HPE P40496-B21 240GB Solid State Drive
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HPE P40496-B21 240GB SATA 6GBPS SSD Read Intensive Mixed Use New

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P40496-B21 240 Gigabytes(GB) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Read Intensive Mixed Use Small Form Factor (SFF) Solid State Drive for Server | Made by HPE | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

Product Overview of the HPE P40496-B21 240GB SATA 6GBPS SSD

In the ever-evolving landscape of information technology, storage solutions play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficiency and performance of servers. One such storage option is the HPE P40496-B21 240GB SATA 6GBPS SSD. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the key aspects of this SSD, focusing on its specifications, use cases, and the benefits it brings to server environments. The HPE P40496-B21 is a Solid State Drive (SSD) designed for servers, with a capacity of 240GB. It operates on the SATA 6GBPS interface, which is a widely used standard for connecting storage devices to motherboards. The SSD is specifically categorized as Read Intensive Mixed Use SFF (Small Form Factor), indicating its suitability for scenarios where a balance between read-intensive and mixed-use workloads is crucial.

Key Features

The 240GB capacity of the HPE P40496-B21 positions it as a mid-range storage solution. This capacity strikes a balance, making it suitable for various applications without compromising performance.

SATA 6GBPS Interface

The SATA 6GBPS interface ensures fast data transfer rates between the SSD and the server. This high-speed connection is essential for maintaining optimal performance, particularly in environments where data access speed is critical.

Read Intensive Mixed Use

The classification of this SSD as "Read Intensive Mixed Use" implies that it is optimized for scenarios where both reading and mixed-use workloads are common. This versatility makes it suitable for a broad range of applications, from standard data reading to more complex mixed-use scenarios.

Small Form Factor (SFF)

The Small Form Factor design of this SSD is noteworthy for its space-saving benefits. In server environments where physical space is often at a premium, SFF drives contribute to efficient space utilization without sacrificing performance.

Use Cases

Enterprise Servers

The HPE P40496-B21 is well-suited for enterprise-level servers where a combination of read-intensive and mixed-use workloads is prevalent. This includes database servers, file servers, and other applications where quick data access is crucial.

Virtualization Environments

In virtualized environments, where multiple virtual machines share the same physical server, the SSD's ability to handle mixed-use workloads becomes advantageous. This ensures responsive performance for various virtualized applications.

Web Hosting Services

Web servers often encounter mixed-use scenarios, involving a combination of read and write operations. The HPE P40496-B21's capabilities make it a reliable choice for hosting services that demand consistent and efficient data access.

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

For CDNs that require quick retrieval and delivery of content to users across different geographical locations, the read-intensive nature of this SSD contributes to lower latency and improved content delivery speeds.

Performance and Reliability

Read Speeds

The read-intensive focus of the HPE P40496-B21 is reflected in its impressive read speeds. This is particularly beneficial for applications where data retrieval speed is a critical factor in overall system performance.

Mixed-Use Optimization

The SSD's ability to handle mixed-use workloads efficiently is a testament to its optimization for versatility. This feature ensures that the drive performs reliably in scenarios where both reading and writing operations occur concurrently.

Data Integrity and Endurance

Data integrity and endurance are paramount in server environments. The HPE P40496-B21 is engineered to provide reliable and durable performance over its operational lifespan, contributing to the overall stability of the server infrastructure.

Cost Efficiency and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Balanced Performance

The HPE P40496-B21 strikes a balance between performance and cost, making it an attractive option for organizations aiming for optimal efficiency without breaking the budget.

Energy Efficiency

SSDs, in general, are more energy-efficient compared to traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). The use of SSDs, including the P40496-B21, contributes to reduced power consumption and lower operational costs over time.

Long-Term Investment

The durability and reliability of the HPE P40496-B21 position it as a long-term investment. Its ability to handle diverse workloads ensures that it remains relevant as the server's demands evolve over time, contributing to a lower Total Cost of Ownership.

General Information of the HPE P40496-B21 240GB SSD

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Model Number or SKU#: P40496-B21
  • Product Type: Solid State Drive
  • Storage Capacity: 240GB

Technical Information

  • Form Factor: SFF (Small Form Factor)
  • Flash Memory Technology: Multi-level Cell (MLC)
  • Drive Interface Type: SATA 6.0 Gbps
  • Plug Type: Hot-plug
  • Carrier Type: BC (not specified)


  • Sequential Reads: 520 MBps
  • Sequential Writes: 255 MBps
  • Random Reads: 57,000 IOPS
  • Random Writes: 14,000 IOPS
  • Lifetime Writes: 250 TB
  • Endurance: 0.80


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Finally, the HPE P40496-B21 240GB SATA 6GBPS SSD is a reliable and versatile storage solution for server environments. Its focus on read-intensive and mixed-use workloads, coupled with its small form factor, makes it suitable for a wide range of applications. Whether deployed in enterprise servers, virtualized environments, web hosting services, or content delivery networks, this SSD delivers on performance, reliability, and cost efficiency. Understanding its features, use cases, and benefits is crucial for making informed decisions when considering storage upgrades or replacements in server infrastructure.

Brand Warranty:
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