IBM 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, and 800 GB SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs

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Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, and 800 GB solid-state drives (SSDs), which are next-generation Enterprise Value SSDs for IBM System x® that are engineered for greater performance and endurance in a cost-effective design, and to support a broader set of workloads. 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.

Changes in the September 12 update:
* The NeXtScale nx360 M4 does not support the 1.8-inch SSDs

Contents


Table of contents


Introduction

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, and 800 GB solid-state drives (SSDs), which are next-generation Enterprise Value SSDs for IBM System x® that are engineered for greater performance and endurance in a cost-effective design, and to support a broader set of workloads. These SSDs, shown in the following figure, are available as 2.5-inch form factor drives with both simple-swap (SS) and hot-swap (HS) options, as well as 3.5-inch hot-swap and 1.8-inch drives.

IBM SATA 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSDs
Figure 1. IBM SATA 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSDs

Did you know

The next-generation IBM Enterprise Value SSDs offer endurance of up to 2.4 DWPD for five years that is a substantial increase for Enterprise Value class SSDs and positions these drives to support larger data center workloads. Overall, these SSDs provide outstanding IOPS/watt and cost/IOPS for enterprise solutions and are an excellent choice for read-intensive and up to 70%/30% mixed read/write-intensive applications, such as web serving, hyperscale cloud, content delivery, caching, databases, and analytics.

Unlike client drives, these solid-state drives for IBM System x are equipped with a robust suite of enterprise features, including Self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART) attributes and hot-plug support. They also use 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.

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 a supported IBM 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 120GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD00AJ335A56V
IBM 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD00AJ340A56W
IBM 480GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD00AJ345A56X
IBM 800GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD00AJ350A56Y
2.5-inch SSDs - Hot swap
IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ395A577
IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ400A578
IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ405A579
IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ410A57A
IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ355A56Z
IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ360A570
IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ365A571
IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ370A572
2.5-inch SSDs - Simple swap
IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ375A573
IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ380A574
IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ385A575
IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ390A576
2.5-inch SSDs - for IBM Flex System® x222
IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x22200AJ415A57B
IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x22200AJ420A57C
IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x22200AJ425A57D
IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x22200AJ430A57E
2.5-inch SSDs - for NeXtScale System
IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System00FN020A57K
IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System00FN025A57L
IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System00FN030A57M
IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System00FN035A57N
3.5-inch SSDs
IBM 120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ435A57F
IBM 240GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ440A57G
IBM 480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ445A57H
IBM 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD00AJ450A57J

The part numbers include the following items:
  • One SSD without a drive tray (1.8-inch SSDs and 2.5-inch SSDs for NeXtScale System) 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 SSDs)
  • Support Flyer for SSDs
  • Warranty Flyer
  • Important Notices Flyer

Features

The IBM Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. (SATA) MLC Enterprise Value SSDs 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 iDataPlex®, IBM BladeCenter®, IBM Flex System™, and IBM NeXtScale servers (1.8-inch drives)
  • 6 Gbps SATA interface
  • Use of industry-leading Micron 20 nm MLC NAND technology
  • Cost-effective MLC NAND technology with high read and write performance:
    • Up to 65,000 read IOPS
    • Up to 35,000 write IOPS
    • Up to 425 MBps sequential read rate
    • Up to 375 MBps sequential write rate
  • Enterprise Data Path Protection to ensure NAND integrity
  • Static and dynamic wear leveling
  • Endurance: up to 1.9 PB of total bytes written (TBW) for an 800 GB drive
  • Support for MegaRAID CacheCade feature of a supported ServeRAID controller
  • Energy-saving 6 watt typical 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

Enterprise Value SSDs and Enterprise SSDs have similar read and write IOPS performance, but the key difference between them is their endurance (or lifetime) (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 the total bytes of written data (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 or mixed up to 70% read/30% write environments to ensure that the TBW of the drive will not be exceeded before the required life expectancy.

