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HPE P37669-B21 18TB Hard Drive 7.2K RPM SAS 12GBPS Business Refurbished

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P37669-B21 18 Terabytes(TB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute(RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second(GBPS) Large Form Factor (LFF) 3.5inch Lp 512e Instant Secure Erase(ise) Hard Disk Drive With Tray for Server | Made by HPE | Refurbished
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Product overview for the HPE P37669-B21

In the rapidly evolving landscape of information technology, servers play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of businesses and organizations. One crucial component of a server is its storage system, and the HPE P37669-B21 18TB 7.2K PM SAS 12GBPS Business Critical LFF (3.5-inch) Lp 512e Ise Hard Disk Drive is a prime example of advanced storage technology designed to meet the demanding needs of today's business-critical applications.

Understanding the Basics HPE P37669-B21

HPE, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is a renowned name in the world of IT solutions. The P37669-B21 is a specific model of hard disk drive (HDD) produced by HPE. Let's break down the alphanumeric jargon to understand its key features:

  • 18TB Capacity: The 18TB (terabyte) capacity signifies the immense storage space this hard disk drive offers. In the context of servers, where vast amounts of data are processed and stored, having a high-capacity storage device is essential.
  • 7.2K RPM (Revolutions Per Minute): The 7.2K RPM indicates the rotational speed of the disk. A higher RPM generally means faster data access, making it suitable for scenarios where quick retrieval of information is crucial.
  • SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) 12Gbps: SAS is a high-speed data transfer interface, and 12Gbps (gigabits per second) denotes the maximum data transfer rate. This ensures efficient communication between the hard disk drive and the server, contributing to overall system performance.
  • Business Critical: The term "Business Critical" emphasizes the reliability and robustness of the hard disk drive, indicating its suitability for applications and processes that are mission-critical for a business.
  • LFF (3.5-inch): LFF stands for Large Form Factor, and the 3.5-inch designation refers to the physical size of the hard disk drive. The larger form factor allows for more significant storage capacity and often implies better cooling capabilities.
  • LP (Low Profile): The Low Profile design indicates that the hard disk drive is more compact in height, making it suitable for environments with space constraints.
  • 512e ISE: 512e refers to the sector format, where each physical sector emulates a 512-byte sector. ISE stands for Instant Secure Erase, a feature that allows for the quick and secure deletion of data on the drive.

Tray Inclusion

The mention of "With Tray" indicates that the hard disk drive comes with a tray. The tray is a mounting bracket or caddy that facilitates the of the hard disk drive into the server chassis. This inclusion simplifies the process, ensuring compatibility with HPE servers.

Key Features and Benefits

In the contemporary digital landscape, businesses are generating and processing vast amounts of data. The 18TB capacity of the HPE P37669-B21 addresses the growing storage needs of enterprises. Whether it's handling extensive databases, running analytics, or storing multimedia content, this high-capacity hard disk drive ensures that businesses have the storage space required for their demanding workloads.

Optimal Performance with 7.2K RPM

The rotational speed of a hard disk drive is a critical factor influencing its performance. The 7.2K RPM of the P37669-B21 signifies a balance between speed and energy efficiency. This rotational speed ensures that data access is swift, contributing to the overall responsiveness of the server. It is particularly well-suited for scenarios where a balance between performance and power consumption is crucial.

SAS Interface for High-Speed Data Transfer

The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface is known for its reliability and high data transfer rates. With a maximum transfer rate of 12Gbps, the P37669-B21 ensures that data moves swiftly between the hard disk drive and the server. This feature is vital for applications where low latency and high throughput are non-negotiable, such as in enterprise-level databases or virtualized environments.

Business-Critical Reliability

The "Business Critical" designation underscores the reliability and durability of this hard disk drive. In business environments, especially those reliant on continuous data access, any downtime can be costly. The P37669-B21 is engineered to meet the stringent requirements of business-critical applications, providing a level of dependability that organizations can rely on.

Large Form Factor (LFF) for Enhanced Storage

The 3.5-inch Large Form Factor of the P37669-B21 allows for a larger physical size compared to smaller form factors like 2.5 inches. This larger size not only contributes to higher storage capacity but also often allows for better heat dissipation. In server environments where heat management is crucial for optimal performance, the LFF design of this hard disk drive becomes a significant advantage.

Low Profile Design for Space Efficiency

The "LP" or Low Profile design of this hard disk drive is beneficial in scenarios where space is at a premium. Servers housed in compact environments or those with limited vertical space can benefit from the reduced height of the P37669-B21. This low-profile design ensures compatibility with a range of server configurations, making it a versatile choice for various deployment scenarios.

512e Sector Format for Compatibility

The 512e sector format is a modern standard that combines the benefits of advanced storage technology with compatibility. Each physical sector emulates a traditional 512-byte sector, ensuring seamless integration with legacy systems and applications. This makes the P37669-B21 a versatile choice for businesses with diverse IT infrastructure.

Instant Secure Erase (ISE) for Data Security

Data security is a top priority for businesses, and the Instant Secure Erase (ISE) feature enhances the P37669-B21's capabilities in this regard. ISE allows for the quick and secure deletion of data on the drive, ensuring that sensitive information is not accessible after the drive is decommissioned or repurposed. This feature aligns with industry best practices for data disposal and is particularly valuable in compliance-sensitive environments.

HPE Server Compatibility

The P37669-B21 is designed to be compatible with HPE servers, ensuring a seamless integration process. Before purchasing, it is essential to verify the compatibility of the hard disk drive with the specific HPE server model in use. This information can typically be found in the product documentation or on the HPE official website.


