IBM’s DS8000 disk storage family is rated as the top storage system for mainframe attachment. The DS8000 series is IBM’s mission critical flagship storage family providing an RPO of less than 3 seconds; 3 and 4 site replication, and has an availability rating of 6 9’s. Pre-owned DS8800, DS8870 and DS8880 systems are available as well as Top Gun Technology maintenance service for the DS8800 and DS8870s.

IBM DS8000 Series Technical Specifications

DS8000 ModelApplicable MachinesSystem DetailsExpansions Supported/Max DrivesDrive TechnologyHost Attachments SupportedCache
DS81002421-931, 2422-931, 2423-931, 2424-931, 2107-931, 2107-9211 or 2 P5 Series or P5+ (931 models) CECs(1) X 2107-92E OR 242x-92E, 24 drives sets, 384 drivesFC 10K 146, 300; FC 15K: 73GB, 146GB, 300GB, 450GB; SATA: 500GB, 1TB, Qty 8 adapters in any combination of Escon, 2GB or 4GB LW Ficon, 2GB or 4GB SW ficon/FC-Primary frame only.128GB
DS83002421-932, 2422-932, 2423-932, 2424-932, 2107-922, 2107-9321 or 2 P5 Series or P5+ (932 models) CECsUp to 4 x 2107-92E, 242X-92E expansions, 64 drive sets, 1,024 drivesFC 10K: 146GB, 300GB; 15K FC: 73GB, 146GB, 300GB, 450GB SATA: 500GB, 1TB. FDE 15K (242X ONLY): 146GB, 300GB, 450GBQty 16 adapters in any combination of the following: Escon, 2GB SW Ficon/FC, 2GB LW Ficon, 4GB 10-Km LW Ficon, 4GB LW ficon, 4GB SW Ficon/FC. Qty 8 4-port adapters on Base Frame and 8 4-port on Primary Expansion Frame.256GB
DS87002421-941, 2422-941, 2423-941, 2424-9412 P6 Series CECsUp to 4 x 2424-94Es, 64 drive sets, 1,024 drivesSSD: 73GB, 146GB, 600GB; FC 15K: 73GB, 146GB, 300GB, 450GB, 600GB; SATA: 1TB, 2TBQty 16 adapters in any combination of the following: 4-port 4 GB and 8 GB LW Ficon, 4-port 4GB and 8 GB SW Ficon/FC. Qty 8 4-Port adapters on the Base Frame and 8 x 4-port adapters on the Primary Expansion Frame384GB
DS88002421-951, 2422-951, 2423-951, 2424-9512 P6+ Series CECS, 2 way or 4 way proc cardsUP TO 3 X 242x-95E; 66 drive sets, 1,536 drivesSSD: 300GB, 400GB; NL-SAS: 3TB; 15K SAS: 146GB, 300GB; 10K SAS: 450GB, 600GB, 900GB; FDE: 146GB 15K, 300GB 15K, 450GB 10K; 900GB 10KQty 16 adapters, max 64 ports, in any combination of the following: 8 GB and 16GB 4-Port or 8-Port LW Ficon and 8GB and 16GB 4-Port or 8-Port SW Ficon/FC. Qty 8 adapters on Base Frame; Qty 8 adapters on Primary Expansion Frame512GB
DS8870242X-961 –Drives are Encrypted2 P7 Series CECs, 2 core up to 16 core processorUp to 3 x 242x-96E, 96 drive sets, 1,536 drivesSSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB; 15K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 600GB; 10K SAS: 450GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB; NL-SAS: 4TB, 6TB; 4 X 400GB FLASH CARD SETS Qty 16 adapters, max 64 ports, in any combination of the following: 8GB and 16GB 4-port or 8-port LW Ficon and 8GB and 16GB 4-port or 8-port SW Ficon/FC. Qty 8 adapters on Base Frame, 8 adapters on Primary Expansion frame.256 to 1,024GB
DS88802831-980, 2832-980, 2833-980, 2834-980, 2831-981, 2832-981, 2833-981, 2834-981DS8884: 2 P8 Series CECs, 6 core; DS8886: 2 P8 Series CECs, 8, 16 and 24 coreDS8884: Up to 2 x 283X-98B Expansions, 768 drives; DS8886: Up to 4 x 283X-98E Expansions, 1,536 drives SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB; 15K SAS: 300GB, 600GB; 10K SAS: 600GB, 1.2TB; NL-SAS: 4TB; DS8884 up to 4 FLASH CARD SETS; DS8886 up to 8 FLASH CARD SETSDS8884: Qty 16 host adapters (8 on Base Frame and 8 on Primary Expansion) in any combination of the following: 8GB and 16GB 4-port or 8-port LW Ficon and 8GB and 16GB 4-port or 8-port SW Ficon/FC. Qty 8 adapters on Base Frame, 8 adapters on Primary Expansion Frame. DS8886: 8-Core: Up to 16 Host adapters; 16 and 24-core: Up to 32 host adapters; 16 on Base Frame, 16 on Primary Expansion FrameDS8884: 256GB DS8886: 256GB to 2,048 GB