The Enterprise Value drives described here are capable of up to 1.9 PB (480 and 800 GB SSDs) of lifetime writes. For the 480 GB SSD to last five years inside of the 1.9 PB of TBW, the drive write workload must be limited to no more than 1,040 GB of writes per day, which is equivalent to about 2.2 full drive writes per day. For the device to last three years, the drive write workload must be limited to no more than 1,735 GB of writes per day (or 3.6 full drive writes per day).

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
120 GB
240 GB
480 GB
800 GB
Part number
00AJ395
00AJ355
00AJ375
00AJ415
00FN020
00AJ400
00AJ360
00AJ380
00AJ420
00FN025
00AJ405
00AJ365
00AJ385
00AJ425
00FN030
00AJ410
00AJ370
00AJ390
00AJ430
00FN035
Hot-swap drive
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
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.
Interface
6 Gbps SATA
6 Gbps SATA
6 Gbps SATA
6 Gbps SATA
Capacity
120 GB
240 GB
480 GB
800 GB
Endurance
0.5 PB
1.0 PB
1.9 PB
1.9 PB
Data reliability
< 1 in 1015 bits read
< 1 in 1015 bits read
< 1 in 1015 bits read
< 1 in 1015 bits read
MTBF, hours
2,000,000
2,000,000
2,000,000
2,000,000
IOPS read*
63,000
63,000
63,000
65,000
IOPS write*
23,000
33,000
35,000
24,000
Sequential read rate†
425 MBps
425 MBps
425 MBps
425 MBps
Sequential write rate†
200 MBps
330 MBps
375 MBps
375 MBps
Read latency
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
Write latency
1.5 ms
1.5 ms
1.5 ms
1.5 ms
Shock, operating
1500 G/0.5 ms
1500 G/0.5 ms
1500 G/0.5 ms
1500 G/0.5 ms
Vibration, operating
10–500 Hz at 3.1 G
10–500 Hz at 3.1 G
10–500 Hz at 3.1 G
10–500 Hz at 3.1 G
Typical power
4 W
5 W
6 W
6.3 W
* 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
120 GB
240 GB
480 GB
800 GB
Part number
00AJ335
00AJ435
00AJ340
00AJ440
00AJ345
00AJ445
00AJ350
00AJ450
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
120 GB
240 GB
480 GB
800 GB
Endurance
0.5 PB
1.0 PB
1.9 PB
1.9 PB
Data reliability
< 1 in 1015 bits read
< 1 in 1015 bits read
< 1 in 1015 bits read
< 1 in 1015 bits read
MTBF, hours
2,000,000
2,000,000
2,000,000
2,000,000
IOPS read*
63,000
63,000
63,000
65,000
IOPS write*
23,000
33,000
35,000
24,000
Sequential read rate†
425 MBps
425 MBps
425 MBps
425 MBps
Sequential write rate†
200 MBps
330 MBps
375 MBps
375 MBps
Read latency
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
0.5 ms
Write latency
1.5 ms
1.5 ms
1.5 ms
1.5 ms
Shock, operating
1500 G/0.5 ms
1500 G/0.5 ms
1500 G/0.5 ms
1500 G/0.5 ms
Vibration, operating
10–500 Hz at 3.1 G
10–500 Hz at 3.1 G
10–500 Hz at 3.1 G
10–500 Hz at 3.1 G
Typical power
4 W
5 W
6 W
6.3 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

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
number
Description
x3100 M5 (5457)
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
00AJ335IBM 120GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
00AJ340IBM 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
00AJ345IBM 480GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
00AJ350IBM 800GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
2.5" SSDs
00AJ395IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
00AJ400IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
00AJ405IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
00AJ410IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
00AJ355IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00AJ360IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00AJ365IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00AJ370IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00AJ375IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00AJ380IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00AJ385IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00AJ390IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
00AJ415IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ420IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ425IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ430IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00FN020IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y*
00FN025IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y*
00FN030IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y*
00FN035IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y*
3.5" SSDs
00AJ435IBM 120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ440IBM 240GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ445IBM 480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ450IBM 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
* Support is planned for later in 2014.

