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400-AMSB Dell 8TB 7.2K RPM SAS 12GBPS-Nearline Internal Hard Refurbished

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Part Number#: 400-AMSB
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Short Description:
400-AMSB 8 Terabytes (TB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes per Second (GBPS) Self-Encrypting Near line (NL) SED FIPS 3.5-inch Internal Hard Disk Drive | Made by Dell | Refurbished
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Comparison to Similar Hard Drive Models

When comparing the 400-AMSB Dell 8TB 7.2K RPM SAS 12GBPS-Nearline Internal Hard Drive to similar models, some key factors to consider include:

  • Capacity: The Dell 8TB drive offers a large storage capacity, making it a good option for storing large amounts of data. Other similar models may have smaller capacities, such as 4TB or 6TB.
  • Speed: The Dell drive has a rotational speed of 7.2K RPM, which is slower than some other similar models that offer speeds of 10K RPM or 15K RPM. This means that the Dell drive may have slightly slower read and write speeds.
  • Interface: The Dell drive uses the SAS interface, which offers faster data transfer speeds and improved reliability compared to the SATA interface. Other similar models may use the SATA interface.
  • Nearline: The Dell drive is a Nearline drive which is designed for archival and backup purposes, it is not designed for primary storage, so if you are looking for a drive for primary storage you should look for a different option.
  • Price: The Dell 8TB drive may be more expensive than other similar models with smaller capacities or slower speeds.
  • Brand and warranty: Dell has a good reputation in the industry and offers a good warranty and customer support. Other brands may have different warranty and support options.

It's important to weigh these factors against your specific needs and budget to determine which hard drive model is the best fit for your application.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Regularly check and monitor the hard drive's temperature to ensure it is operating within safe limits.
  • Keep the hard drive free of dust and debris to prevent overheating.
  • Run regular diagnostic tests on the hard drive to check for errors or potential issues.
  • Keep the hard drive's firmware up to date to ensure optimal performance and to fix any known bugs or issues.
  • Keep regular backups of important data to prevent data loss in case of hard drive failure.
  • Keep the hard drive in cool and dry place
  • If any unusual noises or performance issues occur, immediately shut down the system and seek professional assistance.
  • Do not move or shake the drive excessively during operation to avoid any potential damage or data loss.
  • If the hard drive is not in use for a long period of time, it is recommended to park the heads to prevent any damage.

Installation and Setup instructions

  • Begin by shutting down the computer and disconnecting any power cables.
  • Open the computer case, and locate the empty drive bay where you will be installing the hard drive.
  • Carefully remove any screws or brackets that are holding the drive bay cover in place, and then remove the cover.
  • Carefully align the hard drive with the drive bay and slide it in, making sure that it is securely seated and properly connected to the motherboard.
  • Replace any screws or brackets that you removed earlier, and then replace the cover on the drive bay.
  • Connect the SAS data and power cables to the hard drive, making sure they are properly seated and connected.
  • Turn on the computer and enter the BIOS setup utility to configure the hard drive. This may include setting the hard drive as a bootable device, configuring RAID settings, or setting the hard drive's parameters.
  • Once the hard drive is configured, you may be prompted to format the hard drive. Format the drive using the file system of your choice.
  • Exit the BIOS setup utility and allow the computer to boot up as normal.
  • Once the computer has booted, check the drive is properly recognized and the assigned drive letter
  • Perform a backup of any data you want to keep before using the drive.

It's important to handle the hard drive with care during the installation process to prevent any damage or data loss. If you are unsure about any aspect of the installation process, it is recommended to seek professional assistance.

Product Information

  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • MPN: 400-AMSB
  • Type : Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • HDD-Type: SAS 12GBPS
  • SKU: 400-AMSB

Technical Features

  • Storage Capacity : 8 TB
  • Interface : SAS-12GBPS
  • Drive Dimensions : 3.5 Inch

Drive Performance

  • Spindle Speed : 7200 Rpm
  • Drive Transfer Rate : 1200 Mbps (external)
  • Average Seek Time: 8.5 ms

Expansion & Connectivity

  • Interfaces : 1 X Serial Attached Scsi - 12gbps
  • Compatible Bays : 1 X Internal - 3.5inch

Dimension and Weight

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


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Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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In general, a manufacturer's warranty service/support is a written guarantee to the buyer of a product. Its terms assure the replacement or repair of the product, if necessary, within a specified period after the purchase (2-5 years depending on the brand/manufacturer). It is typically included in the price of the product. Products are brand new and sealed and the original manufacturer box is complete with the Manufacturer's genuine warranty. For most of the brand new/retail products that come with the manual and box, exceptions may apply (i.e., Cisco, Juniper Networks).

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