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IBM 300 GB 15,000 rpm SFF and 900 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch hot-swap and simple-swap HDDs offer highest capacity and performance for storage for selected IBM System x servers

IBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG11-0152
August 9, 2011


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


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At a glance
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IBM® 300 GB 15K and 900 GB 10K SAS HDDs can provide the performance required for extensive storage capacity while providing the flexibility of hot-swap or simple-swap versions.

  • 15,000 and 10,000 rpm HDDs deliver SAS device reliability and some of the largest capacity performance in their respective spindle speeds in the IBM HDD family.
  • 2.5-inch, slim-line form factor optimizes storage capacity.
  • Through use of software utilities, Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) can alert you of certain impending drive failures, so replacements can be made.
  • Hot-swap and simple-swap versions are available.
  • One-year warranty is included.


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As the newest additions to the IBM System x® family of 2.5-inch SAS drives, these new IBM 300 GB 15K and 900 GB 10K 6 Gbps SAS 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 our SAS HDD line.

The new 300 GB 15K and 900 GB 10K 6 Gbps SAS HDDs provide 2.5-inch form factor options that are available in hot-swap and simple-swap configurations.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Up to 15,000 rpm speed to help optimize performance
  • Outstanding reliability that enables operation in RAID environments without compromising application performance or availability
  • The largest capacity drives in their respective spindle speeds

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

Performance

300 GB, 900 GB performance characteristics include:

  • Formatted capacity of 300,000 MB (300 GB)
  • Formatted capacity of 900,000 MB (900 GB)
  • Drive-to-host interface that supports up to 6.0 Gb/s burst rate
  • Drive media to buffer interface that supports sustained interface data transfers of up to 151 MB/s average on the 300 GB drive, and 93 MB/s on the 900 GB drive
  • Spindle speed of 15,000 rpm or 10,000 rpm
  • Hot-swap or simple-swap capability
  • SAS interface

Reliability

  • SAS compliance enables these HDDs to connect directly to selected System x systems.
  • S.M.A.R.T. allows software utilities to alert you of certain impending drive failures so replacements can be made before a problem occurs.
  • Rigorous testing through the ServerProven® program instills confidence that your storage subsystem is compatible and will function reliably.
  • The HDDs come with a one-year, limited warranty.

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  • Meets customer requirements for virtualization applications
  • Supports VMware Virtualization Engine Models
  • Comes with a one-year, limited warranty


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Key prerequisites
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IBM System x system with SAS capability.



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Planned availability date
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August 26, 2011

  • IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5-inch SFF HS HDD (81Y9670)
  • IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5-inch SFF SS HDD (81Y9674)
  • IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5-inch HS HDD (81Y9650)
  • IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5-inch SS HDD (81Y9654)
  • IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads (41Y8298)


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Description
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IBM 300 GB 15K SFF 6 Gbps and 900 GB 10K SFF 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch hot-swap and simple-swap HDDs

These new 15,000 rpm and 10,000 rpm HDDs provide 2.5-inch form factor options that can be used as hot-swap and simple-swap drives. The new HDD offerings for the IBM System x family of 2.5-inch SAS HDDs are some of the highest performing SAS options and provide a wider selection of choices to satisfy a range of applications. These new drives are positioned at the top of our SAS HDD line based on increased performance.

Key features and benefits include:

  • 15,000 rpm speed to optimize performance
  • Outstanding reliability that enables operation in RAID environments without compromising application performance or availability
  • A 2.5-inch wide form factor that allows maximum installations in supported System x systems
  • Drive media to buffer interface that supports sustained interface data transfers of up to 151 MB/s average on the 300 GB drive, and 93 MB/s on the 900 GB drive

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Features:

  • Allows you to download latest VMware ESXi hypervisor
  • Meets customer requirements for virtualization applications
  • Supports VMware Virtualization Engine Models

Configurator support

  • Configuration and Options Guide (COG)
  • IBM Advanced Solutions Integration Tool (ASIT)


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Product positioning
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These high-performance 300 GB 15K 6 Gbps and 900 GB 10K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch HDD options are positioned at the top of IBM's SAS HDD line based on the SAS/SATA technology. They are available in a hot-swap or simple-swap version.

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

  • Transaction processing
  • Data mining
  • Data warehousing
  • Professional video and graphics


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                                                          Option
Description                                               part
                                                          number

IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD                   81Y9670
IBM 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD                   81Y9674
 
IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD                   81Y9650
IBM 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF SS HDD                   81Y9654
 
Note: The following information does not pertain to the other products
in this announcement. This announcement is being used to release the needed option.
 
