42D0638 IBM 300GB Hot Swap Hard Disk
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IBM 42D0638 300GB 10K RPM HDD SAS 6GBPS Hot Swap Refurbished

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42D0638 300 Gigabyte (GB) 10000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) 2.5 Inch Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 6 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) Hot Swap Hard Disk Drive in Tray for Server | Made by IBM | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the 42D0638 IBM 300GB 10K HDD

In the dynamic world of server technology, the IBM 42D0638 300GB 10,000 RPM 2.5-inch Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 6 Gigabits Per Second (Gbps) Hot Swap Hard Disk Drive (HDD) in Tray plays a crucial role. This comprehensive guide aims to delve into the intricate details of this storage solution, shedding light on its specifications, performance, and the essential role it plays in server environments. The IBM 42D0638 is a high-performance hard disk drive designed for server applications. With a storage capacity of 300 gigabytes, this drive provides ample space for storing critical data, applications, and system files. The 10,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) rotational speed ensures swift data access and retrieval, making it suitable for demanding server workloads.

SAS Interface for Reliability

The Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface is known for its reliability and scalability, making it a preferred choice for enterprise-level storage solutions. The 6 Gbps data transfer rate ensures that data can be transmitted swiftly between the hard disk drive and the server, optimizing overall system performance. Additionally, SAS 6GBPS HDD technology supports hot swapping, allowing for seamless replacement of drives without shutting down the entire system.

Form Factor and Interface

The 2.5-inch form factor of the IBM 42D0638 makes it a compact and space-efficient storage solution, ideal for modern server configurations. Its Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface ensures a reliable and high-speed connection to the server, with a data transfer rate of 6 gigabits per second (Gbps). This combination of compact form factor and high-speed interface makes the 42D0638 a valuable component in server environments where both space and performance are critical considerations.

RPM for Performance

The 10,000 RPM rotational speed of the IBM 42D0638 is a key performance metric. Higher RPM results in faster data access and transfer rates, which is particularly beneficial for applications and workloads that require quick and efficient storage operations. This feature enhances the overall performance of the server, contributing to reduced latency and improved responsiveness.

Hot Swap Capability

One of the standout features of the IBM 42D0638 is its hot swap capability. Hot swapping refers to the ability to replace or add components without interrupting the operation of the server. In the context of this hard disk drive, it means that IT administrators can remove and replace the drive while the server is still running. This feature is crucial for minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous operation in mission-critical environments.

Compatibility and Integration

The IBM 42D0638 is designed to seamlessly integrate into IBM servers and storage systems. Compatibility with a range of server models ensures that organizations can leverage this HDD across different server configurations, enhancing flexibility in deployment. This compatibility factor also simplifies the upgrade process for existing server infrastructures.

Reliability and Durability

Reliability is a critical aspect of any storage solution, especially in enterprise environments. The IBM 42D0638 is built with durability in mind, ensuring stable performance over extended periods. This reliability is further enhanced by features such as error correction and advanced wear-leveling algorithms, which contribute to the longevity of the drive and the integrity of stored data.

Use Cases and Applications

The IBM 42D0638 finds its application in a variety of server environments. Its combination of high capacity, fast RPM, SAS interface, and hot swap capability make it suitable for a range of tasks, including data-intensive applications, virtualization, database management, and more. Its versatility makes it a valuable asset in diverse IT infrastructures, where different workloads coexist.

Performance Benchmarks and Testing

To gauge the real-world performance of the IBM 42D0638, various benchmarks and testing scenarios can be employed. Performance tests can include measuring data transfer rates, I/O operations per second (IOPS), and latency. Additionally, stress testing can assess the drive's ability to handle peak workloads and sustained usage over time. Organizations can leverage these benchmarks to align the drive's performance with their specific requirements.

Cost Considerations

While the IBM 42D0638 offers high-performance features, organizations must also consider the cost implications. Assessing the total cost of ownership, including initial purchase costs, maintenance, and potential future upgrades, helps in making informed decisions regarding the suitability of this HDD for specific budget constraints.

Future Developments and Upgrades

In the rapidly evolving landscape of storage technology, it's essential to consider the future-proofing of any hardware investment. Checking for compatibility with upcoming server models, firmware upgrade options, and the manufacturer's roadmap for future developments ensures that the IBM 42D0638 remains relevant and supported in the long run.

General Information about the IBM 42D0638
  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Part Number or SKU# 42D0638
  • Product Type: Hard Drive - Hot Swap
Technical Information
  • Form Factor: 2.5 Sff Slim
  • Capacity: 300 Gb
  • Interface Type: SAS 6GBPS
  • Spindle Speed: 10000 Rpm

In short, the IBM 42D0638 300GB 10K RPM 2.5" SAS 6Gbps Hot Swap HDD in Tray is a powerful and versatile storage solution tailored for demanding server environments. Its combination of high capacity, fast RPM, SAS interface, and hot swap capability makes it a valuable asset in various applications. Understanding its features, performance metrics, and considerations for integration and maintenance allows IT professionals to make informed decisions when incorporating this hard disk drive into their server infrastructure. As technology continues to advance, staying informed about the latest developments in storage solutions ensures that organizations can harness the full potential of their server environments.

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