DS8880 High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2

An IBM Redbooks Product Guide

Published 31 October 2017, updated 01 December 2017

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ISBN-10: 074845639X
ISBN-13: 9780748456390
IBM Form #: REDP-5422-01
(18 pages)

Authors: Michael Stenson, Bert Dufrasne


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the 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).

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Architecture and key components
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