IBM 42D0708 500GB Hard Disk
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42D0708 IBM 500GB SAS 6GBPS Hard Drive Hot Swap 7.2K RPM SFF Refurbished

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42D0708 500 Gigabyte(GB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute(RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 2.5 Inch Small Form Factor (SFF) SLIM Hot Swap Hard Disk Drive for Server | Made by IBM | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the 42D0708 IBM 500GB Hard Drive

The IBM 42D0708 is a hard drive model designed and manufactured by IBM, which is now owned by Lenovo. This particular hard drive has a storage capacity of 500GB and spins at a rate of 7200 RPM (revolutions per minute). It utilizes the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface and has a data transfer rate of 6Gbps. Additionally, the 42D0708 is a hot-swappable drive, which means it can be removed and replaced without the need to power down the server. In this article, we will explore the features and specifications of the IBM 42D0708 hard drive in detail.

Key Features for 42D0708 IBM 500GB SAS 6GBPS Hard Disk Drive

Storage Capacity: 500GB

The 42D0708's primary allure lies in its substantial storage capacity of 500GB. This generous space makes it an ideal choice for servers requiring ample storage for applications, databases, and other critical data.

Speed: 7200 RPM

With a rotational speed of 7200 RPM, the 42D0708 accelerates data access and transfer rates. This feature is pivotal for servers, where rapid data retrieval is essential for optimal performance and responsiveness.

SAS Technology: Boosting Performance

The integration of Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) technology sets the 42D0708 apart. SAS ensures a high level of data integrity, scalability, and reliability, making it well-suited for demanding server environments.

Data Transfer Rate: 6 GBPS

In the realm of data transfer rates, the 42D0708 excels with an impressive 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS). This speed ensures swift and seamless communication between the server and the storage device, minimizing latency and enhancing overall system performance.

Form Factor: 2.5 Inch Small Form Factor (SFF) SLIM

The 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF) of the 42D0708 is designed with space efficiency in mind. This compact form factor is particularly advantageous for servers where physical space is often at a premium, allowing for more flexible and efficient server configurations.

Hot Swap Capability

One standout feature of the 42D0708 is its Hot Swap capability. This means that the drive can be replaced or added without shutting down the server. This feature is crucial for maintaining continuous operations in server environments where downtime is not an option.

SLIM Design

The SLIM design of the 42D0708 adds another layer of versatility. It is engineered to fit seamlessly into slim server configurations, offering compatibility with various server models.

Performance in Server Environments

Reliability and Durability

The 42D0708's robust design and utilization of SAS technology contribute to its high level of reliability and durability. These qualities are paramount in server environments where consistent performance and data integrity are non-negotiable.

Ideal for Business-Critical Applications

Servers hosting business-critical applications require storage solutions that can handle intensive workloads. The 42D0708's combination of high capacity, speed, and SAS technology makes it an ideal choice for such scenarios, ensuring that data-intensive applications run smoothly.


The scalability of the 42D0708 is a key asset for growing server infrastructures. As businesses expand, the ability to seamlessly integrate additional storage becomes essential. The Hot Swap capability further facilitates scalability, allowing administrators to add or replace drives on-the-fly.

Advantages and Use Cases

Enhanced Server Performance

The 42D0708, with its 7200 RPM and 6GBPS SAS interface, significantly enhances server performance. It ensures quick data access, reducing latency and improving overall server responsiveness.

Space Efficiency

The 2.5-inch SFF design of the 42D0708 is a space-saving solution, making it an excellent choice for servers with limited physical space. Its compact form factor allows for more drives to be installed, maximizing storage capacity in constrained environments.

Versatility in Server Configurations

The SLIM design of the 42D0708 adds a layer of versatility, making it compatible with a wide range of server models. This adaptability ensures that the HDD can seamlessly integrate into various server configurations.

Hot Swap Convenience

The Hot Swap capability of the 42D0708 is a crucial feature for servers that require continuous operation. It allows for drive replacement or addition without the need to power down the server, minimizing downtime and ensuring uninterrupted service.

Applications Across Industries

Data Centers

In the bustling environment of data centers, where efficiency and reliability are paramount, the 42D0708 finds its place. Its high-speed SAS interface and Hot Swap capability make it an ideal choice for data center servers that demand constant availability.

Enterprise Servers

Enterprise-level servers, handling extensive data loads and numerous operations, benefit from the 42D0708's robust performance. Its compact design is especially advantageous in enterprise server rooms where space optimization is crucial.

Cloud Computing Servers

Cloud computing relies on swift and efficient data storage and retrieval. The 42D0708, with its high RPM and SAS interface, caters to the demands of cloud servers, contributing to the seamless delivery of services.


The IBM 42D0708 hard drive is designed to be compatible with IBM and Lenovo servers that support the SAS interface. It is important to note that compatibility may vary depending on the server model and configuration. It is recommended to check the server specifications before purchasing the hard drive to ensure compatibility. Additionally, the 42D0708 hard drive may require firmware updates before it can be used in some server models.

Reliability and Durability

The IBM 42D0708 hard drive is designed to be reliable and durable. It has been tested and certified by IBM to ensure that it meets the highest standards for performance and reliability. The 42D0708 hard drive has a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating of 1.2 million hours, which indicates its expected lifespan. Additionally, the hard drive has a built-in mechanism that helps to protect the data from unexpected power outages and other disruptions.

General Information for the IBM SAS 6GBPS HDD

  • Brand Name: IBM
  • Part Number or SKU# 42D0708
  • Device Type: Hot-Swap Hard Drive
  • Capacity: 500 GB

Performance of Hot-Swap Hard Drive

  • Drive Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps (external)
  • Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Form Factor: 2.5 SFF SLIM

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Interfaces: SAS 600
  • Compatible Bays: 1 x Hot-Swap - 2.5 SFF Slim

Finally, the 42D0708 500GB 7200 RPM SAS 6Gbps 2.5" SFF SLIM Hot Swap HDD stands as a robust and versatile storage solution tailor-made for server environments. Its combination of high storage capacity, rapid data transfer rates, SAS technology, and Hot Swap capability positions it as a compelling choice for businesses seeking reliable and scalable storage solutions for their server infrastructure. When implemented with careful consideration of compatibility and environmental factors, the 42D0708 emerges as a reliable workhorse, contributing to the seamless operation of servers handling diverse workloads.

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