Read Intensive SSD
The Dell 400-BKIX 7.68TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 NVMe TLC solid state drive (SSD) is a high-performance storage device that is designed to handle data-intensive workloads and optimized for read-intensive workloads.
The drive uses the PCI Express 4.0 interface with x4 lane which is the latest version of the PCI Express standard and it has faster data transfer speeds than previous versions of PCI-E. This provides high-speed communication between the drive and the system's motherboard, allowing for faster data access.
The drive also utilizes the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) protocol, which is designed for solid state drives and enables low-latency, high-performance access to data stored on the drive. NVMe provides faster data access than SATA and SAS interface and it works best with PCI-E 4.0 x4 lane.
The drive also has a high storage capacity of 7.68TB, which makes it suitable for data-intensive workloads such as data warehousing, analytics, and other read-heavy applications. Additionally, it is a read-intensive drive, which means it is optimized for high read performance. This makes it well-suited for use cases where the drive will primarily be used to read data, rather than write data.
The drive is also built with TLC (Triple-Level Cell) NAND flash memory, which is a type of flash memory that stores three bits per cell. This allows for higher storage densities at a lower cost compared to other types of flash memory.
The Dell 400-BKIX 7.68TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 NVMe TLC solid state drive (SSD) is compatible with systems that have a PCI Express 4.0 x4 slot and support the NVMe protocol.
One thing to check before installing the drive is the form factor. This Product is a 2.5-inch drive, which is the most common form factor, it will fit most standard drive bays and it can be used in servers, storage systems, and other equipment.
Additionally, you need to ensure that your system's BIOS and/or operating system support PCI Express 4.0 and NVMe protocol, otherwise the drive will not be able to work properly. NVMe protocol is supported by most modern operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. Also, your system should support booting from NVMe drives, otherwise, it will not be able to boot from the drive.
It's also important to check that your system meets the power and thermal requirements for the drive, as the high-performance nature of this drive may require more power than other storage solutions. And ensure that your system has proper cooling solutions to maintain the drive's ideal operating temperature.
It's worth checking with the vendor or the system's documentation to ensure compatibility, or even consulting with an expert if you have doubts.
In summary, the Dell 7.68TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 NVMe TLC SSD is compatible with systems that have a PCI Express 4.0 x4 slot, support the NVMe protocol and can boot from NVMe drives, and meet the power and thermal requirements for the drive. And also, it's important to make sure that the operating system and BIOS support PCI-E 4.0 and NVMe protocol.
The performance of the Dell 400-BKIX 7.68TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 NVMe TLC solid state drive (SSD) is likely to be very good due to its advanced technology and its read-intensive optimization.
The drive uses the PCI Express 4.0 interface with x4 lane, which is the latest version of the PCI Express standard, providing faster data transfer speeds than previous versions of PCI-E. This, combined with the NVMe protocol, which is designed for solid-state drives and enables low-latency, high-performance access to data stored on the drive, will result in faster data access, lower latency and improved system responsiveness.
The drive also has a very high storage capacity of 7.68TB which makes it suitable for data-intensive workloads such as data warehousing, analytics, and other read-heavy applications. Additionally, as a read-intensive drive, it is optimized for high read performance which is well-suited for use cases where the drive will primarily be used to read data, rather than write data.
The TLC (Triple-Level Cell) NAND flash memory used in the drive provides high storage density at a lower cost compared to other types of flash memory. TLC flash memory also has lower endurance rating than other types of flash memory and may have a lower number of program-erase (P/E) cycles before becoming unreliable. But, as this drive is primarily optimized for read workloads, it may not reach its P/E limit as quickly.
In summary, the Dell 7.68TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 NVMe TLC SSD is designed for high-performance, read-intensive workloads and is likely to offer very good performance in terms of data access speed, capacity, and low latency.
General Information about this Dell 400-BKIX
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Model Number or SKU# 400-BKIX
- Type: Solid State Drive (SSD)
- SSD Type: PCI-Express
Technical Information of 7.68TB Solid State Drive
- Capacity: 7.68TB
- Device Type : Internal Solid State Drive
- Interface : Pci Express 4.0 X4 (Nvme)
- Form Factor : U.2 15mm 2.5inch
- Features : Read Intensive
- Compatible Bay : 1 X Internal - 2.5in
Product Dimensions & Weight for PCI-Express SSD
- Height: 0.6 Inch
- Width: 2.7 Inch
- Depth: 3.9 Inch
- Weight: 0.35 LBS
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The PCI-e solid-state drives are high-speed expansion cards that facilitate the attachment of peripherals to a computer. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-e) is a serial expansion bus standard. There are different sizes of PCI-e slots which are dictated by the total sum of bidirectional lanes at the slot. The PCI-e standard acts as the data transport layer in add-in cards and graphics cards.
PCI-e SSD storage is just another alternative to server-side flash deployment. Using PCI-e SSDs directly introduces flash on the server motherboard which means that a device connects to the host via a non-shared serial link. It will, therefore, eliminate bus sharing between devices. The PCI-e interface helps reduce latency and enhances the data transfer speed.
Features of PCI-e SSD Cards
Generally, PCI-e SSD card has a far better performance compared to SATA SSDs and SAS SSDs as well as the fibre channel solid-state drives. Some of the most notable versions of the PCI-e standard are the PCI-e 3.0 released back in November of 2010 and PCI-e 4.0 released back in 2017. PCI-e 4.0 offers a two-fold increase in bandwidth compared to the PCI-e 3.0 revision. The PCI-e 5.0 was released in 2019 with even greater bandwidth to support faster and more efficient performance.
Other standards released by the PCI-SIG are the NVMe (non-volatile memory express). NVMe delivers a highly optimized set of commands for easier accessing of PCI-e SSDs. NVMe is all about exploiting parallelism in PCI-e to enhance performance.
Yet another interface is the M.2 SSDs which is a smaller form factor that is designed for expansion cards that are mounted internally in high-performance workstations and servers. It's a replacement to the mSATA and carries four lanes of bandwidth of the PCI-e 3.0 standard.
We have the following wide range of storage capacities for the PCI-e SSDs to meet all your needs. The capacity options we have here at AllHDD are: 512GB, 750GB, 785GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB, 1.75TB, 1.79TB, 1.92TB, 2TB, 2.6TB, 3TB, 3.2TB, 3.5TB, 3.84TB, 4TB, 6.4TB, 7.68TB, 8TB, 12.8TB, and 15.36TB.
Overall, the lower latency allows PCI-e and NVMe SSDs to provide fast response times in processing and handling large workloads such as those associated with data warehousing and transaction processing. One of the best applications of PCI-e flash is in data centers where read and write access is in microseconds and is able to meet input/output (I/O) requirements. PCI-e SSDs help in surpassing the bottlenecks that are linked with the use of SAS and SATA SSDs especially in guaranteeing performance in frequent file transfer scenarios. The total sum of PCI-e lanes in an SSD determines the effective data transfer speeds. For example, a 16-lane PCI-e 3.0 device will easily achieve 32 Gbps transfer speeds.
Some of the drawbacks associated with the PCI-e SSDs are the prohibitive costs and high power consumption that leads to shorter battery life.
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