IBM Announces some new disks for the Storwize V7000

IBM today announced two new disk choices for the Storwize V7000 in the 2.5-inch Small Form Factor:

  • 300 GB 15000 RPM SAS 2.5-inch disk drive
  • 1 TB 7200 RPM Nearline (NL) SAS 2.5-inch disk drive

This means there are now a total of 8 disk choices for Storwize V7000:

Capacity

Rotation Speed

Form Factor

300 GB

eMLC SSD

2.5” Small Form Factor (SFF)

146 GB

15K RPM

2.5” Small Form Factor (SFF)

300 GB

10K RPM

2.5” Small Form Factor (SFF)

300 GB

15K RPM

2.5” Small Form Factor (SFF)

450 GB

10K RPM

2.5” Small Form Factor (SFF)

600 GB

10K RPM

2.5” Small Form Factor (SFF)

1000 GB

7.2K RPM

2.5” Small Form Factor (SFF)

2000 GB

7.2K RPM

3.5” Large Form Factor (LFF)

You can add any of these to an existing machine (provided you have the space).
Planned availability date is August 26, 2011 but orders can be placed right now.
More details can be found in the announcement letter here.

One nice thing that the Announce letter does not mention is that you will NOT need to do a firmware update to use these new disks. All you need to do is plug them in.

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About Anthony Vandewerdt

I am an IT Professional who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. This blog is totally my own work. It does not represent the views of any corporation. Constructive and useful comments are very very welcome.
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