New IBM System x 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA and SAS drives offer highest performance options for optimizing storage and data management with effectiveness for IBM System x

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-042
March 6, 2012

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Overview Overview Product number Product number
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Publications Publications
Planned availability date Planned availability date Technical information Technical information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices


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IBM® 146 GB, 300 GB, 500 GB and 600 GB SAS 2.5-inch HDDs are available as either hot-swap or simple-swap as required. They are RoHS compliant and PI enabled.

IBM 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps 3.5-inch hot-swap and simple-swap NL SATA and 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB hot-swap NL SAS HDDs can provide the performance required for extensive storage capacity while providing the flexibility of hot-swap or simple-swap versions.



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Overview
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As the newest additions to the IBM System x® family of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA and SAS drives, the 7,200 rpm, 10,000 rpm, and 15,000 rpm 6 Gbps 2.5-inch drives and the 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps 3.5-inch hot-swap and simple-swap NL SATA and hot-swap NL SAS HDDs offer the highest performance options and provide a wider selection of choices to satisfy a wide range of applications. These new drives are positioned at the top of the IBM SATA and SAS NL HDD line.

The new 7,200 rpm 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB 6 Gbps NL SAS and SATA HDDS provide 3.5-inch form factor options. The SAS and SATA drives are available in hot-swap and simple-swap versions, while the 3 TB SAS is available in hot-swap only configuration.

Key features and benefits include:

You can increase your storage and data management effectiveness when you install these new high-performance SATA and SAS HDDs in your IBM System x configurations.
Note: 3 TB options will only be supported on 6 Gbps SAS and SATA controllers.

Performance

3 TB performance characteristics include:

Reliability

Feature exchange

None



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Key prerequisites
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IBM System x system with SATA or SAS capability.



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Planned availability date
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March 16, 2012



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Description
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IBM 3 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps NL SATA 3.5-inch hot-swap and simple-swap HDDs and 3.5-inch NL SAS hot-swap HDD

These new 7,200 rpm HDDs provide 3.5-inch form factor options that can be used as hot-swap and simple-swap SATA and hot-swap SAS drives. The new HDD offerings for the IBM System x family of 3.5-inch SATA and SAS HDDs are the highest performing SAS and SATA options and provide a wider selection of choices to satisfy a range of applications. These new drives are positioned at the top of the IBM SATA and SAS HDD line based on increased performance.
Note: 3 TB options will only be supported on 6 Gbps SAS and SATA controllers.

Some OS limitations have been found to exist when using drives with capacities greater than 2.2 TB in JBOD configurations on 6 Gbps controllers. With earlier release versions of some OSs, the boot drive must be 2 TB or smaller. However, those used as data drives may utilize the 3 TB capacity.

Key features and benefits include:

Configurator support



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Product positioning
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These high-performance 7,200, 10,000, and 15,000 rpm 6 Gbps NL SATA and SAS HDD options are positioned at the top of the IBM SATA and SAS HDD line. The SATA are available in a hot-swap or simple-swap version and the SAS is available in hot-swap version.

These HDDs support entry-level server and workstation applications, such as:



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Options (SEOs)

 
                                                         SEO
 Description                                             number
 
 IBM 300GB 10K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2HS                         90Y8877
 IBM 600GB 10K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2HS                         90Y8872
 IBM 146GB 15K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2HS                         90Y8926
 IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD           90Y8953
 
 IBM 300GB 10K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2SS                         90Y8895
 IBM 600GB 10K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2SS                         90Y8890
 IBM 146GB 15K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2SS                         90Y8935
 
 
 IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HDD G2HS                 90Y8567
 IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HDD G2HS                 90Y8572
 IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HDD G2HS                 90Y8577
 
 IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2HS              81Y9786
 IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2SS              81Y9802
 
 IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2HS                81Y9790
 IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2SS                81Y9806
 IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5^ HDD G2HS                81Y9794
 IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2SS                81Y9810
 IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2HS                81Y9798
 IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5^ HDD G2SS                81Y9814
  

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type.

Description                                         MT  Model  Feature

IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           3331  HC1     A22P
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           3331  HC1     A22S
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD           3331  HC1     A22T
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD         3331  HC1     A22U
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           3331  HC1     A22V
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           3331  HC1     A22W
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD           3331  HC1     A22X
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD         3331  HC1     A22Y
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD            3331  HC1     A26M
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD            3331  HC1     A2R2
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD            3331  HC1     A2U0
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD          3331  HC1     A2XB
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD          3331  HC1     A2XC
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD          3331  HC1     A2XD
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD      3331  HC1     A2XE
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD          3331  HC1     A2ZG
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD          3331  HC1     A2ZH
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD          3331  HC1     A2ZJ

Model conversions

None

Feature conversions

None

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=112-042


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Publications
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Publications are shipped with the announced product.

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

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The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Displayable softcopy publications: None

Source file publications: None



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Shipping dimensions

Hardware requirements

The HDDs must be installed in selected System x servers.


