Dell 400-AVNQ 15.36TB Solid State Drive
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Dell 400-AVNQ 15.36TB Solid State Drive SAS 12GBPS Read Refurbished

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400-AVNQ 15.36 Terabytes Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) Read Intensive 1 Dwpd Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 2.5 Inch Hot-plug Dell Certified Solid State Drive With Tray For 14g Poweredge Server | Made by Dell | Refurbished
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Overview of the Dell 400-AVNQ 15.36TB Solid State Drive

In the ever-evolving landscape of data storage, finding a reliable and high-performance Solid State Drive (SSD) is crucial for businesses managing large datasets. The Dell Certified 400-AVNQ 15.36TB SAS SSD emerges as a standout solution, specifically designed for 14th-generation PowerEdge servers. This review aims to provide an in-depth analysis of this storage device, exploring its key features, performance capabilities, and the overall impact it can have on server infrastructure.

Introduction of 400-AVNQ SSD

The 400-AVNQ is a high-capacity SSD designed to meet the demanding storage requirements of modern data centers. Its massive 15.36 terabyte capacity ensures ample space for storing critical data, applications, and workloads. As a Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drive, it leverages the 12 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) data transfer rate, providing a balance between speed and reliability.

SAS Technology

Serial-attached SCSI, or SAS, is a technology that facilitates high-speed data transfer and communication between storage devices and servers. The 12 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) data transfer rate of the 400-AVNQ ensures swift and efficient data access, making it well-suited for applications where speed is paramount. SAS technology also offers scalability, allowing for the seamless integration of additional drives to meet growing storage needs.

Compatibility with PowerEdge Servers

This SSD is specifically engineered and Dell-certified for 14th-generation PowerEdge servers. Its compatibility ensures seamless integration into Dell server infrastructure, optimizing performance and reliability.

Technical SpecificationsStorage Capacity

The 15.36TB storage capacity of the 400-AVNQ SSD positions it as a high-density storage solution suitable for handling massive datasets, virtualization workloads, and data-intensive applications.

SAS Interface

The Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface of this SSD facilitates fast and efficient data transfer with a speed of 12 gigabits per second (GBPS). This makes it well-suited for scenarios where low latency and high throughput are essential.

Read Intensive Design

The Read Intensive design of the 400-AVNQ SSD is tailored for applications and workloads that predominantly involve reading data. This design choice optimizes performance for read-heavy scenarios, making it an ideal choice for certain enterprise applications.

Triple-Level Cell (TLC) Technology

The use of Triple-Level Cell (TLC) technology in the construction of this SSD enhances its storage efficiency by allowing each memory cell to store three bits of data. This not only contributes to the impressive storage capacity but also aids in maintaining a balance between performance and cost-effectiveness.

Performance AnalysisData Transfer Speed

One of the standout features of the 400-AVNQ SSD is its impressive data transfer speed of 12 gigabits per second. This ensures swift access to stored data, reducing latency and enhancing overall system responsiveness.

Durability and Endurance

With a 1 Drive Write Per Day (1 Dwpd) rating, this SSD demonstrates durability and endurance, making it suitable for demanding enterprise environments. The ability to handle a significant number of drive writes daily ensures longevity and reliability in mission-critical applications.

PowerEdge Server Optimization

Being Dell-certified for PowerEdge servers, the 400-AVNQ SSD is optimized to work seamlessly within the PowerEdge server environment. This optimization contributes to enhanced performance, stability, and compatibility with Dell server configurations.

Form Factor and Hot-Plug Capability2.5 Inch Form Factor

The 2.5-inch form factor of the 400-AVNQ SSD offers a compact and space-efficient design. This is particularly beneficial for servers with limited physical space, allowing for higher storage density within the server chassis.

Hot-Plug Capability

The hot plug capability of this SSD enables it to be replaced or upgraded without shutting down the server. This feature adds a layer of flexibility and convenience to server maintenance, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous operation.

Dell Certification and ReliabilityDell Certification

The Dell Certified label signifies that the 400-AVNQ SSD has undergone rigorous testing and validation processes by Dell. This certification assures users of compatibility, reliability, and optimal performance when integrated into Dell PowerEdge servers.

Reliability and Data Integrity

Reliability is a critical factor in enterprise storage solutions, and the 400-AVNQ SSD addresses this concern with advanced error correction mechanisms and data integrity features. These measures contribute to the prevention of data corruption and enhance the overall reliability of the storage solution.

Use Cases and Application ScenariosBig Data Analytics

The high storage capacity and read-intensive design make the 400-AVNQ SSD well-suited for big data analytics. It can efficiently handle the vast volumes of data involved in complex analytics processes, ensuring quick access to relevant information.


In virtualized environments, where rapid data access is essential, the 400-AVNQ SSD's high-speed SAS interface and read-intensive architecture contribute to enhanced virtual machine performance. This makes it a suitable choice for virtualization workloads in data centers.

Cost ConsiderationsTotal Cost of Ownership (TCO)

While the 400-AVNQ SSD offers impressive performance and reliability, businesses must also consider the total cost of ownership. Factors such as initial acquisition cost, power efficiency, and longevity contribute to the overall TCO. The use of TLC technology helps strike a balance between high capacity and cost-effectiveness.

Return on Investment (ROI)

Considering the performance benefits, compatibility with Dell PowerEdge servers, and Dell certification, the 400-AVNQ SSD can contribute to a positive return on investment. Businesses can experience improved application performance, reduced downtime, and increased overall efficiency, justifying the investment in this high-capacity SAS SSD.

Main Information About the Dell 400-AVNQ SSD
  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • Model Number or SKU# 400-AVNQ
  • Product Type: Solid State Drive
  • Product Name: 15.36TB
  • SSD Type: SAS 12GBPS
Technical Information of 15.36TB Solid State Drive
  • Type: Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Capacity: 15.36TB
  • NAND Flash Memory Type: V-NAND TLC (Triple-Level Cell)
  • Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
  • Interface Type: SAS 12Gb/s (Serial Attached SCSI)
  • Features: Read-Intensive Endurance
  • Sector Size: 512 Bytes
Performance SAS 12GBPS SSD
  • Drive Transfer Rate: 1.2 GBPS (External)
  • Poweredge C6420
  • Poweredge R640
  • Poweredge R740
  • Poweredge R740xd
  • Poweredge R7415
  • Poweredge R7425
  • Poweredge R840
  • Poweredge R940
  • Poweredge R940xa
  • Powervault Nx3240

Finally, the 400-AVNQ 15.36 Terabytes SAS SSD stands as a formidable storage solution, purpose-built for the demanding requirements of Dell PowerEdge Servers. Its blend of high capacity, performance optimization, and Dell certification positions it as a reliable and future-proof choice for enterprises navigating the data-intensive landscape. As businesses continue to evolve, having a storage solution like the 400-AVNQ becomes not just an asset but a strategic advantage in maintaining a competitive edge in the digital era.

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