Revised availability: Effective withdrawal date for IBM System Storage DS8800 (MT 242x) Model 951

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-049
February 5, 2013

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The previously announced effective withdrawal date of the IBM® System Storage® DS8800 (MT 242x) Model 951 has changed for the following models:

                                 Machine Model
Description                      number  number
IBM System Storage DS8800        2421    951
IBM System Storage DS8800        2422    951
IBM System Storage DS8800        2423    951
IBM System Storage DS8800        2424    951

The new effective withdrawal date is May 3, 2013.

Refer to Hardware Withdrawal 912-201, dated October 09, 2012 , for complete withdrawal information.

On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these Models directly from IBM .

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

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Planned effective withdrawal date: May 3, 2013

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Terms and conditions, and all other information are unchanged by this announcement. Refer to the Withdrawal Announcement listed in the Reference information section for complete withdrawal details.

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The IBM System Storage DS8800 and IBM System Storage DS8800 Expansion Unit are capable, as of October 7, 2010, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at

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Refer to Hardware Withdrawal 912-201, dated October 09, 2012 , for complete withdrawal information.

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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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