1890-8205 - IBM i Series E4B, 69GB SFF SAS Solid State Drive
(No Longer Available as of July 29, 2011)
The 69GB SFF SAS Solid State Drive (SSD) provides 69.7 GB of very high performance storage, much faster than spinning disk drives with their delays due to positioning the disk arm and waiting for the spinning disk to rotate under the arm. SSD also provide lower power utilization than spinning or hard disk drives (HDD). The drive is formatted to 69.7 GB and can be used by AIX, Linux (#1890) and IBM i (#1909). Both are identical drives, but have different feature codes to help the IBM configuration tools understand how the SSD is used.
Connector - standard SAS dual port
3Gb/sec SAS device (300 MB/sec)
528 bytes sectors Power System
Attributes provided: 69.7 GB of formatted drive storage mounted in a SFF carrier
Attributes required: One SFF SAS drive bay in the 8203-E4A or 8204-E8A CEC or available SFF SAS bay in 12X I/O Drawer PCIe, SFF disk. SAS Disk and SSD on same backplane is not supported.
For 8202-E4B: (#1890)
Minimum required: 0
Maximum allowed: 44 (Initial order maximum: 44)
OS level required:
AIX Version 5.3 supported
AIX Version 6.1 supported
AIX Version 7.1 supported
SUSE Linux supported
Red Hat Linux supported
Refer to Software Requirements for specific O/S levels supported
Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
Return parts MES: No
6 is the combined SFF SAS disk maximum in the CEC with #5618.
8 is the combined SFF SAS disk maximum in the CEC with #5630.
Up to 18 SFF SAS disks per #5802