The DF300BB6C3 is a 300 GB hard drive from HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) with a spindle speed of 15000 RPM. It uses the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface with a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps (gigabits per second) and has dual ports, meaning it has two SAS connectors that can be used to connect the drive to a host system. It has a 2.5-inch form factor and is a hot-swappable drive, meaning it can be removed and replaced while the system is running.
In terms of compatibility, the DF300BB6C3 should be compatible with any device that supports the SAS interface and has a free 2.5-inch drive bay. You should check the manufacturer's documentation for your device to confirm that it is compatible with 2.5-inch hard drives and has a free drive bay available. You should also check that the hard drive's power and data cables are compatible with your device.
It is difficult to accurately predict the reliability of any specific hard drive, as it can be affected by a number of factors including the manufacturer, the specific model, the workload it is subjected to, and the operating environment. Hard drives are mechanical devices with moving parts, so there is always a risk of failure due to mechanical issues or wear and tear over time.
That being said, hard drives from reputable manufacturers such as HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) are generally considered to be reliable and are designed to handle a wide range of operating conditions. HPE hard drives, including the DF300BB6C3, are typically tested to ensure they meet stringent quality and reliability standards.
To increase the reliability of your hard drives, it is important to handle them carefully and store them in a controlled environment. It is also a good idea to keep your drives cool and to use a surge protector to protect against power surges and spikes. Finally, it is always a good idea to have a backup of your important data in case of drive failure or data loss.
Product Description HP DF300BB6C3Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
MPN : DF300BB6C3
Type: Internal Hard Drive
HDD Type: SAS-3GBPS
Technical Information DF300BB6C3Capacity : 300 GB
Spindle Speed : 15K RPM
Generation : SAS
Speed : 3 GB/S
Drive Transfer Rate: 300 MBPS (External)
Spindle Speed: 15000 RPM
Dimension and WeightWidth : 4 Inch
Depth : 5.8 Inch
Height : 1 Inch
Weight : 1.52 LBS
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Serial attached SCSI SAS 3gbps hard drives are commonly used in servers and bring with them immense benefits. However, choosing the right hard drive is very important depending on your projects. Avoid putting greater emphasis on the pricing of the hard drives, since it may lead to a complete disaster.
The preserve of the SAS 3Gbps HDD is in servers and high-end workstations where speed considerations are most important. The hard drives are available as 3.5-inch form factor and 2.5-inch form factor depending on your specific applications. These HDDs will process data and complete reads/writes faster than SATA drives – actually, it takes just a fraction of the time. It makes them ideal for enterprise applications since they perform efficiently, faster, and under rigorous conditions. The faster throughput is the idea behind getting SAS hard drives for your applications, seeing that the latest SAS 12Gbps hard disks are super-fast and incorporate RAID hardware controllers.
The throughput of a SAS 3Gbps disk drive is rated at 300 MB/s. Bandwidth typically represents the theoretical maximum level of data that passes through a channel. On the other hand, throughput is the actual measure of how much data actually travels through the channel successfully. Therefore, bandwidth is a theoretical value whereas throughout is the real value.
The key features and capabilities of the popular SAS 3Gbps HDDs are:
- Performance – You will benefit from performance levels that reach 3Gbps (300MB/s throughout), full-duplex transmissions, wide ports for aggregated bandwidth, advanced command queuing, and port aggregation.
- Flexibility – the flexibility of the SAS 3Gbps lies in physical and software compatibility on SATA drives as well as backward-compatibility with SCSI software.
- Scalability – you cannot go wrong with the broad address range allowing connection to physical devices and external storage systems using the long cables and small connectors.
- Reliability and availability – you can achieve point-to-point connections, redundancy paths, and dual active port support with the SAS 3Gbps drives.
We have recommended the SAS 3Gbps to a good number of clients since they are best suited for 24/7 workloads. These hard drives are best suited for servers due to the 100% duty cycle. SAS hot-swap hard drives will always win on the reliability front since they are designed to read/write data throughout the day. The SAS 3Gbps HDD cannot be compared to SATA drives commonly used for desktops that have 20-30% duty cycles. Drive speed is a major determinant of throughput and is measured in RPMs whereby SAS drives will operate at between 7200 and 15000 RPM. For better understanding, the faster a drive rotates, the higher the read/write speeds and the higher the throughput. The net effect will apply for slower drive speeds which negatively impact read/write speed and throughput.
The only downside with the SAS 3Gbps hard drives is the storage capacities available. Generally, SAS hard drive disks have a smaller storage capacity format compared to SATA drives. The common storage sizes available for SAS 3Gbps drives include: 73GB-10K RPM, 146GB-15K RPM, 300GB-15000 RPM, 450GB-15K RPM, 600GB-10K RPM, 1TB1TB-7.2K RPM, and 2TB-7.2K RPM which are ideal for servers and high-end machines used for production content.
SAS cables are required for connection and feature a continuous connector for both power and data. The SAS cable cannot be used to connect SATA controllers using a SATA connector since they carry higher power voltages. A distinctive feature of the SAS cables is that they are more than 30-feet in length compared to SATA cables that can only reach a maximum of 3-feet in length. However, it is possible to connect a SAS drive to a SATA controller using a continuous/SAS connector.
We have different specifications of the SAS 3Gbps hard drive which are ideal for high-performance applications and for highly virtualized environments that typically handle critical applications and high volumes of users.
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