The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive uses the SAS-12Gbps (Serial Attached SCSI) interface. SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) is a high-speed data transfer interface that is designed for use in enterprise-level storage systems. It supports data transfer rates of up to 12 Gbps, which is faster than the SATA interface commonly used in consumer-level drives.
SAS interface provides several benefits over other interfaces such as:
- Point-to-point topology: SAS uses a point-to-point topology, which allows for direct communication between the host and the hard drive, improving performance and reducing the complexity of the storage system.
- Dual-port connectivity: SAS support dual-port connectivity, which allows for increased data availability by providing a redundant path to the data in case one path becomes unavailable.
- Multi-drive support: SAS supports the use of multiple hard drives in a single system, allowing for increased storage capacity and improved performance through the use of RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations.
- High-performance: SAS is well-suited for applications that require high-performance data transfer, such as large-scale data storage and backup, video editing, and scientific simulations.
The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive also has a high-performance SAS-12Gbps interface, a large buffer size of 256MB and a 7.2K RPM rotation speed, which together provide fast and reliable data transfer capabilities making it well-suited for high-performance, enterprise-level storage systems.
Comparison of 7.2K RPM Hard Drive
- Comparison with similar Dell hard drives: When comparing the Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive to other Dell hard drive models with similar capacity, it stands out for its high-speed SAS interface and large buffer size. It is also a hot-plug model, which allows for easy replacement without shutting down the server.
- Comparison with other brand hard drives of similar capacity and speed: The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive is similar in capacity and speed to hard drives from other brands such as Seagate and Western Digital. However, it has a higher buffer size than many comparable models, which can improve performance in certain applications.
- Comparison of SAS and SATA interface options: The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive uses the SAS interface, which is faster and more reliable than the SATA interface. SAS also allows for a higher maximum data transfer rate and supports more advanced features such as dual-port connectivity.
- Comparison of hot-plug and non-hot-plug options: The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive is a hot-plug model, which allows for easy replacement without shutting down the server. This can save time and reduce downtime, compared to non-hot-plug models that require the server to be shut down for hard drive replacement.
- Comparison of 7.2K RPM and higher RPM options: The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive has a rotation speed of 7.2K RPM, which is lower than the speed of some higher RPM options, such as 10K or 15K RPM. However, 7.2K RPM hard drives are still suitable for many applications and have a lower power consumption than higher RPM drives.
- Comparison of buffer size options: The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive has a buffer size of 256MB, which is larger than many comparable models. A larger buffer size can improve performance in certain applications, such as those that involve a lot of random read and write operations.
- Comparison of compatibility with different server models and operating systems: The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive is compatible with a wide range of Dell server models and operating systems. It is also compatible with most SAS-enabled systems.
- Comparison of pricing and value for money: The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive is a high-performance option that is priced competitively compared to similar models from other brands. It offers a good value for money, considering its large buffer size, fast SAS interface and hot-plug.
Connectivity of Hot Plug Hard Drive
The Dell 400-AMXK 6TB hard drive uses the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface for connectivity. SAS is a high-speed, point-to-point data transfer interface that supports data transfer rates of up to 12 Gbps. It is designed for use in enterprise-level storage systems and is well suited for applications that require high-performance data transfer, such as large-scale data storage and backup, video editing, and scientific simulations.
SAS interface support dual-port connectivity, which allows for increased data availability by providing a redundant path to the data in case one path becomes unavailable. It also supports the use of multiple hard drives in a single system, allowing for increased storage capacity and improved performance through the use of RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations.
The hard drive also has a hot-plug feature that allows for easy replacement of the drive without shutting down the server.
General Information about this Dell 400-AMXK
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 400-AMXK
- Storage Capacity: 6TB Hard Disk Drive With Tray
Technical Information of Dell 6TB Hard Drive
- Interfaces/ports: SAS 12GBPS
- Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
- Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
- Data Transfer Rate: 1.2 GBPS (external)
- Expansion / Connectivity:
- Interfaces: 1 X SAS 12GBPS
- Compatible Bays: 1 X Hot-swap-3.5Inch
Dimension and Weight for this Dell SAS Hard Disk
- Width: 4 Inch
- Depth: 5.8 Inch
- Height: 1 Inch
- Weight: 1.52 Lbs
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