Product Overview of the IBM 42C0436 300GB Hard Drive
The IBM 42C0436 is a high-performance hard drive designed for use in enterprise-level applications. It features a storage capacity of 300GB and a spindle speed of 10,000 rotations per minute (RPM), making it an ideal choice for businesses that require fast and reliable storage solutions. The hard drive uses the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, which offers data transfer rates of up to 3Gbps. In this article, we will provide a detailed overview of the IBM 42C0436 hard drive, including its features, benefits, and performance specifications.
Features of the IBM 42C0436 Hard Drive
The IBM 42C0436 hard drive comes with a range of features that make it an excellent choice for enterprise-level applications. One of its key features is its large storage capacity of 300GB, which makes it suitable for storing large amounts of data. The hard drive also features a spindle speed of 10,000 RPM, which is faster than the 7,200 RPM typically found in consumer-grade hard drives. This faster spindle speed allows the hard drive to access data more quickly, which can help improve the overall performance of enterprise applications.
The IBM 42C0436 hard drive uses the SAS interface, which is a high-speed interface designed for use with enterprise-level applications. The SAS interface provides data transfer rates of up to 3Gbps, which is significantly faster than the previous generation of SAS interfaces. This faster data transfer rate allows data to be transferred more quickly, which can help improve application performance and reduce the time required for backup and restore operations.
Another key feature of the IBM 42C0436 hard drive is its hot-swappable design. The hard drive can be removed and replaced while the system is still running, allowing for easy maintenance and upgrades without the need for downtime. This can be particularly beneficial for businesses that require high levels of uptime and cannot afford to have their systems offline for maintenance or upgrades.
Benefits of the IBM 42C0436 Hard Drive
The IBM 42C0436 hard drive offers a range of benefits for businesses that require fast and reliable storage solutions. One of the key benefits of the hard drive is its high performance. The hard drive's fast spindle speed and SAS interface allow it to access and transfer data quickly, which can help improve the performance of enterprise-level applications. This can be particularly beneficial for businesses that rely on data-intensive applications, such as database management systems, video editing software, and scientific computing applications.
Another benefit of the IBM 42C0436 hard drive is its reliability. The hard drive uses advanced error correction and data integrity techniques to ensure that data is stored and retrieved accurately, even in the presence of errors or other issues. This can help minimize the risk of data loss or corruption, which can be costly and time-consuming to resolve. The hard drive also features a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1.2 million hours, which is significantly higher than the MTBF of consumer-grade hard drives.
The hot-swappable design of the IBM 42C0436 hard drive also offers a range of benefits for businesses. The ability to replace the hard drive while the system is still running can help minimize downtime and reduce the time required for maintenance or upgrades. This can be particularly beneficial for businesses that require high levels of uptime and cannot afford to have their systems offline for extended periods.
Performance Specifications of the IBM 42C0436 Hard Drive
The IBM 42C0436 hard drive features a storage capacity of 300GB and a spindle speed of 10,000 RPM. The hard drive uses the SAS interface, which offers data
General Information about the IBM 42C0436
- Manufacturer : IBM
- Part Number or SKU# 42C0436
- Product Type : Hard Drive
- Capacity : 300 GB
- Spindle Speed : 10000 RPM
- Interface : SAS-3GB/S
- Form Factor : 3.5
- Enclosure : Internal
- Hot Swap : Yes
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Serial attached SCSI SAS 3gbps hard drives are commonly used in servers and bring with them immense benefits. However, choosing the right hard drive is very important depending on your projects. Avoid putting greater emphasis on the pricing of the hard drives, since it may lead to a complete disaster.
The preserve of the SAS 3Gbps HDD is in servers and high-end workstations where speed considerations are most important. The hard drives are available as 3.5-inch form factor and 2.5-inch form factor depending on your specific applications. These HDDs will process data and complete reads/writes faster than SATA drives – actually, it takes just a fraction of the time. It makes them ideal for enterprise applications since they perform efficiently, faster, and under rigorous conditions. The faster throughput is the idea behind getting SAS hard drives for your applications, seeing that the latest SAS 12Gbps hard disks are super-fast and incorporate RAID hardware controllers.
The throughput of a SAS 3Gbps disk drive is rated at 300 MB/s. Bandwidth typically represents the theoretical maximum level of data that passes through a channel. On the other hand, throughput is the actual measure of how much data actually travels through the channel successfully. Therefore, bandwidth is a theoretical value whereas throughout is the real value.
The key features and capabilities of the popular SAS 3Gbps HDDs are:
- Performance – You will benefit from performance levels that reach 3Gbps (300MB/s throughout), full-duplex transmissions, wide ports for aggregated bandwidth, advanced command queuing, and port aggregation.
- Flexibility – the flexibility of the SAS 3Gbps lies in physical and software compatibility on SATA drives as well as backward compatibility with SCSI software.
- Scalability – you cannot go wrong with the broad address range allowing connection to physical devices and external storage systems using the long cables and small connectors.
- Reliability and availability – you can achieve point-to-point connections, redundancy paths, and dual active port support with the SAS 3Gbps drives.
We have recommended the SAS 3Gbps to a good number of clients since they are best suited for 24/7 workloads. These hard drives are best suited for servers due to the 100% duty cycle. SAS hot-swap hard drives will always win on the reliability front since they are designed to read/write data throughout the day. The SAS 3Gbps HDD cannot be compared to SATA drives commonly used for desktops that have 20-30% duty cycles. Drive speed is a major determinant of throughput and is measured in RPMs whereby SAS drives will operate at between 7200 and 15000 RPM. For better understanding, the faster a drive rotates, the higher the read/write speeds and the higher the throughput. The net effect will apply for slower drive speeds which negatively impact read/write speed and throughput.
The only downside with the SAS 3Gbps hard drives is the storage capacities available. Generally, SAS hard drive disks have a smaller storage capacity format compared to SATA drives. The common storage sizes available for SAS 3Gbps drives include 73GB-10K RPM, 146GB-15K RPM, 300GB-15000 RPM, 450GB-15K RPM, 600GB-10K RPM, 1TB1TB-7.2K RPM, and 2TB-7.2K RPM which are ideal for servers and high-end machines used for production content.
SAS cables are required for connection and feature a continuous connector for both power and data. The SAS cable cannot be used to connect SATA controllers using a SATA connector since they carry higher power voltages. A distinctive feature of the SAS cables is that they are more than 30-feet in length compared to SATA cables that can only reach a maximum of 3-feet in length. However, it is possible to connect a SAS drive to a SATA controller using a continuous/SAS connector.
We have different specifications of the SAS 3Gbps hard drive which are ideal for high-performance applications and for highly virtualized environments that typically handle critical applications and high volumes of users.
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