Product overview for the Dell YW17N
In the rapidly evolving landscape of data storage, server administrators are constantly seeking high-performance, reliable, and efficient solutions to meet the escalating demands of modern computing environments. The Dell YW17N 3.84TB SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) Solid State Drive emerges as a noteworthy contender, promising exceptional performance, durability, and seamless integration into server infrastructures. This article will delve into the key features, specifications, and benefits of the Dell YW17N SSD, shedding light on its role as a read-intensive storage solution for servers.
Understanding Dell YW17N 3.84TB SAS SSD:
Overview of Dell YW17N SSD
The Dell YW17N is a cutting-edge Solid State Drive designed to cater to the needs of server environments requiring high data read performance. With a substantial storage capacity of 3.84TB SSD offers an ample reservoir for data-intensive applications and operations.
SAS 12Gbps: Unleashing High-Speed Data Transfer
At the heart of the Dell YW17N SSD is the SAS interface operating at 12 gigabits per second (Gbps). This high-speed interface facilitates swift and efficient data transfer between the server and the storage device. The 12Gbps SAS interface ensures low-latency data access, making it ideal for applications where rapid data retrieval is crucial.
Read Intensive Design: Optimized for Performance
The YW17N is specifically engineered for read-intensive workloads. Read-intensive SSDs are tailored to excel in scenarios where the primary data access pattern involves retrieving information from the storage medium. This design choice enhances the overall performance of the SSD in environments where read operations significantly outnumber write operations.
1 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day): Striking a Balance
The Dell YW17N boasts a durability metric of 1 Drive Write Per Day (DWPD). This means that the SSD can endure a daily volume of data writes equivalent to its entire capacity. The 1 DWPD rating strikes a balance between robustness and cost-effectiveness, making the YW17N suitable for a wide range of server applications.
3D TLC Technology: Enhancing Storage Efficiency
The YW17N utilizes 3D TLC (Triple-Level Cell) technology, a form of NAND flash memory architecture. This technology stacks memory cells vertically in multiple layers, increasing storage density and efficiency. 3D TLC enhances the SSD's overall performance and reliability, contributing to its suitability for demanding server workloads.
2.5-inch Form Factor: Compact and Versatile
The Dell YW17N SSD adopts the widely used 2.5-inch form factor, providing a compact and versatile design. This form factor ensures compatibility with a broad range of server configurations, making it a seamless replacement or upgrade option for existing storage solutions.
Hot-Plug Capabilities: Minimizing Downtime
The hot plug feature allows administrators to replace or upgrade the YW17N SSD without powering down the server. This capability minimizes downtime, a critical factor in environments where continuous operation is paramount. The hot plug functionality ensures that servers can be maintained or upgraded with minimal disruption to ongoing operations.
Certified Solid State Drive with Tray: Reliability Assured
The YW17N comes certified as a Solid State Drive, indicating that it meets industry standards for reliability and performance. The inclusion of a tray further enhances its ease of installation and compatibility with various server chassis.
Benefits of Dell YW17N 3.84TB SAS SSD:
High Performance for Demanding Workloads
The read-intensive design, coupled with the 12Gbps SAS interface and 3D TLC technology, positions the YW17N as a high-performance solution. Servers handling data-intensive applications, such as databases, virtualization, and content delivery, can benefit from the accelerated data access provided by this SSD.
Durability and Longevity
The 1 DWPD rating ensures that the YW17N SSD is built to withstand the rigors of daily use. This durability is crucial in scenarios where the storage device is subjected to frequent data writes. The longevity of the SSD contributes to a lower total cost of ownership over its operational lifespan.
Versatility and Compatibility
The 2.5-inch form factor and hot plug capabilities make the YW17N SSD versatile and compatible with a wide array of server configurations. This adaptability simplifies the integration of the SSD into existing infrastructures, offering flexibility for administrators managing diverse server environments.
Minimized Downtime and Easy Maintenance
The hot plug functionality, combined with the certified Solid State Drive and tray, ensures that server maintenance and upgrades can be performed with minimal downtime. This feature is invaluable in environments where continuous operation is critical, allowing administrators to address storage needs without disrupting ongoing processes.
Cost-Effective Storage Solution
The YW17N strikes a balance between high-performance features and a reasonable cost. The 3.84TB capacity, coupled with the 1 DWPD durability rating, makes it a cost-effective solution for organizations seeking reliable and efficient storage without compromising on performance.
General Information about the Dell YW17N
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Model Number or SKU# YW17N
- Type: Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Product Type: SAS-12GBPS
Technical Information for the 3.84TB SAS-12GBPS SSD
- Type: Solid State Drive - Hot-plug
- Capacity: 3.84TB
- NAND Flash Memory Type: V-NAND TLC
- Form Factor: 2.5 inch
- Interface Type: SAS 12Gb/s
- Data Transfer Rate: 1.2Gbps
- Features: Read-intensive Endurance
- Drive Transfer Rate: 1.2Gbps (external)
Expansion & Connectivity
- Interfaces: 1 x SAS 12Gb/s
- Compatible Bays: 1 x Hot-plug - 2.5 inch
Compatibility of Dell 3.84TB Solid State Drive (SSD)
- PowerEdge C6420
- PowerEdge C6520
- PowerEdge C6525
- PowerEdge C6600
- PowerEdge C6615
- PowerEdge C6620
- PowerEdge HS5610
- PowerEdge HS5620
- PowerEdge R350
- PowerEdge R450
- PowerEdge R540
- PowerEdge R550
- PowerEdge R640
- PowerEdge R650
- PowerEdge R650xs
- PowerEdge R6515
- PowerEdge R6525
- PowerEdge R660
- PowerEdge R660xs
- PowerEdge R6615
- PowerEdge R6625
- PowerEdge R740
- PowerEdge R740xd
- PowerEdge R750
- PowerEdge R750xa
- PowerEdge R750xs
- PowerEdge R7515
- PowerEdge R7525
- PowerEdge R760
- PowerEdge R760xa
- PowerEdge R760xs
- PowerEdge R7615
- PowerEdge R7625
- PowerEdge R840
- PowerEdge R860
- PowerEdge R940
- PowerEdge R940xa
- PowerEdge R960
- PowerEdge T550
- PowerEdge T560
- PowerEdge XR7620
- PowerVault MD2424
In short, the Dell YW17N 3.84TB SAS Solid State Drive stands out as a compelling storage solution for servers, offering a harmonious blend of high performance, durability, and versatility. As data-centric applications continue to evolve, the demand for efficient storage solutions becomes increasingly paramount. The YW17N, with its read-intensive design, 12Gbps SAS interface, and advanced technologies like 3D TLC, addresses these demands, making it a noteworthy choice for server administrators aiming to optimize their storage infrastructure. Whether used in database servers, virtualized environments, or content delivery networks, the Dell YW17N SSD is poised to deliver a reliable and high-performance storage experience.
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