S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSDs for IBM System x

IBM Redbooks Product Guide

Abstract

The S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) for IBM® System x® employ MLC NAND flash memory with High Endurance Technology and a 6 Gbps SATA interface to provide an affordable solution with industry leading performance. They are targeted at databases and other enterprise workloads that require high I/O performance in random read and write operations, including applications caching and tiering. The 1.8-inch SSDs can also be used in the IBM eXFlash solution for maximum capacity and performance.

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 x3650 M4 HD 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 M5210 and M5210e support
* Added N2215 support

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

The S3700 SATA 1.8-inch, 2.5-inch, and 3.5-inch MLC Enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) for IBM® System x® employ MLC NAND flash memory with High Endurance Technology and a 6 Gbps SATA interface to provide an affordable solution with industry leading performance. They are targeted at databases and other enterprise workloads that require high I/O performance in random read and write operations, including applications caching and tiering. The 1.8-inch SSDs can also be used in the IBM eXFlash solution for maximum capacity and performance.

Figure 1 shows the S3700 SATA 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise SSD.

S3700 SATA 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise SSD
Figure 1. S3700 SATA 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise SSD

Did you know

With High Endurance Technology, S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSDs can be fully rewritten up to ten times per day throughout their entire five-year life expectancy. These solid-state drives provide outstanding performance, endurance, reliability, and energy efficiency for both read- and write-intensive enterprise applications, such as databases, data warehouses, corporate email and collaboration, actively connected users, medical imaging, and other applications.

Rigorous testing of S3700 SATA Enterprise MLC SSDs by IBM through the IBM ServerProven® program assures a high degree of confidence in storage subsystem compatibility and reliability. Providing an additional peace of mind, these drives are covered under IBM 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
S3700 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM System x41Y8366A4FS
S3700 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM System x41Y8371A4FT
2.5-inch SSDs
S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x41Y8331A4FL
S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x41Y8351A4FM
S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x00AJ156A4U3
S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x41Y8336A4FN
S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x41Y8356A4FP
S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM Flex System x22200AJ320A51S
S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x00AJ161A4U4
S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x41Y8341A4FQ
S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x41Y8361A4FR
S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM Flex System x22200AJ325A51T
S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x00AJ166A4U5
3.5-inch SSDs
S3700 200GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x00AJ480A56G
S3700 400GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x00AJ485A56H
S3700 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x00AJ490A56J

The part numbers include the following items:
  • One SSD without a drive tray (1.8-inch SSDs) or one SSD with a 2.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap drive tray (2.5-inch SSDs) or one SSD with a 3.5-inch hot swap drive tray (3.5-inch SDDs)
  • Technical Update Flyer
  • Warranty Flyer
  • Important Notices document

Features

The S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SDDs have the following features:

  • Industry standard 1.8-inch, 2.5-inch, or 3.5-inch form factors
  • Support for a standard 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive bay (2.5-inch SSDs or 3.5-inch SSDs, respectively), eXFlash drive bay (1.8-inch SSDs), or SSD drive bay (1.8-inch SSDs) on selected System x, IBM iDataPlex®, IBM BladeCenter®, and IBM Flex System™ servers
  • Cost-effective Intel 25 nm MLC NAND flash memory with High Endurance Technology (HET)
  • High Endurance Technology combines NAND silicon enhancements and SSD NAND management techniques to extend the write endurance of an SSD
  • SATA MLC solid-state drive with high read and write performance and consistently low latencies to fulfill client needs in the enterprise space
  • High endurance, with up to 14.6 PB of total bytes written (TBW) to enable applications with intensive read/write workloads
  • High reliability and enhanced ruggedness
  • Energy saving, with as little as 6 W power consumption per drive
  • Absence of moving parts to reduce potential failure points in the server
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Advanced Encrypting Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption
  • Full end-to-end data path protection
  • Thermal throttling to extend the life of the drive
  • Enhanced power loss data protection

The key difference between Enterprise SSDs and Enterprise Value SSDs is their endurance (or life expectancy). SSDs have a huge but finite number of program/erase (P/E) cycles, which affect how long they can perform write operations and thus their life expectancy. Enterprise SSDs have better endurance but a higher cost/IOPS ratio compared to Enterprise Value SSDs. SSD write endurance is typically measured by the number of program/erase cycles that the drive can incur over its lifetime, which is listed as TBW in the device specification.

