Technical specifications

Host interface

10 Gbps iSCSI and optional 16 Gbps Fibre Channel, 12 Gbps SAS, 25 Gbps iSCSI, 10 Gbps iSCSI/FCoE or 1 Gbps iSCSI

User interface

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Supported drives

2.5-inch flash drives: 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.92 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB

RAID levels

RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Distributed

Maximum drives supported

760 per system; 1,520 per clustered system

Fans and power supplies

Fully redundant, hot-swappable

Rack support

Standard 19-inch

Management software

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software

Cache per control enclosure/clustered system

32 GB/64 GB clustered

Advanced features included

Virtualization of internal storage, data migration, data reduction pools with thin provisioning, unmap and deduplication

Additional available features

Remote mirroring, compression, external virtualization, encryption, IBM Easy Tier®

Replication services

IBM FlashCopy®, IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot, Metro Mirror (synchronous), Global Mirror (asynchronous)



  • Flexible warranty
  • Post-warranty support available
  • Customer setup (initial installation and field upgrades)


  • Initial license purchase. Software maintenance agreement available


8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D

  • Approximate weight:
  • Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)

Operating environment

  • Air temperature:
  • Relative humidity:

Supported systems

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Independent software vendor (ISV) solutions

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