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HPE P36996-003 3.84TB SAS 12GBPS SSD Hot Swap Digitally New

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P36996-003 3.84 Terabytes (TB) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Small Form Factor (SFF) 2.5 Inch Mixed Use Sc Value Digitally Signed Firmware Hot Swap Solid State Drive With Tray for Server | Made by HPE | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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Product Overview for the HPE P36996-003 3.84TB SSD

One such solution that has garnered attention is the HPE P36996-003 3.84TB SAS 12GBPS Sff 2.5 Inch Mixed Use Sc Value Digitally Signed Firmware Hot Swap Solid State Drive (SSD) With Tray for Server. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the key aspects of this SSD, shedding light on its specifications, features, applications, and the significance of digitally signed firmware.

Understanding the Basics of SAS 12GBPS SSD

The HPE P36996-003 is a Solid State Drive designed for use in servers, offering a substantial storage capacity of 3.84TB. Its compact form factor, measuring 2.5 inches, makes it suitable for various server configurations.

SAS 12GBPS Interface

The SSD SAS interface with a 12 gigabits per second (GBPS) data transfer rate. This high-speed interface is pivotal in ensuring rapid and efficient data access and transfer within the server environment.

Mixed Use SC Value

The "Mixed Use" designation implies that the SSD is optimized to handle a balance of both read and write operations, making it versatile for a range of workloads. The "SC Value" aspect suggests a focus on providing value in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness.

Hot Swap Capabilities

The HPE P36996-003 is equipped with hot-swap capabilities, allowing for the replacement or addition of drives without shutting down the server. This feature enhances system availability and reduces downtime during maintenance or upgrades.

Digitally Signed Firmware

An intriguing aspect of this SSD is its utilization of digitally signed firmware. Digital signatures provide a layer of security, ensuring that the firmware has not been tampered with and is authentic. This is crucial for preventing unauthorized modifications that could compromise data integrity.

Performance Metrics

The SSD's performance is a critical factor for enterprises. With a SAS 12GBPS interface, the HPE P36996-003 delivers high-speed data transfer, reducing latency and improving overall system responsiveness. The mixed-use designation further emphasizes its ability to handle a variety of workloads efficiently.

Storage Capacity

Boasting a capacious 3.84TB storage capacity, this SSD meets the demands of data-intensive applications. Whether it's databases, virtualization, or content delivery, the ample storage ensures that servers can handle large datasets without compromising on speed.

Reliability and Endurance

In server environments, reliability is non-negotiable. The HPE P36996-003 is designed for durability, with features that enhance its endurance under demanding workloads. This is particularly crucial in scenarios where constant read and write operations are the norm.

Hot Swap Advantages

The hot swap capability of this SSD offers tangible benefits in terms of system maintenance and scalability. IT administrators can replace or add drives on the fly, minimizing downtime and ensuring that the server remains operational even during hardware modifications.

Security through Digitally Signed Firmware

The inclusion of digitally signed firmware is a significant security measure. Digital signatures add an extra layer of protection against unauthorized access or alterations to the firmware. This is a critical consideration in enterprise settings where data security is paramount.

Data Centers

The HPE P36996-003 finds a natural home in data centers where the combination of high capacity, performance, and hot swap capabilities is essential. Its compatibility with servers makes it a valuable asset in large-scale data processing environments.

Database Management

Databases, especially those dealing with extensive datasets, require storage solutions that can keep up with the demands of frequent read and write operations. The HPE P36996-003, with its mixed-use optimization, is an ideal choice for database servers.

Content Delivery Networks

Content delivery relies on swift data access and transfer. The SAS 12GBPS interface ensures that content is delivered rapidly, meeting the requirements of CDN operations. The hot swap feature adds an extra layer of convenience for CDN maintenance.

Ensuring Authenticity

Digital signatures play a crucial role in verifying the authenticity of firmware. In the context of the HPE P36996-003 SSD, this means that the firmware can be trusted to be the original, unaltered version provided by the manufacturer.

General Information about this HPE P36996-003 SSD

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# P36996-003
  • Device Type: 3.84TB SAS 12GBPS
  • Product Name: Network Adapter

Technical Information for the 3.84TB SSD

  • NAND Flash Memory Type: Triple-level Cell (TLC)
  • Form Factor: 2.5inch
  • Bundled With: HPE Smart Carrier


  • Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD): 3
  • SSD Endurance: 21,000 TB
  • Drive Transfer Rate: 1.2 Gbps (external)
  • Internal Data Rate: 810 Mbps (read) / 635 Mbps (write)
  • 4KB Random Read: 103,000 IOPS
  • 4KB Random Write: 52,000 IOPS

Expansion & Connectivity

  • 1 x SAS 12 Gb/s
  • Compatible Bay: 2.5inch SFF

In Summary, the HPE P36996-003 3.84 Terabyte SAS Solid State Drive is a high-performance storage solution designed to meet the demands of modern data centers. Its impressive specifications, including its 3.84TB capacity, SAS technology, 12GBPS data transfer speed, and hot swap capability, make it a compelling choice for server administrators. Additionally, its digitally signed firmware enhances data security, and its mixed-use capability ensures versatility for various server workloads. If you're looking to improve server performance, enhance data security, and minimize downtime, the HPE P36996-003 is a solid investment that can take your server infrastructure to the next level. With its tray for server installation, it's a user-friendly solution that simplifies the upgrade process. Choose HPE for excellence in server storage, and choose the HPE P36996-003 for top-tier performance and reliability.

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