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New IBM System x 4 TB 3.5-inch 6 Gbps NL SATA HS/SS drives offer highest performance options for optimizing storage and data management for IBM System x configurations

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-021
February 5, 2013

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Overview Overview Product number Product number
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Publications Publications
Planned availability date Planned availability date Technical information Technical information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices


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IBM® 4 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps 3.5-inch hot-swap and simple-swap NL SATA HDDs can provide the performance required for extensive storage capacity while providing the flexibility of hot-swap or simple-swap versions. They are RoHS compliant.

Features include:



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Overview
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As the newest additions to the IBM System x® family of 3.5-inch SATA drives, the 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps 3.5-inch hot-swap and simple-swap NL SATA HDDs offer the highest performance options and provide a wider selection of choices to satisfy a wide range of applications. These new drives are positioned at the top of the IBM SATA NL HDD line.

The new 4 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps NL SATA HDDs provide a 3.5-inch form factor option. The SATA drives are available in hot-swap and simple-swap versions.

Key features and benefits include:

You can increase your storage and data management effectiveness when you install these new high-performance SATA HDDs in your IBM System x configurations.

Note: 4 TB options will only be supported on 6 Gbps SAS/SATA controllers.

Performance

4 TB performance characteristics include:

Reliability

Note: The 4 TB 7.2K 5 Gbps SATA HDDs have a one year warranty period effective on its "Date of Installation." All other product warranty terms for the machine remain unchanged.

1 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit
http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties
Alternatively, this information is available through your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request. With respect to On-site service, IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.
2 Refer to following for supported products
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/
Feature exchange

None



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Key prerequisites
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IBM System x system with SATA capability.



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Planned availability date
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February 27, 2013



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Description
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IBM 4 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps NL SATA 3.5-inch hot-swap and simple-swap HDDs

These new 7,200 rpm HDDs provide 3.5-inch form factor options that can be used as hot-swap and simple-swap SATA drives. The new HDD offerings for the IBM System x family of 3.5-inch SATA HDDs are the highest performing SATA options and provide a wider selection of choices to satisfy a range of applications. These new drives are positioned at the top of the IBM SATA HDD line based on increased performance.

Note: 4 TB options will only be supported on 6 Gbps SAS/SATA controllers.

Some OS limitations have been found to exist when using drives with capacities greater than 2.2 TB in JBOD (just a bunch of disks) configurations on 6 Gbps controllers. With earlier release versions of some OSs, the boot drive must be 2 TB, or smaller. However, those used as data drives may utilize the 4 TB capacity.

Key features and benefits include:

Configurator support



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Product positioning
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These high-performance 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps NL SATA options are positioned at the top of the IBM SATA HDD line. These SATA drives are available in a hot-swap or simple-swap version

These HDDs support entry-level server and workstation applications, such as:



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The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

 
                                                                Part
Description                        Type  Model Feature   SEO    Number
 
IBM 4 TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA NL        3331  HC1   A3W9    49Y6002  49Y6002
3.5-inch G2 HS HDD
 
IBM 4 TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA NL        3331  HC1   A3WA    49Y6012  49Y6012
3.5-inch G2 SS HDD
 
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA         3331  HC1   A3WB    49Y6185  49Y6185
3.5-inch HS HDD
 
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA         3331  HC1   A3WC    49Y6190  49Y6190
3.5-inch SS HDD
 

The following are features already announced for the 2582, 2583, 3331, 6391, 7158, 7160, 7164, 7382, 7383, 7912, 7914, 7915 machine types:

Description                                         MT  Model   Feature

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           3331  HC1     A3W9
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           7382  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           3331  HC1     A3WA
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           7382  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD             3331  HC1     A3WB
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD             6391  AC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD             7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD             2582  AC1     A3WC
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD             2583  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD             3331  HC1
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD             6391  AC1

Model conversions

None

Feature conversions

None

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-021


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Publications
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Publications are shipped with the announced product.

