IBM 00YC330 800GB SATA 6G 2.5\

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IBM 00YC330 800GB SATA 6G 2.5" SFF MLC Hot Swap SSD

  • Part Number : 00YC330
  • Brand : LENOVO

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LENOVO 00YC330 Manufacturer
Manufacturer
Lenovo
LENOVO 00YC330 Form Factor
Form Factor
2.5" SFF
LENOVO 00YC330 Capacity
Capacity
800GB
LENOVO 00YC330 Interface
Interface
SATA
LENOVO 00YC330 Data Transfer Rate
Data Transfer Rate
6G
LENOVO 00YC330 Workload
Workload
Enterprise (ENT)

Full LENOVO 00YC330 Specifications

Brand Lenovo
Form Factor 2.5" SFF
Capacity 800GB
Hot-Swappable Yes
Interface Type SATA
Data Transfer Rate 6G
Workload Enterprise (ENT)
NAND Flash Memory Type Multi-Level Cell (MLC)

LENOVO 00YC330 Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean that a hard drive has a form factor of 2.5" SFF?

In the context of server hard drives, "2.5" SFF" refers to the physical form factor of the hard drive. SFF stands for "Small Form Factor," indicating that the hard drive has a smaller size compared to traditional 3.5" form factor drives commonly used in desktop computers and some servers.


The 2.5" SFF hard drive form factor was initially introduced in the early 1990s, but it gained significant prominence in the mid-2000s as a result of advancements in server technology. This form factor was specifically designed to address the needs of enterprise servers and data centers, offering several important advantages:


  1. Increased Density: The smaller physical size of 2.5" SFF drives allows for higher storage density within server racks. By using smaller drives, more drives can be installed in the same amount of space, enabling greater storage capacity per server or rack.

  2. Improved Power Efficiency: 2.5" SFF drives generally consume less power compared to their larger 3.5" counterparts. This power efficiency is beneficial for data centers and servers that require large numbers of drives, as it helps reduce overall power consumption and cooling requirements.

  3. Enhanced Performance: Smaller form factor drives often have faster access times and lower latency, which can contribute to improved performance in terms of data access and retrieval. This is particularly relevant in environments where high-speed data processing and input/output operations are crucial, such as in enterprise-level databases and virtualization environments.

  4. Better Reliability: Due to their smaller size, 2.5" SFF drives are less prone to vibrations and mechanical stress, which can be beneficial in high-density server environments where drives are closely packed. Additionally, they often have better resistance to shock and are designed with features that enhance reliability in demanding server operations.


Overall, the introduction of 2.5" SFF hard drives was an important advancement in server technology, as it provided increased storage density, improved power efficiency, enhanced performance, and better reliability for enterprise-level servers and data centers.

What does it mean that this drive is MLC?

MLC stands for Multi-Level Cell. MLC is a type of NAND flash memory technology that allows multiple bits of data to be stored in a single cell. It is a step up from Single-Level Cell (SLC) technology, which can only store one bit per cell.

MLC was first introduced in the mid-2000s as a cost-effective alternative to SLC. It allowed manufacturers to increase the storage density of NAND flash memory by storing multiple bits in each cell. By storing more bits per cell, MLC SSDs could offer higher capacity at a lower cost compared to SLC SSDs.

The introduction of MLC was an important advancement in technology for several reasons:

  • Cost Efficiency: MLC SSDs offered a more affordable option for storage compared to SLC SSDs. By storing more data in each cell, manufacturers could produce higher-capacity SSDs at a lower cost per gigabyte.

  • Increased Storage Density: MLC's ability to store multiple bits per cell increased the storage density of NAND flash memory. This meant that more data could be stored in the same physical space, allowing for higher-capacity SSDs.

  • Balancing Performance and Endurance: MLC struck a balance between performance and endurance. While not as fast or durable as SLC, MLC SSDs still provided a significant improvement over traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) in terms of read/write speeds and overall reliability.

