HPE 861681-H21 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS 3.5 inch  Hard Drive
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861681-H21 HPE 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS 3.5 inch Internal New

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861681-H21 HPE 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS 3.5 inch Internal Midline Hard Drive. Brand New 3 Years Warranty.
Brand Warranty:
3 Years Warranty
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

Introduction to 2TB 7.2K RPM HDD

The HPE 861681-H21 is a 2TB 3.5-inch internal midline hard drive that features a SATA 6Gbps interface and a spindle speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute (RPM). This hard drive is designed to provide reliable and cost-effective storage for a variety of HPE servers and storage systems.

The 2TB capacity of this hard drive offers ample storage space for storing large files and data-intensive applications. The 7.2K RPM spindle speed enables faster data access and transfer rates, making it ideal for applications that require high performance and low latency.

The SATA 6Gbps interface ensures fast and efficient data transfer between the hard drive and the host system, while also providing backward compatibility with SATA 3Gbps and SATA 1.5Gbps systems. The 3.5-inch form factor of this hard drive is a standard size for internal hard drives in many servers and storage systems.

The midline designation of this hard drive indicates that it is designed for reliable and cost-effective storage, making it a good choice for businesses and organizations that require large amounts of storage without breaking the bank. The HPE 861681-H21 hard drive is also built with HPE's rigorous testing and qualification processes to ensure high reliability and durability.

Reliability and Durability

Reliability and durability are two important factors to consider when evaluating a hard drive's performance and lifespan. Here's how the HPE 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6Gbps 3.5 inch Internal Midline Hard Drive fares in these areas:

Reliability: The HPE 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6Gbps 3.5 inch Internal Midline Hard Drive is designed to provide high reliability in enterprise-class storage environments. It uses advanced error correction algorithms and has built-in smart monitoring technology to detect and correct errors before they can cause data loss. The drive is also tested rigorously to ensure it meets HPE's high standards for quality and reliability.

Durability: The HPE 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6Gbps 3.5 inch Internal Midline Hard Drive is built to withstand the demanding conditions of data center environments. It has a rugged design that helps protect it from physical shocks and vibrations, and it has a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of up to 1.2 million hours, which indicates a high level of durability.

In addition, the drive is rated for continuous operation, with a workload rating of up to 550TB per year. This means it can handle heavy workloads without suffering from premature wear and tear.

Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips

Maintaining and troubleshooting a hard drive is essential to ensure it performs optimally and to avoid any data loss or hardware failure. Here are some maintenance and troubleshooting tips for the HPE 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6Gbps 3.5 inch Internal Midline Hard Drive:

Maintenance Tips:

  • Keep the hard drive clean and dust-free by wiping it down regularly with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Avoid exposing the hard drive to extreme temperatures, humidity, or magnetic fields.
  • Use a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) to protect the hard drive from power surges or outages.
  • Regularly defragment the hard drive to improve its performance and longevity.
  • Monitor the hard drive's SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) status to detect any potential issues.
  • Update the firmware of the hard drive regularly to ensure compatibility and fix any known bugs.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • If the hard drive is not recognized by the system, ensure that all cables are connected securely.
  • Check the system logs for any errors related to the hard drive.
  • Run diagnostic software to test the hard drive for any hardware issues.
  • If the hard drive is making unusual noises, such as clicking or grinding sounds, it may be a sign of hardware failure. Back up your data immediately and replace the hard drive.
  • If the hard drive is running slow or encountering performance issues, check for any software conflicts or issues with the operating system.
  • If the hard drive is showing signs of corruption, such as files not opening or errors when copying data, run a disk check utility to repair any issues.
By following these maintenance and troubleshooting tips, you can ensure that your HPE 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6Gbps 3.5 inch Internal Midline Hard Drive performs optimally and stays reliable.

Product Information

  • Manufacture: HPE
  • MPN: 861681-H21
  • Type: Hard Drive - Midline
  • HDD Type: SATA 6GBPS
  • Spare Part Number: 862132-001
  • Model Number: MB002000GWFGH
  • Assembly Number: 871332-002
  • SKU: 861681-H21

Technical Information

  • Capacity: 2 TB
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inch LFF
  • Interface: SATA 6Gbps
  • Bytes per Sector: 512
  • Plug Type: Hot Pluggable
  • Format Type: 512n
  • Carrier Type: Low Profile Carrier (LPC)
  • Workload: Midline

Dimension and Weight

  • Width : 4 Inch
  • Depth : 5.8 Inch
  • Height : 1 Inch
  • Weight : 1.52 Lbs


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Brand Warranty:
3 Years Warranty
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days


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What does ALLHDD.Com warranty cover?

30-days to 3 years warranty:

Replacement or refund. In the case of material defects, we will try to replace the product first. The product will be replaced before the expiration of the original warranty. For any failure of hardware, if we cannot process the replacement of the product(s)/model(s), we will refund the original selling/invoiced price. The shipping costs and sales tax, if any, are non-refundable. ALLHDD retains the right to decide whether the item(s) will process for replacement or refund.

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(a) misuse of hardware; accidental damage; carelessness product(s) damage; shock; temperature beyond the specification of any product; faulty installation; operation; modification of goods;

(b) any misuse outside the instructions in the user manual for any specific product;

(c) damaged caused by other hardware or equipment. The warranty will void if the item is returned with physical damage, damage to the retail box, removed from the box, counterfeit labels/labelled by them, or any modifications of internal and external covers. Data loss or damages to any other equipment we do not cover by our offered warranty.

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