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AW556A HPE 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 3GBPS 3.5 Inch Form Factor New

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Part Number#: AW556A
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Short Description:
AW556A HPE 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 3GBPS 3.5 Inch Form Factor Midline Hard Drive.With Tray. New Factory Sealed 3 Years HPE Warranty.
Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

Future of Storage Technology

The future of storage technology is expected to bring about several significant advancements in the way data is stored and managed. Here are a few trends that are shaping the future of storage technology:

  • Cloud Storage: With the rise of cloud computing, more and more data is being stored on cloud-based platforms. In the future, cloud storage is expected to become even more prevalent, with more sophisticated and secure storage solutions being developed.
  • Solid State Drives (SSDs): SSDs are already becoming more popular than traditional hard drives because of their faster read/write speeds and greater durability. In the future, SSDs are expected to continue to grow in popularity, eventually replacing traditional hard drives in most applications.
  • Big Data and Analytics: As the amount of data being generated continues to grow exponentially, there is a need for more efficient ways to store and manage it. In the future, storage solutions that are optimized for big data and analytics will become more important.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning: AI and machine learning algorithms require massive amounts of data to function effectively. As these technologies become more widespread, the demand for large-scale storage solutions will continue to grow.
  • Storage as a Service: Storage as a Service (SaaS) is already becoming more popular, and in the future, it is expected to become even more prevalent. SaaS offers many benefits, including lower costs, greater flexibility, and improved scalability.
  • Edge Computing: With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), more and more devices are being connected to the internet. Edge computing involves processing data on devices closer to the source, which requires more efficient storage solutions.

Upgrading Storage Capacity

Upgrading storage capacity is a common requirement for businesses and individuals as data storage needs continue to increase. Here are some steps to follow when upgrading storage capacity:

  • Assess Current Storage Capacity: The first step in upgrading storage capacity is to assess the current storage capacity and determine how much additional storage capacity is needed. This will help in choosing the right type and size of storage device for the upgrade.
  • Choose the Right Storage Device: Based on the current storage capacity, storage requirements, and budget, choose the right type of storage device for the upgrade. Some options include external hard drives, network attached storage (NAS), or cloud storage solutions.
  • Backup Data: Before upgrading storage capacity, it is essential to back up all data to prevent data loss. This can be done using various backup solutions such as external hard drives, cloud storage, or data backup software.
  • Transfer Data: Once the backup is complete, transfer the data to the new storage device. This can be done manually or using automated data migration tools.
  • Configure New Storage Device: After data transfer, configure the new storage device according to the requirements. This may include setting up RAID, partitioning the drive, or configuring the network settings for NAS devices.
  • Test the New Storage Device: Once the new storage device is set up, test it to ensure that it is working correctly and that all data has been transferred correctly. Run tests on both the old and new storage devices to ensure there is no data loss or corruption during the upgrade process.

Upgrading storage capacity can help businesses and individuals to better manage their data storage needs. However, it is essential to follow best practices such as backing up data before the upgrade and testing the new storage device to ensure a successful upgrade.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

When it comes to storage devices, there are several common issues that may arise. Here are some tips on how to troubleshoot these common issues:

  • Device not recognized: If your storage device is not recognized by your computer or other devices, try unplugging and plugging it back in. If this doesn't work, try connecting the device to another USB port or using a different cable. If the device is still not recognized, it may be a driver issue or a hardware failure, and you should seek professional help.
  • Slow transfer speeds: Slow transfer speeds can be frustrating, especially when transferring large files. To troubleshoot this issue, try using a different USB port or cable. Additionally, make sure that you are not transferring files to a full or nearly full drive. You can also try defragmenting the drive or using a data transfer accelerator software.
  • Data loss: Data loss is a severe issue that can occur due to various reasons such as accidental deletion, malware, or hardware failure. To avoid data loss, always keep a backup of your important data on a different storage device or cloud storage. You can also use data recovery software or seek professional help to recover lost data.
  • Drive not accessible: If you are unable to access files on your storage device, it may be due to file system corruption or errors. Try running a disk check or repair utility to fix any file system errors. If this does not work, you may need to reformat the drive, which will erase all data on the drive, so make sure to backup your data first.
  • Noise or vibration: If your storage device is making unusual noises or vibrations, it may be due to a hardware issue. Check the drive for any physical damage or signs of wear and tear. If there is no visible damage, you can run a diagnostic tool or seek professional help to determine the cause of the issue.
General Information
  • Manufacture: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • MPN: AW556A
  • Type : Hard Drive
  • HDD-Type : SATA 3GBPS
  • SKU: AW556A
Technical Information
  • Storage Capacity : 2TB
  • Rotational Speed : 7200 RPM
  • Drive Interface : SATA
  • Form Factor : 3.5 Inches
  • Drive Type : Internal
Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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ALLHDD guarantees that the products will not have defects in material that will affect the product's functionality during the Standard Warranty Period. The warranty period starts when the merchandise/items from our warehouse.

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.

What is not covered by our warranty?

The reason why our warranty does not cover any problem caused by the following conditions:

(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.

What is the Manufacturer/Brand Warranty?

In general, a manufacturer's warranty service/support is a written guarantee to the buyer of a product. Its terms assure the replacement or repair of the product, if necessary, within a specified period after the purchase (2-5 years depending on the brand/manufacturer). It is typically included in the price of the product. Products are brand new and sealed and the original manufacturer box is complete with the Manufacturer's genuine warranty. For most of the brand new/retail products that come with the manual and box, exceptions may apply (i.e., Cisco, Juniper Networks).

For the server parts (i.e., Dell, HPE) to get Full coverage of the warranty server must have a full 3- 5 years warranty. However, ALLHDD.COM will cover the warranty duration if any Manufacturer doesn't support the advertised warranty and there is no refund for those.
Final Sale items are non-returnable/refundable in any situation. Any question? please ask our team before the shipment.

Important notes:

We can provide additional warranty service/support for any product you purchase from us if you need additional warranty coverage before finalizing the order from ALLHDD.Com. You need to ask in live chat/help or call us for more information.

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