Dell 400-AXOR 960GB Solid State Drive
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Dell 400-AXOR 960GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Read Intensive Hot-Plug Bulk

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400-AXOR 960 Gigabytes (GB) Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Triple Level Cell (TLC) Read Intensive Hot-Plug Dell Certified Solid State Drive for Server | Made by Dell | New Bulk Pack
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TLC Technology Explained

TLC (Triple-Level Cell) is a type of NAND flash memory technology that is commonly used in solid-state drives (SSDs) like the Dell 400-AXOR 960GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Read Intensive Hot-Plug SSD. TLC memory allows for more data to be stored in a smaller space, which results in higher capacity and lower cost per GB.

TLC memory stores data in cells that can hold up to three bits of information. This is different from Single-Level Cell (SLC) memory, which can hold only one bit, and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) memory, which can hold two bits. TLC memory uses a more complex encoding scheme than MLC memory, which makes it more susceptible to wear and tear.

Because of the additional bits stored in each cell, TLC memory has a lower endurance compared to SLC or MLC memory. Endurance refers to the number of write cycles that a cell can withstand before it starts to degrade. However, SSD manufacturers like Dell have implemented several technologies to mitigate this issue and ensure the reliability and longevity of their TLC-based SSDs.

One of these technologies is wear-leveling, which distributes write operations evenly across all cells to prevent overuse of specific cells. This helps to extend the lifespan of the SSD and maintain performance over time. Other technologies, such as error-correcting code (ECC), help to ensure data integrity and prevent data loss.

SAS 12GBPS Technology Explained

SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) is a technology that provides a high-speed data transfer interface for storage devices, such as hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs), like the Dell 400-AXOR 960GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Read Intensive Hot-Plug SSD. SAS supports data transfer rates of up to 12 Gbps, which is significantly faster than the older SCSI and SATA interfaces.

The SAS interface uses a serial point-to-point architecture, which means that each device is connected to the host through its own dedicated link. This provides a higher level of performance and scalability compared to parallel interfaces like SCSI, which share a single communication channel. The SAS interface also supports longer cable lengths and more devices per port, which makes it ideal for use in large data center environments.

SAS is also designed to provide greater reliability and availability than SATA. It includes features like dual porting, which allows a storage device to be connected to two host controllers simultaneously, providing redundancy in case of a controller failure. SAS also supports advanced error recovery and reporting mechanisms, which enable the system to quickly detect and recover from errors.

The 12 Gbps data transfer rate of SAS 12Gbps provides significant advantages in terms of storage performance. This allows for faster data transfer speeds, reduced latency, and improved application performance. The higher transfer rates also enable the use of larger storage devices and support for more data-intensive applications.

Data Security and Protection

Data security and protection are critical considerations for enterprise storage devices like the Dell 400-AXOR 960GB SAS 12GBPS TLC Read Intensive Hot-Plug SSD. This SSD includes several features and technologies that help to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data stored on the drive.

One of the key features for data security on this SSD is the support for hardware-based encryption. The Dell 400-AXOR 960GB SAS 12GBPS TLC SSD includes Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit hardware encryption, which is a strong encryption standard that is widely used in the industry. AES 256-bit encryption provides a high level of protection for data at rest on the SSD, making it virtually impossible to access data without proper authentication.

The Dell 400-AXOR 960GB SAS 12GBPS TLC SSD also includes a range of data protection features. One of these is the ability to detect and correct errors that can occur during data transmission, using error-correcting code (ECC) technology. This helps to ensure the integrity of data stored on the SSD by detecting and correcting errors caused by issues like electrical interference or magnetic fields.

Another feature of this SSD is the power-loss protection capability, which helps to protect against data loss in the event of a power failure. The SSD uses a built-in capacitor to provide enough power to flush any data in volatile memory to non-volatile storage before the drive shuts down. This helps to prevent data loss or corruption due to power outages.

