50 GB solid-state, high-performance HDD option adds flexibility to IBM System Storage EXP3000 storage expansion units

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-098
March 10, 2009

 
 ENUS109-098.PDF (92KB)

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A 50 GB SATA 3.5-inch solid state, high performance disk drive is now a supported option for System Storage™ EXP3000 storage expansion units:

  • The 50 GB SATA 3.5-inch solid state drive is supported in EXP3000 expansion units attached to System x® servers via a ServeRAID™ MR10M SAS/SATA controller adapter in the server.
  • Up to twelve 50 GB SATA solid state drives can be installed in one EXP3000 expansion unit.
  • System x configurations support up to 24 solid state 50 GB disk drives in up to two attached EXP3000 expansion units.
  • The 50 GB SATA solid state drive can be intermixed with other currently supported conventional SATA and SAS drives within the EXP3000 enclosure.
For ordering, contact: Your IBM® representative or an IBM Business
Partner.  For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
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A solid state, high-performance disk drive option (feature number 5597 part number/SEO 43W7698), is now available for the IBM System Storage EXP3000 Storage Expansion Unit. This high-performance, 2.1 watt, 50 GB SATA 3.5-inch SSD drive is supported in EXP3000 expansion units that are directly attached to IBM System x servers via the ServeRAID MR10M SAS/SATA controller adapter installed in the server.

Key features and benefits

  • Designed to deliver high-performance Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) - This can help users to increase the performance of their I/O subsystems at a cost equal to or less than adding traditional storage systems.
  • Low power requirements - Using as little as 2.1 watt per drive.
  • Up time of the drive - Up to three times that of conventional drives without compromising application performance or availability.
  • The absence of moving parts reduces potential drive failure.
  • S.M.A.R.T technology allows software utility to alert users of certain impending drive failures so replacements can be made before a problem occurs.
Feature exchange

None


 
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  • IBM System x server environment
    • The IBM 50 GB SATA 3.5-inch solid state HDD (feature number 5597/part number, SEO 43W7698) is supported in the System Storage EXP3000 storage expansion units when the EXP3000 is directly attached to System x servers via the ServeRAID MR10M SAS/SATA controller adapter.

 
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April 17, 2009


 
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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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=109-098

 
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                                               Machine
Description                                    type    Models   Feature
  
50 GB SATA 3.5-inch HS SSD                     1727    HC1      5597 
Model conversions:  None
 
Feature conversions:  None 

 
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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.

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System X and BladeCenter support services

Recommended core technical support

When you buy IBM System x technology, include the support services you need to help keep both your hardware and software working for you, day after day, at peak performance. It's your first step toward helping to protect your investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service-level and response-time options to fit your business needs. And we'll help you get started with a core support package that includes:

  • Continuous system monitoring

    Electronic monitoring that helps speed up problem-solving with automated, early detection of potential problems and system errors.

  • Hardware maintenance

    World-class remote and on-site hardware problem determination and repair services.

  • Software technical support

    Access to help line calls for fast, accurate answers to your questions during installation and throughout ongoing operations.

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Hardware requirements

The IBM 50 GB SATA 3.5-inch solid state HDD (feature number 5597/part number, SEO 43W7698) is supported in the System Storage EXP3000 storage expansion units when the EXP3000 is directly attached to System x servers via the ServeRAID MR10M SAS/SATA controller adapter installed in the server.

Software requirements

For compatibility information, consult the DS3000 Interoperability Matrix

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds3000/pdf/interop.pdf
Limitations

The 50 GB SATA solid state drive can be intermixed with other currently supported conventional SATA and SAS drives within the EXP3000 enclosure, but cannot be configured in the same logical arrays.

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 are required.

Direct customer support

Direct customer support for DS3000 series storage products are provided by IBM Operational Support Services -- Support Line. This fee service provides voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services -- Support Line helps answer questions pertaining to product and feature usage ("how to"), configuration, and product compatibility for eligible products. For a list of the products supported via Support Line, visit

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

For more information on services, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Security, auditability, and control

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

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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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature

Yes

Customer Replaceable Unit (CSU)

Yes

Warranty period

One year. Optional features initially installed in an IBM EXP3000 Expansion Unit carry the same warranty and warranty service support category as the EXP3000 Expansion Unit. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply


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

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/
                                                     Initial/
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                             Feature  Mach           Both/
Description                  number   type  Model    support
  
50 GB SATA 3.5-inch HS SSD   5597     1727  HC1      Initial 
 

 
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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 
For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
 
Mail:      IBM Teleweb Customer Support
           ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
           3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
           Markham, Ontario
           Canada  L3R 2Z1
 
Reference: SE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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