HPE P16497-K21 1.6TB SSD
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P16497-K21 HPE 1.6TB 2.5Inch NVME PCIE SC Mixed Use SSD New

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P16497-K21 1.6 Terabytes (TB) 2.5Inch Digitally Signed Firmware Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVME) U.3 Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) High Performance Smart Carrier Mixed Use Solid State Drive for Server | Made by HPE | New Sealed Spare
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Introduction to 1.6TB NVME SSD

The P16497-K21 HPE 1.6TB 2.5Inch NVME PCIE SC Mixed Use SSD is a high-performance solid-state drive (SSD) that is designed for use in enterprise storage solutions. This SSD is based on the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVME) interface and utilizes the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) interface for data transfer. The P16497-K21 is a mixed-use SSD, meaning that it is optimized for both read-intensive and write-intensive workloads, making it suitable for a wide range of applications such as database storage, virtualization, and big data analytics.

The P16497-K21 features a massive 1.6TB of storage capacity, providing ample space for large data sets and applications. This SSD is built using high-quality, reliable components and is backed by a 5-year warranty from HPE. The NVME interface and the PCIe interface allow for fast data transfer speeds and low latency, making the P16497-K21 a top choice for high-performance storage solutions.

Reliability and Endurance of SSD

Reliability and endurance are two critical factors that must be considered when choosing an SSD for enterprise storage solutions. The P16497-K21 HPE 1.6TB 2.5Inch NVME PCIE SC Mixed Use SSD is designed to provide high levels of both reliability and endurance, making it an ideal choice for demanding applications that require fast, consistent performance.

Reliability refers to the ability of an SSD to operate without failure and maintain data integrity over time. The P16497-K21 SSD is equipped with advanced error correction and detection technologies that help ensure data accuracy and prevent data loss in the event of any unexpected failures. Additionally, the SSD uses advanced wear-levelling algorithms to ensure that all flash memory cells are used evenly and avoid premature wear, which can cause performance degradation and data loss.

Endurance refers to the lifespan of an SSD and its ability to withstand repeated read/write operations over time. The P16497-K21 SSD is designed with mixed-use workloads in mind, providing a high endurance level of up to 1.4PB of data written, which ensures that it can handle even the most demanding workloads without sacrificing performance or reliability. Additionally, the SSD is equipped with power-loss protection to prevent data loss in the event of a power failure.

Installation and Configuration

The installation and configuration of the P16497-K21 HPE 1.6TB 2.5Inch NVME PCIE SC Mixed Use SSD is a straightforward process that can be done in a few simple steps. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to install and configure the SSD in a server or workstation:

  • Prepare your system: Before installing the SSD, make sure your server or workstation meets the system requirements for the NVME SSD. This includes checking for compatibility with the motherboard, BIOS version, and available PCIE slots.
  • Install the SSD: Physically install the SSD in an available PCIE slot on your system. Secure the SSD in place with screws.
  • Power up your system: Connect the power cables and data cables to the SSD, and power up your system.
  • Check for Recognition: Upon boot-up, check if the SSD is recognized by the operating system. This can be done by accessing the device manager or disk management tools in Windows or by using the disk utility tool in Linux.
  • Initialize the SSD: If the SSD is recognized by the operating system, initialize the disk and create a new partition. This will prepare the SSD for use as a boot drive or data drive.
  • Install the Operating System: If using the SSD as a boot drive, install the operating system on the SSD. This can be done using a bootable USB drive or by using a network installation method.
  • Configure the SSD: Once the operating system is installed, configure the SSD as desired. This includes setting up the file system, creating partitions, and configuring any data management or performance optimization tools.
  • Finalize the Configuration: Finally, reboot the system and verify that the SSD is working as expected. Check for proper data transfer speeds and ensure that all applications and data are accessible on the SSD.

The installation and configuration of the P16497-K21 HPE 1.6TB 2.5Inch NVME PCIE SC Mixed Use SSD is a straightforward process that requires minimal technical knowledge. By following these steps, you can quickly and easily upgrade your system with high-performance NVME storage.

