Hardware Withdrawal: IBM System Storage SAN18B-R

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 908-230
October 14, 2008

 ENUS908-230.PDF (79KB)

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Effective January 3, 2009, IBM will withdraw from marketing the IBM® System Storagetm SAN18B-R (machine type 2005-R18) and selected features of the IBM TotalStorage® SAN product families. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM. You can obtain these features on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

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                                          Machine            Feature
Description                               type      Model    number
IBM System Storage SAN18B-R                2005      R18
GSA and/or Title with US Government                          0980
R18 Performance Bundle (Plant)                               7575
Desktop with Country Specific Power Cord                     9205
Line Cord, US/Canada                                         9800
Line Cord, France                                            9820
Line Cord, Denmark                                           9821
Line Cord, UK                                                9825
Line Cord, Israel                                            9827
Line Cord, Switzerland                                       9828
Line Cord, South Africa                                      9829
Line Cord, Italy                                             9830
Line Cord, Australia                                         9831
Line Cord, Taiwan                                            9832
Line Cord, Uruguay                                           9834
Line Cord, China                                             9840
Line Cord, US - Chicago                                      9986

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Withdrawn product   Replacement product          Machine type
 2005-R18           IBM System Storage SAN04B-R    2005-R04

For more information, refer to Hardware Announcement 108-324, dated May 13, 2008.

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The IBMLinktm ServiceLink library of answered questions and other technical information for the product remains available.

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).


System Storage and IBMLink are trademarks 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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