IBM System Storage 7212 Storage Device Enclosure Express Model

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IBM System Storage 7212 Storage Device Enclosure Express Model

Compact design

Server designs are increasingly focused on higher performance in the most compact and affordable packaging possible. At the same time, these designs must provide the save and restore compatibility of storage options offered on systems with larger footprints.

The IBM System Storage™ 7212 Storage Device Enclosure Express Model features the latest technology options in tape drives and a DVD-RAM optical drive. The 7212 Express Model packaging is a low-profile, modular design that is an excellent choice for rack-mount or limited-space desktop applications.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Compact flexible design
Can be configured with two storage devices
Compatible with tape and optical drives
Characteristics
Number of storage devices 2 maximum
Typical compression (tape drives) 2:1 with tape devices
Color Black
Warranty 24x7, one year, IBM on-site repair
Storage options Drive type
DAT72 Media: 4 mm tape
Native physical capacity: 36GB
Compatibility: DDS-4, DDS-3
SLR60/SLR100 Media: SLR(QIC)
Native physical capacity: 37.5/50GB
Compatibility: MLR1, MLR3, SLR5, SLR60
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 4.4 cm H x 42.8 cm W x 48.3 cm D (1.75 in x 16.85 in x 19 in)
Weight 8.2 kg (18 lbs)
Operating environment
Temperature 16° to 32° C (0° to 90° F)
Relative humidity 20% to 80%
Wet bulb (max) 23° C (73° F)
Electrical power 0.047 kVA
Electrical voltage 100 to 127 or 200 to 240 V AC, 50-60 Hz, autoranging
Power requirement 74 watts
Software requirements System i: IBM OS/400® Version 5 Release 3, or later; System p: IBM AIX® Version 5.3.0, or later IBM Power Systems: IBMi 5.4.5 operating system, IBM i 6.1 operating system, or later; AIX -Level 5L for Power V5.3 with the 5300-07 Technology Level and Service Pack 4, or Level 5L for Power V5.3 with the 5300-06
Linux®: SUSE Enterprise Server 9, or later; Red Hat Enterprise AS for IBM POWER™ V3, or later
IBM System i and System p attachment
The 7212 Express Model can be attached to an IBM eServer™ using the following adapters:
System i
PCI Magnetic Media Controller (Feature # 2768); PCI-X Ultra Tape Controllers (Feature # 5702, 5705, 5712, 5715); PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI-LVD Controller (Feature # 1912, 1974). NOTE: Performance may vary depending by Controller feature
System p
Ultra3 SCSI Adapter (Feature # 6203); Ultra2 SCSI Adapter (Feature # 6205); PCI-X Adapters (Feature # 1912, 1974, 5703, 5710, 5711, 5712, 5736); Integrated Ultra2 SCSI and Ultra3 SCSI (LVD) Adapter. NOTE: Performance may vary depending by Controller feature
IBM Power Servers
PCI-X Dual Channel Adapters (Feature # 1912, 1974, 5703, 5710, 5711, 5712, 5736)

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