Tuesday, October 14, 2008

NEW - 300 GB 2.5-inch 10K rpm SATA System X

300 GB 2.5-inch 10K rpm SATA HDDs provide highest capacity and performance for storage in BladeCenter

IBM Canada Ltd. Hardware Announcement A08-1473

Planned Availability Date: October 31, 2008

The 300 GB 10K rpm SATA 2.5-inch NHS and Slim-HS HDDs provide 2.5-inch form factor options that can be used as hot-swap or non-hot-swap drives. The addition of a 10K rpm offering to the IBM® BladeCenter® blade family of 2.5-inch SATA HDDs will offer the highest-performing SFF options and a wider selection of choices to satisfy the range of potential applications. These new drives are positioned at the top of our SATA SFF HDD line based on increased performance. Key features and benefits include:

    • 10,000 rpm speed to optimize performance
    • Superior reliability that enables operation in RAID environments without compromising application performance or availability


300 GB performance characteristics include:

    • Formatted capacity: 300,000 MB
    • Drive to host interface that supports 3.0 Gb/s burst rate
    • Drive media to buffer interface that supports sustained interface data transfers of up to 120 MB/s average
    • Spindle speed of 10,000 rpm
    • Average latency of 3.0 ms
    • Average seek on reads of less than 4.2 ms
    • Hot-swap capability
    • SATA interface


    • SATA compliance enables HDDs to connect directly into BladeCenter systems.
    • S.M.A.R.T Technology allows software utilities to alert you of impending drive failures so replacements can be made before a problem occurs.
    • Rigorous testing through the ServerProven® program instills confidence that your storage subsystem is compatible and will function reliably.

Warranty: One-year, customer replaceable unit (CRU), limited warranty1

The IBM 300 GB 10K SATA HDDs are supported on HS21, HS21 XM, and HS12 blade servers

300GB 10K SATA 2.5-inch NHS HDD 43W7666

300GB 10K SATA 2.5-inch Slim-HS HDD 43W7670

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