IBM SATA 1.8-inch, 2.5-inch, and 3.5-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSDs

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Abstract

The IBM® Enterprise Value solid-state drives (SSDs) provide affordable, reliable, and performance-driven solid-state storage solutions for read-intensive applications. These solid-state drives present an opportunity to simplify your local storage infrastructure to help maintain overall maintenance and cooling cost, while considering remote storage solutions for end-to-end data availability.

Changes in the March 25 update:
* Added 3.5-inch SSDs
* Added 2.5-inch SSDs for Flex System x222
* Added Flex System x222 support
* Added Flex System x240 (E5-2600 v2) support
* Added System x3850 X6/x3950 X6 support
* Added System x3750 M4 (8752) support
* Added System x3250 M5 support
* Added System x3650 M4 HD support
* Added System x3650 M4 BD support
* Added NeXtScale nx360 M4 support
* Added System x3530 M4 (E5-2400 v2) and x3630 M4 (E5-2400 v2) support
* Added System x3500 M4 (E5-2600 v2), x3550 M4 (E5-2600 v2), and x3650 M4 (E5-2600 v2) support
* Added ServeRAID F5115, M5210, and M5210e support
* Added N2115 and N2215 support
* Clarified SSD Caching Enabler support

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

The IBM® Enterprise Value solid-state drives (SSDs) employ cost-effective MLC NAND technology to bring an affordable and performance-driven solution for read-intensive applications. These SSDs are available as 2.5-inch form factor drives with both simple-swap and hot-swap options, as well as 3.5-inch hot-swap drive options and 1.8-inch drive options. These SSDs use a single-chip controller with a SATA interface on the system side and n-channels of Micron NAND Flash internally. Packaged in an HDD replacement enclosure, these SSDs integrate easily in existing storage infrastructures.

Figure 1 shows IBM SATA 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSD.

IBM SATA 2.5" MLC Entry SSD
Figure 1. IBM SATA 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSD

Did you know

Unlike client drives, these solid-state drives for IBM System x® are equipped with a robust suite of enterprise features, including SMART attributes, hot-plug support, and uCode. They also leverage enterprise data path protection to verify data to and from NAND at every possible location and protect the integrity of the data. The NAND flash in these SSDs is screened and then tested specifically for enterprise customer use. Overall, these SSDs provide outstanding IOPS/watt and cost/IOPS for enterprise solutions and are an excellent choice for read-intensive applications like web serving, content delivery, and streaming video.

Providing that additional peace of mind, IBM Enterprise Value MLC SSDs are covered under IBM warranty. These drives carry a 1-year limited warranty, or when installed in an IBM System x server, these drives assume your system's base warranty.

Part number information

Table 1 lists the information for ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

DescriptionPart numberFeature code
1.8-inch SSDs
IBM 64GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD49Y5834A3AQ
IBM 128GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD00W1222A3TG
IBM 256GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD00W1227A3TH
IBM 512GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD49Y5993A3AR
2.5-inch SSDs
IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD49Y5839A3AS
IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD49Y5849A3AT
IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD90Y8648A2U4
IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD90Y8668A2UB
IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x22290Y8984A36B
IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD90Y8643A2U3
IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD90Y8663A2UC
IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x22290Y8989A36C
IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD49Y5844A3AU
IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD49Y5854A3AV
3.5-inch SSDs
IBM 64GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00W1286A3G1
IBM 128GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00W1291A3G3
IBM 256GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00W1296A3G4
IBM 512GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00W1301A3G2

The part numbers include the following items:
  • One SSD without a drive tray (1.8-inch SSDs) or one SSD mounted on a 2.5-inch hot-swap drive tray (2.5-inch HS SSDs) or 2.5-inch simple-swap drive tray (2.5-inch SS SSDs) or 3.5-inch hot swap drive tray (3.5-inch SDDs)
  • Support Flyer for SSD
  • Warranty Flyer
  • Important Notices Flyer

Features

The IBM SATA MLC Enterprise Value SDDs have the following features:

  • 1.8-inch, 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch industry standard form factors
  • Support for a conventional 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive bay (2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SSDs, respectively) or IBM eXFlash SSD drive bay or SSD drive bay on selected IBM iDataPex®, IBM BladeCenter® and IBM Flex System™ servers (1.8-inch drives)
  • 6 Gbps SATA interface
  • Utilizate industry-leading 25 nm MLC
  • Cost-effective MLC NAND technology with high read performance
  • Enterprise Data Path Protection to ensure NAND integrity
  • Endurance: up to 350 TB of total bytes written (TBW) for a 512 GB drives at 90% full disk based on predefined usage pattern (see explanation below)
  • Energy-saving 2.5 - 3.5 watt power consumption per drive
  • Absence of moving parts reduces potential failure points in the server
  • Native command queuing support
  • Self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART) command set

Technical specifications

Table 2 (Parts 1 and 2) presents technical specifications for the Enterprise Value solid-state drives.

