IBM 00WK865 8TB Hard Disk Drive
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IBM 00WK865 8TB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive SAS 12GBPS Hot Swap Refurbished

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00WK865 8 Terabytes (TB) 7.2K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 3.5 Inch Nearline GEN2 Hot Swap Hard Disk Drive with Tray for Server | Made by IBM | Refurbished
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Product Overview for the IBM 00WK865 8TB 7.2K RPM HDD

In the world of information technology, data storage is a crucial component. Whether you are a business owner, an IT professional, or a regular computer user, the need for reliable and efficient storage solutions is undeniable. IBM, a renowned name in the tech industry, offers a wide range of storage solutions, and one of their noteworthy products is the IBM 00WK865 8TB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive SAS 12GBPS Hot Swap. In this detailed guide, we will provide a comprehensive overview of this hard drive, diving into its specifications, features, benefits, and relevance in the ever-evolving landscape of data storage.

Understanding the Basics

What is the IBM 00WK865 Hard Drive?

The IBM 00WK865 is a hard drive designed for storage and data management. It falls into the category of SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drives, which are known for their high performance and reliability. SAS drives are commonly used in enterprise-level storage systems and servers where data integrity and speed are paramount.

Key Specifications

To better understand the IBM 00WK865 hard drive, let's explore its key specifications:

  • Capacity: This hard drive has a storage capacity of 8 terabytes (TB), making it suitable for storing a vast amount of data, including documents, images, videos, and more.
  • RPM (Revolutions Per Minute): The drive operates at 7.2K RPM, which indicates its rotational speed. This speed impacts data access times and overall performance.
  • Interface: It features a SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface with a speed of 12 gigabits per second (GBPS). SAS interfaces are widely used in enterprise environments due to their reliability and speed.
  • Hot Swap: The term "Hot Swap" implies that the drive can be replaced or added to a system without shutting it down. This feature is particularly valuable in environments where continuous operation is crucial.

Now that we have a basic understanding of what the IBM 00WK865 hard drive is and its primary specifications, let's delve deeper into its features and advantages.

Features and Advantages

  • High Storage Capacity: One of the standout features of the IBM 00WK865 hard drive is its impressive 8TB storage capacity. This makes it an ideal choice for organizations that deal with massive amounts of data on a daily basis. With such substantial storage space, you can store vast quantities of data, including databases, multimedia files, and backups, without the need for multiple drives.
  • High RPM for Quick Data Access: The drive's 7.2K RPM ensures quick data access. The rotational speed directly influences how fast data can be read from and written to the drive. In applications where data latency is a concern, such as databases and real-time analytics, a drive with a higher RPM is advantageous.
  • SAS Interface for Reliability: The SAS 12GBPS interface is a key feature of the IBM 00WK865 hard drive. SAS is known for its reliability and is a preferred choice in enterprise environments. It offers benefits such as dual-port capability for redundancy, advanced error checking, and improved performance compared to other interfaces like SATA.
  • Hot Swap Support: Hot Swap support is a valuable feature in enterprise environments where system uptime is critical. With hot swap capability, you can replace or add hard drives without shutting down the entire system. This minimizes downtime and ensures continuous operation.
  • Data Security and Redundancy: The IBM 00WK865 hard drive is designed to support data security and redundancy features commonly used in enterprise storage systems. This includes RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations that help protect data from drive failures. Redundancy ensures that even if one drive fails, data remains accessible.
  • Compatibility: This hard drive is designed to be compatible with various IBM server systems and storage solutions. This compatibility ensures that the drive can seamlessly integrate into your existing infrastructure without the need for extensive modifications or upgrades.

Use Cases

The IBM 00WK865 hard drive's features and advantages make it a versatile storage solution suitable for a wide range of use cases. Let's explore some scenarios where this hard drive can be particularly beneficial:

  • Enterprise Data Centers: In large enterprise data centers, where the need for high-capacity and high-performance storage is critical, the IBM 00WK865 can play a pivotal role. Its 8TB capacity, SAS interface, and hot swap support make it an excellent choice for storing and managing vast amounts of mission-critical data.
  • Cloud Storage: Cloud service providers and organizations offering cloud storage services can benefit from the IBM 00WK865 hard drive's features. The drive's capacity and reliability are essential in creating scalable and secure cloud storage solutions.
  • Database Servers: Databases often require fast and reliable storage for efficient data retrieval and processing. The high RPM and SAS interface of this hard drive make it an excellent choice for database servers where quick access to data is crucial.
  • Video Surveillance: In applications such as video surveillance, where large volumes of video footage need to be stored and accessed, the IBM 00WK865 can provide the necessary storage capacity and speed for recording and playback.
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery: Data backup and disaster recovery solutions demand dependable and high-capacity storage. The drive's hot swap support ensures that you can add or replace drives without interrupting backup processes, making it a reliable choice for these scenarios.

General Information about this IBM 00WK865

  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Part Number or SKU# 00WK865
  • Product Type: SAS 12GBPS
  • Product Name: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Technical Specifications

  • Capacity: 8 Terabytes (TB)
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inches
  • Interface: SAS 12GBPS
  • Data Transfer Rate: 1.2 GBPS
  • Spindle Speed: 7.2K RPM


  • Drive Transfer Rate: 1.2 GBPS (Internal)
  • Spindle Speed: 7.2K RPM

Expansion & Connectivity

  • Interfaces: 1 X SAS 12GB/S
  • Compatible Bay: 3.5 inches

In summary, the IBM 00WK865 8TB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive SAS 12GBPS Hot Swap is a versatile and reliable storage solution designed for enterprise-level applications. Its high storage capacity, fast rotational speed, SAS interface, and hot swap support make it an excellent choice for a wide range of use cases, from data centers and cloud storage to database servers and video surveillance. When properly installed and maintained, this hard drive can provide the storage performance and reliability that organizations require for their critical data. While the pricing may be higher than consumer-grade drives, the benefits in terms of data security and system uptime make it a valuable investment for businesses and institutions with demanding storage needs.

The IBM 00WK865 hard drive stands as a testament to IBM's commitment to providing top-tier storage solutions in the ever-evolving landscape of data storage technology. Its combination of high capacity, fast performance, and reliability makes it a compelling choice for those looking to meet the growing demands of data storage in today's digital world.

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