Dell 83DH4 PCI-E Host Bus Adapter
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Dell 83DH4 9311-8I 8-port Internal 12GBPS SAS PCI-E 3.0 X8 Bulk

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83DH4 9311-8I 8-port Internal 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 X 8 Host Bus Adapter | Made by Dell | New Bulk Pack
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Product Details of Dell 83DH4

Dell 83DH4 9311-8I is an 8-port internal Host Bus Adapter (HBA) that is designed to enable servers and storage devices to connect to high-speed SAS drives. It is a high-performance adapter that supports 12Gbps SAS connectivity and can be installed into a PCI-E 3.0 X8 slot on a server or storage device.

In this article, we will explore the Dell 83DH4 9311-8I HBA in detail, discussing its features, specifications, benefits, and limitations. We will also provide an overview of the SAS technology and how it works.

Features and Specifications

The Dell 83DH4 9311-8I HBA is designed for high-performance servers and storage devices that require fast and reliable storage connectivity. It features eight internal SAS ports that support both SAS and SATA drives, making it a versatile adapter that can work with a wide range of storage devices.

The HBA supports the SAS 3.0 specification, which provides a maximum data transfer rate of 12Gbps per port. It also supports the PCI-E 3.0 X8 interface, which provides a high-bandwidth connection to the server or storage device. The HBA is also backward compatible with SAS 2.0 and 1.0 devices, allowing it to work with older storage devices.

The Dell 83DH4 9311-8I HBA is also designed for reliability and ease of use. It features a built-in LSI SAS 3008 controller chip, which provides advanced data protection features such as RAID and error correction. The HBA also supports hot-swapping of drives, allowing users to replace failed drives without shutting down the server or storage device.

Benefits of Using Dell 83DH4 9311-8I HBA

The Dell 83DH4 9311-8I HBA provides several benefits to users who require high-speed storage connectivity. Here are some of the key benefits of using this adapter:

  • High Performance: The HBA provides 12Gbps SAS connectivity, which is ideal for high-performance servers and storage devices. It enables fast data transfer rates, which improves overall system performance.
  • Versatility: The HBA supports both SAS and SATA drives, making it a versatile adapter that can work with a wide range of storage devices. This makes it ideal for use in environments where multiple storage devices are in use.
  • Advanced Data Protection: The HBA features advanced data protection features such as RAID and error correction, which help prevent data loss and corruption. This makes it an ideal choice for mission-critical applications where data protection is essential.
  • Hot-Swapping: The HBA supports hot-swapping of drives, allowing users to replace failed drives without shutting down the server or storage device. This minimizes system downtime and improves overall system availability.

General Information about te Dell 83DH4

Technical Information

  • Io Controller SAS 3008 Fusion MPT 2.5
  • Port Count 8 Port, Internal
  • Connectors
  • Mini SAS Hd
  • SFF8643 Two (x4)
  • Storage Connectivity Data Transfer Rates 12GBPS SAS 3.0 Compliant
  • Sas Bandwidth
  • half Duplex (x8 Wide Bus)
  • 9600 MBPS

Port Configurations

  • 8 Ea, X1 Ports (individual Drives)
  • 2 Ea, X4 Wide Port
  • Host Bus X8 Lane, PCI-E 3.0
  • Pci Data Burst Transfer Rates
  • half Duplex
  • x8, PCI-E 3.0, 8000 MBPS
  • Form Factor Low Profile
  • Physical Dimensions 2.6Inch X 6.0 Inch
  • Cable Support Passive Copper
  • Operating Voltage +12v +/-8%, 3.3v +/-9%
  • Led Management Reference Sff-8485 (sgpio) Compliant
  • Pci Power (nominal) 13w

Integrated Raid (Ir)

  • 14 Spread Across 2 Volumes
  • raid 0 10 Per Volume
  • raid 1 2 Per Volume Plus Hot Spare
  • raid 1e 10 Per Volume
  • raid 10 10 Per Volume
  • operating: 0°c To 55°c
  • storage: -45°c To 105°c
  • 5 To 90% Non-condensing
  • airflow: 200 Lfm
  • Mtbf >2,800,000 Hours
  • Os Support Microsoft Windows, Linux (suse , Red Hat), Solaris, Vmware, Freebsd

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SAS controllers facilitate the use of SATA drives to increase the storage capacity with extreme ease. You can get the best SAS SATA controllers here on Our SAS SATA controllers are some of the best you can find around at the best prices.

SATA is the acronym for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment while the SCSI, nicknamed Scuzzy, is short for Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface.

SATA and SAS connectors help link up your computer components, including media and hard drives to the system's motherboard. SATA drives are more affordable and used for personal computing while fast and reliable SAS drives are the best fit for servers.

On the other hand, SAS controllers work flawlessly on SATA hard drives because both share identical infrastructure and possess related characteristics.

If you'd prefer speed over space, then a SAS-based hard drive is your best bet. However, SATA drives on the other hand, while lagging in terms of speed have a much larger storage capacity.

Data Transfer Speed

Throughput is the volume of data that a drive can move, process, or read and write in a specific amount of time. The drive's throughput is usually tested to measure its speed.

The Input/output operations per second (IOPS) may also be measured. However, the IOPS and throughput outcomes usually imply the same things about the drive.

While the SAS drives boast higher throughput than SATA drives; there are fewer general delays. But there is some overlap between the more high-speed SATA drives and slower SAS drives. On, you can shop some of the best SAS SATA controllers from well-known brands across the world.

While a handful of factors affect the drive's performance, the major factor affecting throughput is the revolution per minute (rpm). Consequently, the higher the rpm, the higher the drive's throughput.

The speed variation is most notable when dealing with large files. A SAS drive boasting 15000 rpm will most likely read and write a 1TB file faster than a SATA drive with 7200 rpm.

Most SATA-based drives' usual speed ranges from 5400 rpm to 7200 rpm, and most SAS-based drives run between 7200 rpm and 15000 rpm.

SAS-SATA Controllers on

While you can count on both quality and affordability, we also bring you a wide range of SAS SATA controllers to cater to your storage needs. SAS and SATA's notable difference is that SAS is developed to endure 24/7 performance in firms, including data centers. Choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers including 24 Port, PERC H830, Expander Card, PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC 5, Host Bus Adapter, Equallogic, PERC H710, 4 Port, 1-Port, 8 Port, PERC H700, PERC H800, Smart Array, Serveraid, PERC H740, Raid Controller, PCI-E, 12 Port, Controller Card, and16 Port.

You can use a SATA drive for servers just as you would use a SAS drive. However, the SATA drive would deliver a slower performance and a higher probability of failing or hinting at a failure. This laxity could prove expensive to firms that depend on such drives.

A SAS drive has a mean time between failures (MTBF) that ranges from (1.2-1.6 million) hours of use at 113°F (45°C), while that of a SATA drive is about (700,000-1.2 million) hours of use at 77°F (25°C).

SATA disk drives offer many benefits, including the fact that they boast an unbeatable combination of low cost, high capacity, and performance. Taking advantage of this with SAS SATA controllers could bring a significant return on investment. You can count on a 24/7 customer care center for all issues regarding sales and delivery. delivers all items free of charge within the 48 U. S. states. Please choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers today for optimum performance.


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