For example, with S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSDs, the entire drive can be fully rewritten up to ten times per day to meet the five-year lifetime expectation of the drive, but the Enterprise Value SSD can sustain only up to 0.4 full writes per day (25 times less) to provide the same five-year lifetime.

Technical specifications

Table 2 presents technical specifications for the S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise solid-state drives.

Table 2. S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSD technical specifications (Part 1: 2.5-inch SSDs)

Feature
200 GB
400 GB
800 GB
Part number41Y8331
00AJ156
41Y835141Y8336
00AJ161
41Y8356
00AJ320
41Y8341
00AJ166
41Y8361
00AJ325
Interface6 Gbps
SATA
6 Gbps
SATA
6 Gbps
SATA
6 Gbps
SATA
6 Gbps
SATA
6 Gbps
SATA
Hot-swap driveYesNoYesNoYesNo
Form factor2.5-inch2.5-inch2.5-inch2.5-inch2.5-inch2.5-inch
Capacity200 GB200 GB400 GB400 GB800 GB800 GB
Endurance5-year lifetime
(3.65 PB TBW)
5-year lifetime
(3.65 PB TBW)
5-year lifetime
(7.3 PB TBW)
5-year lifetime
(7.3 PB TBW)
5-year lifetime
(14.6 PB TBW)
5-year lifetime
(14.6 PB TBW)
Data reliability< 1 in 1017 bits read< 1 in 1017 bits read< 1 in 1017 bits read< 1 in 1017 bits read< 1 in 1017 bits read< 1 in 1017 bits read
MTBF, hours2,000,0002,000,0002,000,0002,000,0002,000,0002,000,000
IOPS reads*75,00075,00075,00075,00075,00075,000
IOPS writes*32,00032,00036,00036,00036,00036,000
Sequential read rate†500 MBps500 MBps500 MBps500 MBps500 MBps500 MBps
Sequential write rate†365 MBps365 MBps460 MBps460 MBps460 MBps460 MBps
Read latency50 μs50 μs50 μs50 μs50 μs50 μs
Write latency65 μs65 μs65 μs65 μs65 μs65 μs
Shock, operating1000 g, 0.5 ms1000 g, 0.5 ms1000 g, 0.5 ms1000 g, 0.5 ms1000 g, 0.5 ms1000 g, 0.5 ms
Vibration, operating2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz
Vibration, non-operating3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz
Typical power6 W6 W6 W6 W6 W6 W
* 4 KB block transfers
† 128 KB block transfers

Table 2. S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSD technical specifications (Part 2: 1.8-inch and 3.5-inch SSDs)
Feature
200 GB
400 GB
800 GB
Part number41Y836600AJ48041Y837100AJ48500AJ490
Interface6 Gbps
SATA
6 Gbps
SATA
6 Gbps
SATA
6 Gbps
SATA
6 Gbps
SATA
Hot-swap driveYes§YesYes§YesYes
Form factor1.8-inch3.5-inch1.8-inch3.5-inch3.5-inch
Capacity200 GB200 GB400 GB400 GB800 GB
Endurance5-year lifetime
(3.65 PB TBW)
5-year lifetime
(3.65 PB TBW)
5-year lifetime
(7.3 PB TBW)
5-year lifetime
(7.3 PB TBW)
5-year lifetime
(14.6 PB TBW)
Data reliability< 1 in 1017 bits read< 1 in 1017 bits read< 1 in 1017 bits read< 1 in 1017 bits read< 1 in 1017 bits read
MTBF, hours2,000,0002,000,0002,000,0002,000,0002,000,000
IOPS reads*75,00075,00075,00075,00075,000
IOPS writes*29,00032,00036,00036,00036,000
Sequential read rate†500 MBps500 MBps500 MBps500 MBps500 MBps
Sequential write rate†365 MBps365 MBps460 MBps460 MBps460 MBps
Read latency50 μs50 μs50 μs50 μs50 μs
Write latency65 μs65 μs65 μs65 μs65 μs
Shock, operating1000 g, 0.5 ms1000 g, 0.5 ms1000 g, 0.5 ms1000 g, 0.5 ms1000 g, 0.5 ms
Vibration, operating2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz2.17 g rms 5-700 Hz
Vibration, non-operating3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz3.13 g rms 5-800 Hz
Typical power6 W6 W6 W6 W6 W
§ This SSD can be a hot-swap or non-hot-swap drive depending on the server in which it is installed.
* 4 KB block transfers
† 128 KB block transfers

