Product overview for the HPE 516810-002
In the fast-paced world of data storage and server management, the choice of hard disk drives (HDDs) plays a crucial role in determining the overall performance and reliability of servers. The HPE 516810-002, a 450GB 15K RPM SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) 6Gbps 3.5-inch LFF (Large Form Factor) Dual Port Hot Plug Enterprise With Tray Hard Disk Drive, is a formidable solution designed to meet the demanding needs of enterprise servers. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the various aspects of this HDD, exploring its specifications, features, and how it contributes to an efficient and robust server infrastructure.
Let's start by dissecting the key specifications of the HPE 516810-002 HDD
- Capacity: The HPE 516810-002 boasts a storage capacity of 450GB, providing ample space for critical data storage. This is particularly beneficial for enterprises with large datasets and applications.
- Rotation Speed: With a rotation speed of 15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM), this HDD delivers high-speed performance. The faster rotation enhances data access speed, making it suitable for applications that require quick and efficient data retrieval.
- SAS Interface: The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 6Gbps interface ensures a reliable and high-speed connection between the HDD and the server. This interface is known for its scalability and data transfer efficiency, making it ideal for enterprise environments.
- Form Factor: The 3.5-inch Large Form Factor (LFF) of the HPE 516810-002 makes it compatible with a wide range of server configurations. The larger form factor allows for increased storage capacity and improved airflow, contributing to better overall system performance.
- Dual Port Configuration: The dual-port configuration of this HDD provides redundancy and load balancing. In the event of a port failure, the dual-port design ensures seamless data access through the alternate port, minimizing downtime and enhancing system reliability.
- Hot Plug Capability: The Hot Plug feature allows for the replacement or addition of HDDs without shutting down the server. This hot-swappable capability contributes to improved system availability and facilitates maintenance without disrupting ongoing operations.
RPM and Its Impact on Performance
The rotation speed of a hard disk drive, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM), is a critical factor influencing its performance. The HPE 516810-002, with its impressive 15,000 RPM, offers a significant speed advantage over lower RPM drives. The higher RPM results in lower latency and quicker data access times, making it well-suited for applications that demand high performance, such as databases, virtualization, and other I/O (Input/Output) intensive tasks.
Enhancing Data Transfer Efficiency The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface is a key feature that contributes to the overall efficiency of the HPE 516810-002 HDD. With a 6Gbps data transfer rate, SAS ensures fast and reliable communication between the HDD and the server. This high-speed interface is essential for handling the data-intensive workloads typical in enterprise environments. Additionally, SAS supports daisy-chaining multiple devices, providing scalability for growing storage needs.
Large Form Factor (LFF)
Benefits for Enterprise Servers The 3.5-inch Large Form Factor (LFF) of the HPE 516810-002 brings several advantages to enterprise server environments. The larger size allows for increased storage capacity within the same physical space compared to smaller form factors. This is particularly beneficial for servers with limited drive bays, enabling organizations to maximize storage density. Furthermore, the larger form factor facilitates better airflow, contributing to improved cooling and overall system reliability.
Dual Port Configuration
Ensuring Redundancy and Load Balancing The dual-port configuration of the HPE 516810-002 HDD is a crucial feature for enhancing system reliability. Each port operates independently, providing redundancy in case of a port failure. This redundancy ensures continuous data access even in the event of a hardware issue, minimizing the risk of downtime. Additionally, the dual ports support load balancing, distributing data access requests across both ports to optimize performance and prevent bottlenecks.
Hot Plug Capability
Seamless Maintenance and Increased Availability The Hot Plug capability of the HPE 516810-002 allows for the removal or addition of the HDD while the server is running. This feature is particularly valuable in enterprise environments where system uptime is critical. Administrators can perform maintenance tasks, replace faulty drives, or add storage capacity without interrupting ongoing operations. The hot-swappable nature of the HDD contributes to increased availability and streamlined maintenance procedures.
Compatibility and Integration
The HPE 516810-002 is designed for compatibility with a variety of HPE servers, ensuring seamless integration into existing infrastructures. Organizations need to verify compatibility with their specific server models to guarantee optimal performance and functionality. Additionally, the inclusion of the tray simplifies the installation process, providing a secure and standardized method for mounting the HDD within the server chassis.
Use Cases and Performance Considerations
Understanding the specific use cases and performance considerations is crucial when evaluating the HPE 516810-002 for deployment in enterprise environments. This HDD is well-suited for applications that demand high-speed data access, such as:
The fast rotation speed and SAS interface make the HPE 516810-002 ideal for database servers, where quick data retrieval is essential for optimal performance.
Virtualized environments benefit from the high-speed performance of this HDD, supporting the rapid access and retrieval of virtual machine data.
I/O Intensive Workloads
Workloads with high Input/Output requirements, such as data analytics and transactional processing, benefit from the enhanced performance delivered by the 15,000 RPM rotation speed.
General Information about the HPE 516810-002
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Model Number or SKU# 516810-002
- Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- Product Type: SAS 6GBPS
Extended Specifications for the 450GB SAS 6GBPS HDD
- Device Type: Hard Drive - Hot - Swap
- Capacity: 450 GB
- Form Factor: 3.5 LFF
- Interface: SAS 6Gb/s
- Spindle Speed: 15,000 RPM
- Drive Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps (external)
- Seek Time: 3.5 ms (average) / 6.8 ms (max)
- Track-to-Track Seek Time: 0.2 ms
- Spindle Speed: 15,000 RPM
Expansion & Connectivity
- Interfaces: 2 x SAS 6Gb/s
- Compatible Bays: 3.5 LFF
- Min Operating Temperature: 50 °F
- Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F
Compatibility of HPE 450GB-15K RPM Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- HPE Proliant Dl120 G7, Dl160 G5, Dl160 G5p, Dl160 G6, Dl160se G6, Dl165 G5, Dl165 G5p, Dl165 G6, Dl165 G7, Dl180 G5, Dl180 G6, Dl185 G5, Dl2x170h G6, Dl320 G6, Dl370 G6, Dl380 G6, Dl380 G7, Dl385 G5p, Dl385 G6, Dl385 G7, Dl4x170h G6, Ml110 G7, Ml150 G6, Ml310 G5p, Ml330 G6, Ml350 G5, Ml350 G6, Ml370 G6
In short, the HPE 516810-002 450GB 15K RPM SAS 6Gbps 3.5-inch LFF Dual Port Hot Plug Enterprise With Tray Hard Disk Drive stands out as a robust solution for enterprise server storage needs. With its impressive specifications, including high RPM, SAS interface, large form factor, dual port configuration, and hot-plug capability, this HDD addresses the performance, reliability, and maintenance requirements of modern server environments. Whether used in database servers, virtualization setups, or I/O intensive workloads, the HPE 516810-002 demonstrates its versatility and capability to meet the demands of today's data-driven enterprises. As technology continues to evolve, the choice of storage solutions will remain a critical factor in ensuring the efficiency and competitiveness of enterprise IT infrastructures, making the HPE 516810-002 a compelling option for organizations seeking top-tier performance and reliability.
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