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

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The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Displayable softcopy publications: None

Source file publications: None



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Shipping dimensions

Hardware requirements

The HDDs must be installed in selected System x servers.

Note: 4 TB options will only be supported on 6 Gbps SAS/SATA controllers.

Some OS limitations have been found to exist when using drives with capacities greater than 2.2 TB in JBOD configurations on 6 Gbps controllers. With earlier release versions of some OSs, the boot drive must be 2 TB or smaller. However, those used as data drives may utilize the 4 TB capacity.

Agency approvals

Standards

None

Operating environment
Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

None

Software requirements

The new IBM 4 TB 7,200 rpm NL SATA 3.5-inch HDDs work with most system operating systems.

Note: 4 TB options will only be supported on 6 Gbps SAS/SATA controllers.

Some OS limitations have been found to exist when using drives with capacities greater than 2.2 TB in JBOD (just a bunch of disks) configurations on 6 Gbps controllers. With earlier release versions of some OSs, the boot drive must be 2 TB, or smaller. However, those used as data drives may utilize the 4 TB capacity.

For further information, contact your IBM representative.

Compatibility

For latest compatibility information, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

Some OS limitations have been found to exist when using drives with capacities greater than 2.2 TB in JBOD (just a bunch of disks) configurations on 6 Gbps controllers. With earlier release versions of some OSs, the boot drive will have to be 2 TB, or smaller. However, those used as data drives may utilize the 4 TB capacity.

Note: The 4 TB 7.2K 5 Gbps SATA HDDs have a one year warranty period effective on its "Date of Installation." All other product warranty terms for the machine remain unchanged.

User group requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies the requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The new IBM 4 TB 7,200 NL SATA 3.5-inch hot-swap and simple-sway HDD products are designated as customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

IBM 4 TB SATA NL 3.5-inch HDDs are available as either hot-swap or simple-swap and are customer installable.

Installation take approximately 20 minutes.

Installation includes unpacking, attaching customer provided line cord, setting up, and powering on.

Packaging

IBM 4 TB 3.5-inch NL SATA HDDs

Product                  Package description                Boxes
 
IBM 4 TB 7,200 rpm        Option Unit Box                     1
NL SATA 3.5-inch HS
and SS HDDs
 
                         Contents:
                 
                      Hard drive
                      Installation pub and warranty
                      Safety flyer
  

All the SATA HDDs are shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Supplies

For end users: All the 4 TB SATA HDDs can be purchased through dealers.

Security, auditability, and control

It is a customer's responsibility to ensure that the server is secure to prevent sensitive data from being removed.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

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Benefits

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Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

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MES discount applicable

No

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year.

Note: The 4 TB 7.2K 5 Gbps SATA HDDs have a one year warranty period effective on its "Date of Installation." All other product warranty terms for the machine remain unchanged.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply.

Optional features warranty period

Optional features: One year.



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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

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To locate the web price, search on the feature number in the Search field.

 
                                                Part       
Description                                     number     
 
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2 HS HDD       49Y6002          
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2 SS HDD       49Y6012          
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD          49Y6185          
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD          49Y6190          
 
 
Field    Plant              
install  install  MES        Cables
only     only     removal    required
 
 N        N        N           N
  

The following are features already announced for the 2582 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WC          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 2583 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WC          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A3W9          MES
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              HC1      A3WA          MES
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
                              HC1      A3WB          MES
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
                              HC1      A3WC          MES

The following are features already announced for the 6391 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
                              AC1      A3WB          Initial
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WC          Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7158 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              AC1      A3W9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WA          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7160 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              AC1      A3W9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WA          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7164 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
                              AC1      A3WB          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7382 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              AC1      A3W9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WA          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7383 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              AC1      A3W9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WA          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7912 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WA          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7914 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              AC1      A3W9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WA          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7915 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/         
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              AC1      A3W9          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
IBM 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              AC1      A3WA          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

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