The IBM SAS 300GB 3.5 inchs 15K 6 Gbps SAS 3.5-inch HS HDDs provide
3.5-inch form factor options that can be used in hot-swap systems. The new 600 GB
option is the highest capacity 15K rpm drive. They offer a wider choice to satisfy the
range of System x applications. These new drives are positioned at the top of our
15K SAS HDD line based on increased capacity.
Key features and benefits include:
• Up to 600 GB capacity, the largest capacity point for a 15K drive
• Superior reliability that enables operation in RAID environments without
compromising application performance or availability
New HDD performance characteristics include:
• Formatted capacity: 300,000 MB to 600,000 MB drives.
• Drive to host SAS interface that supports up to 6 Gb/s burst rate.
• Drive media to buffer interface that supports sustained interface data transfers of
up to 204 MB/s.
• Spindle speed of 15,000 rpm.
• Hot-swap capability.
• Drives are SAS interface dependent.
• SAS compliance enables HDDs to connect directly into System x or BladeCenter®
• 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.