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405-AAMS Dell Perc H740P PCI-E 3.1 SAS Raid Controller with Bulk

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405-AAMS Perc H740P Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.1 Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Raid Controller with 8 Gigabyte(GB) Non-Volatile (NV) Cache | Made by Dell | New Bulk Pack
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The 405-AAMS Dell Perc H740P PCI-E 3.1 SAS RAID Controller with 8GB NV Cache is a crucial component in modern server systems, offering advanced storage management and data protection capabilities. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the features, benefits, and technical specifications of this RAID controller, shedding light on its significance in enhancing server performance and reliability.

Overview of Dell Perc H740P RAID Controller

The Dell Perc H740P is a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) controller designed to manage and optimize storage arrays in servers. It operates on the PCI Express (PCI-E) 3.1 interface, ensuring high-speed data transfer between the RAID controller and the server's motherboard. The inclusion of SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) connectivity enables efficient communication with storage drives, contributing to a seamless and responsive data storage environment.

Key Features

  • PCI-E 3.1 Compatibility: The use of PCI-E 3.1 ensures that the Dell Perc H740P leverages the latest in peripheral connectivity standards. This allows for faster data transfer rates and improved overall system performance, making it an ideal choice for modern servers that demand high-speed and efficient data processing.
  • SAS Connectivity: The RAID controller supports SAS, a technology that facilitates the connection between the controller and storage drives. SAS offers benefits such as scalability, reliability, and faster data transfer rates compared to its predecessor, SATA (Serial ATA). With SAS compatibility, the H740P ensures optimal performance and reliability in storage configurations.
  • 8GB NV Cache: One of the standout features of the Dell Perc H740P is its 8GB Non-Volatile (NV) Cache. This cache plays a crucial role in enhancing data access speed and overall system responsiveness. The NV nature of the cache means that data stored in it is retained even in the event of a power loss, ensuring data integrity and minimizing the risk of data loss or corruption.

Advantages and Benefits

  • Improved Performance: The combination of PCI-E 3.1 compatibility, SAS connectivity, and the 8GB NV Cache translates to significantly improved performance for servers employing the Dell Perc H740P RAID controller. Faster data transfer rates and reduced latency contribute to a more responsive and efficient computing environment.
  • Data Redundancy and Protection: RAID controllers are known for their ability to implement various RAID levels, and the H740P is no exception. This controller supports multiple RAID configurations, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60. These configurations offer different levels of data redundancy and protection, allowing system administrators to choose the setup that best suits their specific needs, whether it's prioritizing performance, data redundancy, or a balance of both.
  • Enhanced Storage Management: The Dell Perc H740P comes equipped with sophisticated storage management features that empower administrators to efficiently manage their storage resources. This includes capabilities such as hot-swapping, online RAID expansion, and dynamic disk growth. These features contribute to a more flexible and scalable storage infrastructure.

Technical Specifications

  • RAID Levels: The H740P supports a range of RAID levels, providing flexibility in configuring storage arrays based on specific requirements. These levels include RAID 0 for performance, RAID 1 for data mirroring, RAID 5 and 6 for a balance of performance and redundancy, and RAID 10, 50, and 60 for combinations of striping and mirroring.
  • Data Transfer Rates: With PCI-E 3.1 support, the Dell Perc H740P achieves high data transfer rates, ensuring that data can be efficiently moved between the RAID controller and the server's motherboard. The SAS connectivity further enhances these rates when communicating with storage drives, contributing to an overall smooth data processing experience.
  • Cache Memory: The 8GB NV Cache serves as a temporary storage buffer, accelerating data access and retrieval. The non-volatile nature of the cache ensures that data remains intact even in the absence of power, providing an additional layer of data protection.
  • Form Factor: The form factor of the H740P is a critical consideration for compatibility with various server configurations. Understanding the form factor ensures that the RAID controller can be seamlessly integrated into the server chassis.

Use Cases

The Dell Perc H740P finds application in various scenarios where reliable, high-performance storage is essential. Some notable use cases include:

  • Enterprise Servers: In enterprise server environments, the H740P can be employed to manage storage for critical applications, databases, and virtualized workloads. Its RAID capabilities contribute to data protection and system uptime.
  • Data Centers: Data centers, with their extensive storage requirements, benefit from the H740P's ability to handle large volumes of data while ensuring data integrity and availability.
  • High-Performance Computing: In high-performance computing (HPC) environments, where rapid data access is paramount, the H740P's NV cache proves invaluable in accelerating I/O operations.
  • Business Critical Applications: Business-critical applications, such as financial software and customer relationship management (CRM) systems, rely on the H740P for its performance, reliability, and data protection features.
Compatibility with Dell Systems and Storage Arrays

The Dell 405-AAMS Perc H740P PCI-E 3.1 SAS Raid Controller with 8GB NV Cache is compatible with the following systems:

  • Dell PowerEdge servers: R740, R740xd, R940
  • Dell Precision workstations: T5820, T7820, T7920
  • The controller is also compatible with the Dell PowerVault MD series storage arrays: MD1220, MD1420, and MD3420.

It is important to check the system specifications and firmware version before installing the controller to ensure compatibility.

General Information about this Dell 405-AAMS

  • Manufacturer: Dell
  • Part Number or SKU# 405-AAMS
  • Product Name: Controller
  • Product Type: SAS-SATA

Technical Information

  • Interface Support: 12GBPS SAS, 6GBPS SATA
  • PCI Support: PCI-E 3.1
  • SAS Connections: 2X4 Internal
  • Ports: Eight Lanes ( 8 PORTS )
  • Cache Memory: 8GB NV
  • Raid Levels: 0,1,5,6,10,50,60
  • Max Drive Support: 32
  • Raid Support: Hardware

In general, the 405-AAMS Dell Perc H740P PCI-E 3.1 SAS RAID Controller with 8GB NV Cache stands as a powerful solution for optimizing storage performance and data protection in server environments. Its compatibility with the latest PCI-E standards, SAS connectivity, and the inclusion of a substantial NV cache make it a versatile choice for a wide range of server configurations.

By understanding the key features, benefits, technical specifications, and best practices associated with the Dell Perc H740P, administrators can make informed decisions during the planning, installation, and maintenance phases. This RAID controller not only contributes to improved data access speeds and overall system responsiveness but also provides essential features for effective storage management and data protection.

In the ever-evolving landscape of server technology, the Dell Perc H740P remains a reliable and efficient component, addressing the storage challenges faced by modern enterprises. Whether it's enhancing performance, ensuring data redundancy, or facilitating seamless storage expansion, the H740P proves to be a valuable asset in the quest for robust and efficient server infrastructure.

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