Table 2. Enterprise Value SSD technical specifications (Part 1: 2.5-inch SSDs)

Feature
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
Part number
49Y5839
49Y5849
90Y8648
90Y8668
90Y8984
90Y8643
90Y8663
90Y8989
49Y5844
49Y5854
Hot-swap drive
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Form factor
2.5-in.
2.5-in.
2.5-in.
2.5-in.
2.5-in.
2.5-in.
2.5-in.
2.5-in.
2.5-in.
2.5-in.
Interface
6 Gbps SATA
6 Gbps SATA
6 Gbps SATA
6 Gbps SATA
Capacity
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
Endurance
36 TB
72 TB
175 TB
350 TB
IOPS read*
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
IOPS write*
7,000
7,500
7,500
7,500
Sequential read rate†
350 MBps
350 MBps
350 MBps
350 MBps
Sequential write rate†
100 MBps
140 MBps
140 MBps
140 MBps
Read latency
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
Write latency
3.5 ms
3.5 ms
3.5 ms
3.5 ms
Shock, operating
1500 G/1.0 ms
1500 G/1.0 ms
1500 G/1.0 ms
1500 G/1.0 ms
Vibration, operating
2–500Hz at 3.1 G
2–500Hz at 3.1 G
2–500Hz at 3.1 G
2–500Hz at 3.1 G
* 4 KB block transfers
† 128 KB block transfers

Table 2. Enterprise Value SSD technical specifications (Part 2: 1.8-inch and 3.5-inch SSDs)
Feature
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
Part number
49Y5834
00W1286
00W1222
00W1291
00W1227
00W1296
49Y5993
00W1301
Hot-swap drive
Yes§
Yes
Yes§
Yes
Yes§
Yes
Yes§
Yes
Form factor
1.8-in.
3.5-in.
1.8-in.
3.5-in.
1.8-in.
3.5-in.
1.8-in.
3.5-in.
Interface
6 Gbps SATA
6 Gbps SATA
6 Gbps SATA
6 Gbps SATA
Capacity
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
Endurance
36 TB
72 TB
175 TB
350 TB
IOPS read*
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
IOPS write*
7,000
7,500
7,500
7,500
Sequential read rate†
350 MBps
350 MBps
350 MBps
350 MBps
Sequential write rate†
100 MBps
140 MBps
140 MBps
140 MBps
Read latency
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
Write latency
3.5 ms
3.5 ms
3.5 ms
3.5 ms
Shock, operating
1500 G/1.0 ms
1500 G/1.0 ms
1500 G/1.0 ms
1500 G/1.0 ms
Vibration, operating
2–500Hz at 3.1 G
2–500Hz at 3.1 G
2–500Hz at 3.1 G
2–500Hz at 3.1 G
§ This SSD can be a hot-swap or non-hot-swap drive depending on a server in which it is installed.
* 4 KB block transfers
† 128 KB block transfers

Enterprise Value SSDs and Enterprise SSDs have similar read and write IOPS performance, but the key difference between them is their endurance (or life time) (that is, how long they can perform write operations because SSDs have a finite number of program/erase (P/E) cycles). Enterprise Value SSDs have a better cost/IOPS ratio but lower endurance compared to Enterprise SSDs. SSD write endurance is typically measured by the number of program/erase (P/E) cycles, that the drive incurs over its lifetime, listed as TBW in the device specification.

The TBW value assigned to a solid-state device is the total bytes of written data (based on the number of P/E cycles) that a drive can be guaranteed to complete (% of remaining P/E cycles = % of remaining TBW). Reaching this limit does not cause the drive to immediately fail. It simply denotes the maximum number of writes that can be guaranteed. A solid-state device will not fail upon reaching the specified TBW. At some point based on manufacturing variance margin, after surpassing the TBW value, the drive will reach the end-of-life point, at which the drive will go into a read-only mode. Because of such behavior by Enterprise Value solid-state drives, careful planning must be done to use them only in read-intensive environments to ensure that the TBW of the drive will not be exceeded prior to the required life expectancy.

