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Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 12GBPS PCIE 3.0 Raid Controller SAS New

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405-AAWS Perc H345 12Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 Sas Raid Controller 4Gigabytes(GB) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Connectors Controller | Made by Dell | New Bulk Pack
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Product Overview of the Dell 405-AAWS

In the world of data storage and management, the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 Raid Controller plays a vital role. Despite its technical name, this device is essential for helping businesses and individuals manage their data efficiently. In this comprehensive guide, we'll break down the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 Raid Controller into simple terms, explaining its features, benefits, and how it can be a valuable addition to your IT infrastructure.

RAID Controller

Before we dive into the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345, let's understand the concept of a RAID controller. RAID, or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a technology that enhances data protection, redundancy, and performance. It does this by distributing data across multiple hard drives configured in various RAID levels.

The Significance of the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345

A RAID controller is a crucial component in this setup. It serves as the brain behind the operation, managing the RAID array to ensure efficient data storage, retrieval, and redundancy. In simpler terms, it coordinates how data is stored and accessed.

Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345: An In-Depth Overview

In this section, we'll delve into the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 Raid Controller itself, exploring its hardware specifications, compatibility, and the benefits it offers.

Hardware Specifications

The Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 is a PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) 3.0 Raid Controller with a 12Gbps data transfer rate. It features SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) connectors and 4GB of cache memory. These specifications make it suitable for various storage solutions.


One of the key features of the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 is its compatibility with various Dell server models. Ensuring compatibility is crucial for seamless integration and optimal performance. Dell provides compatibility lists and guides to help users choose the right controller for their servers.


The Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 offers numerous advantages, including enhanced data performance, redundancy, and fault tolerance. It's designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and businesses, providing a robust and reliable solution for data storage and management.

Data Transfer Speed

The data transfer speed of a RAID controller is a significant consideration. The Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 offers a 12Gbps data transfer rate, capable of handling high-speed data transactions. This speed is crucial in environments where quick data access is essential, such as large databases or high-traffic web servers.

Supported RAID Levels

The choice of RAID level impacts both performance and data protection. The Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 supports various RAID levels, including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and more. Each level offers a different balance between performance and redundancy, allowing users to choose the one that best suits their specific needs.

Data Backup and Recovery

One of the primary reasons for using a RAID controller is data protection. The Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 offers various RAID levels, some of which provide redundancy through data mirroring and parity. In the event of a drive failure, data remains accessible, and recovery is often seamless. This is crucial for preventing data loss and minimizing downtime.

Redundancy and Fault Tolerance

RAID configurations with redundancy, such as RAID 1 and RAID 5, allow for continued operation even when a drive fails. The RAID controller ensures that data is still accessible, as it can be reconstructed from the redundant information stored on the remaining drives. This fault tolerance is essential for mission-critical applications.

Use Cases

The Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 Raid Controller has a wide range of applications across different sectors and industries. Here are some notable use cases:

Enterprise Solutions

Enterprises with extensive data storage needs, such as cloud service providers, data centers, and large corporations, can benefit significantly from the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345. Its high data transfer speeds and data protection features make it an ideal choice for managing critical data and applications.

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

SMBs looking for a cost-effective yet reliable solution for data storage and protection can find the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 suitable. It offers enterprise-level features without the exorbitant price tag, making it a practical choice for businesses of all sizes.

Home and Personal Use

Tech enthusiasts and individuals with extensive media collections or home servers may also find value in the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 Raid Controller. While it might be overkill for typical home use, it offers enhanced data performance and security for those with specific data storage needs.

Where to Buy

Dell RAID controllers are often available directly from Dell's official website and authorized resellers. It's advisable to purchase from reputable sources to ensure product authenticity and reliable customer support.

General Information about this Dell 405-AAWS

  • Brand: Dell
  • Part Number or SKU# 405-AAWS
  • Type: SAS-SATA

Technical Information

  • Device Type: RAID Controller
  • Controller Interface Type: SAS/SATA
  • Interface Type: PCIe 3.0
  • SAS Connectors: 2x8 Internal
  • Cache Memory Support: 4GB NV
  • Write Back Cache: Flash-Backed Cache
  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
  • Max Drive Support: 240
  • RAID Support: Hardware RAID

In summary, the Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 12GBPS PCIE 3.0 Raid Controller is a powerful tool for data storage and management. Its high data transfer speeds, support for various RAID levels, and compatibility with Dell servers make it a valuable addition to any IT infrastructure, whether in an enterprise, small business, or personal environment. When used correctly and in the right context, this RAID controller can significantly enhance data protection, performance, and reliability, ensuring that your data is safe and accessible when you need it most.

As technology continues to advance, the demand for efficient data storage and management solutions will persist. The Dell 405-AAWS Perc H345 is a testament to Dell's commitment to meeting these demands with a high-quality and versatile RAID controller. Whether you are safeguarding critical business data or enhancing your data storage capabilities, this RAID controller is a robust and reliable choice.

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