The Seagate ST9500430SS is a high-performance hard drive that utilizes SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface, which is known for its high speed and reliability. The drive has a rotation speed of 15,000 RPM and a data transfer rate of 6 Gbps, which allows for faster data access and improved performance in applications that require high IOPS (input/output operations per second).
The drive also has a capacity of 500GB which is a good option for enterprise-grade storage.
The drive's performance can be affected by various factors such as the specific workload, the system in which the drive is installed, and the configuration of the system.
In terms of sequential transfer rates, the drive can reach up to 210 MB/s for read and write operations, this can vary depending on the workload and the system.
Random read and write IOPS may vary depending on the workload and the system, but the drive can reach up to 140 IOPS for read and write operations.
It's important to note that the performance of the drive can also be affected by factors such as the system's cooling, power supply, and overall configuration, so it's important to make sure that the system is properly configured and maintained in order to achieve optimal performance from the drive.
It's also important to keep in mind that the performance characteristics of the drive may not be suitable for all workloads, so it's important to consider the specific requirements of the application when choosing a hard drive.
Maximizing Storage Capacity
The Seagate ST9500430SS is a high-performance hard drive with a capacity of 500GB, which is a good option for enterprise-grade storage. However, depending on the specific requirements of the workload, this capacity may not be sufficient.
Here are a few ways to maximize the storage capacity of the Seagate ST9500430SS hard drive:
- RAID Configuration: Setting up a RAID (redundant array of independent disks) configuration can increase the storage capacity of the drive by combining multiple drives into a single, larger logical drive. RAID levels such as RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 6 can be used to increase storage capacity and provide data redundancy.
- Storage Expansion: Adding an external hard drive or a network-attached storage device can increase the overall storage capacity of the system.
- Cloud Storage: Using cloud storage services such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, or Microsoft Azure can provide additional storage capacity that can be accessed remotely.
- Compression and De-duplication: Using data compression and de-duplication techniques can help to reduce the amount of storage space required for a given amount of data.
- Virtualization: Using virtualization software to create virtual machines (VMs) allows to allocate storage capacity to multiple VMs and also make more efficient use of available storage.
- Archiving: Archiving data that is not frequently accessed and not important for current operations can free up storage space on the drive.
It's important to keep in mind that the specific storage needs of the workload should be considered when choosing a storage solution. While increasing storage capacity can be beneficial, it's also important to consider factors such as performance, reliability, and data protection when choosing a storage solution.
Compatibility and Reliability
The Seagate ST9500430SS is a high-performance hard drive that utilizes SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface and a SAS host bus adapter (HBA) or a SAS expander are required for its compatibility. The drive is designed for use in enterprise-grade systems and servers.
It's important to check your system's documentation or consult with the system vendor to ensure compatibility before installing this drive. Some specific details to check for are whether your system supports the SAS interface, has a SAS HBA or expander, and has a compatible form factor. Additionally, the drive should be firmware-compatible with your system, so it is advisable to verify that the drive firmware version is compatible with your system's firmware before installing the drive.
In terms of reliability, the Seagate ST9500430SS hard drive is designed to operate in demanding enterprise environments, and it is built with high-quality components to provide reliable performance. 15K RPM SAS drives are generally considered to be more reliable than slower-speed drives because they have fewer moving parts and operate at a lower temperature. They also have a mean time between failure (MTBF) rating of around 2 million hours, which is significantly higher than that of consumer-grade drives.
However, no drive is completely immune to failure, and it's always a good idea to have a backup and disaster recovery plan in place to protect your data.
To ensure the best performance and reliability of the drive, it is important to check the system compatibility with the drive, and also consider the system's overall configuration, power supply and cooling.
Detail Description ST9500430SS
Type : Hard Drive(HDD)
HDD-Type : 500GB-7.2K RPM SAS 6GBPS
Product Line Constellation
Form Factor 2.5-inch
Capacity 500 GB
Cache 16 MB
Spindle Speed 7.2K RPM
Average Seek Time 8 ms
Drive Interface Type SAS 6.0 GBPS
Rotational Vibration Tolerance
Dimensions and Weight
Width : 2.8 Inch
Depth : 3.9 Inch
Height : 0.6 Inch
Weight : 0.50 lbs
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