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MdeC
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Pinned topic SSD upgrade: aftermarket?

‏2011-03-10T13:43:24Z |
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)?
Any advice?
Updated on 2013-01-25T11:31:08Z at 2013-01-25T11:31:08Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: SSD upgrade: aftermarket?

    ‏2011-04-01T22:30:37Z  in response to MdeC
    There 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

    See http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1417651
    "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
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    Re: SSD upgrade: aftermarket?

    ‏2011-04-04T08:48:42Z  in response to MdeC
    how about this:

    Link: http://www.axiommemory.com/categories/storage/SSD-Server-Hard-Drives.aspx ?
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: SSD upgrade: aftermarket?

      ‏2013-01-25T11:31:08Z  in response to MdeC
      The original IBM products seems to be cheaper than SSD's from Axiommemory..