IBM System Storage EXN1000 expansion unit adds 750 GB disk drive feature

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-391
July 10, 2007


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The 750 GB SATA disk drive feature of the IBM System Storage™ EXN1000 (2861 Model 001) provides the option of a reduced cost per terabyte (TB) compared to configurations using 500 GB disk drives.

Each EXN1000 can be populated by 5 to 14 disk drives. The option of 750 GB drives provides physical storage capacity of up to 10.5 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

August 3, 2007

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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Adding the 750 GB SATA disk drive provides the EXN1000 expansion unit with the option of a maximum physical storage capacity of 10.5 TB.

Prior to the availability of the 750 GB SATA disk drive for the EXN1000, the maximum physical storage capacity for all N5x00 and N7x00 storage controllers was stated as the maximum number of spindles (disk drives) that were supported by each platform. With the availability of the 750 GB SATA drive, the maximum is being restated as the maximum number of TB supported. The aggregate total physical capacity of each drive 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 table below. Note that 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
N3700 Model A10/A20         3           56       16.80 TB
N5200 Model A10/A20        12          168       84.00 TB
N5300 Model A10/A20        18          252      126.00 TB
N5500 Model A10/A20        24          336      168.00 TB
N5600 Model A10            30          420      252.00 TB
N5600 Model A20            36          504      252.00 TB
N7600 Model A10            48          672      420.00 TB
N7600 Model A20            60          840      420.00 TB
N7800 Model A10            48          672      504.00 TB
N7800 Model A20            72         1,008     504.00 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 107-391


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

Displayable softcopy publications

All product publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. Software and optional features publications, related to this product, can also be downloaded from the IBM Network Attached Storage (NAS) support Web site at

Click the specific product or feature link, select the Install and Use tab, and then click the documentation link to see the publications available for the selected product or feature.
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Global Technology Services

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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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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

Specified operating environment

Software requirements

The 750 GB SATA disk drive requires Data ONTAP at V7.2.1, or later.

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 authorized 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          Feat.   Purch.
Description            type    Model    number  price
750 GB SATA Drive      2861    001      4013    $3,145
                                     Field     MES     Cabl CSU
                       Mach/Mod/Feat install   removal req. (1)
750 GB SATA Drive      2861/001/4013 Both      N       N    Y
CSU = Customer setup

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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 Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 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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