IBM System Storage 7212 Storage Device Enclosure Express Model

Consolidate your System i and System p storage devices

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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