NetApp is a proven leader when it comes to modernizing and simplifying your storage environment. From simple, smart, trusted storage for shared NAS and SAN environments to arrays built for dedicated, high-bandwidth applications like data analytics and disk-based backup, we work with you to design the perfect solution.
Here at Tekmart Africa, we stock a wide range of enterprise hard drives for these NAS and SAN arrays.
There are several different ways of classifying these enterprise-class drives. For example, you could classify them according to technology. Thus, you have hard disk (i.e. spinning platter) drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SDDs) that are designed for use in server systems. And if we focus only on HDDs, then you have Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives and Serial ATA (SATA) drives designed for server systems.
But there is another key way of differentiating between different enterprise-class drives, and that has to do with the tradeoff between performance and capacity. Specifically, when you're buying an enterprise-class drive you usually have to decide between one of the following two types of drives:
- :: Performance-optimized drives - These drives are designed to seek and transfer data as fast as possible. For HDDs this typically means they must have low seek time and rotational latency, and should have a sequential throughput of 150 MB/sec or higher. An example of a performance-optimized HHD might be a 500 GB 10,000 RPM 2.5 inch SAS drive with a 6 Gb/s transfer rate.
- :: Capacity-optimized drives - These drives are designed to hold as much data as possible. For HDDs this typically means they have moderate seek time and rotational latency, and should have a sequential throughput of at least 100 MB/sec. An example of a capacity-optimized HDD might be a 4 TB 7200 RPM 3.5 inch SATA drive with a 3 Gb/s transfer rate.
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