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IBM 1.92TB High Capacity Flash Drive for the DS8882/4 Models
Well, it's Tuesday again, and you know what that means? IBM Announcements!
Today I want to write about the latest IBM Flash Storage for the IBM DS8880.
IBM Supports three types of Flash Drives in the DS8880 Storage Servers. The first is the High-Performance Flash (HPF) drives and the second the High-Capacity Flash (HCF) drives. Both of these reside in the High Performance Flash Enclosure (HPFE) for low latency access. The third are regular Solid-State Drives (SSD) that can be intermixed with the 10K and 15K drives attached via Device Adapater (DA) loop pairs.
Last week, IBM announced a new smaller high-capacity drive size, the 1.92TB High-Capacity flash drive. This flash drive is available for the DS8882F or DS8884/F models.
The expected use case is clients seeking smaller high performing solutions below the 20 to 40 TB capacity level, while still providing the full enterprise capabilities in the IBM DS8882 and DS8884/F storage solutions. For example, if you need a small configuration to keep certain sensitive data in specific countries to comply with government regulations.
The new drive is fully supported as part of the DS8880 Easy Tier solution as a Tier-2 drive, because the performance numbers on the 1.92TB HCF drives are expected to be similar to the 7.6/15.3 TB HCF drives.