IBM 31.4 GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive provides a new enhancement in performance for storage in BladeCenter

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-036
January 15, 2008

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Description
TOC link Overview TOC link Product positioning
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link IBM Global Financing
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Prices
 
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At a glance

This new 2.5-inch form-factor drive provides solid state technology for BladeCenter.

Benefits include:

  • Larger, 31.4 GB capacity for the single drive to accommodate loading applications along with OS booting
  • Help in reducing potential points of failure internal to the blade server by delivering solid state reliability and environmental robustness in the IBM storage family
  • 2.5-inch, slim-line form factor — Fits into a conventional disk drive bay
  • Energy saving with as little as 2 W power consumption per drive
  • S.M.A.R.T. Technology; through the use of software utilities, can alert you of certain impending drive failures
  • Availability in non-hot-swap version
  • One-year limited warranty

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Overview

IBM BladeCenter® introduces the next capacity of a solid state drive (SSD).

This new drive brings solid state reliability and low-power capabilities to on-blade storage. This new option will be available as a single 2.5-inch 2-watt 31.4 GB1 drive.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Low-power requirements: At 2 watts per drive, the client can better manage the power envelope of the datacenter.
  • Uptime is up to three times that of conventional hard drives without compromising application performance or availability.
  • Durability helps withstand challenging environmental conditions.
  • This drive is ideal for local boot usage and Web serving applications, and in environments where application data is accessed in external storage.

Performance

31.4 GB performance characteristics include:

  • Formatted capacity: 31,400 MB
  • Drive to host interface that supports 1.5 Gb/s burst rate
  • Internal transfer read rate: 67 MB/s
  • Internal transfer write rate : 47 MB/s
  • Random read (4K blocks): > 5000 IOPS

Reliability

  • No moving parts reduces potential failure points in the blade server.
  • SATA compliance enables the drive 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 drive comes 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 the Hardware requirements section.
 
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Planned availability date

January 30, 2008
 
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Description

IBM 31.4 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (43W7618)

This new drive brings solid state reliability and low-power capabilities to on-blade storage. This new option will be available as a single 2.5-inch 2-watt 31.4 GB drive.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Low power requirements: At 2 watts per drive, you can better manage the power envelope of the datacenter.
  • Uptime is up to three times that of conventional hard drives without compromising application performance or availability.
  • Durability helps withstand challenging environmental conditions.
  • This drive is ideal for local boot usage and Web serving applications, and in environments where application data is accessed in external storage.

 
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Product positioning

This high-performance 31.4 GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive option is a new storage option based on solid state technology. This drive will be of interest to users who require:

  • Drive reliability
  • Low power and heat requirements

It should be used when the client:

  • 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.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM makes no representation about the Section 508 status of the third-party electronic and information technology product in this offering. Contact the vendor for specific, current information on the Section 508 status of this product.

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.

 
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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.

IBM 31.4 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (43W7618)

Technical information

Performance specifications

  • Formatted capacity: 31,400 MB
  • Drive to host interface that supports SATA-1.0a, 1.5 Gb/s burst rate
  • Internal transfer read rate: 67 MB/s
  • Internal transfer write rate: 47 MB/s
  • Random read (4K block): > 5000 IOPS
  • Average read access time: 0.11 ms

Physical specifications

  • 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% noncondensing

Agency approvals

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

ENERGY STAR-compliant: No

Hardware requirements: Part number 43W7618 is supported on the following IBM platforms:

  • System name: BladeCenter®
  • Machine type: 7995, 7971, 7972, 8853
  • Model: HS21XM

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

Compatibility: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations: This option requires a SATA controller.

Planning information

Additional cable orders required: No

Approximate installation time: 10 minutes

Packaging: One box

Shipment group

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

Security, auditability, and control

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

Accessing IBM online services: Refer to the Web site at


 
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Prices

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

Option SEO
 
                                              SEO
Description                                   number
 
IBM 31.4 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive            43W7618
 
 
Description                             MT    Model  Feat
 
BladeCenter 31.4 GB 2.5"                7971    MC1   5563
 Solid State Drive                              AC1
BladeCenter 15.8 GB 2.5"                7971    MC1   5557
 Solid State Drive                              AC1
 
BladeCenter 31.4 GB 2.5"                7972    MC1   5563
 Solid State Drive                              AC1
BladeCenter 15.8 GB 2.5"                7972    MC1   5557
 Solid State Drive                              AC1
 
BladeCenter 31.4 GB 2.5"                7995    MC1   5563
 Solid State Drive                              AC1
 
 
BladeCenter 31.4 GB 2.5"                8853    MC1   5563
 Solid State Drive                              AC1
BladeCenter 15.8 GB 2.5"                8853    MC1   5557
 Solid State Drive                              AC1
 

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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