The drive we are primarily talking about is HPE Part Number E7Y57A.
It is a 3PAR StoreServ M6710 1.92TB 6G SAS SFF (2.5 inch) cMLC Solid State Drive.
cMLC is consumer MLC or consumer grade multi-level cell flash.
What does cMLC mean?
Enterprise MLC or eMLC will offer better endurance than this cMLC (beause of it’s slower write speed), but it also costs considerably more.
So, how to save well over 10k on this drive?
New versions of this drive MSRP at over $14,000, and that is not an unexpected price for something like this.
However, the HPE 3PAR StoreServ system has been out long enough that used and refurbished drives are available.
This drive is already past 10k off it’s list price and is trending downward for now.
However, because we can’t update this blog article every time the price changes on this and other StoreServ compatible drives, a quick (no pressure) phone call to 855-932-6627 works best to get an up to date price.
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Specs for this drive:
Part Number: E7Y57A
Form Factor: 2.5 inch SFF Internal Solid state drive
Capacity: 1.92 TB
Hot Swap: Yes
Interface: SAS (Serial Attached SCSI 2)
NAND Flash Memory Type: cMLC (Consumer multi-level cell)
Primarily compatible with: HPE 3Par Products
Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps (6Gb/s)
Spare Part Numbers for the E7Y57A:
– 778180-001 (When the model number shown is DOPE1920S5xnNMRI after running showpd -i)
– 838232-001 (When the model number shown is AREX1920S5xnNTRI after running showpd -i)