E-X4074A NetApp 8TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL-SAS 3.5″ HDD – 111-02891


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The NetApp E-X4074A is an 8TB 7.2k RPM 12Gbps NL-SAS hard drive for the E5660, E2760, and DE6600 NetApp storage systems. All NetApp hard drives sold by SPS Pros are previously used, and backed by a 60-day warranty against defects. Same-day, expedited, and international shipping are available!

The NetApp E-X4074A 8TB 7.2k RPM 12Gbps NL-SAS HDD is also known by part numbers 111-02891, and others listed below.

NetApp E-X4074A, 111-02891, 8TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL-SAS Hard Drive Technology

NL-SAS drives have an SAS interface, but the head, media, and rotational speed of traditional enterprise-class SATA drives, so they cost less than other SAS drives. This interconnect technology is capable of communicating at speeds of 12Gbps and is the technology of choice used in NetApp storage systems. Increase your available storage with the NetApp E-X4074A hard drive.

When compared to SATA, NL-SAS drives have the following benefits:

  • Dual ports allowing redundant paths
  • Ability to connect a device to multiple computers
  • Full SCSI command set
  • No need for using Serial ATA Tunneling Protocol (STP), which makes it possible for SATA HDDs to be connected to a SAS HBA
  • No need for SATA interposer cards, which are needed for pseudo–dual-port high availability of SATA HDDs
  • Larger depth of command queues

When compared to SAS, NL-SAS HDD’s have the following benefits:

  • Larger capacity
  • More cost effective

NetApp E-X4074A, 111-02891, 8TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL-SAS Hard Drive Applications

NetApp NL-SAS HDD with part numbers E-X4074A and 111-02891 is best suited for higher-capacity environments to help realize cost and capacity benefits. Sequential access applications have a tendency to maximize any caching advantages of the storage system and take advantage of the higher density NL-SAS hard disk drives. In these applications, the speed at which the drive can transfer data from the platter has the greatest effect on overall performance. Thus, medium-to-large block and sequential I/O applications can reap the greatest benefits from the drive’s higher area-bit densities.

Some popular types of applications for the E-X4074A, 111-02891, 8TB 7.2K RPM 12Gbps NL-SAS drives are:

  • Disk-to-disk backup
    • Disk backup using traditional backup software. NetApp arrays are tested and supported with most major backup applications.
    • Improves backup and restore performance when compared to tape.
  • Large application datasets
    • Some applications, like seismic data interpretation, government intelligence, and life sciences research are immediately written out to tape due to their large size. When the tests need to be rerun, the data must be reloaded from tape, and then rerun. Now the information can stay online with NetApp NL-SAS drives and businesses can improve their operational efficiency and time to market.
  • Cloud storage
  • Massive Scale Out (MSO)
  • Data warehousing & mining
  • Disk-to-disk backup & archiving
  • RAID arrays
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)

NetApp E-X4074A, 111-02891, 8TB 7.2K RPM NL-SAS Hard Drive Specifications

NL-SAS 12GBb/s
7,200 RPM
Form Factor
3.5″ with tray
Other PN
111-02891, HUH721008AL5204, HUH728080AL5204
Platform Compatibility
E5660, E2760, DE6600

Additional information

Weight 2.25 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 4.5 × 1 in


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Form Factor

3.5 inch


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