Note: 3 TB options will only be supported on 6 Gbps SAS and SATA controllers.

Some OS limitations have been found to exist when using drives with capacities greater than 2.2 TB in JBOD configurations on 6 Gbps controllers. With earlier release versions of some OSs, the boot drive must be 2 TB or smaller. However, those used as data drives may utilize the 3 TB capacity.

Agency approvals

Standards

None

Operating environment
Hardware requirements

None

Software requirements

IBM 146 GB, 300 GB, 500 GB and 600 GB SAS 2.5-inch HDDs comes as either hot-swap or simple-swap as required. They are RoHS compliant and PI enabled and are supported with most system operating systems.

The new IBM 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB 7,200 rpm NL SATA 3.5-inch HDDs and 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB 7,200 rpm NL SAS 3.5-inch HDDs work with most system operating systems.

Note: 3 TB options will only be supported on 6 Gbps SAS and SATA controllers.

Some OS limitations have been found to exist when using drives with capacities greater than 2.2 TB in JBOD configurations on 6 Gbps controllers. With earlier release versions of some OSs, the boot drive must be 2 TB or smaller. However, those used as data drives may utilize the 3 TB capacity.

For further information, contact your IBM representative.

Compatibility

For latest compatibility information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

User group requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies the requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

IBM 146 GB, 300 GB, 500 GB and 600 GB SAS 2.5-inch HDDs are available as either hot-swap or simple-swap as required. They are RoHS compliant and PI enabled and are designated as customer setup products.

The new IBM 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB 7,200 NL SATA 3.5-inch hot-swap and simple-sway HDD and the 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB 7,200 rpm NL SAS HDD products are designated as customer setup. Customer installation instructions are shipped with each option part.

Cable orders

None

Installability

IBM 146 GB, 300 GB, 500 GB, and 600 GB SAS 2.5-inch HDDs are available as either hot-swap or simple-swap and are customer installable.

IBM 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB NL SATA HDDs and the 3 TB NL SAS HDDs are customer installable.

Installation take approximately 20 minutes.

Installation includes unpacking, attaching customer provided line cord, setting up, and powering on.

Packaging

IBM HDDS

Product                   Package description              Boxes
 
IBM 146 GB, 300 GB,       Option Unit Box                   1
500 GB and 600 GB SAS
2.5-inch HS and SS HDDs
 
 
IBM 3 TB 7,200 rpm        Option Unit Box                   1
NL SATA 3.5-inch HS
and SS HDDs and the
3 TB 7,200 rpm NL SAS
3.5-inch HS HDD
 
                         Contents:
                  
                         Harddrive
                         Installation pub and warranty
                         Safety flyer
  

All the SATA and SAS HDDs are shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags.

Supplies

For end users:

Security, auditability, and control

It is a customer's responsibility to ensure that the server is secure to prevent sensitive data from being removed.

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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IBM Electronic Services
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The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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Terms and conditions
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Field installable features

Yes

Warranty period

One year.

All SAS and SATA 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps NL 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hot-swap and simple-sway HDDs offer a one year warranty1.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature which replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature is the same as the machine it is installed in.

1 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit

http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties
Alternatively, this information is available through your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request. With respect to on-site service, IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No license terms apply.



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                                                Part       
Description                                     number     
 
SFF SAS 6Gb Gen2 HS Options
 
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2HS                 90Y8877          
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2HS                 90Y8872          
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2HS                 90Y8926          
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD   90Y8953          
 
SFF SAS 6Gb Gen2 SS Options
 
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2SS                 90Y8895          
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2SS                 90Y8890          
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gb SAS 2.5" G2SS                 90Y8935          
 
SFF SAS 6Gb Gen2 HS SED Options
 
 
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HDD G2HS         90Y8567          
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HDD G2HS         90Y8572          
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" HDD G2HS         90Y8577          
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2HS      81Y9786          
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2SS      81Y9802          
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2HS        81Y9790          
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2SS        81Y9806          
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2HS        81Y9794          
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2SS        81Y9810          
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2HS        81Y9798          
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" HDD G2SS        81Y9814          
 
 
 
Field    Plant             
install  install  MES           Cables
only     only     removal       required
 
 N        N        N               N
 

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type.

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A22P          MES
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A22S          MES
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A22T          MES
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              HC1      A22U          MES
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              HC1      A22V          MES
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              HC1      A22W          MES
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD
                              HC1      A22X          MES
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A22Y          MES
IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A26M          MES
IBM 3TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A2R2          MES
IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A2U0          MES
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A2XB          MES
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A2XC          MES
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A2XD          MES
IBM 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD
                              HC1      A2XE          MES
IBM 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD
                              HC1      A2ZG          MES
IBM 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD
                              HC1      A2ZH          MES
IBM 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2SS HDD
                              HC1      A2ZJ          MES
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