Dell 400-AUWX 2TB Hard Disk
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Dell 400-AUWX 2TB HDD SATA-6GBPS 7.2K RPM 512n Hot-plug With New

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400-AUWX 2 Terabytes (TB) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 7.2K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 512n 3.5-inch Form Factor Hot-plug Hard Disk Drive With Tray for Server | Brand New 2 Years Warranty
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Product overview for the Dell 400-AUWX

In the fast-paced world of technology, storage solutions play a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation of servers. One such storage option that has gained popularity is the Dell 400-AUWX 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA-6GBPS 512n 3.5-inch Form Factor Hot-plug Hard Disk Drive (HDD) with Tray for Server. This review will delve into the various aspects of this storage device, shedding light on its features, performance, and suitability for server environments.

Key Features Capacity: 2TB

The Dell 400-AUWX boasts a substantial storage capacity of 2TB HDD, making it an ideal choice for servers that require ample space for data storage. Whether used for general-purpose servers or more specific applications, this capacity ensures that the HDD can handle a significant amount of data.

Rotational Speed: 7.2K RPM

Rotational speed is a crucial factor influencing the performance of a hard disk drive. The 7.2K RPM (rotations per minute) of the Dell 400-AUWX ensures a balance between data transfer speed and energy efficiency. This speed is suitable for various server tasks, providing a responsive and efficient storage solution.

SATA-6GBPS Interface

The SATA-6GBPS interface ensures high-speed data transfer between the hard disk drive and the server. With a 6 gigabits per second data transfer rate, this interface is designed to meet the demands of modern server environments, enabling quick access to stored data and enhancing overall system performance.

512n Format

The 512n (native) format refers to the advanced sector format of the hard disk drive. In this format, each sector contains 512 bytes of user data. This format is widely compatible with various server architectures and ensures seamless integration into existing systems.

3.5-inch Form Factor

The 3.5-inch form factor of the Dell 400-AUWX makes it suitable for standard server configurations. This size is commonly used in enterprise environments, providing compatibility with a wide range of server chassis and drive bays.

Hot-plug Capability

The hot plug capability of this hard disk drive allows for seamless replacement or addition of drives without the need to power down the server. This feature is crucial in maintaining uninterrupted server operations and minimizing downtime during maintenance or upgrades.

Included Tray

The inclusion of a tray with the hard disk drive simplifies the installation process. The tray is designed to fit seamlessly into compatible server bays, ensuring a secure and stable connection between the drive and the server.


Data Transfer Speeds

The combination of the 7.2K RPM rotational speed and the SATA-6GBPS interface results in impressive data transfer speeds. This is particularly advantageous for servers handling large volumes of data or engaging in data-intensive operations.


Dell is renowned for producing reliable hardware components, and the 400-AUWX is no exception. The drive is built with quality materials and undergoes rigorous testing to ensure its durability and reliability in demanding server environments.


The 512n format ensures compatibility with a wide range of server configurations and operating systems. Whether integrated into an existing server setup or part of a new build, the Dell 400-AUWX is designed to work seamlessly with various platforms.

Energy Efficiency

The 7.2K RPM rotational speed strikes a balance between performance and energy efficiency. This is a crucial consideration for server environments where minimizing power consumption is a priority.

Enterprise-level Storage

With a generous 2TB capacity, the Dell 400-AUWX is well-suited for enterprise-level storage requirements. It can accommodate large datasets, databases, and other critical information essential for business operations.

Data-intensive Applications

The combination of high rotational speed and SATA-6GBPS interface makes this hard disk drive ideal for servers running data-intensive applications. Tasks such as database management, virtualization, and content delivery can benefit from the responsive performance of this storage solution.


The hot plug capability and compatibility with standard 3.5-inch drive bays make the Dell 400-AUWX a scalable option. Server administrators can easily expand storage capacity by adding or replacing drives on the fly, contributing to a flexible and adaptable server infrastructure.

Reliability in 24/7 Operations

Servers often operate continuously in a 24/7 environment, requiring storage solutions that can withstand constant use. The reliability and durability of the Dell 400-AUWX make it well-suited for such demanding operational scenarios.


The inclusion of a tray and hot plug capability simplifies the installation process. Server administrators can easily plug the hard disk drive into the designated bay, securing it with the provided tray, and the server will recognize the new storage device without the need for a system reboot.

Firmware Updates

Dell provides firmware updates for their hardware components, including hard disk drives. Regular firmware updates can enhance performance, address security vulnerabilities, and ensure compatibility with the latest server technologies. Administrators should follow Dell's guidelines for firmware maintenance to keep the storage solution optimized.

General Information about the Dell 400-AUWX

  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • Model Number or SKU# 400-AUWX
  • Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Product Type: SATA-6GBPS

Drive Specifications for the 2TB SATA-6GBPS HDD

  • Device Type: Hot-Swap Hard Drive
  • Drive Capacity: 2TB
  • Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
  • Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Interface Type: Serial ATA-600 (SATA-6Gbps)
  • Features: Advanced Format 512n


  • Drive Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps (External)
  • Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM

Expansion & Connectivity

  • Interfaces: 1 x SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Compatible Bays: 1 x Hot-Plug - 3.5 Inch
Compatibility of Dell 2TB 7.2K RPM Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • PowerEdge R730
  • PowerEdge R730xd
  • PowerEdge R430
  • PowerEdge R530
  • PowerEdge T430
  • PowerEdge R230
  • PowerEdge R330
  • PowerEdge T330
  • PowerEdge T640
  • PowerEdge T440
  • PowerEdge T340

Outline, the Dell 400-AUWX 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA-6GBPS 512n 3.5-inch Form Factor Hot-plug Hard Disk Drive With Tray for Server offers a compelling storage solution for a variety of server environments. Its impressive features, performance, and reliability make it suitable for enterprise-level storage, data-intensive applications, and 24/7 operations. The inclusion of hot plug capability and a tray simplifies installation and maintenance, contributing to a seamless and efficient server infrastructure. Whether you are building a new server or upgrading an existing one, the Dell 400-AUWX is worth considering for its balance of capacity, speed, and reliability in demanding server environments.

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