In the world of computer hardware, a hard disk drive (HDD) is an essential component that stores and retrieves digital data. It is a non-volatile data storage device that consists of rotating magnetic disks or platters, read/write heads, and a motor to spin the disks at a high speed. The 400-BBFS Dell 900GB 15K RPM 256MB SAS 12GBPS 512N Hard Disk Drive is a high-performance hard drive that is designed for enterprise-level applications. In this article, we will discuss the various features and benefits of this hard drive in detail.
Capacity and Speed
The 400-BBFS Dell 900GB 15K RPM 256MB SAS 12GBPS 512N Hard Disk Drive has a storage capacity of 900GB, which is suitable for storing large amounts of data. The spindle speed of this hard drive is 15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM), which is much faster than the standard 7,200 RPM found in consumer-grade hard drives. This high speed allows for faster data transfer rates and improved system performance.
Interface and Connectivity
This hard drive uses the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, which is a high-speed data transfer protocol that is commonly used in enterprise-level applications. The SAS interface has a transfer rate of up to 12 gigabits per second (Gbps), which is much faster than the older SAS or SATA interfaces. This high-speed connectivity ensures that data can be transferred quickly and efficiently.
The 400-BBFS Dell 900GB 15K RPM 256MB SAS 12GBPS 512N Hard Disk Drive has a cache memory of 256MB. Cache memory is a type of high-speed memory that is used to temporarily store frequently accessed data. This memory is located on the hard drive itself, which allows for faster access to data that is frequently used. With a larger cache memory, the hard drive can retrieve frequently accessed data more quickly, which can improve system performance.
512N Advanced Format
The 400-BBFS Dell 900GB 15K RPM 256MB SAS 12GBPS 512N Hard Disk Drive uses the 512N advanced format. This format uses 512-byte sectors, which is the standard sector size used in most hard drives. However, this format also includes additional information that allows for more efficient use of storage space. With this format, more data can be stored on the same physical space, which can improve storage efficiency and reduce costs.
Reliability and Durability
The 400-BBFS Dell 900GB 15K RPM 256MB SAS 12GBPS 512N Hard Disk Drive is designed for enterprise-level applications, which means it is built to be reliable and durable. It has a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 1.6 million hours, which is an indication of how reliable the hard drive is. This hard drive also uses advanced technologies such as PowerChoice and Seagate Secure to improve reliability and security.
PowerChoice is a technology used by the 400-BBFS Dell 900GB 15K RPM 256MB SAS 12GBPS 512N Hard Disk Drive to reduce power consumption. This technology allows the hard drive to enter a low-power state when it is not in use, which can help reduce energy costs. It also helps to reduce the heat generated by the hard drive, which can improve its lifespan.
Seagate Secure is a technology used by the 400-BBFS Dell 900GB 15K RPM 256MB SAS 12GBPS 512N Hard Disk Drive to improve security. This technology provides hardware-based encryption
General Information about the Dell 400-BBFS
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 400-BBFS
- Product Type : Hard Disk Drive
- Product Name : 900GB 15K RPM SAS 12GBPS
- Device Type : Hard Drive - Internal
- Capacity : 900GB
- Form Factor : 2.5inch
- Interface : Sas 12GB/S
- Features : Advanced Format 4kn
- Drive Transfer Rate : 1200 MBPs (External)
- Spindle Speed : 15K Rpm
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 1 X Serial Attached Scsi 3
- Compatible Bays : 1 X Internal - 2.5inch
Dimension and Weight
- Width : 2.8 Inch
- Depth : 3.9 Inch
- Height : 0.6 Inch
- Weight : 0.50 lbs
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The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives have become increasingly popular for their increasing use in high-end workstations and servers. These drives are employed in consumer desktops and modern servers for their speed and reliability. Enterprises have made the SAS hard drives their de-facto standard. Now, the 12Gbps speed throws the usefulness of these drives up a notch.
Most professional hosting providers now use SAS 12Gbps hard drives for data production. These drives have proven useful in high input/output operations and critical website functions. Users trust these drives because there is no risk of data loss, corruption, or downtime.
SAS 12Gbps drives read, write, and process data within split seconds. The latest 12Gbps disks use the latest RAID hardware technology to offer faster data transfer and recovery rates. They are perfect for sequential data, high workloads, and random IOPS alike.
This function allows them to be best suited for servers that have 100 percent duty cycles. They do not only work with desktops and PCs, but they can read/write data 24/7.
SAS 12Gbps HDDs have received the utmost attention in the market as a result of their high performance. These performance benefits allow it to be useful for a wide variety of applications. For instance, a SAS 12Gbps connection can support up to four wide lanes per connection.
Connecting JBOD with these SAS drives can support up to 1200MB/s. These high-performance drives do not only help handle large workloads; they also offer cost-effective expansion to an already robust system.
Also, each 12Gbps high-performance SAS drive can offer users a rotational speed of up to 15000 rpm.
They provide a great bandwidth enough to perform efficiently. The robust performance of SAS 12Gbps drives clearly a worthy investment for improved performance of servers and desktops. They provide very large amounts of storage options and are a cost-effective choice for users.
Flexibility is one of the best benefits of SAS 12Gbps drives. These drives have configured flexibility, which allows them to work perfectly with several devices without modification or changes. Many of them feature a Universal Serial controller for seamless system support.
SAS 12Gbps hard drives can also be partitioned into a storage pool and assigned to servers for work-intensive applications. They are a perfect fit for server systems, including reservation systems, medical imaging, and more!
Only this range of SAS hard drives can provide users with the best worlds of flexibility. This way, allows them to support use with other drives.
12Gbps SAS-based storage systems have the benefit of dual-port capability. This allows them to provide a redundant path to the drives in case of controller failover. These drives also operate on separate point-to-point connections. That way, it is rare for drive connection loss to affect them.SAS 12Gbps HDDs are built to handle the rigours of heavy workloads and enterprise use. They also safeguard data integrity, thanks to their ability to comprehensively verify data and correct errors.
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