The P37669-B21 involves the following steps:

  • Identify the Compatible Server: Ensure that the hard disk drive is compatible with the HPE server in use. Refer to the server documentation for compatibility information.
  • Prepare the Server: Power down the server and take necessary precautions to avoid static electricity discharge. Open the server chassis according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
  • Locate Drive Bays: Identify the drive bays within the server chassis where the hard disk drive will be installed.
  • Mount the Hard Disk Drive: Securely attach the P37669-B21 to the tray or caddy provided. Ensure that the drive is properly aligned with the connectors on the tray.
  • Insert the Tray into the Drive Bay: Slide the tray with the attached hard disk drive into the designated drive bay until it clicks into place. Ensure a secure fit.
  • Connect Power and Data Cables: Attach the power and data cables to the hard disk drive. Ensure that the cables are securely connected to both the drive and the server's backplane.
  • Close the Server Chassis: Carefully close and secure the server chassis according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
  • Power On the Server: Power on the server and verify that the hard disk drive is recognized in the server's management interface.

General Information about the HPE P37669-B21

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Model Number or SKU# P37669-B21
  • Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Product Type: SAS 12GBPS

Extended Specifications for the 18TB HDD

  • Product Description: HPE Hard Drive - 18TB - SAS 12Gb/s
  • Data Transfer Rate: 1.2 Gbps
  • Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Device Type: Hot-swap Hard Drive
  • Capacity: 18TB
  • Form Factor: 3.5 LFF
  • Interface: SAS 12Gb/s
  • Bytes Per Sector: 512
  • Features: Business Critical, Instant Secure Erase (ISE), Advanced Format 512e, Midline, Helium Technology
  • Bundled With: HPE Low Profile Carrier
  • Drive Transfer Rate: 1.2 Gbps (external)
  • Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Interfaces: 1 x SAS 12 Gb/s
  • Compatible Bay: 3.5 LFF

Power Consumption

  • Idle: 5.7 Watts
  • Random Read/Write: 6.6 Watts
  • Sequential Read: 7.5 Watts
  • Sequential Write: 6.6 Watts
Compatibility of HPE 18TB 7.2K RPM Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Designed for HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 (3.5), DL20 Gen10 Entry (3.5), DL20 Gen10 Performance (3.5), DL20 Gen10 Plus (3.5), DL20 Gen10 Plus Base (3.5), DL20 Gen10 Plus Entry (3.5), DL20 Gen10 Plus High-Performance (3.5), DL20 Gen10 Plus Performance (3.5), DL20 Gen10 Solution (3.5), DL325 Gen10 (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Base (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Entry (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Performance (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Plus (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Plus All-NVMe Flash Node for Software Defined Storage (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Plus for Weka Expansion Tracking (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Plus V2 (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Plus V2 Base (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Plus V2 for Weka Base Tracking (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Plus V2 Performance (3.5), DL325 Gen10 SMB Solution (3.5), DL325 Gen10 Solution (3.5), DL345 Gen10 Plus (3.5), DL345 Gen10 Plus Base (3.5), DL345 Gen10 Plus Entry (3.5), DL360 Gen10 Plus (3.5), DL360 Gen10 Plus All-NVMe Server for Software Defined Storage (3.5), DL385 Gen10 (3.5), DL385 Gen10 Base (3.5), DL385 Gen10 Entry (3.5), DL385 Gen10 High-Performance (3.5), DL385 Gen10 Performance (3.5), DL385 Gen10 Plus (3.5), DL385 Gen10 Plus Entry (3.5), DL385 Gen10 SMB (3.5), DL385 Gen10 Solution (3.5), ML110 Gen10 (3.5), ML110 Gen10 Entry (3.5), ML110 Gen10 Performance (3.5), ML110 Gen10 Solution (3.5), ML30 Gen10 (3.5), ML30 Gen10 Entry (3.5), ML30 Gen10 Performance (3.5), ML30 Gen10 Plus (3.5), ML30 Gen10 Plus Entry (3.5), ML30 Gen10 Plus Performance (3.5), ML30 Gen10 Solution (3.5), ML350 Gen10 (3.5), ML350 Gen10 Base (3.5), ML350 Gen10 Entry (3.5), ML350 Gen10 High Performance (3.5), ML350 Gen10 Performance (3.5), ML350 Gen10 SMB (3.5), ML350 Gen10 Solution (3.5), ML350 Gen10 Special Server (3.5), ML350 Gen10 Sub-Entry (3.5) ¦ HPE Simplivity 325 Gen10 Plus V2 Node (3.5).

In summary, the HPE P37669-B21 18TB 7.2K PM SAS 12GBPS Business Critical LFF (3.5-inch) Lp 512e Ise Hard Disk Drive is a robust storage solution designed to meet the demanding requirements of modern business environments. With its high capacity, optimal performance, and a range of features focused on reliability and security, this hard disk drive stands out as a valuable component in the ecosystem of enterprise servers.

The inclusion of a tray simplifies the process, and compatibility with HPE servers ensures a seamless integration experience. As businesses continue to rely on data-intensive applications, having a storage solution that can keep pace with these demands is essential. The P37669-B21 addresses this need, providing a reliable and high-performance storage option for businesses of all sizes. Whether used in virtualized environments, database servers, or other mission-critical applications, this hard disk drive contributes to the overall efficiency and resilience of the server infrastructure.

Product Condition:
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