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400-BLKU Dell 18TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS 512MB Buffer 512e Refurbished

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400-BLKU Dell 18TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS 512MB Buffer 512e 3.5inch Hot Plug Hard Drive With Tray | Refurbished
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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More Information

The 400-BLKU is a Dell-branded 18 terabyte (TB) hard drive that uses the SATA interface, has a rotational speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute (RPM), a data transfer rate of 6 gigabits per second (GB/s), and a buffer of 512 megabytes (MB). It also features 512e sector format, which is a standard sector size of 512 bytes, but also includes an additional 4 bytes of data, known as the "e" for emulation, this allows for larger capacity. It is designed to be hot-swappable, meaning it can be replaced without shutting down the system. It comes with a tray and it is a 3.5 inch form factor. It is designed to be used in enterprise-level storage and server environments that require large storage capacity and high-performance storage solutions.

Hot-Plug Compatibility

The Dell 18TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS 512MB Buffer 512e 3.5 inch Hot Plug Hard Drive with Tray is a high-capacity, high-performance hard drive that is designed for use in enterprise-class servers and storage systems. It has a large storage capacity of 18TB and a fast rotation speed of 7200 RPM, which allows for fast data access. The hard drive also has a large 512MB buffer and a data transfer rate of 6 Gbps.

The hard drive is designed for high-availability use cases and can handle data-intensive workloads such as High-definition video, Backup, and archiving, and more. The hot-plug capability allows for easy replacement of the hard drive without disrupting operations which is helpful for high-availability use cases.

In terms of reliability, the hard drive is built with advanced technology to ensure high data integrity and minimal downtime. The 512e technology allows for larger storage capacity by using larger physical sectors while maintaining compatibility with older operating systems. The hard drive also comes with a tray, which provides additional protection and support for the drive.

The Dell 18TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6 Gbps 512MB buffer 512e 3.5-inch Hot Plug Hard Drive with Tray is likely compatible with systems that support the SATA interface and have the necessary hardware to support a hot-swappable drive. This drive is specifically designed for Dell systems, and it's compatible with Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell PowerVault Storage Arrays and Dell Compellent Storage Center.

This 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.

It's worth noting that this hard drive has a 512MB buffer and supports the 512e sector format, which can increase the storage capacity while maintaining compatibility with legacy systems.

Backup & Restore Facilities

The Dell 18TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS hard drive can be used for backup and restore operations in a variety of ways, depending on the specific use case and system configuration.

One common way to use the hard drive for backup and restore is by connecting it to a server or storage system and using backup software to create and manage backups. The software can be configured to automatically create backups on a regular schedule, such as daily or weekly, and store them on the hard drive. In case of data loss or corruption, the backups can be restored from the hard drive to the original location.

Another way to use the hard drive for backup and restore is by connecting it to a server or computer and using it as a destination for manual backups. The user can copy important files and folders to the hard drive manually, and then restore them as needed.

You can also use the hard drive as a target for network-based backup solutions that use a protocol such as rsync or CIFS/SMB. This will allow you to backup multiple servers or computers to the hard drive.

It's also possible to use the hard drive as a target for cloud-based backup solutions. Many vendors offer solutions that can back up data to the cloud and then replicate it to a local target.

General Information
Manufacturer : Dell

MPN : 400-BLKU
Optional Part Number : W6DV1
Type : Internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
SKU : 400-BLKU

Technical Information
Storage Capacity: 18 TB
Form Factor : 3.5 Inch
Interface : SATA-6GBPS
Cache : 512 MB
Features : Advanced Format 512e
Rotational Speed : 7200 RPM

Rotational Speed : 7200 RPM
External Transfer Rate : 600 MBPS
Buffer : 512 MB

Expansion & Connectivity
Interfaces : 1 X SATA 6 GB/S
Compatible Bays : 1 X Hot-Swap - 3.5inch

Dimension and Weight
Width : 4 Inch
Depth : 5.8 Inch
Height : 1 Inch
Weight : 1.52 Lbs

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Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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