HPE 872479-B21 1.2TB Hard Disk Drive
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HPE 872479-B21 SAS 12GBPS 1.2TB Hard Drive 10K RPM Smart New

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872479-B21 1.2 Terabytes (TB) 10000 Revolution Per Minute (RPM) 2.5 Inch Small Form Factor (SFF) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Billions of 12 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) Smart Carrier (SC) internal Hard Disk Drive Hot Swap for Server | Made by HPE | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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Unveiling the Power of the HPE 872479-B21 1.2TB SAS Hard Disk Drive

In the fast-evolving landscape of server technology, the HPE 872479-B21 takes center stage as a high-performance internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD) designed to meet the demanding storage needs of modern servers. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the key specifications and features of this powerhouse, understanding its 1.2 TB 10K RPM 2.5 Inch Small Form Factor (SFF), Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, and its Smart Carrier (SC) design for seamless hot-swapping. Let's unravel the layers of innovation that make this HDD an essential component for server enthusiasts and IT professionals.

Key Specifications of the HPE 872479-B21 SAS 12GBPS 1.2TB Hard Drive

  • Storage Capacity: Empowering Servers with 1.2 TerabytesThe 1.2 Terabyte storage capacity of the HPE 872479-B21 positions it as a robust solution for data-intensive applications and workloads. This expansive storage capability caters to the escalating demands of modern server environments, ensuring that businesses can efficiently store and retrieve vast amounts of critical data without compromising on performance.
  • Revolutionary Speed: Unleashing the Potential of 10000 RPMThe 10000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) of the HPE 872479-B21 propels server performance to new heights. This rotational speed enhances data access times, reducing latency and ensuring swift execution of read and write operations. Servers equipped with this high RPM Hard Drive experience a noticeable boost in overall responsiveness, making it an ideal choice for applications where speed is paramount.
  • Compact Form Factor: 2.5 Inches of PowerThe 2.5 Inch Small Form Factor (SFF) of this HPE HDD plays a crucial role in optimizing space within server configurations. In contrast to larger form factors, the 2.5-inch design allows for denser storage configurations, making it an excellent choice for environments where maximizing storage capacity within a confined space is imperative.
  • High-Speed Connectivity: Harnessing the Power of Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS)The Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface is a key feature that defines the connectivity and data transfer capabilities of the HPE 872479-B21. Operating at a staggering 12 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS), SAS ensures a high-speed and reliable connection between the HDD and the server. This feature is particularly advantageous in scenarios where data throughput and responsiveness are critical considerations.
  • Seamless Integration: Smart Carrier (SC) DesignThe Smart Carrier (SC) design of the HPE 872479-B21 adds an element of intelligence to the hot-swapping process. This innovative design not only facilitates the effortless replacement of the HDD in a running server but also incorporates intelligent features for better diagnostics and monitoring. The SC design ensures that server administrators can efficiently manage and maintain the storage infrastructure without downtime, further enhancing the overall reliability of the server.
  • Hot Swap Capability: Minimizing Downtime for Maximum EfficiencyThe hot-swappable nature of the HPE 872479-B21 allows server administrators to replace or upgrade hard drives without shutting down the entire system. This capability is a game-changer in environments where uptime is of utmost importance. The ability to perform maintenance or upgrades without disrupting ongoing operations ensures continuous service availability and contributes to the overall efficiency of server management.

Applications and Use Cases

  • Enterprise Servers: The HPE 872479-B21 is tailor-made for enterprise-level servers, where high performance and reliability are non-negotiable. Its large capacity and rapid data transfer rate make it an excellent choice for handling complex business applications and databases.
  • Data Centers: In the dynamic environment of data centers, where space optimization and performance efficiency are critical, the 2.5-inch Small Form Factor of the 872479-B21 shines. Its hot-swap capability further contributes to the seamless operation of data center infrastructure.
  • Big Data and Analytics: With the growing importance of big data and analytics, storage solutions need to keep pace with the demands of processing massive datasets. The 1.2TB capacity of the HDD makes it well-suited for applications in big data analytics, ensuring that servers can efficiently handle and process vast amounts of information.
  • Virtualization Environments: Virtualization relies heavily on robust storage solutions to deliver optimal performance. The 872479-B21, with its high RPM and SAS interface, provides the speed and reliability necessary for virtualized environments, supporting multiple virtual machines concurrently.

