The 400-BLBM is a Dell-branded 18 terabyte (TB) hard drive that uses the SATA interface and has a rotational speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute (RPM). It has a data transfer rate of 6 gigabits per second (GB/s) and is designed to be hot-swappable, meaning it can be replaced without shutting down the system. It is designed to be used in enterprise-level storage and server environments, similar to the 400-BLBF, 400-BLBG, 400-BLBH, 400-BLBJ, 400-BLBK and 400-BLBL models that I described earlier. The BLBM is the part number and is used to identify the product. It is a large capacity hard drive that can be used for storage intensive applications such as data backup, archiving, and other large-scale storage needs.
The Dell 18TB SATA 7.2k RPM 6 Gbps Hot Plug Hard Drive is likely compatible with systems that support the SATA interface and have the necessary hardware to support a hot-swappable drive. As the hard drive is specifically designed for Dell systems, it is compatible with Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell PowerVault Storage Arrays and Dell Compellent Storage Center. It is important to check with the manufacturer or consult the system's documentation to ensure compatibility before purchasing this hard drive.
It's highly recommended to check the technical specifications of your system and compare them with the drive's to ensure that it will function correctly with your system, including compatibility with the SATA interface, the power and cooling requirements, and the available space for the drive. It's also important to check the firmware and driver versions to ensure that they are compatible with the hard drive and that you have the necessary hardware and software to support a hot-swappable drive.
Backup & Restore Facilities
The Dell SATA 7.2k RPM 6 GBPS Hot Plug hard drive can be backed up and restored using several methods. One common approach is to use software that creates a complete image of the hard drive, which can be stored on a separate storage device and used to restore the data in case of a failure or data loss. Software like Acronis True Image, Norton Ghost, Macrium Reflect are examples of such software.
Another approach is to use incremental or differential backups, which only backs up the changes made since the last backup. This method is particularly useful if the data is frequently changing. Software like Windows Backup, Time Machine for Mac, and rsync are examples of such software.
Another method is to use cloud backup services. This method involves transferring the data over the internet to a remote server, where it is stored in an off-site location. This provides an additional layer of protection against data loss due to natural disasters, theft, or other events. Services like Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Backblaze are examples of such services.
When restoring data, it's important to check that the backup data is complete and not corrupted, and then to restore the data to the appropriate location on the hard drive. Restoring the data to the wrong location or to a hard drive with a different file system can result in data loss or corruption.
It's also a good idea to test the backup and restore process occasionally to ensure that it is working correctly.
General Information about this Dell 400-BLBM
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 400-BLBM
- Capacity: 18 TB
- Product Type: Hard Disk Drive With Tray
Technical Information of Dell 18TB Hard Drive
- Rotational Speed: 7200 Rpm
- Interface Type: SATA 6GBPS
- Form Factor: 3.5inch
- Drive Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps (external)
- Buffer: 512 Mb
Dimension and Weight for this Dell 3.5 Inch Hard Disk
- Width: 4 Inch
- Depth: 5.8 Inch
- Height: 1 Inch
- Weight: 1.52 Lbs
Expansion & Connectivity of Dell SATA 6GBPS Hard Disk Drive
- Interfaces: 1 X SATA 6GBPS
- Compatible Bays: 1 X Hot-plug 3.5 Inch
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Contact us or ask for live chat/help if you have any questions about the compatibility of this item to ensure the model's matching features with your current system.
When it comes to storing files and processing information, it is difficult to shove the impressive SATA hard drives aside. Although many people tend to regard hard disk drives as old technology, the new highly-performing variants have raised the bar. One of the most impressive variants is hard drives with the SATA interface and transfer speed of up to 6Gbps.
These are among the best drives to buy presently. They come with flash-speed disks that load several times faster than traditional hard drives. Another added advantage is that they come in either 2.5-inch sizes or 3.5-inch sizes. Users can find SATA 6Gbps hard drives that will nicely fit their case or enclosure.
SATA 6Gbps hard drives are designed to offer maximum performance. They connect to servers, PCs, or desktop computers via SATA 6Gbps cables. Despite their compact 2.5" to 3.5" sizes, they feature a dynamic cache of up to 64MB. Having these types of storage devices in hand will improve work efficiency and productivity.
Improved Storage Capacity and Performance
There are SATA 6Gbps hard drives that can give users a blend of HDD and SSD functionality. A device that can give a synergistic effect on both storage units will surely offer a higher level of performance. Users will find drives with traditional storage capacity up to 22TB. Most of these drives also come along with NAND technology for enhanced performance.
The read-write speed is something that will give users optimum satisfaction. With the SATA 6Gbps interface, users can expect a read speed of up to 400MB/s. Not only that, but some drives also run at up to 10000 rpm. Even at that rate, they are generally quiet, and they generate less heat.
Drives that use the SATA 6Gbps interface have been built to learn users' most used applications effectively. This engineering allows them to load those applications faster. It also helps gaming consoles to load the games initially after users have launched the game. There is everything to get excited about when it comes to these drives.
The point of the SATA 6Gbps interface is to enhance the quality of traditional mechanical hard drives. They are available at different capacity choices and RPM choices.
Reliable Data Recovery
There are possibilities of data accidents such as accidental deletion, formatting, virus attack, unexpected power shutdown, and partition loss. If such losses occur, data recovery software can easily recover the data from SATA 6Gbps hard drives. Data can be easily recovered, undelete, and unformatted from these SATA hard drives
Dynamic CacheThe dynamic cache is one of these drives most impressive features despite not being so evident to users. It improves the performance of the SATA 6Gbps drives in real time with optimized cache allocation. This function allocates more cache towards the read and writes functions. That is why users will find that read and write speeds are usually almost equal.
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