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