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Technical Specifications


Number of storage devices

Four maximum (assumes four DVD drives)

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


Optional SAS, USB or Fibre Channel electronic bus



Service offerings

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

Physical characteristics

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.)


7.1 kg (15.6 lb)—typical configuration

Operating environment


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

Software requirements

IBM AIX® v7.3, v7.2, v7.1, v6.1, v5.3

  • 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)


  • 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

Power Systems hardware adapter requirements

SAS adapters (Features 5278, 5900, 5901 and 5912) One drive device per HBA standard
SAS adapters (Features EKAA, EKAB, EJ10, EJ11, EL10, EJOJ and EJOM) on Power8® and POWER7 Systems using high-density applications
Quad Cable (Feature 5544) allows up to four devices per HBA

  • PCI-X DDR Dual-x4 external SAS controller adapter for half-high LTO Ultrium 7, 6 and 5 tape drives and DVD-RAM drives
  • High-density external SAS controller adapters for attaching half-high LTO Ultrium 8, 7, 6 and 5 tape drives

USB adapter (Feature 2728)
USB3 adapter (Feature EC45)

4-port USB adapter for RDX removable disk drive docking station, and DVD-RAM USB drives


BladeCenter adapter (Feature 8246)
(for use with POWER blade systems)

3 GB SAS Expansion Adapter installed in BladeCenter

Fibre Channel adapter
POWER7(Feature EK43, EL5B, 5273 and 5753)

External Fibre Channel adapter for Power Systems

PureFlex systems Fibre Channel adapter (Feature 1764)

External Fibre Channel adapter for PureFlex systems
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