IBM 59C2 775GB SFF-2 Solid State Drive 00E8709 00LY199 SSD
The IBM 59C2 775GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i Power systems is a SFF 2.5" SAS Solid State Drive with 775 GB capacity formatted with 528 byte sectors, has 59C2 CCIN and 00E8709 00LY199 part numbers. The IBM ES0H SSD drive is supported in IBM EXP24S 5887 drawer SFF-2 SAS bays in the 5887 I/O drawer. IBM SSD ES0H, ES0G and EL3G features are physically identical drives with same 59C2 CCIN and 00LY199 00E8709 part numbers, but have different feature codes to specify which OS type the SSD is supporting. The IBM ES0H indicates usage by IBM i iSeries, and ES0G and EL3G indicates usage by IBM Power AIX, Linux or VIOS. The ES0H IBM SSD 775GB SAS SFF-2 is a third-generation IBM Enterprise SSD with eMLC3 technology. The third-generation IBM Enterprise SSD provides significant performance and capacity advantages with up to 2X more IOPS capacity compared to second-generation eMLC SSD technology. IBM’s third-generation Enterprise SSD with eMCL3 also delivers up to 40% better latency.
The ES0H 775GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i are only available in refurbished condition. All IBM i iSeries AS400 SSD, HDD, Systems and other features are IBM certified, include warranty and are eligible for new or existing IBM maintenance contracts.
The newer IBM Enterprise 387GB SSD (ES10, ES11, ES19, ES1A) should replace the existing 387 GB (ES0A, ES0B, ES0C and ES0D) on IBM Power systems. The 2x larger capacity 775 GB SSD (ES0E, ES0F, ES0G, ES0H) has the same higher performance characteristics of the new 387 GB SSD, but also can potentially reduce the number of SAS controllers and SAS bays for the same capacity and lower energy usage.
IBM SSD Enterprise Multi-Level Cell eMLC flash memory blends enterprise-class performance and reliability characteristics with the more cost-effective characteristics of MLC flash storage. The new third-generation SSD builds upon this base and, using advances in both the SSD device controller flash memory management plus advances in MLC technology itself, offer an even better value proposition. Like IBM's earlier eMLC SSDs, the drives are designed to deliver great sustained performance levels and extended endurance and reliability. For example, the new eMLC SSD modules were designed to provide 24x7x365 usage even running write-intensive levels for about five years. Typical client usage is expected to be much lower, especially regarding the average percentage of writes, and thus drive life span can be much longer.
Four feature codes are used for the 775 GB drive to identify the type of SFF (2.5-inch) SAS bay and the operating system that will use the drive. If used in a IBM Power system unit or a 12X-attached 5802 or 5803 I/O drawer, then features ES10 or ES11 are used and named SFF-1. If used in a 5887 EXP24S storage drawer, then ES19 or ES1A are used and named SFF-2. Because the SAS bays differ physically, SFF-1 and SFF-2 drives are not interchangeable. Features ES10 and ES19 are used to order SSDs for AIX, Linux or VIOS. Features ES11 and ES1A are used to order SSDs for IBM i. Features ES10 and ES11 are identical and physically interchangeable, but two features are used to help IBM configuration tools understand the usage and slightly different configuration rules under the different operating system environments. Likewise, features ES19 and ES1A are identical and physically interchangeable.
Similarly, four feature codes are used for the 775 GB SSD. ES0E and ES0F are the SFF-1 features. ES0G and ES0H are the SFF-2 features. ES0E and ES0G are the AIX, Linux or VIOS features. ES0F and ES0H are the IBM i features.
Third generation IBM Enterprise SSD with eMLC SFF SSDs (387 GB and 775 GB) are supported by the SAS controllers integrated in the IBM Power system units with the following IBM PCI SAS adapters:
ESA3 PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6 Gb
5913 PCIe2 1.8 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6 Gb
ESA1 and ESA2 PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6 Gb
Note: The increased performance levels of the third-generation SSDs may have SAS adapter configuration considerations unless the SSDs are not very busy. Older SAS controllers or adapters can support fewer busy third-generation 387 GB or 775 GB SFF SSDs than compared to the maximum quantity of busy first- or second-generation (69 GB or 177 GB) SSDs from a full performance perspective. Of course, the PCIe Gen2 SAS adapters can run a higher quantity of SSDs than the older comparable PCIe Gen1 SAS adapters.
The CCIN numbers assigned to the third-generation SFF 387 GB SSD are identical to the second-generation. SFF-1 ES0E or ES0F and ES0A or ES0B use CCIN 58B8 and SFF-2 ES0G or ES0H and ES0C oreES0D use 58B9. The 387 and 775 GB SFF SSDs can be located on the same SAS controller as other capacity SSDs assuming there are available SAS bays. SSDs and HDDs cannot be mixed in the same array. Different capacity SSDs cannot be mixed in the same array. Generation 2 and generation 3 387 GB SSD can be intermixed in the same RAID array.
OS System Requirements for 387 GB ES10/ES19C and ES11/ES1A and 775 GB ES0E/ES0G and ES0F/ES0H are supported by:
IBM i V7R1 or later with RS710-10 OS & Technology Refresh 7 (TR PTF Group SF99707 Level 7) and Fix Level C3298710
IBM i 6.1 with 6.1.1 machine code 6.1.1 or later with RS610-10 OS and RS611-M LIC and Fix Level C3312610
AIX 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level or later
AIX 7.1 with Service Pack 4 or later
AIX 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level or later
AIX 6.1 with the 6100-06 Technology Level and Service Pack 6 or later
AIX 6.1 with the 6100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7 or later
AIX 5.3 with the 5300-12 Technology Level and Service Pack 5 or later (note that AIX 5.3 service extension is required)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 for POWER or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 for POWER or later
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, Service Pack 4 or later
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 2 or later
VIOS 184.108.40.206 or later
Limitation: Cannot be used in IBM 5802 or 5803 I/O drawers or in system unit SFF-1 SAS bays due to physical difference in Gen1 and Gen2 carriers. Also drive was not tested with 512 byte sectors and thus JBOD mode for AIX/Linux is not supported