This item, 872481-B21, is the HPE option part number for the product described as 1.8TB SAS 12G Enterprise 10K SFF (2.5in) SC 512e Digitally Signed Firmware HDD. Further details below.
This 872481-B21 is a small form factor 2.5 inch HPE SAS hard drive, mounted in a universal hotplug smart carrier. This is a genuine HPE hard drive with HPE firmware and is specifically for use in certain HPE Proliant servers and storage arrays. This is not a third party or generic drive. A sampling of compatible machines is found below but that list is not complete. Feel free to contact us to verify compatibility with your machine. The 872481-B21 hard drive has a capacity of 1.8 terabytes and has a rotational speed of 10,000 (10k) rpm. The external data transfer rate is 12.0 gigabytes per second. This 1.8 TB model is one of our most popular products.
872481-B21 is the option part number used by HPE to reference this drive, but that part number won't appear anywhere on the drive. The HP spare number of 872738-001 will be visible on the label on the front of the carrier, shortened to '872738'. There are several model numbers and assembly numbers that are aggregated under the option part number 872481-B21. See the list below, or view thedocument for a complete listing.
These 872481-B21 drives are categorized as an HP SAS Enterprise hard drive. The Enterprise hard drives deliver high performance solutions for hosting high transaction based applications. They are ideal for mission critical server applications and external storage. Theseare extremely reliable; Global One has experienced a mere 0.7% failure rate within the warranty period for these enterprise SAS drives.
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- Hard Drive Type: Hot-swap hard drive
- Form Factor: 2.5" SFF
- Form Factor (metric): 6.4 cm SFF
- Form Factor (Short): 2.5"
- Form Factor (Short) (metric): 6.4 cm
- Storage Interface: Serial Attached SCSI 3
- Interface: Serial Attached SCSI 3
- Capacity: 1.8 TB
- : 12 GBps
- : 10000 revolutions per minute
- Bytes per Sector: 512
- Workload: Enterprise
- Features: Digitally Signed Firmware
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Last updated: 11/16/2023
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This product is warrantied against hardware failure for a period of 3 Years from the date of purchase. Before making a purchase, please take a moment to review our return policy below.
It is the customer's responsibility to verify compatibility with their machine(s) before placing an order. If an item is ordered by mistake, it can be returned for refund, minus a 25% restocking fee, within 5 business days of receipt. The cost of freight is not refundable.
Please be aware that factory-sealed equipment can only be returned if it remains unopened.
If you have received a defective part and your machine is still within the HPE warranty period, please initiate a warranty exchange by visiting the HPE Enterprise Support Center. Be sure to have the serial numbers of the defective drive and your server/storage array handy.
In case your hardware becomes defective during the Global One warranty period, but the HPE warranty has expired, you can return the product to us for a working replacement. You are responsible for the shipment of returned merchandise. However, we will cover the expense of Ground /Economy shipment for the replacement item(s).
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