IBM 2-watt 15.8 GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drives provide new technology in performance for storage in BladeCenter

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-417
July 17, 2007

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Product Positioning
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Product number
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Prices
 
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At a glance

New 2.5-inch form-factor drives provide solid state technology for BladeCenter.

Benefits include:

  • 15.8 GB capacity for the single drive or 2 X 15.8 GB (31.6 GB total) for the dual drive
  • Delivers solid state reliability and environmental robustness in the IBM storage family
  • 2.5-inch, slim-line form factor — Helps optimize storage capacity
  • S.M.A.R.T. Technology — Through use of software utilities, can alert you of certain impending drive failures
  • Available in non-hot-swap version
  • One-year warranty

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Overview

IBM BladeCenter® introduces the new solid state drives (SSDs).

These new drives bring solid state reliability and low-power capabilities to on-blade storage. Two new options will be available: a single 2-watt 15.8 GB1 2.5-inch drive and a dual 2-watt 15.8 GB drive. The dual drive offers disk mirroring capability in the space of a single 2.5-inch HDD drive bay.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Low-power requirements
  • Outstanding reliability that enables operation in RAID environments without compromising application performance or availability

These drives are ideal for local boot drives where application data is accessed in external storage.

Performance

15.8 GB performance characteristics include:

  • Formatted capacity: 15,800 MB
  • Drive to host interface that supports 1.5 Gb/s burst rate
  • Internal transfer read rate: 67MB/s
  • Internal transfer write rate : 47MB/s
  • Random Read (4K blocks): >5000 IOPS

Reliability

  • SATA compliant enables drives to connect directly into BladeCenter2.
  • S.M.A.R.T Technology 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 subsystem3 is compatible and will function reliably.
  • The drives come with a one-year, limited warranty4.
1
When referring to drive capacity, GB stands for 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
2
Refer to the Hardware requirements and Limitations sections for important information on installation and supported systems.
3
IBM makes no representation regarding third-party products or services including those designated as ServerProven.
4
For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/

Alternatively, this information is also available by calling 800-426-7378 or contacting your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.


 
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Key prerequisites

For details, refer to Hardware requirements section.
 
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Planned availability date

July 31, 2007
 
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Description

IBM 2-watt 15.8 GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drives (43W7606, 43W7614)

These new drives bring solid state reliability and low-power capabilities to on-blade storage. Two new options will be available: a single 2-watt 15.8 GB 2.5-inch drive and a dual 2-watt 15.8 GB drive. The dual drive offers disk mirroring capability in the space of a single 2.5-inch HDD drive bay.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Low-power requirements
  • Outstanding reliability that enables operation in RAID environments without compromising application performance or availability
  • These drives are ideal for local boot drives where application data is accessed in external storage

 
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Product Positioning

These high performance 15.8 GB 2.5-inch solid state drive options are new storage options based on solid state technology. These drives should be sold where the customer is concerned with:

  • Drive reliability
  • Power and heat requirements
They should be used when the customer:
  • Desires on-blade boot capability
  • Uses off-blade application data

Additional information: All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at


 
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Product number

                                                        Part
Description                                             number
 
IBM Dual 2-watt 15.8 GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive      43W7606
IBM 2-watt 15.8 GB SS 2.5-inch Solid State Drive        43W7614
IBM Integrated Solid State Mirroring                    43W3960
IBM Integrated Solid State Striping                     43W3961

Trademarks

 
BladeCenter and ServerProven are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Product name

  • IBM Dual 2-watt 15.8 GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (43W7606)
  • IBM 2-watt 15.8 GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (43W7614)
  • Integrated Solid State Mirroring (43W3960)
  • Integrated Solid State Striping (43W3961)

Technical information

Performance specifications

15.8 GB Non-Hot-Swap Solid State HDD

  • Formatted capacity: 15,800 MB
  • Drive to host interface that supports SATA-1.0a, 1.5 Gb/s burst rate
  • Internal transfer Read rate: 67MB/s
  • Internal transfer Write rate: 47MB/s
  • Random Read (4K block): >5000 IOPS
  • Average Read Access time: 0.11ms

Physical specifications: 15.8 GB SFF 2.5-inch Solid State Drives

  • Approximate height: 14.8 mm (.45 in)
  • Approximate width: 70.0 mm (2.5 in)
  • Approximate depth: 100.5 mm (3.97 in)
  • Approximate weight: 1 kg (2.2 lb)

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 0° to 70 °C (32° to 158°F) at 0 to 24390 m
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing

Agency approvals

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

ENERGY STAR-compliant: No

Hardware requirements: The part numbers 43W7606 and 43W7614 are supported on the following IBM platforms.

System name        Machine type
 
BladeCenter(R)       HS21 XM

Software requirements: These options are supported by the same operating systems and application software as the system in which it is installed.

Compatibility: None

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations: Requires a SATA controller

Planning information

Additional cable orders required: No

Approximate installation time: 10 minutes

Packaging: One box

Shipment group

  • 15.8 GB drive
  • Installation publication and warranty
  • Safety flyer

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features of this product are:

  • This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, software, and applications software.

Terms and conditions

Field-installable                              Yes
Customer setup                                 Yes
Warranty period(5)                             1-year
Service type (CCE/CCR/CRU)                     CRU
Maintenance agreement                          No
Optional upgrade                               No
Licensed programs                              No
 
(5) To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty,
    contact your reseller or call IBM.
 
     In the United States, call 800-426-7378, or write to:
 
     Warranty Information
     P.O. Box 12195
     Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
     Attn: Dept UF2A/B203

Note: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the license agreements that are shipped with the feature or option.

All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature is installed.

Help and service information — Features and options

During the warranty period, you can obtain technical support using IBM's online services or by calling the IBM Support Center at 800-426-7378, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions regarding your new IBM option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. For general questions related to the use of your options, fee-based support is available. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Option SEO
                                                      IBM
                                            SEO       list
Description                                 number    price(6)
 
IBM Dual 2-watt 15.8 GB Solid State         43W7606   $999
 2.5-inch Drive Option
IBM 2-watt 15.8 GB Solid State 2.5-in       43W7614    499
 Drive Option
 
(6) List price does not include tax or shipping, and is
    subject to change without notice.  Reseller prices
    may vary.
 

The following features are associated with MT 7995:

                                                       IBM
                                              Feature  list
Description                            Model  number   price
 
BladeCenter 2-watt 15.8 GB 2.5-inch    MC1    5557     $399
 Solid State Drive Option              AC1
BladeCenter Dual 2-watt 15.8 GB        MC1    5558      799
 2.5-inch Solid State Drive Option     AC1
 
Integrated Solid State Mirroring       MC1    7859        0
Integrated Solid State Striping        AC1    7860        0

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Trademarks

 
BladeCenter is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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