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Dell PF3MG 480GB SAS 12GBPS Hot-Swap Read Intensive MLC M.2 New

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PF3MG 480 GB (Gigabyte) Serial Attach SCSI (SAS) Gigabit Per Second (12GBPS) Small From Factor (SFF) Digitally Signed Firmware (DS) BC Read Intensive Solid State Drive for ProLiant Servers | Made by Dell | Brand New
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Introduction to 480GB Solid State Drives

The Dell PF3MG is a 480GB SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) solid state drive (SSD) designed for use in enterprise servers and storage systems. It utilizes MLC (Multi-Level Cell) NAND flash memory technology and has a 12Gbps data transfer rate. The drive is hot-swappable, which means it can be replaced while the system is running without requiring a shutdown. It is also designed for read-intensive workloads, which makes it suitable for applications such as content delivery networks, web servers, and virtual desktop infrastructure. The drive uses the M.2 form factor, which is a compact, card-like design that allows it to be easily installed in compatible systems.

Embedded and Edge Computing

The Dell PF3MG 480GB SAS 12GBPS Hot-Swap Read Intensive MLC M.2 Internal Solid State Drive is a storage device designed for use in enterprise-level servers and data centers. It features a SAS interface for high-speed connectivity and is built with MLC (Multi-Level Cell) NAND flash memory technology, which provides reliable and high-performance data storage.

Embedded computing refers to the integration of computing technology into everyday devices and systems, such as automobiles, appliances, and medical equipment. These devices typically have limited computing resources and are designed for specific tasks, such as monitoring and control.

Edge computing, on the other hand, refers to the processing of data at the edge of a network, closer to the source of the data. This approach reduces the amount of data that needs to be transmitted over the network, which can improve performance and reduce latency.

The Dell PF3MG SSD can be used in both embedded and edge computing applications. In embedded systems, the SSD can provide high-speed storage for data logging, monitoring, and control applications. In edge computing environments, the SSD can be used to store and process data locally, reducing the need for data to be transmitted over the network.

Benefits of Using a Read Intensive SSD

Solid State Drive (SSD)

A Read Intensive SSD, such as the Dell PF3MG 480GB SAS 12GBPS Hot-Swap MLC M.2 Internal SSD, is designed for applications that mainly require high read performance, such as booting up a computer, loading applications, or accessing large files. These SSDs use Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash memory, which has a higher endurance and can handle a higher number of read cycles compared to Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND flash memory, making them ideal for read-intensive applications.

Here are some benefits of using a Read Intensive SSD:

  • Faster Read Speeds: A Read Intensive SSD is optimized for high read performance, allowing applications to load faster and data to be accessed quickly. This results in a significant improvement in overall system performance.
  • Better Endurance: Read Intensive SSDs are designed to handle a higher number of read cycles, which makes them more durable and long-lasting. This means that they are ideal for applications that require frequent reading of large files or data.
  • Lower Cost: Compared to Write Intensive SSDs, Read Intensive SSDs are typically less expensive, making them an affordable choice for businesses that require high read performance.
  • Energy Efficient: SSDs consume less power compared to traditional hard disk drives, resulting in lower power consumption and longer battery life in laptops and other mobile devices.
  • Lower Noise and Vibration: SSDs have no moving parts, which means that they produce less noise and vibration compared to traditional hard disk drives, making them ideal for use in quiet environments.

Read Intensive SSDs offer several benefits, including improved system performance, better durability, lower cost, energy efficiency, and lower noise and vibration levels. They are an excellent choice for businesses that require high read performance and fast data access.

General Information about this Dell PF3MG

  • Dell PF3MG 480GB SAS-12GBPS Internal Solid State Drive
  • Part Number or SKU # PF3MG
  • Manufacturer : Dell
  • Type : Solid State Drive

Key Feature of 480GB Solid State Drive

  • Capacity : 480GB
  • Form Factor : 2.5 Inch
  • Interface Type : SAS-12GBPS

Dimensions & Weight for SAS-12GBPS SSD

  • Height : 0.63 inch
  • Width : 3.10 inch
  • Depth : 5.45 inch
  • Weight : 1.50 lbs


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Users who prefer faster transfer rates and improved system response would find SAS 12GBPS SSDs handy. These drives are suitable for use in enterprise servers and storage arrays. They can process large workloads that require high input/output and low latency. SAS 12GBPS SSDs are one of the most improved storage devices for server virtualization, high-end computing, and data analytics.

These drives support dual-port operation with features that improve reliability. These features include advanced error correction, high signal quality, data integrity technology, and several others. They use higher signal voltages with end-to-end integrity, offering better data speed than SATA drives, and supporting multiple data paths.

Ultra-Fast & Consistent Performance

As SSDs continue to expand in the memory market, the SAS solid-state drives seek to leverage the 12GBPs architecture to offer high-level performance. The design of these drives allows them to carry out several operations effectively. Server virtualization, tiering, high-performance computing, and data analytics have never been faster.

These drives have steady performance specs to allow them to carry out sequential activities. Users will find SAS SSDs with form factors within the range of 1.8" and 3.5", making them a compact option. The SAS 12GBPS comes with a multi-path connection which provides room for fail-over redundancy. With this, users can be sure that there will be no single point of failure.

Furthermore, they feature advanced SAS error-control that ensures high-level error correction and data protection. There is also an error-recovery technology combination that helps to protect user data and prevent data loss.

Built for Data-Intensive & Energy Saving Applications

The virtual storage systems and servers in today's world demand a high level of data use. Bulky data requirements are needed for hybrid cloud environments and database systems. SAS 12GBPS SSDs are built to handle these data-intensive operations. Users will find SAS SSDs that offer capacities up to 30.72TB.

There are other lesser and more affordable capacity offerings available today. These provide data centers, analysts, and computing enthusiasts with more data storage options. Users will not need to buy several drives, thereby saving costs and rack spaces.

Also, these SAS 12GBPS SSDs come in various endurance ratings, depending on the operations they are used for. They also have different settings, which range from ultra-low to high. The ultra-low-power mode, for instance, helps users to maximize energy-saving while offering improved performance.

Features of SAS 12GBPS

  • Ultra-fast performance for demanding enterprise operations
  • Endurance build to match a variety of workloads
  • Reduce data access wait times when used for complex workloads
  • Offer the highest level of reliability and scalability
  • Safeguard data against undetectable power losses and unexpected data corruption
  • First-in-class storage density
  • Ensure data integrity with topnotch error detection and correction technology
  • Ensure data constant data availability for crucial systems.

Best-Fit Applications

  • High-level enterprise operations with data-intensive workloads
  • External enterprise solutions for servers
  • Hyperscale operations
  • Cloud data centers for bulk storage
  • Centralized surveillance systems
  • Backup and restore enterprise virtual tape
  • High-capacity RAID storage

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