The TBW value that is assigned to a solid-state device is the total bytes of written data that a drive can be guaranteed to complete. Reaching this limit does not cause the drive to immediately fail; the TBW simply denotes the maximum number of writes that can be guaranteed. A solid-state device does not fail upon reaching the specified TBW, but at some point after surpassing the TBW value (and based on manufacturing variance margins), the drive reaches the end-of-life point, at which time the drive goes into read-only mode. Because of such behavior, careful planning must be done to use SSDs in the application environments to ensure that the TBW of the drive is not exceeded before the required life expectancy.

Supported servers

The S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSDs and supported RAID controllers can be installed in the System x, iDataPlex, and NeXtScale servers that are listed in Table 3 and the BladeCenter and Flex System servers that are listed in Table 4.

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
41Y8366S3700 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
41Y8371S3700 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
2.5" SSDs
41Y8331S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
41Y8351S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00AJ156S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
41Y8336S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
41Y8356S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00AJ320S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ161S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
41Y8341S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
41Y8361S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00AJ325S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ166S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
3.5" SSDs
00AJ480S3700 200GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ485S3700 400GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ490S3700 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
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
41Y8366S3700 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
41Y8371S3700 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
2.5" SSDs
41Y8331S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
41Y8351S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
00AJ156S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
41Y8336S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
41Y8356S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
00AJ320S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ161S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
41Y8341S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
41Y8361S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
00AJ325S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ166S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
3.5" SSDs
00AJ480S3700 200GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ485S3700 400GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ490S3700 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N

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
41Y8366S3700 200GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
41Y8371S3700 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
2.5" SSDs
41Y8331S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
41Y8351S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ156S3700 200GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
41Y8336S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
41Y8356S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ320S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
00AJ161S3700 400GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
41Y8341S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
41Y8361S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ325S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise SSD for IBM Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
00AJ166S3700 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
3.5" SSDs
00AJ480S3700 200GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ485S3700 400GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ490S3700 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD for IBM System x
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N

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

Supported storage controllers

The S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSDs require a supported disk controller. Tables 5 and 6 list the System x, BladeCenter, and Flex System controllers that support the SSDs that are installed in a supported server.

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
Y
N
N
N
46C9110ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
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
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y4481ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
81Y4448ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
81Y4492ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
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
N
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
N
N
N
N
N
N
47C8675N2215 SAS/SATA HBA
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
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. 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
Y
N
N
N
N
N

For the latest information about the adapters that are supported by each System x server type, see the IBM ServerProven website: http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Supported operating systems

SSDs 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 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • 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 Server 2008 Foundation
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • 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 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86
  • 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
  • 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 10 with Xen for x86
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.1
  • VMware ESX 4.0
  • VMware ESXi 4.0

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

Warranty

The S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSDs carry a one-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) limited warranty. When the SSDs are installed in a supported IBM server, these drives assume your system’s base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrades.

Physical specifications

The S3700 SATA 1.8-inch MLC Enterprise 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: 49 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: 399 g (0.9 lb)

The S3700 SATA 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise 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: 74 g (0.16 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 63 mm (2.5 in.)
  • Width: 174 mm (6.9 in.)
  • Depth: 133 mm (5.2 in.)
  • Weight: 434 g (1.0 lb)

The S3700 SATA 3.5-inch MLC Enterprise 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: 74 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)

Operating environment

The S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSDs are supported in the following environment:

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

Agency approvals

The S3700 SATA MLC Enterprise SSDs conform to the following regulations:

  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • FCC
  • EMC
  • CE Mark
  • C-Tick Mark
  • Taiwan (BSMI Certification)
  • KCC

Related publications

For more information, see the following documents:


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