Maximize the performance of your NetApp storage system. The NetApp X371A is a 960GB 2.5″ 12Gbps SAS SSD for the NetApp FAS-Series and AFF-Series storage systems and DS224C enclosure. All NetApp hard drives sold by SPS Pros are previously used, fully tested, and backed by a 60 day warranty against defects. Same day, expedited, and international shipping are available!
The NetApp X371A 960GB 2.5″ 12Gbps SAS SSD is also known by part numbers 108-00546, SP-371A, and others listed below.
NetApp X371A / 108-00546 / SP-371A 960GB SAS SSD Technology
With corporate data growth rates increasing and IT budgets declining, businesses are forced to look at new approaches when deploying storage assets. At the same time, companies are looking to innovate and build competitive advantage while maintaining control of their legacy environments. Data storage is a key enabler in the modern data center, although while capacities offered by storage systems have grown exponentially over the years, disk performance has not grown at anywhere near the same speed. In order to unleash the power of the IT infrastructure as a whole, a paradigm shift in storage offerings is required that removes the traditional storage bottleneck. That shift is upon us with the advent of the Enterprise Flash Drive. Compared to fibre channel technology, Flash delivers up to 30 times the throughput at 1/10th of the response time.
The primary benefit of Flash drives is to reduce the time taken to execute business transactions or processes by improving the efficiency of the underlying storage infrastructure. Reducing the time to execute business processes allows customers to shorten product design cycles, reduce the risk of fraud in financial transactions, and show real, measurable monetary value to the business. Flash can improve the overall efficiency of the IT infrastructure by ensuring the right storage option is used for the most relevant application, especially when integrated with storage platforms that support an automated storage tiering solution. EFDs represent a truly exciting opportunity for all size of IT environments to accelerate the delivery and operations of new productions, applications, and services while optimizing the total cost of the solution.
Applications of the 960GB SSDs 108-00546 / SP-371A / X371A
Using the SSD / EFD drives such as part numbers X371A, 108-00546, & SP-371A in applications that use small block, random I/O is an important factor in realizing higher performance benefits. These applications have a tendency to minimize any caching advantages of the storage system. In addition, with applications such as these, the physical access to data on the disk has the greatest effect on overall performance. These small block, random I/O applications reap the greatest benefits from storage-system performance improvements.
108-00546 / SP-371A / X371A 960GB SSD Common Applications
- High-performance block applications over iSCSI
- High-write bandwidth applications, like DB load and system backup, that are known to cause forced flushing
- Hot database tables that require very fast read response time and/or high throughput
- High-Transaction Web Server
- E-mail server / Microsoft Exchange Server
- Small, highly active file systems that have a response time SLA