HPE P21085-001 7.68TB Solid State Drive
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HPE P21085-001 7.68TB SATA 6GBPS SSD SFF TLC Read Intensive New

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P21085-001 7.68 Terabytes (TB) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 3.5inch Triple Level Cell (TLC) Digitally Signed (DS) Firmware Smart Carrier Read Intensive Solid State Drive for Server | Made by HPE | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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Product Overview of the HPE P21085-001 7.68TB SATA 6GBPS SSD

The HPE P21085-001 7.68TB SATA 6GBPS SSD SFF TLC Read Intensive is a state-of-the-art storage solution offered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). This solid-state drive (SSD) is designed to provide high-performance storage for various computing environments, catering to the needs of businesses and individuals alike. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricate details of this 7.68TB SSD, exploring its features, benefits, and applications.

Understanding Solid-State Drives (SSDs)

Before we delve into the specifics of the HPE P21085-001 SATA 6GBPS SSD, it's essential to understand the fundamental concept of solid-state drives. Unlike traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), which rely on spinning disks and mechanical components to store and retrieve data, SSDs utilize flash memory technology. This allows for faster read and write speeds, improved reliability, and reduced power consumption.

Key Features

The HPE P21085-001 SSD boasts several key features that set it apart as a top-tier storage solution:

  • High Capacity: With a storage capacity of 7.68TB, this SSD offers ample space for storing large volumes of data, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.
  • SATA Interface: The SATA 6GBPS interface ensures compatibility with a variety of systems, allowing for easy integration into existing infrastructure.
  • Read Intensive Design: Designed for read-intensive workloads, this SSD excels in scenarios where rapid access to data is critical, such as database management, content delivery, and virtualization.
  • SFF Form Factor: The Small Form Factor (SFF) design makes the HPE P21085-001 SSD compact and space-efficient, ideal for environments where space is at a premium.
  • TLC NAND Flash Technology: Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash technology offers a balance between performance, capacity, and cost-effectiveness, making it a cost-efficient storage solution for various applications.


Deploying the HPE P21085-001 SSD can yield numerous benefits for organizations and individuals alike:

  • Enhanced Performance: With faster read speeds compared to traditional HDDs, the HPE P21085-001 SSD accelerates data access and improves overall system performance, leading to increased productivity and efficiency.
  • Improved Reliability: SSDs are inherently more reliable than HDDs due to their lack of moving parts, reducing the risk of mechanical failure and data loss. This enhanced reliability ensures uninterrupted operation, even in demanding environments.
  • Reduced Latency: The low latency of SSDs ensures minimal delay in accessing data, resulting in improved responsiveness and smoother user experiences, particularly in high-demand applications.
  • Energy Efficiency: SSDs consume less power than HDDs, contributing to lower energy costs and environmental sustainability. By minimizing power consumption, the HPE P21085-001 SSD helps organizations reduce their carbon footprint and operating expenses.
Use Cases

The HPE P21085-001 SSD is well-suited for a variety of applications across different industries:

  • Data Center Storage: In data center environments, where performance and reliability are paramount, the HPE P21085-001 SSD can serve as primary storage for mission-critical workloads such as databases, virtualization, and cloud computing.
  • Content Delivery Networks (CDNs): Content delivery networks rely on fast and efficient storage to deliver multimedia content to users worldwide. The high read performance of the HPE P21085-001 SSD makes it an ideal choice for CDN caching servers, ensuring seamless content delivery and a superior user experience.
  • Big Data Analytics: Big data analytics applications require fast access to large datasets for real-time processing and analysis. The high capacity and read-intensive design of the HPE P21085-001 SSD make it well-suited for storing and retrieving vast amounts of data, accelerating insights and decision-making processes.
  • Virtualization: Virtualized environments benefit from the high performance and reliability of SSD storage. The HPE P21085-001 SSD can be used as storage for virtual machines, enabling faster provisioning, migration, and scaling of resources, leading to improved agility and resource utilization.

Smart Carrier

A Smart Carrier is a device that is used to securely hold and connect a solid state drive (SSD) to a server or storage system. The HPE P21085-001 7.68TB SATA 6Gbps SSD is designed to be used with a Smart Carrier, which is a hardware component that connects the SSD to the server or storage system.

Smart Carriers are used to provide a secure and stable connection for the SSD, and also to provide additional features such as power management and temperature monitoring. They also provide hot-swap capabilities, which means that the drive can be removed and replaced while the system is still running, without shutting down the system or disrupting operations.

The Smart Carrier for the HPE 7.68TB SATA 6Gbps SSD is designed to be compatible with HPE servers and storage systems, and it may require a specific firmware version to be compatible with the system.

It is important to note that the HPE 7.68TB SATA 6Gbps SSD uses a SATA interface which is a slower interface compared to SAS or NVMe interfaces, it is mainly used for data storage and backup.

It is always a good idea to check with the manufacturer's website or consult with a professional before installing any hardware to ensure compatibility, especially when working with Smart Carrier and SSD.

