IBM DS8880

All-flash and hybrid data systems, made for the cognitive business

Models DS8870 (961, 96E) DS8880 (984, 985, 986, 982)
Shared SMP processor configuration IBM POWER8®
DS8884 – dual 6 core
DS8886 – dual 8 core or dual 16 core/24 core
DS8888 – dual 24/48 core
Processor memory for cache and nonvolatile storage (minimum/maximum) DS8884 – 64 GB to 256 GB
DS8886 – 128 GB to 2 TB
DS8888 – 128 GB to 2 TB
Host adapter interfaces 4- and 8-port 8 Gbps or 4-port 16 Gbps
Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
Host adapters (minimum/maximum) 2/8 host adapter pairs
4- and 8-port 8 Gbps, or 4-port 16 Gbps
Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
Host ports (minimum/maximum) 8/128
Drive interface 6 Gbps point-to-point switched SAS-2 connection to an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel backbone
Device adapters Up to 16 4-port, 8 Gbps
Fibre Channel paths
Maximum physical storage capacity* 9,216 TB (HDD/SSD) + 614 TB (flash cards)
HDD/SDD sizes 200 GB flash drives
400 GB flash drives
800 GB flash drives
1.6 TB flash drives
300 GB (15k rpm)
600 GB (15k rpm)
600 GB (10k rpm)
1.2 TB (10k rpm)
1.8 TB (10k rpm)
4 TB (7.2k rpm and 3.5-inch form factor)
6 TB (7.2k rpm and 3.5-inch form factor)
Flash cards High-Performance Flash Enclosure:
400 GB
800 GB
High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2:
400 GB
800 GB
1,600 GB
3,200 GB
RAID levels 5, 6, 10
Dimensions (height × width × depth) DS8884
1.91 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (6.27 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft) enclosure
DS8886 expandable to 46U enclosure
1.91 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (6.27 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft) 40U enclosure
2.19 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (7.19 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft) 46U enclosure
DS8888
1.91 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (6.27 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft) enclosure
DS8884: up to three frames total
DS8886: up to five frames total
DS8888: up to two frames total
Dry bulb temperature 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)
Relative humidity 20% – 80%
Power supply Configurations: single-phase 50/60 Hz
Caloric value BTU/hr. (maximum) DS8884 (984)
18425 BTU for Base Frame
18084 BTU for Expansion Frame
DS8886 (985) Single Power
25249 BTU for Base Frame
22519 BTU for Expansion frame
DS8886 (986) Three Phase Power
22860 BTU for Base Frame
21837 BTU for Expansion Frame
DS8888 (982)
27637 BTU for Base Frame
15015 BTU for Expansion Frame
Electrical power kVA (maximum) DS8884 (984)
5.4 kVA for Base Frame
5.3 kVA for Expansion Frame
DS8886 (985) Single Power
7.4 kVA for Base Frame
6.6 kVA for Expansion frame
DS8886 (986) Three Phase Power
6.7 kVA for Base Frame
6.4 kVA for Expansion Frame
DS8888 (982)
8.0 kVA for Base Frame
4.4 kVA for Expansion Frame
Warranty All models: onsite service, same day, 24×7
4 years on type 2834 models
3 years on type 2833 models
2 years on type 2832 models
1 year on type 2831 models
Supported systems For more details on supported servers, visit: ibm.com/storage/disk 

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