IBM System Storage EXN1000 expansion unit adds 1 TB SATA disk drive feature

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-107
February 12, 2008


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TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
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The 1 TB SATA disk drive feature of the IBM System Storage™ EXN1000 (2861 Model 001) provides a reduced-cost-per-terabyte (TB) configuration compared to configurations using 500 GB or 750 GB disk drives.

Each EXN1000 can be populated by five to 14 disk drives. The 1 TB drive option provides physical storage capacity of up to 14 TB for each EXN1000.
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Key prerequisites

The IBM System Storage N series requires FC, NFS, CIFS, or iSCSI protocol function.
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Planned availability date

March 7, 2008

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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With the addition of the 1 TB SATA disk drive option, the EXN1000 expansion unit can now have a maximum physical storage capacity of up to 14 TB. The aggregate total physical capacity of all drives in the system must be determined so as not to exceed the system maximum.

The maximum physical storage that is supported by each N series storage controller is summarized in the following table. Note that when using smaller drives, the "maximum disk drives" number will apply. In all cases, the "maximum physical capacity" number may not be exceeded.

                       Maximum     Maximum   Maximum
                       storage     disk      physical
N series model         enclosures  drives    capacity
N3300 Model A10/A20        4          56     56.00 TB (1)
N3600 Model A10/A20        6          84     84.00 TB (1)
N3700 Model A10/A20        3          42     16.80 TB (2)
N5200 Model A10/A20       12         168     84.00 TB
N5300 Model A10/A20       24         336    336.00 TB
N5500 Model A10/A20       24         336    168.00 TB
N5600 Model A20/A20       36         504    504.00 TB
N7600 Model A10/A20       84         840    840.00 TB
N7700 Model A11/A21       84         840    840.00 TB
N7800 Model A10/A20       84        1008   1008.00 TB
N7900 Model A11/A21       84        1176   1176.00 TB
(1) Does not include HDD in the base N3x00 chassis.
(2) The N3700 has a fixed limit of 16.8 TB.

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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 108-107


System Storage is a 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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For detailed lists of publications for the EXN1000, refer to 105-461 , dated November 8, 2005, IBM System Storage™ EXN1000 SATA expansion unit provides storage for IBM System Storage N5200 and N5500.

All N series publications are available on the N series support Web site

Publications are available for download only for existing IBM N series customers who have registered their N series products on the N series support site.
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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

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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

Software requirements

The 1 TB SATA disk drive requires Data ONTAP 7.2.4, or later.

Limitations: The maximum physical disk storage capacity of some N series storage controllers may not equal the maximum number of supported spindles multiplied by 1 TB. Refer to the Description section for the maximum supported physical storage.

Planning information

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called "BIOS"), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders: No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

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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Terms and conditions

This feature assumes the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which it is installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for the 2861 Model 001.

Customer setup: Yes

Machine code: No license terms apply
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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.

                                Machine       Feature  Purchase
Description                   type   model    number   price
1 TB SATA Drive               2861    001     4016     $3,030
                                           Field     MES   Cabl CSU
                             Mach/Mod/Feat install removal req. (1)
1 TB SATA Drive              2861/001/4016  Both      N     N    Y

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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, 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).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
    Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             L3R 2Z1
 Reference:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


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

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