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Product Type: Solid State Drive
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Product Description

The UCS-SD480G12S3-EP is a 480 GB internal solid-state drive designed specifically for server use, featuring a SATA/600 interface for high-speed data transfers up to 6 Gbit/s. Compatible with the Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server, it supports a 2.5" form factor and is hot pluggable, allowing for seamless integration without system downtime. This drive is optimized for fiber channel applications, offering significant energy savings with a CO2 reduction of 7.33.

FAQs for the UCS-SD480G12S3-EP

  • What is the storage capacity of the hard drive compatible with Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server?
    The storage capacity is 480 GB.
  • How does the drive interface with the server?
    The drive uses a SATA interface for connectivity.
  • Can this drive be used in devices other than servers?
    No, this drive is specifically designed to support servers.
  • What standard does the drive's interface adhere to?
    It adheres to the SATA/600 standard.
  • Is the drive designed for internal or external use?
    The drive is designed for internal use.
  • What is the form factor of this hard drive?
    The form factor is 2.5 inches.
  • Can the hard drive be hot-plugged?
    Yes, it is hot pluggable, allowing for easy installation or removal while the server is running.
  • What type of devices is this hard drive compatible with?
    It is compatible with fiber Channel components.
  • What is the data transfer rate of this SATA drive?
    The data transfer rate is 6 Gbit/s.
  • How much CO2 savings does using this drive offer?
    It offers CO2 savings of 7.33.

Product Review

The CISCO UCS-SD480G12S3-EP offers a storage capacity of 480 GB, which is adequate for moderate enterprise workloads, and its SATA/600 interface ensures a data transfer rate of up to 6 Gbit/s, aligning with current mid-range performance expectations. Its compatibility with the Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server and hot-pluggable feature facilitate seamless integration and maintenance within data center environments. However, the drive's reliance on SATA rather than faster interfaces like NVMe might limit its suitability for high-performance computing tasks demanding top-tier data throughput.


The CISCO UCS-SD480G12S3-EP is a high-performance internal solid-state drive designed to enhance the storage capabilities of server environments, particularly optimized for the Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server. With a storage capacity of 480 GB, it meets the needs of demanding data-intensive applications, providing ample space for operating systems, applications, and data storage. This drive is equipped with a SATA interface, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of server models and making it an ideal choice for upgrading or expanding existing server storage. Featuring a SATA/600 drive interface standard, the CISCO UCS-SD480G12S3-EP offers fast data transfer rates of up to 6 Gbit/s, which facilitates quick access to data and efficient operation of applications. This speed is crucial for environments where data throughput and latency can significantly impact overall system performance. The drive's form factor is 2.5 inches, a common size that allows for easy integration into the server chassis without requiring additional hardware modifications. This compact size, combined with its lightweight design, contributes to better airflow within the server, helping to maintain optimal operating temperatures and improve system reliability. One of the key features of this solid-state drive is its hot-pluggable capability, which allows for installation or removal without the need to power down the server. This feature is particularly beneficial in reducing downtime during upgrades or maintenance, enabling seamless and uninterrupted operation. Furthermore, the drive's compatibility with the Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server ensures that it seamlessly integrates with existing systems, providing a straightforward solution for storage expansion or replacement. In addition to its technical specifications, the CISCO UCS-SD480G12S3-EP also contributes to environmental sustainability. It is designed for energy efficiency, which not only reduces operating costs but also results in CO2 savings of 7.33, demonstrating Cisco's commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of their products. Key features include:
  • 480 GB Storage Capacity: Offers substantial space for data storage, accommodating large files and applications.
  • SATA/600 Interface: Ensures high-speed data transfer rates, enhancing system performance.
  • Hot Pluggable: Allows for easy installation or removal without server downtime, facilitating maintenance and upgrades.
The drive is specifically designed as a component for fiber channel environments, optimizing storage solutions in these settings. Its performance and compatibility make it an essential upgrade for servers requiring high-speed data access and reliable storage solutions. In summary, the CISCO UCS-SD480G12S3-EP solid-state drive combines significant storage capacity, high data transfer rates, and compatibility with the Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server to offer a versatile and efficient storage solution. Its hot-pluggable feature, environmental benefits, and compact form factor further enhance its value, making it an excellent choice for businesses looking to improve their server performance and storage capacity while also considering sustainability.


Item Number UCS-SD480G12S3-EP
Produced by CISCO
Memory Size 480 GB
Connection Interface SATA
Applicable Equipment Server
Standard Interface Specification SATA/600
Classification of Drive Internal
Size Shape 2.5 Inch
Removable Under Operation Yes
Suitable for Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server
Utilized in Fiber Channel
Rate of Data Exchange 6 Gbit/s
Environmental Benefit (CO2 Savings) 7.33

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