HPE 638521-002 3TB Internal Hard Drive
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HPE 638521-002 3TB Hard Drive 7.2K RPM SC Midline Dual Port Bulk

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638521-002 3Terabytes (TB) Hard Disk Drive 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Gigabits Per Second (6GBPS) 3.5 Inch Large Form Factor (LFF) Smart Carrier (SC) Midline Dual Port In Tray for Server | Made by HPE | New Bulk Pack
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Product Overview for the HPE 638521-002 3TB Hard Disk Drive

In the dynamic world of information technology, storage solutions play a crucial role in ensuring the seamless operation of servers. One such key component is the HPE 638521-002 3TB Hard Disk Drive (HDD). This article aims to provide an in-depth exploration of its features and benefits, focusing on essential technical specifications and applications.

Technical Specifications Storage Capacity

The HPE 638521-002 boasts an impressive storage capacity of 3TB. This significant storage space is ideal for businesses and enterprises dealing with large datasets, backups, and applications that demand extensive storage resources.

Rotational Speed 7200 Revolutions Per Minute RPM

With a rotational speed of 7200 RPM, this HDD ensures swift and efficient data access. The higher RPM contributes to faster read and write operations, making it suitable for applications where data responsiveness is critical.

Interface Serial-Attached SCSI

The Serial-Attached SCSI interface is a key feature of the HPE 638521-002. SAS provides a high-speed, point-to-point data transfer protocol, ensuring reliable and fast connectivity between the HDD and the server. This interface is known for its scalability and performance advantages in enterprise environments.

Data Transfer Speed 6 Gigabits Per Second 6GBPS

The HPE 638521-002 supports a data transfer speed of 6 gigabits per second (6GBPS). This high-speed transfer capability is essential for handling large files and streaming data, enhancing overall system performance and responsiveness.

Form Factor 3.5 Inch Large Form Factor LFF

The 3.5-inch Large Form Factor is a standard size for enterprise-level HDDs. The larger form factor allows for greater storage capacity and often provides additional cooling options, making it suitable for server environments where reliability and heat are critical.

Smart Carrier SC

The Smart Carrier feature of the HPE 638521-002 adds an intelligent element to the HDD. Smart Carriers provide additional information and functionality, such as status indicators and enhanced hot-swap capabilities, contributing to overall system reliability and ease of.

Dual Port

The HPE 638521-002 is equipped with a dual port, enabling redundant and fault-tolerant connectivity. This feature is essential for mission-critical applications, as it ensures continuous access to data even in the event of a port failure.

Designed for Server Environments

This HDD is specifically designed for server deployment. Its features, such as dual ports, high RPM, and SAS interface, make it a reliable choice for servers where data availability and performance are paramount.

Benefits of HPE 638521-002 HDD Enhanced Performance

The combination of a 7200 RPM rotational speed and a 6GBPS SAS interface ensures that the HPE 638521-002 delivers superior performance. This is particularly beneficial for applications requiring quick data access and high throughput.

Scalability and Flexibility

The 3TB storage capacity, coupled with the 3.5-inch LFF form factor, provides scalability for growing storage needs. IT administrators can easily scale up storage capacity by adding more HPE 638521-002 HDDs to their server infrastructure.

Reliability and Redundancy

The Smart Carrier and dual port contribute to the overall reliability of this HDD. Redundant ports and intelligent features reduce the risk of data loss and ensure continuous operation in enterprise server environments.

Optimized for Enterprise Servers

Designed specifically for server deployment, the HPE 638521-002 HDD is optimized to meet the demanding requirements of enterprise servers. Its compatibility with server architectures ensures seamless integration and efficient performance.


The Smart Carrier feature simplifies tasks by providing clear status indicators and hot-swap capabilities. IT personnel can easily identify and replace faulty drives without disrupting the entire system, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous operation.

Applications of HPE 638521-002 HDD Data Center Storage

The HPE 638521-002 HDD finds application in a variety of scenarios, thanks to its versatile features and robust design.In data center environments, where massive amounts of data are processed and stored, the HPE 638521-002 HDD's high capacity and performance make it an ideal choice for primary and secondary storage.

Enterprise-level Databases

For enterprises managing large databases, the HPE 638521-002 ensures quick data retrieval and efficient database operations. Its dual port adds a layer of redundancy, minimizing the risk of data unavailability.

Content Streaming Servers

The high data transfer speed and large storage capacity make this HDD suitable for content streaming servers. It can handle the demands of streaming services by providing quick access to multimedia files.

Backup and Archiving

With 3TB of storage space, the HPE 638521-002 is well-suited for backup and archiving purposes. Its reliability and redundancy features make it a dependable choice for safeguarding critical data.

General Information for the HPE 638521-002 3TB
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 638521-002
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive
Technical Information
  • HDD Capacity: 3 TB
  • Form Factor: 3.5 Inch LFF (Large Form Factor)
  • Interface: SAS-6GBPS
  • Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Buffer: 64 MB
  • External Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBPS
  • Bytes Per Sector: 512E
  • Seek Time: 8.3 MS (Average) / 15.7 MS (Max)
  • Track-to-Track Seek Time: 0.7 MS
Expansion & Connectivity
  • Interfaces: 1 x SAS 6GBPS
  • Compatible Bays: 3.5 Inch LFF
Environmental Parameters
  • Min Operating Temperature: 50 °F (Fahrenheit)
  • Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F

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HPE Storage Arrays

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Outline, the HPE 638521-002 3TB Hard Disk Drive stands out as a reliable and high-performance storage solution for enterprise servers. Its impressive technical specifications, including 3TB storage capacity, 7200 RPM, SAS interface, and Smart Carrier features, make it well-suited for a variety of applications. Whether deployed in data centers, enterprise databases, content streaming servers, or for backup and archiving purposes, this HDD delivers the performance, reliability, and scalability that modern IT environments demand. IT administrators looking to enhance their server storage infrastructure can confidently consider the HPE 638521-002 for its robust design and versatile capabilities.

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