IBM System Storage DS8000 series

High performance and superior reliability for the most demanding storage environments

IBM DS8870 at a glance
Models DS8870 (961, 96E) DS8870 all-flash
With high-performance flash enclosure (961)
Shared SMP processor configuration IBM POWER7®/IBM POWER7+™ dual 2-core, 4-core, 8-core or 16-core* IBM POWER7+ dual 8-core or 16-core
Other major processors IBM PowerPC®, ASICs PowerPC, ASICs
Processor memory for cache and nonvolatile storage (minimum/maximum) 16 GB/1,024 GB 256 GB/1,024 GB
Host adapter interfaces 4- and 8-port 8 Gbps
Fibre Channel/FICON
4- and 8-port 8 Gbps
Fibre Channel/FICON
Host adapters (minimum/maximum) 2/16 2/16
Host ports (minimum/maximum) 8/128 8/128
Drive interface For high-performance flash drives, 6 Gbps point-to-point switched SAS-2 direct connection to high-speed PCIe2 fabric
Number of drives (minimum/maximum) 8/1,536 (2.5-inch drives)
8/768 (3.5-inch drives)
30/240 (1.8-inch flash drives)
Device adapters Up to 16 4-port, 8 Gbps
Fibre Channel paths
Up to 16 high-speed PCIe2 paths
Maximum physical storage capacity§ 3,072 TB 96 TB
Disk sizes 400 GB SSDs
146 GB (15k rpm)
300 GB (15k rpm)
600 GB (10k rpm)
900 GB (10k rpm)
1,200 GB (10k rpm)
3 TB (7.2k rpm and 3.5-inch form factor)
4 TB (7.2k rpm and 3.5-inch form factor)
400 GB flash drives
RAID levels 5, 6, 10 5
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 193.4 cm × 84.8 cm × 122.7 cm (76.14 in. × 33.39 in. × 48.31 in.) per frame, up to four frames total 193.4 cm × 84.8 cm × 122.7 cm (76.14 in. × 33.39 in. × 48.31 in.) single frame
Maximum weight 1,216 kg (2,675 lb) base frame
1,157 kg (2,545 lb) first expansion
1,068 kg (2,355 lb) additional frames
1,252 kg (2,760 lb) single frame
Dry bulb temperature 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F) 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)
Relative humidity 20% – 80% 20% – 80%
Power supply Configurations: single-phase or three-phase 50/60 Hz Configurations: single-phase or three-phase 50/60 Hz
Caloric value BTU/hr. (maximum) 20,800 (961 frame)
19,157 (96E frame)
25,000 (961 frame)
Electrical power kva (maximum) 6.1 (961 rack)
5.6 (96E rack)
7.3 (961 frame)
Warranty All models: customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite service, same day, 24×7
4 years on type 2424 models
3 years on type 2423 models
2 years on type 2422 models
1 year on type 2421 models
All models: CRU and onsite service, same day, 24×7
4 years on type 2424 models
3 years on type 2423 models
2 years on type 2422 models
1 year on type 2421 models
Supported systems For more details on supported servers, visit: ibm.com/systems/storage/disk For more details on supported servers, visit: ibm.com/systems/storage/disk

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