I would upgrade some of our servers (x3650) with SSD disks.
IBM offers only 50GB disks. What about buying some IBM disk trays and aftermarket disks (say, a good 256GB)?
This topic has been locked.
3 replies Latest Post - 2013-01-25T11:31:08Z by SystemAdmin
Pinned topic SSD upgrade: aftermarket?
Answered question This question has been answered.
Unanswered question This question has not been answered yet.
Updated on 2013-01-25T11:31:08Z at 2013-01-25T11:31:08Z by SystemAdmin
SystemAdmin 110000D4XK9111 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: SSD upgrade: aftermarket?2011-04-01T22:30:37Z in response to MdeCThere is no guarantee that the firmware on the third party, non-tested SSDs will "talk" to the disk controller properly. Generally you are unable to buy the disk trays alone, specifically because users often place, or try to place, non tested HDDs in the server, which which may cause data loss and the inability for troubleshooting logs to provide correct troubleshooting info.
I do not see any SSD HDDs tested for this server on ServerProven at http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/xseries/x3650.html
"if you haven't bought yet, you might want to do a bit of research into the new eX5 systems by IBM including the x3850 X5. They have a new feature called 'eXFlash', an enclosure that can take a stack of SSD disks, plugging into the standard backplane and controller.
There's a good website on this subject: http://www.storagesearch.com/" per http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1417651 "
MdeC 270002Q7NA9 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: SSD upgrade: aftermarket?2011-04-04T08:48:42Z in response to MdeChow about this:
Link: http://www.axiommemory.com/categories/storage/SSD-Server-Hard-Drives.aspx ?