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​AW524A HP Storage works D2700 W/25 146GB 6G SAS 15K Small Refurbished

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​AW524A HP Storage works D2700 W/25 146GB 6G SAS 15K SFF Dual Port HDD 3.6TB Bundle. Refurbished.
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Decoding the Product Identifier (AW524A)

Let's begin our exploration by unraveling the product identifier AW524A to understand the vital information it conveys about the HP Storage Works D2700.

Understanding the Product Identifier

  • AW524A: This alphanumeric code serves as the product identifier or part number. It uniquely distinguishes the AW524A HP Storage Works D2700 from other storage solutions.

Manufacturer and Storage Type

Knowing the manufacturer and the type of storage is foundational in evaluating the capabilities of a storage solution.

Manufacturer: HP (Hewlett Packard)

  • Manufacturer: The storage solution in question is manufactured by HP (Hewlett Packard), a globally recognized leader in the field of information technology and hardware solutions.

Storage Type: HP Storage Works D2700

  • Storage Type: The AW524A is part of the HP Storage Works D2700 series. It belongs to the category of storage solutions designed to meet the demands of data-intensive environments.

Capacity and Configuration

The storage capacity and configuration are pivotal factors that determine the suitability of a storage solution for specific applications.

Capacity: 3.6TB Bundle

  • Capacity: The AW524A bundle offers a substantial storage capacity of 3.6 terabytes (TB). This ample space is suitable for storing large volumes of data, making it an excellent choice for organizations with extensive data storage needs.

Drive Type and Performance

The type of drives used and their performance capabilities significantly impact the speed and reliability of a storage solution.

Drive Type: 146GB 6G SAS 15K SFF Dual Port HDD

  • Drive Type: The AW524A bundle includes twenty-five (25) 146GB 6G SAS 15K SFF Dual Port HDDs. Let's break down what this means:
    • 146GB: Each hard drive has a storage capacity of 146 gigabytes (GB). This capacity is suitable for a variety of data storage needs.
    • 6G SAS: The drives utilize the 6G SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface, known for its high-speed data transfer capabilities and reliability.
    • 15K SFF: The drives operate at 15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM), indicating their high-performance capabilities. "SFF" stands for Small Form Factor, denoting the physical size of the drives.
    • Dual Port HDD: These drives feature dual ports for enhanced data access and redundancy.

Form Factor and Configuration

The physical characteristics and form factor of the storage solution are essential for compatibility and installation in various environments.

Form Factor: Rack-Mountable (2U)

  • Form Factor: The AW524A storage solution is designed to be rack-mountable, occupying a 2U (2 rack units) space in a standard server rack. This form factor is suitable for efficient and space-saving installations in data centers and server rooms.

Cabinet Configuration

Understanding the cabinet configuration and its capacity is crucial for planning and optimizing storage solutions.

Storage Capacity in Action

Now that we've dissected the technical specifications, let's explore how the AW524A HP Storage Works D2700 can be utilized effectively in real-world scenarios.

Ideal for Data-Intensive Applications

  • Data-Intensive Environments: The 3.6TB storage capacity and high-speed 15K RPM drives make the AW524A bundle ideal for data-intensive applications. It can efficiently handle tasks such as database management, data analytics, and content storage where large volumes of data are processed and accessed frequently.

Scalable Storage Solution

  • Scalability: With a maximum supported capacity of 3.6TB, the AW524A offers scalability to accommodate growing data storage needs. Organizations can start with the included capacity and expand as necessary, ensuring that the storage solution grows with their data requirements.

Efficient Rack-Mountable Design

  • Space Efficiency: The rack-mountable design in a 2U form factor is space-efficient, allowing organizations to maximize the use of their server racks while providing high-capacity storage.

Compatibility and Integration

Understanding compatibility and integration options is vital to ensure that the AW524A can seamlessly integrate into existing infrastructure.


  • Supported Drives: The AW524A bundle supports Serial Attached SCSI 2 (SAS 2) drives, providing compatibility with a range of SAS-compatible systems.

Integration Flexibility

  • Rack-Mountable Design: The 2U rack-mountable design ensures compatibility with standard server racks commonly found in data centers and server rooms.

Power and Redundancy

Reliable power supply and redundancy options are crucial for maintaining uninterrupted data access.

Power Supply

  • Power Device: The AW524A bundle includes two (2) power supplies that are hot-plug and plug-in modules. This redundancy in power supply ensures that the storage solution remains operational even if one power supply fails.

Redundancy Scheme

  • Power Redundancy Scheme: The redundancy scheme is configured as 1+1, meaning that there are two power supplies, and if one fails, the other can take over to maintain continuous operation.

High-Speed Performance

The HP StorageWorks D2700 W/25 bundle is a high-performance storage solution that combines the AW524A HP StorageWorks D2700 disk enclosure with 25 x 146GB 6G SAS 15K SFF dual-port hard disk drives (HDDs) to provide a total storage capacity of 3.6TB.

The D2700 disk enclosure is a high-density, high-performance storage solution that features a dual-controller architecture to deliver enhanced data availability, reliability, and performance. The dual-port hard disk drives (HDDs) in the bundle are SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drives with a rotational speed of 15,000 RPM and a 6Gbps data transfer rate, providing fast data access and improved performance compared to slower drives.

The combination of the high-performance disk enclosure and fast hard disk drives in the bundle provides high-speed data access and storage, making it ideal for demanding applications such as database systems, virtualization environments, and cloud computing.

Advanced data Protection Features

The HP Storage Works D2700 W/25 146GB 6G SAS 15K SFF Dual Port HDD 3.6TB Bundle comes with advanced data protection features to ensure that your valuable data is safe and secure. Some of these features include:

  • Dual-port connectivity: This feature provides high availability by enabling the hard drive to be connected to two servers simultaneously, ensuring that data is always available even if one server fails.
  • SAS interface: The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface provides fast data transfer rates and improved reliability compared to traditional SATA interfaces.
  • RAID support: The D2700 supports multiple levels of RAID, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50, providing data protection against disk failures.
  • Error Correction Code (ECC): The D2700 uses ECC to detect and correct errors that may occur during data transfer, ensuring data integrity and reliability.
  • Hot-swappable: The hard drives are hot-swappable, allowing them to be replaced without having to shut down the system, minimizing downtime and maximizing availability.
  • Write cache protection: The D2700 includes write cache protection to ensure that data is not lost in the event of a power failure or system crash.
  • Data Encryption: The D2700 supports self-encrypting drives (SEDs), providing data protection in the event of theft or loss.
  • Backup and Recovery: The D2700 supports backup and recovery solutions, such as HP Data Protector, to ensure that data is protected and recoverable in the event of a disaster.

General Information

  • Part Number or SKU#
  • Device Type: Storage Enclosure
  • Enclosure Type: Rack-Mountable (2U)
  • Cabinet (Chassis)

Storage Capacity

  • Installed Devices/Modules Qty: 25
  • Supported Devices/Modules Qty: 25
  • Supported Drives: Serial Attached SCSI 2


  • Max Supported Capacity: 12.5 TB

Hard Drive

  • Type: Hot-Swap (Plug-In Module)
  • Capacity: 25 x 300 GB
  • Interface Type: Serial Attached SCSI 2


  • Expansion Bays Total (Free): 25 (0) x Hot-Swap (2.5 SFF)


  • Power Device: 2 x Power Supply (Hot-Plug, Plug-In Module)
  • Max Supported Qty: 2
  • Power Redundancy: Yes
  • Power Redundancy Scheme: 1+1
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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