IBM DS8880 High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 12 October 2018

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ISBN-10: 073845723x
ISBN-13: 9780738457239
IBM Form #: REDP-5422-02
(24 pages)

Authors: Stephen Manthorpe, Axel Westphal


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the IBM DS8880 High-Performance Enclosure (HPFE) Gen2 architecture and configuration.

The DS8880 HPFE Gen2 is a 2U Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) flash enclosure with associated Flash RAID adapters that can be used exclusively with DS8880 models.

The flash enclosure and Flash RAID adapters are installed in pairs. Each storage enclosure pair can support 16, 32, or 48 encryption-capable flash drives (2.5-inch, 63.5 mm form factor).

Table of contents

Architecture and key components
Easy Tier and Disk Magic
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