The endurance of Enterprise Value drives is specified based on the following access pattern: 50% random data and 50% sequential data with block size mixes of 5% of the data as 4 KB block size, 5% of the data as 8 KB block size, 10% of the data as 16 KB block size, 35% of the data as 64 KB block size, and 35% of the data as 128 KB block size. The Enterprise Value drives described here are capable of up to 350 TB (512 GB SSDs) of lifetime writes, with the workload stated above as the worse case. For the 512 GB SSD to last in five years inside of the 350 TB of TBW, the drive write workload must be limited to no more than 190 GB of writes per day. For the device to last in three years, the drive write workload must be limited to no more than 320 GB of writes per day.

Supported servers

Table 3 (Parts 1 and 2) lists the compatibility information for the IBM SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs and System x, iDataPlex, and NeXtScale servers.

Table 3. System x, iDataPlex, and NeXtScale compatibility (Part 1)

Part numberDescription
x3250 M5 (5458)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160, E5-2400 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158, E5-2400 v2)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 HD (5460)
x3750 M4 (8752)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (3837)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
nx360 M4 (5455)
1.8" SSDs
49Y5834IBM 64GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
00W1222IBM 128GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00W1227IBM 256GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
49Y5993IBM 512GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
2.5" SSDs
49Y5839IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y5849IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
90Y8648IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8668IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
90Y8984IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8643IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8663IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
90Y8989IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y5844IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y5854IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
3.5" SSDs
00W1286IBM 64GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1291IBM 128GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1296IBM 256GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1301IBM 512GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N

Table 3. System x, iDataPlex, and NeXtScale compatibility (Part 2)
Part numberDescription
x3100 M4 (2582)
x3250 M4 (2583)
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3690 X5 (7147)
x3750 M4 (8722)
x3850 X5/x3950 X5 (7143)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
1.8" SSDs
49Y5834IBM 64GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00W1222IBM 128GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00W1227IBM 256GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
49Y5993IBM 512GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
2.5" SSDs
49Y5839IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
49Y5849IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
90Y8648IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
90Y8668IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
90Y8984IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8643IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
90Y8663IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
90Y8989IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
49Y5844IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
49Y5854IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
3.5" SSDs
00W1286IBM 64GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1291IBM 128GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1296IBM 256GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00W1301IBM 512GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N

Table 4 lists the compatibility information for the IBM SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs and IBM BladeCenter® and IBM Flex System™ servers.

Table 4. BladeCenter and Flex System compatibility
Part numberDescription
HS22 (7870)
HS23 (7875, E5-2600)
HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2)
HS23E (8038)
HX5 (7873)
x220 (7906)
x222 (7916)
x240 (8737, E5-2600)
x240 (8737, E5-2600 v2)
x440 (7917)
1.8" SSDs
49Y5834IBM 64GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00W1222IBM 128GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
00W1227IBM 256GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
49Y5993IBM 512GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
2.5" SSDs
49Y5839IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
49Y5849IBM 64GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8648IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
90Y8668IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8984IBM 128GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
90Y8643IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
90Y8663IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
90Y8989IBM 256GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
49Y5844IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
49Y5854IBM 512GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
3.5" SSDs
00W1286IBM 64GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00W1291IBM 128GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00W1296IBM 256GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00W1301IBM 512GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N

See the IBM ServerProven® website for the latest compatibility information for System x, BladeCenter, iDataPlex and Flex System servers: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Supported storage controllers

The IBM SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs require a supported disk controller. Table 5 lists the System x controllers that support these solid-state drives installed in a supported server.

SSD Caching support: The IBM SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs do not support Performance Accelerator and SSD Caching Enabler features of the supported IBM ServeRAID controllers.

Table 5. Controllers for System x, iDataPlex, and NeXtScale servers supported with the SSDs (Part 1)

Part
number
Product description
x3250 M5 (5458)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160, E5-2400 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158, E5-2400 v2)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 HD (5460)
x3750 M4 (8752)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (3837)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600 v2)
nx360 M4 (5455)
OnboardServeRAID M5210e SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
46C9110ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
00AE882ServeRAID F5115-200GB SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AE886ServeRAID F5115-800GB SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y4481ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
Y
N
81Y4448ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
Y
81Y4492ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
90Y4304ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
46M0829ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
46M0916ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
46M0831ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID C105
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID C100
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
46M0912IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
46C8988N2115 SAS/SATA HBA
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
47C8675N2215 SAS/SATA HBA
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N