  • Wider Adoption of SSDs: The availability of cost-effective MLC SSDs played a crucial role in driving the wider adoption of SSD technology. It enabled businesses and consumers to transition from HDDs to SSDs, benefiting from faster data access and improved system responsiveness.

However, it's worth noting that MLC SSDs have a lower endurance compared to SLC SSDs. Each cell in an MLC SSD can sustain a limited number of program/erase cycles before it becomes unreliable. To mitigate this limitation, SSD manufacturers implemented various techniques such as wear-leveling and error-correction algorithms to improve endurance and reliability.

Over time, further advancements in NAND flash memory technology have been made, leading to the introduction of more advanced types like Triple-Level Cell (TLC) and Quad-Level Cell (QLC), which store even more bits per cell. These newer technologies continue to improve storage density and reduce costs, albeit at the expense of endurance compared to MLC and SLC SSDs.

What does it mean if a drive is hot-swappable?

Hot Swap, also known as hot swapping or hot plugging, refers to the ability to replace or add components in a computer system without shutting down or interrupting the operation of the system. In the context of server hard drives, hot swapping allows you to remove or insert hard drives while the server is running and operational, without causing any downtime or disruption to the services the server provides.


This feature was introduced to improve system availability, reliability, and ease of maintenance. Before hot swapping became common, adding or replacing components in a running system required shutting down the system, which could result in service interruptions and downtime. With hot swap capabilities, server administrators can perform maintenance tasks such as replacing a failed hard drive or adding additional storage capacity without affecting the overall system operation. This is particularly important in scenarios where uptime and continuous service availability are critical, such as in data centers, enterprise environments, and high-performance computing systems.


The concept of hot swapping dates back to the early days of computing, but it became more widely implemented in the late 1990s and early 2000s as server hardware and storage technologies evolved. The specific release dates of hot swap-capable hardware may vary depending on manufacturers and models, but it became a standard feature in many enterprise-grade servers and storage systems during this time period.


In addition to hard drives, hot swapping has been applied to various components, including power supplies, cooling fans, and network interface cards, among others. The ability to replace and upgrade components without downtime has contributed significantly to improved system uptime, reduced maintenance costs, and enhanced overall system reliability.

What does it mean if a hard drive has an interface of SATA?

The term "SATA" represents Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. It denotes a computer interface utilized for connecting storage devices, including hard drives, solid-state drives (SSDs), and optical drives, to a computer's motherboard. SATA replaced the older Parallel ATA (PATA) interface, also known as IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics).


SATA made its debut in 2003 as a successor to PATA, which had been in use since the 1980s. The initial iteration, SATA 1.0 or SATA 1.5 Gbps, offered a data transfer rate of 1.5 gigabits per second (Gbps). Subsequently, newer versions of SATA were introduced, such as SATA 2.0 (3 Gbps), SATA 3.0 (6 Gbps), and SATA 3.2 (16 Gbps). It is important to note that the actual achieved data transfer rates are generally lower than the specified theoretical maximum due to factors like drive performance and host system capabilities.


The transition from PATA to SATA brought forth significant technological advancements:


  1. Enhanced data transfer rates: SATA provided faster data transfer rates compared to PATA. The increased bandwidth facilitated quicker and more efficient communication between storage devices and motherboards, resulting in improved overall system performance.

  2. Sleeker and more flexible cables: SATA cables are thinner and more flexible compared to the bulky ribbon cables used by PATA. This change simplified cable management within computer cases and improved airflow for better cooling.

  3. Support for hot-swapping: SATA introduced support for hot-swapping, enabling drives to be connected or disconnected while the system is powered on and operational. This feature proved valuable in enterprise settings, as it facilitated easier drive replacement and system maintenance without requiring a complete system shutdown.

  4. Native command queuing (NCQ): SATA also introduced NCQ, a feature that enhances drive performance by allowing the drive to optimize the execution order of read and write commands. NCQ improves overall responsiveness and reduces latency, particularly in multitasking scenarios.


These advancements made SATA a significant improvement over its predecessor, PATA, and played a crucial role in delivering faster and more reliable storage solutions in computers.

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