: The Self-Encrypting Fips 140-2 feature ensures compliance with security standards, making it suitable for industries dealing with sensitive data.
- Virtualization: It contributes to the efficient handling of multiple virtual machines by offering high-performance storage capabilities.
- Enterprise Applications: Email servers, file servers, and other enterprise-level applications can benefit from the reliability and security features offered by this SSD.
Compatibility and Interoperability
The Dell 345-BCSW 1.92TB self-encrypting FIPS 140-2 SAS solid state drive is designed to be compatible with a variety of server platforms, including Dell PowerEdge servers and other SAS-compatible servers.
The drive has a standard 2.5-inch form factor and uses an SAS 12Gbps interface, making it compatible with most SAS backplanes and host bus adapters. Additionally, it supports 512e sector sizes, which allows it to be used with both legacy and modern storage systems.
To ensure interoperability, it is recommended to check the server and storage system specifications and compatibility lists before installing the Dell 345-BCSW SAS solid-state drive. This can help to ensure that the drive is compatible with the system and that it will function optimally.
Furthermore, it is important to use the appropriate firmware and drivers for the SAS solid-state drive, which can be downloaded from the Dell website or provided by the server manufacturer. This helps to ensure proper operation and compatibility with the server and storage system.
Reliability and Data Security
The Dell 345-BCSW 1.92TB SAS solid state drive features advanced security measures to ensure data privacy and protection. It includes self-encrypting drive (SED) technology with FIPS 140-2 validation, which provides hardware-based encryption of data at rest to protect against unauthorized access in case the drive is stolen or lost.
SEDs utilize a controller chip that manages the encryption and decryption of data on the fly, without impacting the performance of the drive. The FIPS 140-2 validation means that the drive meets the requirements set forth by the US government for cryptographic modules, ensuring a high level of security and compliance.
The drive also includes advanced error correction and detection technologies, such as End-to-End Data Protection and Dynamic Thermal Guard, which monitor the health of the drive and prevent data corruption or loss due to unexpected power outages or other events.
In terms of reliability, the drive features a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of up to 2 million hours, indicating a high level of durability and longevity. Additionally, the drive includes a five-year limited warranty from Dell, further ensuring the reliability of the device.
General Information about this Dell 345-BCSW
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Model Number or SKU# 345-BCSW
- Type: Hot-Plug Solid State Drive
- Capacity: 1.92TB
- Form Factor: 2.5inch
- Interface Type: Sas
- Interface Speed: 12gbps
- Features: Mixed Use Endurance
- Data Security & Data Encryption Options: Sed
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In Summary, the Dell 345-BCSW 1.92 TB SAS SSD is a robust and efficient storage solution designed specifically for server environments. Its combination of features, including high storage capacity, security features, fast data transfer rates, and compatibility, makes it a valuable asset for various server applications.
This SSD enhances server performance, secures sensitive data, and meets the demands of modern enterprise systems. Whether integrated into data centers, virtualization environments, or other server applications, the Dell 345-BCSW SSD offers reliability and efficiency, contributing significantly to optimized server operations.
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