Digitally Signed Firmware

The HPE P21085-001 7.68TB SATA 6Gbps SSD is a high-performance solid-state drive (SSD) that is designed for use in HPE servers and storage systems. It comes with digitally signed firmware.

Firmware is a type of software that controls the low-level operations of a device, such as how it communicates with the computer's operating system. Digitally signed firmware is firmware that has been digitally signed by the manufacturer or vendor to ensure that it has not been tampered with or modified in any way.

Having digitally signed firmware on the SSD ensures that the firmware running on the drive is authentic, and it has been approved by the manufacturer. This can prevent security risks from malicious firmware or firmware that has been tampered with.

Read Intensive

The HPE P21085-001 7.68TB SATA 6Gbps Read Intensive SSD is a high-performance solid-state drive that is designed specifically for read-intensive workloads. This means that the drive is optimized for tasks that involve frequently reading data, such as database queries, data analytics, and content delivery.

The drive utilizes the SATA interface, which is a slower interface compared to NVMe or SAS interfaces, it is commonly used for data storage and backup purposes. The 6Gbps in the model number indicates that it supports the latest SATA standard, which allows for faster data transfer speeds compared to previous versions.

It is also a small form factor (SFF) which means it is designed to fit in smaller spaces, such as in a server or a small form factor computer. This makes it suitable for use in environments where space is limited and high storage density is required.

The drive has a capacity of 7.68TB, which makes it a high-capacity drive that can handle large amounts of data. This drive is designed for read-intensive workloads, but its performance may be limited by the slower SATA interface.

It is important to check the system's specifications and compatibility before installing the drive, as some systems may have different SATA or SFF drive bay requirements. Additionally, the drive may require a specific firmware version to be compatible with the system. It's always a good idea to check with the manufacturer's website or consult with a professional before installing any hardware to ensure compatibility.

Main Specifications about this HPE P21085-001 SATA-6GBPS SSD

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Model Number or SKU# P21085-001
  • Interface: SATA 6GBPS
  • Product Type: Solid State Drive

Technical Information for 7.68TB Solid State Drive

  • Capacity: 7.68TB Storage Drive
  • Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
  • Drive Interface Standard: 6Gb/s SAS
  • Best Application: Read Intensive (RI)
  • Drive Tray: Smart Carrier (SC)
  • Hot Swap: Yes
  • Pre-Failure Warranty: Yes

Performance of SATA 6GBPS SSD

  • Sequential Reads: 505 MBPS
  • Sequential Writes: 495 MBPS
  • Random Reads: 67k IOPS
  • Random Writes: 11500 IOPS


  • Proliant BL Series: BL460c (G10)
  • Proliant DL Series: DL20 (G10), DL60 (G10), DL80 (G10), DL160 (G10)
  • Proliant DL Series: DL360 (G10), DL380 (G10), DL385 (G10 G10+), DL388 (G10)
  • Proliant DL Series: DL560 (G10), DL580 (G10)
  • Proliant ML Series: ML110 (G10), ML350 (G10)
  • Proliant XL Series: XL230k (G10)
  • Proliant BL Series: BL420c (G8 G9), BL460c (G8 G9), BL465c (G8 G9), BL660c (G8 G9)
  • Proliant DL Series: DL20 (G9), DL60 (G9), DL80 (G9)
  • Proliant DL Series: DL120 (G8 G9), DL160 (G8 G9), DL180 (G8 G9), DL320e (G8 G9), DL360 (G8 G9)
  • Proliant DL Series: DL360e (G8 G9), DL360p (G8 G9), DL388 (G9), DL380 (G8 G9), DL380e (G8 G9)
  • Proliant DL Series: DL380p (G8 G9), DL385 (G10), DL388 (G10), DL385p (G8 G9), DL560 (G8 G9), DL580 (G8 G9)
  • Proliant ML Series: ML110 (G8 G9), ML150 (G8 G9), ML310e (G8 G9), ML350 (G8 G9), ML350e (G8 G9), ML350p (G8 G9)
  • Proliant SL Series: SL230s (G8 G9), SL250s (G8 G9), SL270s (G8 G9)
  • Proliant XL Series: XL170r (G9), XL190r (G9), XL220a (G9), XL230a (G9), XL250a (G9)
  • HP Storage Arrays: D3700, D2220sb, StoreEasy 1830, 1840
  • HPE Synergy Systems: D3940 Storage Module
  • Synergy Systems: D3940 Storage Module

In summary, the HPE P21085-001 7.68TB SATA 6GBPS SSD SFF TLC Read Intensive offers a compelling storage solution for businesses and individuals seeking high performance, reliability, and scalability. With its advanced features, including high capacity, read-intensive design, and SATA interface, this SSD is well-suited for a variety of applications across different industries. By deploying the HPE P21085-001 SSD, organizations can unlock enhanced performance, improved reliability, and greater efficiency in their computing environments, ultimately driving business success and innovation.

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