Operational efficiency and incredible performance are two advantages that come with our selection of used IBM DS8870 disks for sale. Utilizing IBM’s POWER7 technology, this data storage solution packs enough power to keep your business moving with fewer slowdowns. Additionally, this model consumes 37% less power than other DS8000 series models. Compact, reliable and designed for scalability, our refurbished DS8870 storage will give your business the hardware it takes to store data for years to come.

IBM DS8870 Maximum Configuration

Model ProcessorPhysical CapacityDisk DriveProcessor MemoryHost Adapters9xE AttachPower Consumption
Enterprise Class       
9612 Core129TB14432GB404.1 KW
9614 Core216TB24064GB806 KW
9618 Core1.4PB1,536256GB161 to 36 KW
96116 Core1.4PB1,5361TB161 to 36 KW
96E*N/A302TB336N/A89615.6 KW
96E**N/A432TB480N/A09615.8 KW
* 1st Expansion**2nd/3rd Expansions      
Business Class       
9612 Core129TB14432GB404.1 KW
9614 Core216TB24064GB806 KW
9618 Core950TB1,056256GB161 to 26 KW
96116 Core950TB1,0561TB161 to 26 KW
96E*N/A302TB336N/A89615.6 KW
96E**N/A432TB480N/A09615.8 KW
* 1st Expansion**2nd Expansion      

IBM DS8870 Drive Summary

Drive SizeDrive TypeDrive SpeedEncryption DriveRAID Levels
400GBFlashN/AYes5
200GBSSDN/AYes5, 10 *
400GBSSDN/AYes5, 10 *
800GBSSDN/AYes5, 10 *
146GBSAS15K RPMYes5, 6, 10
300GBSAS15K RPMYes5, 6, 10
600GBSAS10K RPMYes5, 6, 10
900GBSAS10K RPMYes5, 6, 10
1.2TBSAS10K RPMYes5, 6, 10
3TBSAS Nearline7.2K RPMYes6, 10 *
4TBSAS7.2K RPMYes6, 10 *
* The 3 TB and 4 TB nearline SAS, 200 GB, 400 GB, and 800 GB SSD drives with RAID-10 are RPQ only.    

IBM DS8870 Business Class Configuration Table

Description8870 2 Core8870 4 Core8870 8 or 16 Core
Number of Drives Supported16-14416-19216-193
Device Adapter Pairs Required111
Number of Drives Supported 280-240208-334
Device Adapter Pairs Required 22
Number of Drives Supported  400-576
Device Adapter Pairs Required  3
Number of Drives Supported  592-768
Device Adapter Pairs Required  4
Number of Drives Supported  784-960
Device Adapter Pairs Required  5
Number of Drives Supported  976-1056
Device Adapter Pairs Required  6

IBM DS8870 Weights and Dimensions

ModelDimensionsMax Weight
961Width: 848 mm (33.4 in)2,675 lbs
 Depth: 1,227 mm (48.3 in) 
 Height: 1,934 mm (76 in) 
96EWidth: 848 mm (33.4 in)2,675 lbs
 Depth: 1,227 mm (48.3 in) 
 Height: 1,934 mm (76 in)