In the world of computer hardware, the Dell 401-ABHU is a 2.4TB 10K RPM SAS-12GBPS 4KN 256MB buffer 2.5-inch form factor hot-plug hard disk drive with a hybrid tray for 14G PowerEdge servers. In this article, we will take a closer look at this device, explain what each of these specifications means and how they impact its performance.
Capacity and Speed
The Dell 401-ABHU has a capacity of 2.4TB, which means it can store a large amount of data. This capacity is measured in bytes and is equivalent to 2,400 gigabytes (GB) or 2.4 terabytes (TB). This capacity is sufficient for storing large amounts of data such as multimedia files, databases, and other business-related documents.
The 10K RPM in the specification refers to the rotational speed of the disk. RPM stands for revolutions per minute, and it refers to how many times the disk spins in a minute. The faster the RPM, the faster the disk can access data, making it more efficient. The 10K RPM means that this hard drive spins 10,000 times per minute, making it a fast hard drive that can access data quickly.
Interface and Protocol
The SAS-12GBPS in the specification refers to the interface and protocol used by this hard drive. SAS stands for Serial Attached SCSI, which is a technology used for data transfer between devices. It is faster than SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment), another popular interface used for hard drives.
The 12GBPS in the specification refers to the data transfer speed. This hard drive can transfer data at a speed of 12 gigabits per second (Gbps), making it a fast data transfer device.
Sector Size and Buffer
The 4KN in the specification refers to the sector size of this hard drive. A sector is the smallest unit of storage on a hard disk. In the past, the sector size used to be 512 bytes. However, with the introduction of larger hard drives, the sector size was increased to 4 kilobytes (KB). This increased sector size allows the hard drive to store more data in each sector, reducing the overhead of accessing each sector.
The 256MB buffer in the specification refers to the cache memory used by this hard drive. The cache memory is used to temporarily store data that is frequently accessed. This memory allows the hard drive to access data faster, reducing the time it takes to read and write data to the hard drive.
Form Factor and Hot-Plug
The 2.5-inch form factor in the specification refers to the physical size of this hard drive. The 2.5-inch form factor is a smaller size than the traditional 3.5-inch form factor used by desktop hard drives. This smaller size makes it ideal for use in servers where space is at a premium.
The hot-plug in the specification refers to the ability to replace this hard drive while the server is still running. This is a useful feature for servers that need to be up and running 24/7 without interruption.
Hybrid Tray and Compatibility
The hybrid tray in the specification refers to the type of tray used to install this hard drive in a server. The hybrid tray can be used for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives, making it a versatile tray that can be used with different types of hard drives.
The Dell 401-ABHU is designed to work with 14G PowerEdge servers. PowerEdge is a server line produced by Dell that is known for its reliability and performance. This hard drive is specifically designed to work with this line of servers, ensuring that it will be compatible and work
General Information about the Dell 401-ABHU
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 401-ABHU
- Product Type: Hard Disk Drive
- Product Name: 2.4TB 10K RPM SAS-12GBPS
- Storage Capacity: 2.4 TB
- Form Factor : 2.5 Inch(In 3.5inch Hybrid Carrier)
- Interface : SAS-12GBPS
- Cache : 256 MB
- Features : Advanced Format 4KN
- Rotational Speed : 10K RPM
- External Transfer Rate : 1200 MBPS
- Cache : 256 MB
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 1 X SAS 12GB/S
- Compatible Bays : 1 X Hot-Swap - 3.5inch(2.5inch In 3.5inch Hybrid Carrier)
Dimension and Weight
- Width : 2.8 Inch
- Depth : 3.9 Inch
- Height : 0.6 Inch
- Weight : 0.50 lbs
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About Refurbished Products
There is nothing better than getting a balance between performance, affordability, and quality. This balance is what clients tend to get with the hard drive hybrid tray. These devices make it easy to mount either 2.5- or 3.5-inch hard disk drives within high-end servers or desktop computers.
The hard drive hybrid tray perfectly fits the bay where users will normally have their optical drives located. With this, users can easily exchange the optical drives with the HDD hybrid tray. Doing this allows your server or desktop computer to recognize the second drive as a secondary storage disk.
Hard drive hybrid trays help users to expand their system storage capacity without any hassle whatsoever. Using the HDD hybrid tray, installing new hard disk drives helps create a great storage model for files, programs, and movies.
Hard Drive Hybrid Tray Caddy for Improved Protection
Purchasing these models of HDD hybrid trays for laptops, desktop computers, or servers ensure maximum protection. The guarantee that the hard disk remains sheltered, dirt free, and present in the right place at all times.
There is a wide range of options with a full-size frame that secures users' hard disk drives in place. The frame of these tray caddies absorbs the vibration from the system, thereby minimizing noise. With this feature, users can easily employ the use of HDD hybrid trays in a quiet work environment.
Versatile Hybrid Tray for Safe Installation
Despite the tremendous growth rate of hard disk drives, there are HDD hybrid trays that will fit their needs. Users will find hard drive hybrid trays that allow the installation of a wide range of hard drive types, including SAS-12Gbps, SAS-6Gbps, and SATA-6Gbps.
They are versatile options that are also very helpful to Firewire and eSATA interfaces. These trays act correctly as the control source for installing extra hard drive components and ports for improved data transport.
Installing them is relatively straightforward. Many of the options available come with built-in lock screws for easy installation of second drives. Their anti-static surface also throws installation up a significant notch.
There is always a compatible converter for each desktop computer or server. This ensures that users with systems that use SATA or SAS hard drives can also benefit from a secure and reliable connection.
Some hard drive hybrid tray models are also equipped with pre-fab mounting holes. These mounting holes help to hold previously existing mounting equipment securely. When these mounting equipment are held securely, users can easily build on an extra hard drive component's improved storage capabilities.
Reliable and Consistent Performance
There SATA and SAS hard drive hybrid trays available to fit into the expanded memory market. Users will find hard drive hybrid trays that support the 6Gbps interface. That way, it leverages the interface to offer the best level of performance. These HDD hybrid trays come with designs that allow them to handle a wide range of several operations effectively. You can trust them, regardless of the intensity of your work.
SATA and SAS hard drive hybrid trays ensure a better installation of the drives within this range. That way, users can carry out effective server virtualization, high-performance computing, and data analytics. HDD hybrid trays have steady performance specifications, helping them to do several activities sequentially.
Also, there are SAS 12GBPS hard drive hybrid trays. These drive trays come with form factors that fit 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches hard drives. They come with a multi-path connection that provides room for failover redundancy. With these devices, users can be sure that there will be no single point of failure.
Furthermore, they feature advanced error-control that ensures a secure high-level connection. There is also an error technology combination that helps to protect users' previously installed hard drive components.
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