The Dell 400-AXOR 960GB SAS 12GBPS TLC SSD also includes support for secure erase, which is a feature that permanently erases data from the drive. This is especially useful when repurposing or decommissioning the drive to ensure that sensitive data is not accessible to unauthorized users.

General Information about this Dell 400-AXOR

  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • Model Number or SKU# 400-AXOR
  • Product Type: Solid State Drive Hot-Swap
  • Storage Capacity: 960GB

Technical Information for 960GB Solid State Drive

  • Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
  • Interface: SAS 12GBPS
  • Features: Read-Intensive Endurance
  • NAND Flash Memory Type: Multi-level cell (MLC)

Dimension and Weight of 2.5 inch SSD

  • Height: 0.63 inch
  • Width: 3.10 inch
  • Depth: 5.45 inch
  • Weight: 1.50 lbs

Performance for SAS 12GBPS SSD

  • Drive Transfer Rate: 1.2 GBPS (external)
  • Random Read: 155k Iops(6)
  • Random Write: 30k Iops(6)
  • Sequential Read: 839 MBPS
  • Sequential Write: 650 MBPS

Expansion & Connectivity

  • Interfaces: 1 x SAS 12 GBPS
  • Compatible Bay: 2.5 Inch


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Users who prefer faster transfer rates and improved system response would find SAS 12GBPS SSDs handy. These drives are suitable for use in enterprise servers and storage arrays. They can process large workloads that require high input/output and low latency. SAS 12GBPS SSDs are one of the most improved storage devices for server virtualization, high-end computing, and data analytics.

These drives support dual-port operation with features that improve reliability. These features include advanced error correction, high signal quality, data integrity technology, and several others. They use higher signal voltages with end-to-end integrity, offering better data speed than SATA drives, and supporting multiple data paths.

Ultra-Fast & Consistent Performance

As SSDs continue to expand in the memory market, the SAS solid-state drives seek to leverage the 12GBPs architecture to offer high-level performance. The design of these drives allows them to carry out several operations effectively. Server virtualization, tiering, high-performance computing, and data analytics have never been faster.

These drives have steady performance specs to allow them to carry out sequential activities. Users will find SAS SSDs with form factors within the range of 1.8" and 3.5", making them a compact option. The SAS 12GBPS comes with a multi-path connection which provides room for fail-over redundancy. With this, users can be sure that there will be no single point of failure.

Furthermore, they feature advanced SAS error-control that ensures high-level error correction and data protection. There is also an error-recovery technology combination that helps to protect user data and prevent data loss.

Built for Data-Intensive & Energy Saving Applications

The virtual storage systems and servers in today's world demand a high level of data use. Bulky data requirements are needed for hybrid cloud environments and database systems. SAS 12GBPS SSDs are built to handle these data-intensive operations. Users will find SAS SSDs that offer capacities up to 30.72TB.

There are other lesser and more affordable capacity offerings available today. These provide data centers, analysts, and computing enthusiasts with more data storage options. Users will not need to buy several drives, thereby saving costs and rack spaces.

Also, these SAS 12GBPS SSDs come in various endurance ratings, depending on the operations they are used for. They also have different settings, which range from ultra-low to high. The ultra-low-power mode, for instance, helps users to maximize energy-saving while offering improved performance.

Features of SAS 12GBPS

  • Ultra-fast performance for demanding enterprise operations
  • Endurance build to match a variety of workloads
  • Reduce data access wait times when used for complex workloads
  • Offer the highest level of reliability and scalability
  • Safeguard data against undetectable power losses and unexpected data corruption
  • First-in-class storage density
  • Ensure data integrity with topnotch error detection and correction technology
  • Ensure data constant data availability for crucial systems.

Best-Fit Applications

  • High-level enterprise operations with data-intensive workloads
  • External enterprise solutions for servers
  • Hyperscale operations
  • Cloud data centers for bulk storage
  • Centralized surveillance systems
  • Backup and restore enterprise virtual tape
  • High-capacity RAID storage

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