Dell 3V42G Controller SAS-SATA PCI-E
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3V42G Dell Perc H730p 8 Channel PCI-E 3.0 SAS 12GBPS SATA Bulk

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3V42G Perc H730p 8 Channel Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS)12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6GBPS Mini Mono Raid Controller with 2 Gigabyte(GB) Non Volatile (NV) Flash Backed Cache | Made by Dell | New Bulk Pack
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Product Details of 3V42G Dell Perc H730p 8 Channel PCI-E 3.0

Dell 3V42G Perc H730p is a mini mono RAID controller that is designed for small to medium-sized businesses. This RAID controller has eight channels and supports both SAS and SATA drives. It also supports the PCI-E 3.0 interface, which provides faster data transfer rates. In this article, we will provide a detailed explanation of the Dell 3V42G Perc H730p mini mono RAID controller.

RAID Controller

A RAID controller is a device that manages a RAID (redundant array of independent disks) system. RAID is a technology that allows multiple hard drives to work together to provide better performance, increased capacity, and improved data protection. The RAID controller manages the RAID system by controlling how data is read and written to the hard drives.


The Dell 3V42G Perc H730p mini mono RAID controller has eight channels. A channel is a pathway that allows data to be transferred between the RAID controller and the hard drives. Having multiple channels allows for better performance and improved data transfer rates.


The Dell 3V42G Perc H730p mini mono RAID controller supports both SAS (serial attached SCSI) and SATA (serial ATA) drives. SAS drives are typically used in enterprise-level environments and provide faster data transfer rates than SATA drives. SATA drives are commonly used in desktops and laptops.

PCI-E 3.0

The Dell 3V42G Perc H730p mini mono RAID controller supports the PCI-E 3.0 interface. PCI-E (peripheral component interconnect express) is a high-speed interface that provides faster data transfer rates than other interfaces such as PCI and AGP. The PCI-E 3.0 interface provides a maximum data transfer rate of 8 gigatransfers per second (GT/s).

Data Transfer Rates

The Dell 3V42G Perc H730p mini mono RAID controller supports SAS drives with a data transfer rate of 12 gigabits per second (Gbps) and SATA drives with a data transfer rate of 6 Gbps. The higher data transfer rate of SAS drives allows for faster data access and improved system performance.

Mini Mono Form Factor

The Dell 3V42G Perc H730p mini mono RAID controller has a mini mono form factor. The mini mono form factor is a smaller version of the standard mono form factor, which is used for server motherboards. The mini mono form factor is designed for use in small to medium-sized businesses and provides a compact, space-saving solution.

RAID Levels

The Dell 3V42G Perc H730p mini mono RAID controller supports several RAID levels. RAID 0 provides improved performance by striping data across multiple hard drives. RAID 1 provides improved data protection by mirroring data across multiple hard drives. RAID 5 provides both improved performance and data protection by striping data across multiple hard drives with parity information. RAID 6 provides even greater data protection by striping data across multiple hard drives with dual parity information.

Management Tools

The Dell 3V42G Perc H730p mini mono RAID controller comes with management tools that allow for easy configuration and monitoring of the RAID system. The management tools provide a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows for easy configuration of the RAID system, as well as real-time monitoring of system performance and status.

Summary, the Dell 3V42G Perc H730p mini mono RAID controller is a compact and powerful RAID controller that is designed for small to medium-sized businesses. It supports both SAS and SATA drives, has eight channels, and supports the PCI-E 3.0 interface for faster data transfer rates.

General Information about the Dell 3V42G

  • Brand: Dell
  • Part Number or SKU# 3V42G
  • Type: Controller
  • Sub-Type: SAS-SATA

Technical Information

  • Device Type : Storage Controller (Raid) - Plug-In Card
  • Bus Type : PCIE 3.0 X8
  • Interface : SATA 6GB/S / SAS 12GB/S
  • Data Transfer Rate : 1.2 GBPS
  • Buffer Size : 2GB
  • Supported Devices : Disk Array (Raid)
  • Channel Qty : 8
  • Max Storage Devices Qty : 255
  • Raid Level : Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 5, Raid 6, Raid 10, Raid 50, Raid 60
  • System Requirements : Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Sp4, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Sp3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
  • Designed For : Poweredge R430, R530, R630, R730, R730xd

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SAS controllers facilitate the use of SATA drives to increase the storage capacity with extreme ease. You can get the best SAS SATA controllers here on Our SAS SATA controllers are some of the best you can find around at the best prices.

SATA is the acronym for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment while the SCSI, nicknamed Scuzzy, is short for Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface.

SATA and SAS connectors help link up your computer components, including media and hard drives to the system's motherboard. SATA drives are more affordable and used for personal computing while fast and reliable SAS drives are the best fit for servers.

On the other hand, SAS controllers work flawlessly on SATA hard drives because both share identical infrastructure and possess related characteristics.

If you'd prefer speed over space, then a SAS-based hard drive is your best bet. However, SATA drives on the other hand, while lagging in terms of speed have a much larger storage capacity.

Data Transfer Speed

Throughput is the volume of data that a drive can move, process, or read and write in a specific amount of time. The drive's throughput is usually tested to measure its speed.

The Input/output operations per second (IOPS) may also be measured. However, the IOPS and throughput outcomes usually imply the same things about the drive.

While the SAS drives boast higher throughput than SATA drives; there are fewer general delays. But there is some overlap between the more high-speed SATA drives and slower SAS drives. On, you can shop some of the best SAS SATA controllers from well-known brands across the world.

While a handful of factors affect the drive's performance, the major factor affecting throughput is the revolution per minute (rpm). Consequently, the higher the rpm, the higher the drive's throughput.

The speed variation is most notable when dealing with large files. A SAS drive boasting 15000 rpm will most likely read and write a 1TB file faster than a SATA drive with 7200 rpm.

Most SATA-based drives' usual speed ranges from 5400 rpm to 7200 rpm, and most SAS-based drives run between 7200 rpm and 15000 rpm.

SAS-SATA Controllers on

While you can count on both quality and affordability, we also bring you a wide range of SAS SATA controllers to cater to your storage needs. SAS and SATA's notable difference is that SAS is developed to endure 24/7 performance in firms, including data centers. Choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers including 24 Port, PERC H830, Expander Card, PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC 5, Host Bus Adapter, Equallogic, PERC H710, 4 Port, 1-Port, 8 Port, PERC H700, PERC H800, Smart Array, Serveraid, PERC H740, Raid Controller, PCI-E, 12 Port, Controller Card, and16 Port.

You can use a SATA drive for servers just as you would use a SAS drive. However, the SATA drive would deliver a slower performance and a higher probability of failing or hinting at a failure. This laxity could prove expensive to firms that depend on such drives.

A SAS drive has a mean time between failures (MTBF) that ranges from (1.2-1.6 million) hours of use at 113°F (45°C), while that of a SATA drive is about (700,000-1.2 million) hours of use at 77°F (25°C).

SATA disk drives offer many benefits, including the fact that they boast an unbeatable combination of low cost, high capacity, and performance. Taking advantage of this with SAS SATA controllers could bring a significant return on investment. You can count on a 24/7 customer care center for all issues regarding sales and delivery. delivers all items free of charge within the 48 U. S. states. Please choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers today for optimum performance.


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