Table 5. Controllers for System x, iDataPlex, and NeXtScale servers supported with the SSDs (Part 2)
Part
number
Product description
x3100 M4 (2582)
x3250 M4 (2583)
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600)
x3530 M4 (7160)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600)
x3630 M4 (7158)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600)
x3690 X5 (7147)
x3750 M4 (8722)
x3850 X5/x3950 X5 (7143)
dx360 M4 (7912, E5-2600)
OnboardServeRAID M5210e SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
46C9110ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00AE882ServeRAID F5115-200GB SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AE886ServeRAID F5115-800GB SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y4481ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
81Y4448ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
81Y4492ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
90Y4304ServeRAID M5016 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
46M0829ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
46M0916ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
46M0831ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID C105
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID C100
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
46M0912IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
46C8988N2115 SAS/SATA HBA
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
47C8675N2215 SAS/SATA HBA
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N

Table 6 lists the BladeCenter and Flex System controllers that support IBM SATA Enterprise Value SSDs installed in a supported server.

SSD Caching support: The IBM SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs do not support Performance Accelerator and SSD Caching Enabler features of the supported IBM ServeRAID controllers.

Table 6. BladeCenter and Flex System compatibility
Part numberDescription
HS22 (7870)
HS23 (7875, E5-2600)
HS23 (7875, E5-2600 v2)
HS23E (8038)
HX5 (7873)
x220 (7906)
x222 (7916)
x240 (8737, E5-2600)
x240 (8737, E5-2600 v2)
x440 (7917)
90Y4390ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
90Y4750ServeRAID H1135 Controller
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID C105
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardIntegrated LSI SAS2004
N
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
OnboardIntegrated SATA Controller (Intel C600 chipset)
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
46C7167ServeRAID-MR10ie (CIOv) Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardIntegrated LSI SAS1064e
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
46M6908SSD Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter HX5
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N

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/

Supported operating systems

Solid-state drives operate transparently to users, storage systems, applications, databases, and operating systems. The controllers that support SSDs are supported by the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition with Xen
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • VMware ESX 4.0
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.0
  • VMware ESXi 4.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)

See the IBM ServerProven website for the latest information about the specific versions and service packs supported: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. Click System x servers, then Disk controllers to see the support matrix. Click the check mark that is associated with the System x server in question to see the details of the operating system support.

Warranty

The IBM SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs carry a 1-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) limited warranty. When installed on a System x server, these drives assume your system’s base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrade.

Physical specifications

The IBM 3.5-inch MLC HS Enterprise Value SSDs have the following physical specifications.

Dimensions and weight (approximate, without a 3.5-inch tray):

  • Height: 7 mm (0.3 in.)
  • Width: 70 mm (2.8 in.)
  • Depth: 100 mm (4.0 in.)
  • Weight: 73 g (0.2 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 95 mm (3.7 in.)
  • Width: 257 mm (10.1 in.)
  • Depth: 193 mm (7.6 in.)
  • Weight: 484 g (1.1 lb)

The IBM 2.5-inch MLC HS and SS Enterprise Value SSDs have the following physical specifications.

Dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 7 mm (0.3 in.)
  • Width: 70 mm (2.8 in.)
  • Depth: 100 mm (4.0 in.)
  • Weight: 73 g (0.2 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 63 mm (2.5 in.)
  • Width: 174 mm (6.85 in.)
  • Depth: 133 mm (5.2 in.)
  • Weight: 440 g (1.0 lb)

The IBM 1.8-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSDs have the following physical specifications.

Dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 5 mm (0.2 in.)
  • Width: 54 mm (2.1 in.)
  • Depth: 79 mm (3.1 in.)
  • Weight: 45 g (0.1 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 32 mm (1.3 in.)
  • Width: 226 mm (8.9 in.)
  • Depth: 150 mm (5.9 in.)
  • Weight: 400 g (0.9 lb)

Operating environment

The IBM MLC Enterprise Value SSDs are supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature: 0 - 70 °C (32 - 158°F) at 0 - 914 m (0 - 3,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8 - 85% (noncondensing)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)

Agency approvals

The drives conform to the following regulations:

  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • CE Mark
  • C-Tick Mark
  • IEC
  • Taiwan (BSMI Certification)
  • Korea EMI
  • EMC
  • FCC
  • VCCI

Related publications

For more information see the following documents:


Special Notices

This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a client responsibility and depends upon the client's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the client's operational environment.

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