IBM DS8880

Bulletproof hybrid data systems, made for the future of business

Models DS8870 (961, 96E) DS8880 (980, 981)
Shared SMP processor configuration IBM POWER8®
DS8884 – dual 6 core
DS8886 – dual 8 core or dual 16 core/24 core
Processor memory for cache and nonvolatile storage (minimum/maximum) DS8884 – 64 GB to 256 GB
DS8886 – 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* 3,072 TB (HDD/SSD) + 96 TB (flash cards)
Drive sizes 400 GB flash cards (High-Performance Flash Enclosure)
200 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)
4 TB (7.2k rpm and 3.5-inch form factor)
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
DS8884: up to three frames total
DS8886: up to five 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 (980)
DS8886 (981)
24279 BTU for A rack
23001 BTU for B rack
17679 BTU for C rack
Electrical power kWAa (maximum) DS8884 (980), DS8886 (981)
7.1 KW for A rack
6.7 KW for B rack
5.2 KW for C rack
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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