The Seagate ST3300657SS-H is a 3.5-inch hard drive that has a capacity of 146GB and a spindle speed of 15,000 RPM. It uses a SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface and has a transfer rate of 3 Gbps. It also has 16 MB of cache memory. This hard drive is intended for use in enterprise-level servers and storage systems, where high performance and reliability are important. It is not a consumer-grade hard drive and may not be compatible with all computers.
The product hard drive is a high-performance drive that is designed for use in demanding environments where fast access to data is required. Its 15,000 RPM spindle speed, SAS interface, and 3 Gbps transfer rate enable it to achieve fast read and write speeds. Its 16 MB cache memory can also help to improve performance by storing frequently accessed data for quick retrieval.
The Seagate ST3300657SS-H hard drive is a high-performance drive that is designed for use in enterprise-level servers and storage systems, where fast access to data is important. Its 15,000 RPM spindle speed, SAS interface, and 3 Gbps transfer rate enable it to deliver good performance in demanding environments.
However, it is important to note that the actual performance of the hard drive will depend on various factors, such as the hardware and software of the system it is used in, as well as the workload and usage patterns. In general, the product hard drive should be able to deliver good performance in enterprise-level systems where fast access to data is required.
The Seagate ST3300657SS-H hard drive is a high-performance drive that is designed for use in enterprise-level servers and storage systems. It is not a consumer-grade hard drive and may not be compatible with all computers. In order to use this hard drive, you will need a system that has a SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface and is capable of supporting a 3.5-inch hard drive. You will also need to ensure that the system has sufficient power and cooling to support the hard drive.
It is important to check with the manufacturer of your system or the documentation for your system to determine if it is compatible with the product hard drive. You should also ensure that you have the necessary cables and adapters to connect the hard drive to your system.
Manufacturer : Seagate
MPN : ST3300657SS-H
Type : Hard Disc Drive (HDD)
SKU : ST3300657SS-H
Storage Capacity : 146 GB
Rotational Speed : 15K RPM
Buffer: 16 MB
Dimension and Weight
Width : 4 Inch
Depth : 5.8 Inch
Height : 1 Inch
Weight : 1.52 Lbs
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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