In the realm of storage solutions, Seagate has been a prominent player, consistently pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver reliable and high-performance hard disk drives (HDDs). One such offering from Seagate is the ST9600204SS Savvio, a 600-gigabyte HDD designed for demanding enterprise environments. In this description, we will delve into the intricate details of the Seagate ST9600204SS, exploring its specifications, features, and performance attributes.Overview of Seagate ST9600204SS
The Seagate ST9600204SS is a hard disk drive specifically crafted for enterprise applications Serial Attached SCSI SAS, where reliability, speed, and data integrity are paramount. Let's break down its key specifications to gain a better understanding of what this HDD brings to the table.Capacity: 600 Gigabytes GB
With a substantial storage capacity of 600GB, the ST9600204SS caters to businesses with extensive data storage needs. This makes it an ideal choice for applications such as data centers, servers, and other enterprise-level environments where large volumes of data are processed and stored.Interface: Serial Attached SCSI SAS
The Seagate Savvio 600GB HDD utilizes the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, a technology designed to provide high-speed data transfer and reliable connectivity. SAS interfaces are commonly employed in enterprise storage systems due to their robustness and efficiency.Data Transfer Speed: 6 Gigabits Per Second 6GBPS
A notable feature of the ST9600204SS is its impressive data transfer speed of 6 gigabits per second (6GBPS). This high-speed connectivity ensures quick access to stored data, reducing latency and enhancing overall system performance.Rotational Speed: 10000 Revolutions Per Minute RPM
The rotational speed of a hard disk drive is a crucial factor influencing its read and write performance. The Seagate Savvio operates at 10000 revolutions per minute (RPM), signifying a swift and responsive storage solution. This feature is particularly advantageous in scenarios where rapid data access is essential.Buffer Size: 16 Megabytes MB
To facilitate efficient data transfer and enhance overall performance, the ST9600204SS is equipped with a sizable 16-megabyte (MB) buffer. The buffer acts as a temporary storage space, allowing for smoother data access and reducing bottlenecks during read and write operations.Form Factor: Small Form Factor SFF 2.5 Inch
The physical dimensions of a storage device play a crucial role in determining its compatibility with various systems. The Seagate Savvio adopts a Small Form Factor (SFF), specifically the 2.5-inch form factor. This compact size makes it suitable for applications where space is a premium, such as blade servers and other compact computing environments.Key Features
Now that we've examined the fundamental specifications of the Seagate ST9600204SS, let's delve into the key features that set it apart in the competitive landscape of enterprise hard disk drives.Enterprise-Grade Reliability
Seagate is renowned for its commitment to delivering storage solutions that prioritize reliability, and the ST9600204SS is no exception. Designed for 24/7 operation in demanding environments, this HDD undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it meets the stringent reliability standards expected in enterprise settings.Power Efficiency
In addition to its performance capabilities, the Seagate Savvio is designed with power efficiency in mind. The 2.5-inch form factor, combined with advanced power management features, contributes to lower power consumption. This is a significant consideration for businesses aiming to reduce their environmental footprint and operating costs.Enhanced Data Protection
Data integrity is paramount in enterprise environments, and the ST9600204SS incorporates features to enhance data protection. Advanced error correction mechanisms and built-in safeguards contribute to a more secure storage environment, minimizing the risk of data loss or corruption.Scalability
The scalability of storage solutions is crucial for businesses experiencing growth in data volume. The Seagate Savvio is part of a broader storage ecosystem, allowing businesses to scale their storage infrastructure seamlessly. Whether deployed individually or as part of a larger storage array, the ST9600204SS offers the flexibility to adapt to evolving storage requirements.Performance Benchmarks
To truly evaluate the Seagate ST9600204SS, we need to assess its performance in real-world scenarios. Let's explore performance benchmarks across various metrics.Sequential Read and Write Speeds
The sequential read and write speeds of the Seagate Savvio are indicative of its ability to handle large, continuous data transfers. In benchmark tests, the ST9600204SS consistently demonstrates impressive sequential read and write speeds, making it well-suited for applications that involve streaming large files or handling data-intensive workloads.Random Read and Write IOPS
Random read and write Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) are critical metrics for applications characterized by random data access patterns. The ST9600204SS exhibits commendable IOPS performance, showcasing its responsiveness in scenarios where data access is unpredictable or involves smaller, random chunks of data.Latency
Low latency is a key factor in ensuring a responsive storage solution. The Seagate Savvio's 10000 RPM rotational speed contributes to minimal latency, resulting in quicker data access times. Low latency is particularly beneficial in applications where real-time data retrieval is essential.
Enterprise environments often involve a mix of workloads, from transactional databases to data analytics tasks. The ST9600204SS demonstrates versatility in handling diverse workloads, making it suitable for a broad range of applications within the enterprise space.
Compatibility and Integration
The Seagate ST9600204SS is designed to seamlessly integrate into existing enterprise storage infrastructures. Its SAS interface ensures compatibility with a wide range of storage controllers and RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations. This compatibility enhances the ease of integration, allowing businesses to leverage the benefits of the Seagate Savvio without significant overhauls to their existing systems.General Information about the Seagate ST9600204SS Hard Disk
- Manufacturer: Seagate
- Part Number or SKU#: ST9600204SS
- Product Type: Hard Disk Drive
- Product Line: Savvio
- Interface: 6-Gbps SAS
- Cache: 16MB
- Capacity: 600GB
- Areal Density (avg): 252GB/in²
- Length: 100.2mm
- Spin Speed (RPM): 10,000 RPM
- Sustained Data Transfer Rate: 141MB/s
- Average Latency: 3.0ms
- Random Read Seek Time: 3.89ms
- Random Write Seek Time: 4.54ms
- I/O Data Transfer Rate: 600MB/s
- Unrecoverable Read Errors: 1 in 10^16
- MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures): 2,000,000 Hours
- Annual Failure Rate: 0.44%
Finally, the Seagate ST9600204SS Savvio 600GB SAS HDD emerges as a compelling storage solution for enterprises seeking a balance between capacity, performance, and reliability. Its advanced features, including the SAS interface, 10,000 RPM rotational speed, and durable design, position it as a versatile option for various applications. Whether deployed in enterprise storage systems, data centers, or server environments, this HDD proves to be a valuable asset in the ever-expanding realm of data storage.
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