Feature spotlights

Performance and capacity enhancements

Enable the performance and capacity enhancements of half-high Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 8 (30.0 TB), LTO Ultrium 7 (15.0 TB), LTO Ultrium 6 (6.25 TB), LTO Ultrium 5 (3.0 TB), DVD-RAM or Remote DBA Experts, LLC (RDX) removable disk drives. Utilize low-cost tape options with the availability of high-capacity data encryption.

Low-profile storage solution

Leverage multiple half-height tape, RDX and DVD-RAM storage technologies in 1U of rack space with this low-profile storage solution that includes reduced cabling and multiple storage bays. Encryption is available on LTO Ultrium drives. Other drives support encryption through system software.

Low-profile design

Low-profile design can be configured with up to two tape or RDX drives, or four DVD-RAM drives. Offers a one-year warranty and includes customer-replaceable unit or on-site service.

Data protection on critical IBM Power Systems

Utilize high-speed SAS, USB and Fibre Channel interface options, as well as compatibility with a range of storage devices to help protect data on critical IBM Power Systems.

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Technical details

Software requirements

IBM AIX® v7.2, AIX 7.1, AIX 6.1, AIX 5.3: All levels, with 6100-01 technology and Service Pack 7 or later, with 5300-10 technology and Service Pack 2 or later.

IBM System i® (previously known as IBM OS/400®): IBM System i v7.1 or later (SAS devices only), IBM System i v6.1.1 or later (SAS devices only).

Linux: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 for Power Systems or later, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for Power Systems or later, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER v5.5 or later. Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) (supports SAS devices only): Assignment of devices in 7226 enclosure requires VIOS v2.2 or later.

    Hardware requirements

    Characteristics-Typical compression: 2.5:1 for tape drives and 3:1 for DVD optical drives Compression on RDX disk drives is typically 2:1 and is supported by a Power Systems server.

    Service offerings: One-year limited warranty Customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and 24x7 on-site service, service upgrades available.

    • Number of storage devices: Four maximum (assumes four DVD drives)
    • Electronics: Optional SAS, USB or Fibre Channel electronic bus
    • Color: Black
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.3 cm x 48 cm x 43.8 cm (1.7 in. x 18.7 in. x 17.6 in.)
    • Weight: 7.1 kg (15.6 lb)—typical configuration

    Technical specifications

    Operating environment

    • Temperature: 10°C – 40°C (50°F – 104°F)
    • Relative humidity: 20% – 80%
    • Wet bulb (maximum): 26°C (79°F)
    • Electrical power: 0.047 kVA
    • Power requirement: 140 watt power supply
    • Acoustics (maximum): 5.5 bels idle; 6.2 bels operating

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