Benefits of Choosing the HPE 872479-B21 HDD

  • Performance Boost: The 10,000 RPM ensures that the HDD delivers exceptional performance, reducing data access times and enhancing overall server responsiveness. This is particularly advantageous in scenarios where quick data retrieval is crucial.
  • Reliability and Durability: HPE is renowned for producing high-quality and reliable hardware. The 872479-B21 is no exception, offering a robust and durable storage solution that can withstand the demands of continuous operation in enterprise environments.
  • Space Optimization: The 2.5-inch Small Form Factor allows for higher storage density within server enclosures, enabling organizations to make the most efficient use of limited physical space in data centers.
  • Hot Swap Convenience: The hot swap capability minimizes downtime during maintenance or upgrades. IT administrators can replace or add drives without disrupting server operations, ensuring uninterrupted service availability.
  • Smart Carrier Intelligence: The Smart Carrier design provides intelligent insights into the health and status of the HDD. This proactive monitoring allows for timely maintenance, reducing the risk of unexpected failures and potential data loss.


The HPE 872479-B21 is based on the serial-attached SCSI (SAS) interface. The SAS interface is a point-to-point serial protocol that is designed to provide high-speed data transfer rates. This interface is commonly used in enterprise-level applications that require high-speed data transfer rates

Data Transfer Rate

The HPE 872479-B21 is capable of transferring data at a rate of billions of 12 gigabits per second (GBPS). This high data transfer rate enables the device to read and write data at a faster rate than traditional hard disk drives. The high data transfer rate of this device makes it an ideal choice for applications that require high-speed data transfer rates.

Smart Carrier

The HPE 872479-B21 comes with a Smart Carrier (SC) design that enables hot swapping. Hot swapping is a feature that allows you to replace a hard disk drive without having to shut down the server. This feature is particularly useful in enterprise-level applications where downtime can result in significant losses.

Finally, the HPE 872479-B21 internal hard disk drive is an ideal choice for modern-day servers that require high-speed data transfer rates and large amounts of storage space. Its small form factor, high spindle speed, and high data transfer rate make it an ideal choice for enterprise-level applications. Additionally, the Smart Carrier design of this device enables hot swapping, which makes it a convenient and reliable option for server administrators.

Main Information of the HPE 872479-B21 1.2TB HDD

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 872479-B21
  • Product Type: Hard Drive - Hot-Swap
  • HDD Type: SAS 12GBPS

Technical Specification of 1.2TB Hard Drive

  • Capacity: 1.2 TB 10K RPM
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch SFF
  • Interface: SAS 12GBPS
  • Bytes per Sector: 512
  • Drive Technology (Fill): Air
  • Format Type: 512n
  • Carrier Type: Smart Carrier (SC)
  • Workload: Enterprise
  • Features: Digitally Signed Firmware
  • Bundled with: HPE Smart Drive carrier

Performance for SAS 12GBPS Hard Disk

  • Drive Transfer Rate: 12 GB/Sec (External)
  • Spindle Speed: 10000 RPM


  • HPE ProLiant BL Series:
    • BL460c Gen10 (2.5 inch)
    • BL460c Gen9 (2.5 inch)
    • BL460c Gen9 Base (2.5 inch)
    • BL460c Gen9 Entry (2.5 inch)
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  • HPE ProLiant DL Series:
    • DL20 Gen9 Solution (2.5 inches)
    • DL360 Gen10 (2.5 inches)
    • DL360 Gen10 Base (2.5 inches)
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    • DL380 Gen10 Solution (2.5 inches)
    • DL385 Gen10 (2.5 inches)
    • DL385 Gen10 Base (2.5 inches)
    • DL385 Gen10 Entry (2.5 inch)
    • DL385 Gen10 High-Performance (2.5 inches).

In summary, the HPE 872479-B21 1.2 Terabyte SAS HDD emerges as a powerhouse in the realm of server storage solutions. Its impressive storage capacity, high rotational speed, compact form factor, lightning-fast SAS interface, Smart Carrier design, and hot-swappable capability collectively position it as a reliable and efficient choice for modern server environments. As businesses continue to grapple with escalating data volumes and the need for seamless server performance, the HPE 872479-B21 stands out as a testament to innovation in storage technology. Embracing this HDD means embracing a new standard of performance and reliability in the dynamic world of server infrastructure.

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