IBM 3Gb SAS Host Bus Adapter v2 (Withdrawn)

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Abstract

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 provides an ideal solution for all servers and workstations needing ultra high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission-critical applications. This HBA provides support for SAS and SATA HDDs and tape drive configurations.

Note: This product has now been withdrawn from marketing and is no longer available for ordering from IBM.

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The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 provides an ideal solution for all servers and workstations needing ultra high-speed data transfer in disk connectivity for data backup and mission-critical applications. This HBA provides support for SAS and SATA HDDs and tape drive configurations.

Figure 1 shows the IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2.

IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2
Figure 1. IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2


Did you know

This adapter is an ideal choice for connecting to tape drives with 3 Gbps SAS host interfaces.


Part number information

Table 1 lists the part number and feature code

Table 1. Part number and feature code
DescriptionPart numberFeature code
IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v244E87003583


Specifications

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 has the following specifications:
  • One external Mini-SAS x4 connector (SFF-8088)
  • Four internal SATA x1 connectors
  • LSI 1068E SAS controller
  • PCI Express x8 host interface
  • RAID levels : none*

* The 3Gb SAS HBA v2 supports RAID, but only on the System x3455 (RAID levels 0, 1, and 1E are supported). All other supported systems support tape connectivity only. See the announcement letter (link below) for details.


Operating environment

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 is supported in the following environment:
  • Temperature:
    • At 0 - 1000 m (0 - 3000 ft): 10 - 35° C (50 - 95° F)
    • At 1000 - 2100 m (3000 - 7000 ft): 10 - 32° C (50 - 90° F)
  • Relative humidity: 20 - 80% (non-condensing)


Warranty

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 has a one-year limited warranty. When installed on a System x server, these cards assume your system’s base warranty and any IBM ServicePac upgrade.


Supported servers

The IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2 is supported on the IBM System x servers listed in Table 2.

Table 2. Supported System x servers

Adapter

Part number

x3100 M3

x3200 M2

x3200 M3

x3250 M2

x3250 M3

x3350

x3400

x3400 M2


x3455

x3500

x3500 M2


IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2

44E8700

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Table 2 (continued). Supported System x servers

Adapter

x3550

x3550 M2

x3550 M3

x3620 M3

x3630 M3

x3650

x3650 T

x3650 M2

x3650 M3

x3655

x3690 X5

x3755

x3755 M3

x3850 M2

x3950 M2

x3850 X5

IBM 3Gb SAS HBA v2

N

Y

Y

N

N

N

N

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

See the IBM ServerProven website for the latest information about the adapters supported by each System x server type: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/


Related publications

For more information refer to the following documents:

Special Notices

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Publish Date
29 September 2010


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