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
00AJ335IBM 120GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ340IBM 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ345IBM 480GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ350IBM 800GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
2.5" SSDs
00AJ395IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ400IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ405IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ410IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ355IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ360IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ365IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ370IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ375IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
00AJ380IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
00AJ385IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
00AJ390IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
00AJ415IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ420IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ425IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ430IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00FN020IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00FN025IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00FN030IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00FN035IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
3.5" SSDs
00AJ435IBM 120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ440IBM 240GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ445IBM 480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ450IBM 800GB 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 BladeCenter and 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)
x280/x480/x880 X6 (7903)
1.8" SSDs
00AJ335IBM 120GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ340IBM 240GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ345IBM 480GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ350IBM 800GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
2.5" SSDs
00AJ395IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
00AJ400IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
00AJ405IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
00AJ410IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
00AJ355IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ360IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ365IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ370IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
00AJ375IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ380IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ385IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ390IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC SS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ415IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00AJ420IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00AJ425IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00AJ430IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for Flex System x222
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
00FN020IBM 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00FN025IBM 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00FN030IBM 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00FN035IBM 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
3.5" SSDs
00AJ435IBM 120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ440IBM 240GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ445IBM 480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
00AJ450IBM 800GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD
N
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.

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

Part
number
Product description
x3100 M5 (5457)
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
N
Y
N
N
N
N
46C9110ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
46C9114ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AE882ServeRAID F5115-200GB SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
00AE886ServeRAID F5115-800GB SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
81Y4481ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
Y
N
81Y4448ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
Y
81Y4492ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller
N
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
N
46M0829ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller
N
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
N
46M0831ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller
N
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
N
OnboardServeRAID C100
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
46M0912IBM 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
46C8988N2115 SAS/SATA HBA
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
47C8675N2215 SAS/SATA HBA
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
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
46C9114ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
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

SSD Caching support: The IBM 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, and 800 GB SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs described in this product guide support MegaRAID CacheCade feature of the supported IBM ServeRAID controllers.

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

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)
x280/x480/x880 X6 (7903)
OnboardServeRAID M1210e SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
90Y4390ServeRAID M5115 SAS/SATA Controller
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
90Y4750ServeRAID H1135 Controller
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID C105
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardServeRAID C100
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
OnboardIntegrated LSI SAS2004
N
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
OnboardIntegrated SATA Controller (Intel C600 chipset)
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
46C7167ServeRAID-MR10ie (CIOv) Controller
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
OnboardIntegrated LSI SAS1064e
Y
N
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
N

SSD Caching support: The IBM 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, and 800 GB SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs described in this product guide support MegaRAID CacheCade feature of the supported IBM ServeRAID controllers.

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 in a supported IBM server, these drives assume your system’s base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrade.

Physical specifications

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: 44 g (0.1 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 32 mm (1.3 in.)
  • Width: 150 mm (5.9 in.)
  • Depth: 226 mm (8.9 in.)
  • Weight: 394 g (0.9 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: 74 g (0.2 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 63 mm (2.5 in.)
  • Width: 133 mm (5.2 in.)
  • Depth: 174 mm (6.9 in.)
  • Weight: 433 g (1.0 lb)

The IBM 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSDs for Flex System x222 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 (0.2 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 140 mm (5.5 in.)
  • Width: 204 mm (8.0 in.)
  • Depth: 254 mm (5.2 in.)
  • Weight: 433 g (1.0 lb)

The IBM 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSDs for NeXtScale System 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 (0.2 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 63 mm (2.5 in.)
  • Width: 133 mm (5.2 in.)
  • Depth: 174 mm (6.9 in.)
  • Weight: 314 g (0.7 lb)

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: 74 g (0.2 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):
  • Height: 95 mm (3.7 in.)
  • Width: 194 mm (7.6 in.)
  • Depth: 257 mm (10.0 in.)
  • Weight: 469 g (1.1 lb)

Operating environment

The IBM MLC Enterprise Value 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 IBM MLC Enterprise Value SSDs conform to the following regulations:

  • UL
  • TUV
  • FCC
  • CE Mark
  • C-Tick Mark
  • BSMI (Taiwan)
  • KCC (Korea EMI)

Related publications

For more information, see the following documents:


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