Product overview of the Dell MFN12
The Dell MFN12 is a high-performance internal hard drive suitable for use in enterprise-class environments. This article will provide an overview of the features, specifications, benefits, and applications of this hard drive.
The Dell MFN12 hard drive has several features that make it a high-performance storage solution. One of its key features is its fast rotational speed of 15,000 RPM, which ensures fast data access and transfer rates. The hard drive also has a large capacity of 450GB, which makes it suitable for storing large amounts of data.
The hard drive uses a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, which provides high-bandwidth connectivity and high levels of reliability and data integrity, making it suitable for use in enterprise-class environments. The SAS interface also supports multiple initiators, allowing for efficient data sharing and scalability.
The hard drive has a 3.5-inch form factor, making it suitable for use in larger servers and storage systems. The hard drive is also designed to be hot-swappable, which means it can be replaced without shutting down the server or storage system.
The Dell MFN12 hard drive has the following specifications:
- Capacity: 450GB
- RPM: 15,000
- Interface: SAS
- Form factor: 3.5 inches
There are several benefits of using the Dell MFN12 hard drive. Some of the significant advantages are:
- High Performance: The fast rotational speed of 15,000 RPM ensures that the hard drive has excellent performance, making it suitable for use in demanding applications that require fast data access and transfer rates.
- Large Capacity: The large capacity of 450GB makes the hard drive suitable for storing large amounts of data, such as databases, multimedia content, and other large files.
- Reliability: The SAS interface provides a high level of reliability and data integrity, making the hard drive suitable for use in environments that require high levels of reliability, such as data centers.
- Hot-swappable: The hot-swappable feature of the hard drive allows it to be replaced without shutting down the server or storage system, which ensures that there is no downtime.
- Multiple Initiators: The SAS interface supports multiple initiators, which allows for efficient data sharing and scalability, making it suitable for use in enterprise-class environments.
The Dell MFN12 hard drive is suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including:
- Data centers: The high-performance and reliability of the hard drive make it suitable for use in data centers, where reliability and performance are critical.
- Large servers and storage systems: The 3.5-inch form factor of the hard drive makes it suitable for use in larger servers and storage systems, where space is not a constraint.
- High-bandwidth applications: The SAS interface of the hard drive makes it suitable for use in high-bandwidth applications that require fast data access and transfer rates, such as video editing and streaming.
- Database applications: The large capacity and high-performance of the hard drive make it suitable for use in database applications, where large amounts of data need to be stored and accessed quickly.
Overall, the Dell MFN12 hard drive is a high-performance and reliable storage solution that is suitable for use in demanding applications that require fast data access and transfer rates. Its SAS interface provides high levels of reliability and data integrity, and the multiple initiators support efficient data sharing and scalability. The hard drive's large capacity makes it suitable for storing large amounts of data, and its 3.5-inch form factor makes it suitable for use in larger servers and storage systems. With its hot-swappable feature, it can be replaced without shutting down the server or storage system, ensuring there is no downtime.
General Information about the Dell MFN12
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# MFN12
- Type: Hard Disk Drive
- Interface Type: SAS 6 GBPS
- Rotational Speed : 15000 RPM
- Interfaces : Serial Attached SCSI (SAS-600)
- Form Factor : 3.5inch
- Enclosure : Internal
- Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBPS(External)
Dimension and Weight of 3.5-Inch Hard Drive
- Width: 4 Inch
- Depth: 5.8 Inch
- Height: 1 Inch
- Weight: 1.52 Lbs
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About Refurbished Products
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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