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Samsung MZQLB3T8HBLS-00AAZ PM983A 3.84TB 2.5Inch PCI-E Gen Refurbished

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Samsung MZQLB3T8HBLS-00AAZ PM983A 3.84TB 2.5Inch PCI-E Gen 3.0 Nvme U.2 Internal Solid State Drive | Refurbished
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Storage Capacity of Samsung

The Samsung MZQLB3T8HBLS-00AAZ PM983A is a high-performance internal solid-state drive that offers a storage capacity of 3.84TB. This capacity is suitable for enterprise-level applications that require a large amount of storage. Here are some examples of the types of data that can be stored on a drive with this capacity:

  • Large databases: A 3.84TB SSD can hold a massive amount of data, making it ideal for large databases used in applications like financial services, healthcare, and scientific research.
  • Virtual machines: Virtual machines require a significant amount of storage, especially when running multiple virtual machines on a single server. The 3.84TB capacity of the PM983A SSD provides ample storage for virtual machines.
  • High-resolution media: High-resolution media, such as 4K and 8K video, requires a large amount of storage. With a 3.84TB capacity, the PM983A SSD can easily store large amounts of high-resolution media.
  • Big data analytics: Big data analytics requires a lot of storage to store and process large datasets. The 3.84TB capacity of the PM983A SSD makes it a suitable choice for big data analytics applications.

Form Factor and Compatibility

The Samsung MZQLB3T8HBLS-00AAZ PM983A is a 3.84TB internal solid-state drive that comes in a 2.5-inch form factor and uses the U.2 interface. Here's a closer look at the form factor and compatibility of this SSD:

  • Form Factor: The PM983A SSD has a 2.5-inch form factor, which is a standard size for internal hard drives and solid-state drives. This size makes it easy to install the drive in most desktops, laptops, and servers.
  • U.2 Interface: The PM983A SSD uses the U.2 interface, which is a high-bandwidth interface that provides fast data transfer speeds. This interface is specifically designed for solid-state drives and is commonly used in enterprise-level applications.
  • PCI-E Gen 3.0: The PM983A SSD uses the PCIe Gen 3.0 interface, which is a high-speed interface that can deliver up to 8 GT/s of bandwidth per lane. This interface is backward compatible with PCIe Gen 2.0, which ensures compatibility with older systems.
  • Compatibility: The PM983A SSD is compatible with most systems that have a U.2 interface or support PCIe Gen 3.0. This includes many enterprise-level servers and workstations, as well as some high-end desktops and laptops.
  • Operating Systems: The PM983A SSD is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. However, it's important to ensure that the operating system supports NVMe, as this is the protocol used by the PM983A SSD.

Advanced Data Protection and Security Features

The Samsung MZQLB3T8HBLS-00AAZ PM983A is a high-performance internal solid-state drive that offers advanced data protection and security features. Here are some of the key features that help to ensure the security and integrity of your data:

  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption: The PM983A SSD supports AES 256-bit hardware encryption, which provides strong encryption for your data. This ensures that your data is protected from unauthorized access, even if the drive is lost or stolen.
  • TCG Opal 2.0: The PM983A SSD supports TCG Opal 2.0, which is a standard for self-encrypting drives. This provides a higher level of security for your data by encrypting it at the hardware level, which makes it more difficult to access without proper authorization.
  • Secure Erase: The PM983A SSD supports the Secure Erase feature, which allows you to securely erase all data on the drive. This is useful when you need to dispose of the drive or transfer it to another user.
  • Power Loss Protection: The PM983A SSD includes power loss protection, which ensures that your data is not lost or corrupted in the event of a power failure. This feature uses an onboard capacitor to provide enough power to write data to the drive before shutting down.
  • Dynamic Thermal Guard: The PM983A SSD includes Dynamic Thermal Guard technology, which monitors the temperature of the drive and adjusts its performance to prevent overheating. This helps to ensure the longevity and reliability of the drive.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Model Number or SKU# MZQLB3T8HBLS-00AAZ
  • Product Type: Solid State Drive

Technical Information

  • Capacity: 3.84 TB
  • Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
  • Interface: PCI-Express 3.0 X4 (NVMe) U.2


  • Internal Data Rate : 3100 MBPS (Read) / 2000 MBPS (Write)
  • 4KB Random Read : 500,000 IOPS
  • 4KB Random Write : 55,000 IOPS

Product Dimensions & Weight

  • Height: 0.63 Inch
  • Width: 3.10 Inch
  • Depth: 5.45 Inch
  • Weight: 1.50 Lbs

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

The PCI-e solid-state drives are high-speed expansion cards that facilitate the attachment of peripherals to a computer. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-e) is a serial expansion bus standard. There are different sizes of PCI-e slots which are dictated by the total sum of bidirectional lanes at the slot. The PCI-e standard acts as the data transport layer in add-in cards and graphics cards.

PCI-e SSD storage is just another alternative to server-side flash deployment. Using PCI-e SSDs directly introduces flash on the server motherboard which means that a device connects to the host via a non-shared serial link. It will, therefore, eliminate bus sharing between devices. The PCI-e interface helps reduce latency and enhances the data transfer speed.

Features of PCI-e SSD Cards

Generally, PCI-e SSD card has a far better performance compared to SATA SSDs and SAS SSDs as well as the fibre channel solid-state drives. Some of the most notable versions of the PCI-e standard are the PCI-e 3.0 released back in November of 2010 and PCI-e 4.0 released back in 2017. PCI-e 4.0 offers a two-fold increase in bandwidth compared to the PCI-e 3.0 revision. The PCI-e 5.0 was released in 2019 with even greater bandwidth to support faster and more efficient performance.

Other standards released by the PCI-SIG are the NVMe (non-volatile memory express). NVMe delivers a highly optimized set of commands for easier accessing of PCI-e SSDs. NVMe is all about exploiting parallelism in PCI-e to enhance performance.

Yet another interface is the M.2 SSDs which is a smaller form factor that is designed for expansion cards that are mounted internally in high-performance workstations and servers. It's a replacement to the mSATA and carries four lanes of bandwidth of the PCI-e 3.0 standard.

We have the following wide range of storage capacities for the PCI-e SSDs to meet all your needs. The capacity options we have here at AllHDD are: 512GB, 750GB, 785GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB, 1.75TB, 1.79TB, 1.92TB, 2TB, 2.6TB, 3TB, 3.2TB, 3.5TB, 3.84TB, 4TB, 6.4TB, 7.68TB, 8TB, 12.8TB, and 15.36TB.

Overall, the lower latency allows PCI-e and NVMe SSDs to provide fast response times in processing and handling large workloads such as those associated with data warehousing and transaction processing. One of the best applications of PCI-e flash is in data centers where read and write access is in microseconds and is able to meet input/output (I/O) requirements. PCI-e SSDs help in surpassing the bottlenecks that are linked with the use of SAS and SATA SSDs especially in guaranteeing performance in frequent file transfer scenarios. The total sum of PCI-e lanes in an SSD determines the effective data transfer speeds. For example, a 16-lane PCI-e 3.0 device will easily achieve 32 Gbps transfer speeds.

Some of the drawbacks associated with the PCI-e SSDs are the prohibitive costs and high power consumption that leads to shorter battery life.


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