                                                           Part
Description                                                number

IBM Blank USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi Downloads         41Y8298

Note:  The following pseudo part number cannot be ordered as stand-alone
part and can only be ordered as part of a configuration.
 
Following are pseudo options.
 
                                                           Part
Description                                                number
  
 5710 Solution                                             90Y7722
 IBM System for Cloud Solution                             90Y7724


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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

http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

IBM Publications Center Portal

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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.

Installation publications ship with the HDDs. Installation/User Guide ships with the USB Key.

Displayable softcopy publications

None

Source file publications

None



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Services
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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

IBM 300 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch SFF HS and SS HDDs

  • Approximate height: 14.8 mm (0.583 in)
  • Approximate width: 70.0 mm (2.76 in)
  • Approximate depth: 100.5 mm (3.957 in)
  • Approximate weight: 200 g (0.441 lb)

Shipping dimensions

  • Approximate height: 39 mm (1.5 in)
  • Approximate width: 115 mm (4.5 in)
  • Approximate depth: 160 mm (6.3 in)
  • Approximate weight: 1150 g (2.32 lb)

IBM 900 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch SFF HS and SS HDDs

  • Approximate height: 14.8 mm (0.583 in)
  • Approximate width: 70.0 mm (2.76 in)
  • Approximate depth: 100.5 mm (3.957 in)
  • Approximate weight: 215 g (0.475 lb)

Shipping dimensions

  • Approximate height: 39 mm (1.5 in)
  • Approximate width: 115 mm (4.5 in)
  • Approximate depth: 160 mm (6.3 in)
  • Approximate weight: 1150 g (2.32 lb)

Agency approvals

  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • CE Mark
  • C-Tick Mark
  • IEC
  • Taiwan (BSMI Certification)
  • Korea EMI
Standards

None

Operating environment
  • Temperature: 5° to 60°C (41° to 140°F) at -60.96 m to 3,048 m (-200 ft to 10,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% (noncondensing)
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)
Hardware requirements

The HDDs must be installed in selected System x servers.

Software requirements

The new IBM 300 GB 15K 6 Gbps and 900 GB 10K 6 Gbps SAS HDDs work with most system operating systems.

For further information, contact your IBM representative.

Compatibility

For latest compatibility information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

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

These high-performance 300 GB 15K 6 Gbps and 900 GB 10K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch HDD options products are designated as customer setup.

Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

The IBM 300 GB and 900 GB SAS HDDs require about 20 minutes for installation.

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

Packaging

IBM 300GB 15K SFF and 900GB 10K SAS 2.5-inch HDDs

Product                   Package description               Boxes
 
IBM 300 GB and 900 GB     Option Unit Box                   1
6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch SFF
HS and SS HDDs
 
 
                      Contents:
              
                      Hard drive
                      Installation pub and warranty
                      Safety flyer

The 300 GB and 900 GB SAS HDDs are shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Retail only

Packaging dimensions/weight
  • Single box (HxDxW): 133 mm (1.5 in) x 63 mm (4.5 in) x 174 mm (6.3 in)
  • Package weight: 0.36 kg (2.32 lb)

Note: All measurements are approximate.

Supplies

For end users: IBM 300 GB 15K 6 Gbps and 900 GB 10K rpm 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch HS and SS 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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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Terms and conditions
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Field installable features

Yes

Warranty period

The IBM Blank USB Memory Key has a one-year warranty.

300 GB 15K rpm and 900 GB 10K rpm 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch SFF HS and SS HDDs offer a one-year warranty 1.

  • Warranty period: 1 year
  • Service type (IOR/IOE/CCE/CCR): CRU
  • Maintenance agreement: No
  • Optional upgrade: No

1 For information on IBM's Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your local IBM representative. Copies are available upon request.

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 it is installed in.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply.



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Pricing
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.



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AP distribution
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Country/Region             Announce        Announce date
 
AP IOT
 ASEAN*                      Yes           08/09/2011
 India/South Asia**          Yes           08/09/2011
 Australia                   Yes           08/09/2011
 People's Republic of China  Yes           08/09/2011
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes           08/09/2011
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes           08/09/2011
 Taiwan                      Yes           08/09/2011
 Korea                       Yes           08/09/2011
 New Zealand                 Yes           08/09/2011
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes           08/10/2011
 
 *  Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
    Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 ** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and
    Afghanistan
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Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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