Overview of the Dell CR272 300GB 15K 3.5" SAS 3GBPS Internal Hard Drive
A hard drive is a storage device that stores data on a computer. It is a non-volatile memory device that stores data permanently. The Dell CR272 is a 300GB internal hard drive that operates at 15,000 RPM with a 3.5-inch form factor. It uses a SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface and has a 3Gbps (Gigabits per second) data transfer rate. In this article, we will discuss the features and benefits of the Dell CR272 internal hard drive.
The Dell CR272 has a 3.5-inch form factor, which means it is designed to fit into a standard 3.5-inch drive bay. This form factor is commonly used in desktop computers, workstations, and servers. The 3.5-inch form factor provides a larger surface area, allowing for more platters and a higher storage capacity.
The Dell CR272 has a storage capacity of 300GB, which means it can store up to 300 billion bytes of data. This capacity is suitable for storing large amounts of data, including documents, photos, videos, and music files. The 300GB capacity is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses, as it provides sufficient storage space for their data needs.
The Dell CR272 operates at a rotational speed of 15,000 RPM (revolutions per minute). This high speed allows for faster data access and transfer rates, making it ideal for data-intensive applications such as video editing, data mining, and scientific research. The faster rotational speed also reduces latency, which is the time it takes for the drive to access data.
The Dell CR272 uses a SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface, which is a high-speed data transfer interface used in enterprise-level servers and storage devices. SAS provides faster data transfer rates and better data reliability than SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) interfaces. The SAS interface also supports larger data transfer distances, allowing for more flexibility in designing storage systems.
Data Transfer Rate
The Dell CR272 has a data transfer rate of 3Gbps (Gigabits per second), which is a high-speed data transfer rate that allows for faster data access and transfer. The high data transfer rate is essential for data-intensive applications that require large amounts of data to be accessed and transferred quickly.
The Dell CR272 is designed to be reliable and durable, ensuring that your data is safe and secure. It has a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 1.6 million hours, which means that it is expected to last for a long time before it fails. It also has a low error rate and supports advanced error correction techniques, ensuring that your data is safe and secure.
The Dell CR272 is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. It is also compatible with a wide range of servers and storage devices, making it a versatile storage solution for enterprise-level applications.
Overall the Dell CR272 300GB 15K 3.5" SAS 3GBPS Internal Hard Drive is a reliable and high-performance storage solution for enterprise-level applications. It has a large storage capacity of 300GB, operates at a fast rotational speed of 15,000 RPM, and uses a high-speed SAS interface with a data transfer rate of 3Gbps. It is designed to be reliable and durable, ensuring that your data is safe and secure. It is also compatible with a wide range of operating systems and storage devices, making it a versatile storage solution for businesses of all sizes.
- Manufacturer : Dell
- Part Number or SKU# CR272
- Device Type : Hard Drive - Internal
- Capacity : 300GB
- Form Factor : 3.5 Inch
- Interface : Serial Attached SCSI
- Spindle Speed: 15000 RPM
Dimension and Weight
- Width: 4 Inch
- Depth: 5.8 Inch
- Height: 1 Inch
- Weight: 1.52 Lbs
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Serial attached SCSI SAS 3gbps hard drives are commonly used in servers and bring with them immense benefits. However, choosing the right hard drive is very important depending on your projects. Avoid putting greater emphasis on the pricing of the hard drives, since it may lead to a complete disaster.
The preserve of the SAS 3Gbps HDD is in servers and high-end workstations where speed considerations are most important. The hard drives are available as 3.5-inch form factor and 2.5-inch form factor depending on your specific applications. These HDDs will process data and complete reads/writes faster than SATA drives – actually, it takes just a fraction of the time. It makes them ideal for enterprise applications since they perform efficiently, faster, and under rigorous conditions. The faster throughput is the idea behind getting SAS hard drives for your applications, seeing that the latest SAS 12Gbps hard disks are super-fast and incorporate RAID hardware controllers.
The throughput of a SAS 3Gbps disk drive is rated at 300 MB/s. Bandwidth typically represents the theoretical maximum level of data that passes through a channel. On the other hand, throughput is the actual measure of how much data actually travels through the channel successfully. Therefore, bandwidth is a theoretical value whereas throughout is the real value.
The key features and capabilities of the popular SAS 3Gbps HDDs are:
- Performance – You will benefit from performance levels that reach 3Gbps (300MB/s throughout), full-duplex transmissions, wide ports for aggregated bandwidth, advanced command queuing, and port aggregation.
- Flexibility – the flexibility of the SAS 3Gbps lies in physical and software compatibility on SATA drives as well as backward compatibility with SCSI software.
- Scalability – you cannot go wrong with the broad address range allowing connection to physical devices and external storage systems using the long cables and small connectors.
- Reliability and availability – you can achieve point-to-point connections, redundancy paths, and dual active port support with the SAS 3Gbps drives.
We have recommended the SAS 3Gbps to a good number of clients since they are best suited for 24/7 workloads. These hard drives are best suited for servers due to the 100% duty cycle. SAS hot-swap hard drives will always win on the reliability front since they are designed to read/write data throughout the day. The SAS 3Gbps HDD cannot be compared to SATA drives commonly used for desktops that have 20-30% duty cycles. Drive speed is a major determinant of throughput and is measured in RPMs whereby SAS drives will operate at between 7200 and 15000 RPM. For better understanding, the faster a drive rotates, the higher the read/write speeds and the higher the throughput. The net effect will apply for slower drive speeds which negatively impact read/write speed and throughput.
The only downside with the SAS 3Gbps hard drives is the storage capacities available. Generally, SAS hard drive disks have a smaller storage capacity format compared to SATA drives. The common storage sizes available for SAS 3Gbps drives include 73GB-10K RPM, 146GB-15K RPM, 300GB-15000 RPM, 450GB-15K RPM, 600GB-10K RPM, 1TB1TB-7.2K RPM, and 2TB-7.2K RPM which are ideal for servers and high-end machines used for production content.
SAS cables are required for connection and feature a continuous connector for both power and data. The SAS cable cannot be used to connect SATA controllers using a SATA connector since they carry higher power voltages. A distinctive feature of the SAS cables is that they are more than 30-feet in length compared to SATA cables that can only reach a maximum of 3-feet in length. However, it is possible to connect a SAS drive to a SATA controller using a continuous/SAS connector.
We have different specifications of the SAS 3Gbps hard drive which are ideal for high-performance applications and for highly virtualized environments that typically handle critical applications and high volumes of users.
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