NVMe Solid State Drive
The Dell W29XY 7.68TB Flash Enterprise TLC RI U.2 PCI-E Gen4 SSD is a high-performance solid-state drive (SSD) that is designed for use in Dell servers and storage systems. It utilizes the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) interface, which is a newer, faster interface that is optimized for SSDs and is designed to take full advantage of the performance capabilities of solid-state storage.
The drive is designed for read-intensive workloads, which means that it is optimized for tasks that involve frequently reading data, such as database queries, data analytics, and content delivery. It utilizes TLC (Triple Level Cell) NAND flash memory, which is a type of flash memory that stores three bits of data per cell, providing a balance between cost and performance.
The drive has a large capacity of 7.68TB, which makes it suitable for use in high-performance, data-intensive workloads. With its high-speed data transfer rate and large storage capacity, it can provide fast and efficient data access, which can improve the overall performance of the system.
It uses U.2 form factor, which is a small form factor drive that is designed to plug into a U.2 connector on the motherboard or a PCI-E add-on card. The drive also supports PCI-E Gen4, which is the latest version of the PCI-E interface.
The Dell W29XY 7.68TB Flash Enterprise TLC NVMe RI U.2 PCI-E Gen4 SSD is designed for exceptional reliability. Dell's quality assurance and testing processes aim to ensure that the drive can withstand high-stress environments and provide consistent performance over time.
One of the key factors that contribute to the drive's exceptional reliability is its use of high-quality, reliable NAND flash memory. NAND flash memory is a type of non-volatile memory that is commonly used in SSDs, and it is known for its durability and long lifespan.
Additionally, the drive utilizes the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) interface, which is a newer, faster interface that is optimized for SSDs and is designed to take full advantage of the performance capabilities of solid-state storage. NVMe is known for its low latency and high IOPS (input/output operations per second) which makes it suitable for high-performance workloads.
The drive also has built-in error correction code (ECC), which can detect and correct errors that may occur during data transfer, further improving the drive's reliability. It also has a wear-leveling algorithm that helps to distribute writes evenly across the drive, which can extend the life of the drive by reducing the wear on any particular block of memory.
The Dell W29XY 7.68TB Flash Enterprise TLC NVMe RI U.2 PCI-E Gen4 SSD is a high-performance solid-state drive (SSD) that is designed for use in Dell servers and storage systems. It is optimized for read-intensive workloads, which means that it is designed for tasks that involve frequently reading data such as database queries, data analytics, and content delivery.
It is important to check the system's specifications and compatibility before installing the drive, as some systems may have different NVMe drive bay requirements or may not support the PCI-E Gen4. Additionally, the drive may require a specific firmware version to be compatible with the system. It's always a good idea to check with the manufacturer website or consult with a professional before installing any hardware to ensure compatibility and take advantage of the full performance capabilities of the drive.
General Information about this Dell W29XY
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# W29XY
- Interface: PCI-Express
- Product Type: Solid State Drive (SSD)
Technical Information for PCI-E Solid State Drive
- Capacity: 7.68TB SSD
- Media type: 3D TLC NAND
- Features: Read Intensive
- Host bus interface PCIe Gen 4.0 x 4
- FIPS Support: No
- Endurance rating: 1 DWPD, 14,016 TB
- Device protocol: NVM Express 1.3c
- Bootable device Yes, UEFI mode only
- Multiple namespaces support Yes, up to 16
- Instant Secure Erase (ISE) support National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Product Dimensions & Weight of 7.68TB SSD
- Height: 0.6 inch
- Width: 2.7 inch
- Depth: 3.9 inch
- Weight: 0.35 LBS
- 12 V, 3.3 V aux, supply rail
- 5.0 W idle, typical
- 25 W active, max
- Operating temperature 0 °C–70°C
- Poweredge Fc830
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The PCI-e solid-state drives are high-speed expansion cards that facilitate the attachment of peripherals to a computer. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-e) is a serial expansion bus standard. There are different sizes of PCI-e slots which are dictated by the total sum of bidirectional lanes at the slot. The PCI-e standard acts as the data transport layer in add-in cards and graphics cards.
PCI-e SSD storage is just another alternative to server-side flash deployment. Using PCI-e SSDs directly introduces flash on the server motherboard which means that a device connects to the host via a non-shared serial link. It will, therefore, eliminate bus sharing between devices. The PCI-e interface helps reduce latency and enhances the data transfer speed.
Features of PCI-e SSD Cards
Generally, PCI-e SSD card has a far better performance compared to SATA SSDs and SAS SSDs as well as the fibre channel solid-state drives. Some of the most notable versions of the PCI-e standard are the PCI-e 3.0 released back in November of 2010 and PCI-e 4.0 released back in 2017. PCI-e 4.0 offers a two-fold increase in bandwidth compared to the PCI-e 3.0 revision. The PCI-e 5.0 was released in 2019 with even greater bandwidth to support faster and efficient performance.
Other standards released by the PCI-SIG are the NVMe (non-volatile memory express). NVMe delivers a highly optimized set of commands for easier accessing of PCI-e SSDs. NVMe is all about exploiting parallelism in PCI-e to enhance performance.
Yet another interface is the M.2 SSDs which is a smaller form factor that is designed for expansion cards that are mounted internally in high-performance workstations and servers. It's a replacement to the mSATA and carries four lanes of bandwidth of the PCI-e 3.0 standard.
We have the following wide range of storage capacities for the PCI-e SSDs to meet all your needs. The capacity options we have here at AllHDD are: 100GB, 240GB, 250GB, 256GB, 280GB, 320GB, 365GB, 375GB, 380GB, 400GB, 480GB, 500GB, 512GB, 750GB, 785GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1TB, 1.2TB, 1.27TB, 1.3TB, 1.5TB, 1.6TB, 1.75TB, 1.79TB, 1.86TB, 1.92TB, 2TB, 2.6TB, 3TB, 3.2TB, 3.5TB, 3.84TB, 4TB, 6.4TB, 7.68TB, 8TB, 11TB, 12.8TB, and 15.36TB.
Overall, the lower latency allows PCI-e and NVMe SSDs to provide fast response times in processing and handling large workloads such as those associated with data warehousing and transaction processing. One of the best applications of PCI-e flash is in data centers where read and write access is in microseconds and is able to meet input/output (I/O) requirements. PCI-e SSDs help in surpassing the bottlenecks that are linked with the use of SAS and SATA SSDs especially in guaranteeing performance in frequent file transfer scenarios. The total sum of PCI-e lanes in an SSD determines the effective data transfer speeds. For example, a 16-lane PCI-e 3.0 device will easily achieve 32 Gbps transfer speeds.
Some of the drawbacks associated with the PCI-e SSDs are the prohibitive costs and high power consumption that leads to shorter battery life.
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