Compare IBM FlashSystem 5200, 7300 and 9500

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Product specifications IBM FlashSystem 5200 IBM FlashSystem 7300 IBM FlashSystem 9500
Maximum bandwidth (reads)
21 GB per second
50 GB per second
100 GB per second
Response times (reads)
< 50 microseconds
< 50 microseconds
< 50 microseconds
Effective maximum capacity within single enclosure*
1.2 PBe (1U enclosure)
2.2 PBe (2U enclosure)
4.5 PBe** (4U enclosure)
Processor/PCIe Gen
Intel Sky Lake, Gen 3 PCIe
lntel Cascade Lake, Gen 3 PCIe
lntel Ice Lake, Gen 4 PCIe
Maximum front-end host ports
8
24
48
FlashCore Module capacities supported
4.8, 9.6, 19.2 and 38.4 TB
4.8, 9.6, 19.2 and 38.4 TB
4.8, 9.6, 19.2 and 38.4 TB
Storage class memory drive capacities supported
1.6 TB
1.6 TB
1.6 TB

Use cases

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Server and desktop virtualization
  • Production database
  • Containers
  • Data center edge
  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Server and desktop virtualization
  • Production database
  • Containers
  • Workload consolidation
  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Server and desktop virtualization
  • Production database
  • Containers
  • In-memory database
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* Assuming 3:1 data reduction

** Future IBM Spectrum® Virtualize versions required to enable 48 x 38.4 TB FlashCore Modules, at GA 24 x 38.4 TB FlashCore Modules (2.2 PBe) is supported

All FlashSystem products additionally support industry standard NVMe modules and SAS-connected traditional HDDs