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WP Expanse 16TB 7200 RPM 512e SATA Gen3 3.5-inch HDD | ECC PLP CMR | Enterprise Data Center SAN Hard Disk Drive - WESA5SLC0160D

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  • SAS 12Gb/s
  • SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • 10TB
  • 12TB
  • 14TB
  • 16TB
  • 18TB
  • 20TB
  • 512e LP
  • 512e SED LP
  • 512e PWR-DIS
  • The Water Panther Expanse SAN Drive series is optimized for data integrity in multi-system and multi-tiered environments
  • Advanced onboard ECC for end-to-end data protection
  • Ideal for mission-critical applications requiring 24/7 uptime
  • Non-volatile write cache feature provides power-loss data protection during unexpected shutdown
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty, SATA 6Gbit/s, legacy power support, legacy 512-byte support, 16TB CMR model
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Water Panther Expanse SAN eSSD & eHDD Data Center Storage

Water Panther Expanse delivers highly available and qualified expansive storage solutions. These enterprise data center hard disk drives and eSSD options are validated for storage-area-network (SAN) storage servers, hyper-converged virtualized SAN appliances, and hybrid SAN clusters with software defined storage management. Managed service providers and value-added resellers alike can streamline storage expansion with various encryption, sector format, endurance, and capacity levels. The Expanse series mitigates hardware bottlenecks and lowers software overhead through end-to-end data protection from using advanced onboard ECC algorithms. All Expanse drives further preserve data integrity by using non-volatile write cache flushing mechanisms which enable power-loss data protection in cases such as kernel errors and unexpected cold reboots. Expand your horizons and take data to new heights with the Water Panther Expanse series.

Expanse SAN Unlimited Potential when scaling out or scaling up
Network Data that can Scale

Water Panther Expanse drives deliver highly-available and validated expansive storage solutions and is qualified for storage-area-network (SAN) storage servers, virtualized SAN clusters, and hyper-converged hybrid SAN systems. Scale-up existing workloads with better caching and overall performance or scale-out with an array of servers for better throughput and I/O distribution.

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Streamlined Expansive Storage

SAN systems require highly available storage hardware in terms of redundancy, performance, and data integrity. With dual-port options, redundant storage arrays are made possible at the hardware level. Expand data to new heights with drive options that are compatible with existing infrastructure. Scale storage management with enterprise class components and technology. 

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Data Integrity at the Hardware Level

The Expanse series mitigates hardware bottlenecks and lowers software overhead through end-to-end data protection. Expanse series drives yield advanced error-correcting code (ECC) which validates and resolves data discrepancies and faults. Expanse drives additionally feature non-volatile write cache protection mechanisms in case of power loss. Circumvent data corruption and data integrity tasks at the hardware level for highly scalable storage configurations. 

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Cache Buffer  Advanced onboard ECC for end-to-end data protection, non-volatile write cache flushing technology for power-loss protection
Sector Format Options  Legacy 512-byte support, 4K native (4Kn) HDD options available which require UEFI boot if used as boot disks and 4Kn drives cannot be mixed with 512-byte formatted arrays
Encryption Options  Standard models feature overwrite secure erase, SED models enable crypto sanitize for streamlined drive retirement and require TCG compliant disk controllers
Interface  Wide selection of standard SATA, power-disable SATA, SAS, and U.2 NVMe (SAS and U.2 NVMe require compatible disk controllers and backplane)
Streamlined  Many drive type options that enable multi-tiered and multi-system environment configurations. Value-added resellers and managed-service providers can stream line storage configurations with ease.
Power Management  Host-managed power-disable SATA options, standard feature on SAS options 

Compatible Host Operating Systems

Canonical Ubuntu LTS
Citrix XenServer
Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
VMware ESXi

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Power-disable options require SAS backplane or SATA Gen3.3 revision power delivery. 4Kn options require UEFI boot when using as boot drives. 4Kn format cannot be mixed with 512-byte formatted array. Self-encrypting options require TCG compliant controllers. SAS interface options require compatible SAS disk controllers and backplane to function. WP Expanse consists of products from major manufacturers and OEMs, Water Panther offers compatible products, technical support, warranty support and coverage, and the supply chain. Product images are for demonstration and marketing purposes only, images do not represent any individual item.

Environments and Applications
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning

  • Enterprise resource planning and business intelligence systems

  • Centralized video surveillance

  • Serialized data event streams

  • Online analytical processing (OLAP) relational databases

  • Online transaction processing (OLTP) real-time transactional databases

  • Digital content creation

  • Active backup and restore data warehousing

Capacity 20 TB (18,626 GiB formatted) 18 TB (16,763 GiB formatted) 12 TB (11,175 GiB formatted) 200 GB (186 GiB formatted with base provision) 15.36 TB (14,305 GiB formatted with base provision) 7.68 TB (7,152 GiB formatted with base provision)
512-byte Support
Storage Technology CMR CMR CMR eNAND eNAND eNAND
Interface SATA-III 6Gbit/s SAS-III 12Gbit/s SATA-III 6Gbit/s SAS-III 12Gbit/s PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe
Device Type Internal hot-swappable eHDD Internal hot-swappable eHDD Internal hot-swappable eHDD Internal hot-swappable eSSD Internal hot-swappable eSSD Internal hot-swappable eSSD
Write Cache Protection
Power Disable Feature
U.2 Compatible
Ports 1 2 1 2 2 2
Drive Writes per Day (DWPD over 5 years) 10 1 1

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