Dell 400-BCWT 8TB Hard Disk Drive
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Dell 400-BCWT 8TB 7.2K SAS 12GBPS Hot-plug Hard Drive New

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400-BCWT 8 Terabytes (TB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Near Line(NL) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 3.5inch Form Factor Hot-plug Hard Drive With Tray for Server | Made by Dell | Brand New 2 Years Warranty
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Installation and Configuration

The installation and configuration of the Dell 400-BCWT 8TB 7.2K SAS 12GBPS Hot-plug Hard Drive is a straightforward process that can be completed by anyone with basic computer skills. Here is a general guide on how to install and configure the hard drive:

  • Prepare the system: Before installing the hard drive, make sure that the system is powered off and unplugged from the electrical outlet.
  • Insert the hard drive: Install the hard drive into the hot-swap tray or the hot-plug backplane, and then insert the tray or backplane into the system.
  • Power on the system: Power on the system and wait for it to boot up.
  • Format the hard drive: Format the hard drive using the appropriate file system, such as NTFS for Windows or ext4 for Linux.
  • Configure RAID: If the hard drive is being used in a RAID environment, configure the RAID settings using the appropriate RAID controller software.
  • Install the operating system: Install the operating system on the hard drive, if it is being used as a boot drive.
  • Install the driver: Install the appropriate driver for the hard drive, if necessary.
  • Test the hard drive: Test the hard drive to ensure that it is working properly.

It's important to note that the installation and configuration process may vary depending on the system and the operating system being used. It is recommended to consult the system and hard drive manual for specific instructions. Additionally, the hard drive should be configured and formatted before use, also, it is recommended to make a backup of the data before proceeding with the installation and configuration of the hard drive.

Operating Systems

The Dell 400-BCWT 8TB 7.2K SAS 12GBPS Hot-plug Hard Drive is designed to be compatible with a wide range of operating systems. Some of the most common operating systems that are compatible with this hard drive include:

  • Windows: The Dell 400-BCWT hard drive is compatible with various versions of Windows, such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Server.
  • Linux: The hard drive is also compatible with various distributions of Linux, such as Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, and SuSE.
  • Unix: The hard drive is also compatible with Unix operating systems, such as Solaris and AIX.
  • VMware: The hard drive is also compatible with VMware virtualization software, which allows the hard drive to be used as a storage device for virtual machines.
  • Hyper-V: The hard drive is also compatible with Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization software, which allows the hard drive to be used as a storage device for virtual machines.

It is important to note that the hard drive may require specific drivers or firmware updates to be fully compatible with certain operating systems. Additionally, the hard drive may need to be formatted with a specific file system, such as NTFS for Windows, ext4 for Linux, or ZFS for Unix.

RAID Support and Compatibility

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a method of combining multiple hard drives into a single logical storage unit to improve performance and provide data redundancy. The Dell 400-BCWT 8TB 7.2K SAS 12GBPS Hot-plug Hard Drive is designed to be compatible with various RAID configurations, allowing it to be used in a wide range of systems and environments.

Here are some of the most common RAID levels that are compatible with the Dell 400-BCWT hard drive:

  • RAID 0 (Striping): RAID 0 splits data across multiple hard drives to improve performance. It does not provide data redundancy, so it is not recommended for use with critical data.
  • RAID 1 (Mirroring): RAID 1 creates an exact copy of data on multiple hard drives for data redundancy. If one hard drive fails, the data can still be accessed from the other hard drive.
  • RAID 5 (Striping with Parity): RAID 5 stripes data across multiple hard drives and also provides data redundancy by using parity data. If one hard drive fails, the data can still be accessed from the parity data.
  • RAID 6 (Striping with Dual Parity): RAID 6 is similar to RAID 5 but it uses dual parity data for increased data redundancy.
  • RAID 10 (Mirrored and Striped): RAID 10 is a combination of RAID 1 and RAID 0, it provides both data redundancy and performance improvement.

It's important to note that the Dell 400-BCWT hard drive must be used in conjunction with a RAID controller that supports SAS interface, also, the hard drive should be configured and formatted before use in a RAID environment.

General Information of this Dell 400-BCWT

  • Manufacturer : Dell
  • Part Number or SKU# 400-BCWT
  • Type : Hard Disk Drive
  • HDD Type : SAS 12GBPS

Performance for 8 TB Hard Disk Drive

  • Capacity : 8 TB
  • Drive Transfer Rate : 1200 MBPS (External)
  • Spindle Speed : 7200 RPM
  • Cache : 256 MB Turboboost Enhanced Cache
  • Sector Size : 512n

Product Dimensions & Weight

  • Height: 5.63 inch
  • Width: 3.75 inch
  • Depth: 7.00 inch
  • Weight: 1.35 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.

Faster Throughput

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.

Higher Performance

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.

Utmost Flexibility

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.

Increased Availability

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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