Product Information about this HPE P16497-K21

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Model Number or SKU# P16497-K21
  • Product Type: Solid State Drive
  • Interface: PCI-Express

Technical Information for 1.6TB SSD

  • Capacity: 1.6TB Storage Drive
  • Form Factor: 2.5Inch
  • Plug Type: Hot Pluggable
  • Carrier Type: Smart Carrier NVME (SCN)
  • NAND Flash Memory Type: Triple Level Cell (TLC)

Performance of PCI-E Solid State Drive

  • Random Read (4KIB): 150K IOPS
  • Random Write (4KIB): 180K IOPS
  • Max Random Read (4KIB): 600K IOPS
  • Max Random Write (4KIB): 225K IOPS
  • SSD Endurance: 3 (DWPD)
  • Lifetime Writes: 8560

Product Dimensions and Weight

  • Height: 0.63 inch
  • Width: 3.10 inch
  • Depth: 5.45 inch
  • Weight: 1.50 lbs


  • HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Medium Solution with HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus (2.5inch)
  • HPE ProLiant DL Series: DL325 Gen10 Plus (2.5inch), DL325 Gen10 Plus All-NVMe Flash Node for Qumulo (2.5inch), DL325 Gen10 Plus All-NVMe Flash Node for Software Defined Storage (2.5inch), DL325 Gen10 Plus for Weka BAse Tracking (2.5inch), DL325 Gen10 Plus for Weka Expansion Tracking (2.5inch)

Contact us or ask for live chat/help if you have any questions about the compatibility of this item to ensure the model's matching features with your current system.

The PCI-e solid-state drives are high-speed expansion cards that facilitate the attachment of peripherals to a computer. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-e) is a serial expansion bus standard. There are different sizes of PCI-e slots which are dictated by the total sum of bidirectional lanes at the slot. The PCI-e standard acts as the data transport layer in add-in cards and graphics cards.

PCI-e SSD storage is just another alternative to server-side flash deployment. Using PCI-e SSDs directly introduces flash on the server motherboard which means that a device connects to the host via a non-shared serial link. It will, therefore, eliminate bus sharing between devices. The PCI-e interface helps reduce latency and enhances the data transfer speed.

Features of PCI-e SSD Cards

Generally, PCI-e SSD card has a far better performance compared to SATA SSDs and SAS SSDs as well as the fibre channel solid-state drives. Some of the most notable versions of the PCI-e standard are the PCI-e 3.0 released back in November of 2010 and PCI-e 4.0 released back in 2017. PCI-e 4.0 offers a two-fold increase in bandwidth compared to the PCI-e 3.0 revision. The PCI-e 5.0 was released in 2019 with even greater bandwidth to support faster and more efficient performance.

Other standards released by the PCI-SIG are the NVMe (non-volatile memory express). NVMe delivers a highly optimized set of commands for easier accessing of PCI-e SSDs. NVMe is all about exploiting parallelism in PCI-e to enhance performance.

Yet another interface is the M.2 SSDs which is a smaller form factor that is designed for expansion cards that are mounted internally in high-performance workstations and servers. It's a replacement to the mSATA and carries four lanes of bandwidth of the PCI-e 3.0 standard.

We have the following wide range of storage capacities for the PCI-e SSDs to meet all your needs. The capacity options we have here at AllHDD are: 512GB, 750GB, 785GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB, 1.75TB, 1.79TB, 1.92TB, 2TB, 2.6TB, 3TB, 3.2TB, 3.5TB, 3.84TB, 4TB, 6.4TB, 7.68TB, 8TB, 12.8TB, and 15.36TB.

Overall, the lower latency allows PCI-e and NVMe SSDs to provide fast response times in processing and handling large workloads such as those associated with data warehousing and transaction processing. One of the best applications of PCI-e flash is in data centers where read and write access is in microseconds and is able to meet input/output (I/O) requirements. PCI-e SSDs help in surpassing the bottlenecks that are linked with the use of SAS and SATA SSDs especially in guaranteeing performance in frequent file transfer scenarios. The total sum of PCI-e lanes in an SSD determines the effective data transfer speeds. For example, a 16-lane PCI-e 3.0 device will easily achieve 32 Gbps transfer speeds.

Some of the drawbacks associated with the PCI-e SSDs are the prohibitive costs and high power consumption that leads to shorter battery life.


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