Product Overview for the Dell 8G4YC
8G4YC 1.92TB SAS Read Intensive 12GBPS 512e 2.5inch Form Factor Hot-plug Drive With Tray For 14g Poweredge Server" might sound like a mouthful, but it represents a crucial component in modern IT infrastructure. In this detailed explanation, we will break down this complex name and explore each element, providing a clear understanding of what it is, what it does, and why it matters in the context of server systems and data storage.
Breaking Down the Name
Before we dive into the specifics of this product, let's break down the name to understand its various components.
- 1.1. 8G4YC The alphanumeric code "8G4YC" is a unique identifier for this particular drive. In the world of computer hardware, such codes are used to differentiate between different models and specifications. They help IT professionals and consumers easily identify and select the right product for their needs.
- 1.2. 1.92TB SAS Read Intensive
- 1.92TB refers to the storage capacity of the drive. In this case, it can store 1.92 terabytes of data. This is a significant amount of storage and is essential for servers that need to store and manage large volumes of data.
- SAS stands for Serial Attached SCSI, which is a type of interface used for connecting storage devices like hard drives and solid-state drives (SSDs) to a server. SAS 12GBPS is known for its reliability and high performance, making it a preferred choice for enterprise-grade servers.
- Read Intensive indicates that this drive is optimized for read-heavy workloads. In server environments, there are different types of workloads, including read-intensive (where data is read more frequently than it is written) and write-intensive (where data is written more frequently than it is read). Having a drive optimized for read-intensive tasks can improve overall system performance in such scenarios.
- 1.3. 12GBPS The "12GBPS" refers to the data transfer speed of the drive. Specifically, it means that this drive can transfer data at a rate of 12 gigabits per second. High data transfer speeds are crucial for servers, as they ensure quick access to stored information and reduce latency.
- 1.4. 512e The "512e" designation relates to the drive's sector format. In this case, it uses a 512-byte emulation (512e) format. This format is often used to make newer drives compatible with older systems that expect a 512-byte sector size. It's a transitional format that bridges the gap between traditional 512-byte sectors and larger 4K sectors used in modern drives.
- 1.5. 2.5inch Form Factor The "2.5inch Form Factor" indicates the physical size and shape of the drive. A 2.5-inch form factor is commonly used in smaller devices like laptops and some servers. It is known for its compact size and is often used in situations where space is limited.
- 1.6. Hot-plug Drive With Tray A "hot-plug" drive is a type of drive that can be inserted or removed from a server while it's running, without the need for shutting down the server. This is a critical feature for ensuring high availability and minimal downtime in server environments. The "With Tray" part implies that the drive comes with a compatible tray or caddy for easy installation and removal.
- 1.7. For 14g Poweredge Server The final part of the name, "For 14g Poweredge Server," specifies the compatibility of this drive. It is designed to work with Dell PowerEdge servers from the 14th generation (14g). Compatibility is essential in server environments to ensure that components work seamlessly together.
Understanding the Importance
Now that we have dissected the name, let's delve into why the "8G4YC 1.92TB SAS Read Intensive 12GBPS 512e 2.5inch Form Factor Hot-plug Drive With Tray For 14g Poweredge Server" is significant and how it fits into the world of server technology.
- 2.1. Storage Capacity
- The 1.92TB storage capacity of this drive is essential for modern server systems. Servers are used to host applications, databases, websites, and more, all of which generate and store vast amounts of data. Having a high-capacity drive allows servers to store this data efficiently. Whether it's customer records, financial transactions, or multimedia content, having enough storage space is crucial to keep the server running smoothly without interruptions.
- 2.2. SAS Interface
- The SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface provides several advantages for enterprise-level servers. It offers higher data transfer rates and reliability compared to other interfaces like SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment). SAS drives are also hot-swappable, meaning they can be replaced or upgraded without shutting down the server, ensuring minimal downtime. The use of SAS in this drive reflects its suitability for mission-critical applications where performance and reliability are paramount.
- 2.3. Read Intensive Workloads
- In server environments, workloads can vary significantly. Some servers primarily handle read-intensive tasks, such as serving web pages, running virtual machines, or analyzing large datasets. A drive optimized for read-intensive workloads ensures that data can be retrieved quickly, which is critical for maintaining high server performance in such scenarios.
- 2.4. Data Transfer Speed
- The 12GBPS data transfer speed is a key feature for servers. Servers need to access and deliver data quickly to meet the demands of users and applications. Whether it's retrieving customer information from a database or serving multimedia content to website visitors, faster data transfer speeds lead to reduced latency and improved responsiveness.
- 2.5. 512e Sector Format
- The use of 512e sector format is significant because it ensures compatibility with a wide range of server systems. Some older servers and storage controllers expect drives to have a 512-byte sector size. By using 512e emulation, this drive can be used in both legacy systems and modern setups without compatibility issues, simplifying the upgrade process for businesses.
- 2.6. 2.5-inch Form Factor
- The 2.5-inch form factor is ideal for servers where space is at a premium. While larger 3.5-inch drives offer more storage capacity, 2.5-inch drives are more compact, allowing servers to accommodate more drives in the same physical space. This is particularly important in data centers where rack space is expensive, and maximizing storage density is essential.
- 2.7. Hot-Plug Capability
Hot-plug drives are a must-have for businesses that require high server availability. In critical applications, any downtime can result in financial losses or disruptions to services. With hot-plug drives, administrators can replace or add drives on the fly without shutting down the server. This capability ensures uninterrupted service and minimizes the risk of data loss.
General Information about this Dell 8G4YC
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 8G4YC
- Device Type: Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Interface : SAS 12GBPS
Technical Information for the 1.92TB SSD
- Capacity: 1.92TB
- Form Factor : 2.5 Inch
- Features : Read-intensive Endurance, 512 Emulation (512e)
This SSD is compatible with the following Dell PowerEdge servers:
- PowerEdge C6420
- PowerEdge C6525
- PowerEdge R340
- PowerEdge R440
- PowerEdge R540
- PowerEdge R640
- PowerEdge R6415
- PowerEdge R6515
- PowerEdge R6525
- PowerEdge R740
- PowerEdge R740xd
- PowerEdge R7415
- PowerEdge R7425
- PowerEdge R7515
- PowerEdge R7525
- PowerEdge R840
- PowerEdge R940
- PowerEdge R940xa
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