IBM’s XIV disk storage is known for its grid architecture, has high levels of reliability, performance, scalability and functionality which is provided through its OS – Spectrum Accelerate. Additional RAM was added on the 314 which is dedicated to compression. Built in software functionality includes snapshots, thin provisioning, remote mirroring and space reclamation.

IBM XIV Technical Specifications

ModelDrives SupportedMin ConfigMax ConfigModule Features Codes
2810-A14 1TB SATA, 2 TB SATA3 I/F; 3 DATA, 8 FC PORTS, 96GB MEMORY. 1TB: 72TB RAW;/27TB USEABLE; 2TB: 144TB RAW; 55TB USEABLE6 I/F; 9 DATA; 180TB 1TB/79 USEABLE; 360TB 2TB 161 USEABLE; 240GB CACHEFC 1100 1 TB I/F; FC 1101 DUAL CPU I/F; FC 1102 DUAL CPU I/F; FC 1105 1TB DATA; FC 1106 1 TB LV DATA; FC 1107 2 TB LV DATA
2812-A14 1TB SATA, 2TB SATA3 I/F; 3 DATA, 8 FC PORTS, 96GB MEMORY. 1TB: 72TB RAW;/27TB USEABLE; 2TB: 144TB RAW; 55TB USEABLE6 I/F; 9 DATA; 180TB 1TB/79 USEABLE; 360TB 2TB 161 USEABLE; 240GB CACHEFC 1101 1TB I/F; FC 1102 2TB I/F; 1106 1TB DATA; 1107 2TB DATA
2810 & 2812-1141TB SAS, 2TB SAS, 3 TB SAS1TB DRIVE: 3 IF/3 DATA 8 FC PORTS; 4 ISCSI PORTS, 144GB MEMORY. 72TB RAW; 28TB USEABLE. 2 OR TB DRIVE: 3 IF/3 DATA; 8 FC PORTS; 6 ISCSI PORTS; 144GB MEMORY. 2TB: 144TB RAW/55TB USEABLE; 3TB: 216TB RAW/84TB USEABLE1TB DRIVE: 6 IF/9 DATA 24 FC PORTS; 12 ISCSI PORTS; 360GB MEMORY. 180TB RAW/80 TB USEABLE. 2 OR 3TB DRIVE: 6 I/F; 9 DATA; 24 FC PORTS, 22 ISCSI PORTS, 360GB MEMORY. 2 TB: 360TB RAW/161TB USEABLE; 3TB: 540TB RAW/243TB USEABLEFC 1122 1TB I/F; FC 1125 2TB 1/F; FC1135 3TB I/F; FC 1123 1TB DATA; FC 1126 2TB DATA; FC 1136 3TB DATA; XIV SSD CACHING FC 1155
2810 & 2812-2141TB SED3 IF/3 DATA; 8 FC PORTS; 4 10GBE ISCSI or 6 GBE ISCSI; 144 GB MEMORY; 72TB RAW/28TB USEABLE6 IF/9 DATA; 24 FC PORTS; 22 10GBE ISCSI or 12 1GBE ISCSI; 360GB MEMORY; 180TB RAW/80TB USEABLEIF/1GBE: FC 2011; IF/10GBE: 2111 DATA: FC 2012
2810 & 2812-2142TB SED3 IF/3 DATA; 8 FC PORTS; 4 10GBE ISCSI or 6 GBE ISCSI; 144 GB MEMORY; 144TB RAW/55TB USEABLE6 IF/9 DATA; 24 FC PORTS; 22 10GBE ISCSI or 12 1GBE ISCSI; 360GB MEMORY; 360TB RAW/161TB USEABLEIF/1GBE: FC 2021; IF/10GBE: 2121; DATA: FC 2022
2810 & 2812-2143TB SED3 IF/3 DATA; 8 FC PORTS; 4 10GBE ISCSI or 6 GBE ISCSI; 144 GB MEMORY; 216TB RAW/84TB USEABLE6 IF/9 DATA; 24 FC PORTS; 22 10GBE ISCSI or 12 1GBE ISCSI; 360GB MEMORY; 540TB RAW/243TB USEABLEIF/1GBE: FC 2031; IF/10GBE: FC 2131; DATA: FC 2032
2810 & 2812-2144TB SED3 IF/3 DATA; 8 FC PORTS; 4 10GBE ISCSI or 6 GBE ISCSI; 288GB MEMORY; 288TB RAW/112TB USEABLE6 IF/9 DATA; 24 FC PORTS; 22 10GBE ISCSI or 12 1GBE ISCSI; 720GB MEMORY; 720TB RAW/325TB USEABLEIF/1GBE: FC 2041; IF/10GBE: 2141; DATA: FC 2042
2810 & 2812-2146TB SED3 IF/3 DATA; 8 FC PORTS; 4 10GBE ISCSI or 6 GBE ISCSI; 288GB MEMORY; 432TB RAW/169TB USEABLE6 IF/9 DATA; 24 FC PORTS; 22 10GBE ISCSI or 12 1GBE ISCSI; 720GB MEMORY; 1080TB RAW/485TB USEABLEIF/1GBE: 2061; IF/10GBE: 2161; DATA: 2062
2810 & 2812-2141TB3 IF/3DATA; 8 FC PORTS; 4 10GBE ISCSI or 6 1GBE ISCSI, 144GB MEMORY 72TB RAW/28TB USEABLE6 IF/9 DATA; 24 FC PORTS; 12 10GBE ISCSI or 22 1GBE ISCSI; 360GB CACHE; 180TB RAW; 81TB USEABLEIF/1GBE: FC 2015; IF/10GBE: 2115; DATA: FC 2016
2810 & 2812-2142TB3 IF/3 DATA; 8 FC PORTS; 4 10GBE ISCSI or 6 1GBE ISCSI; 144GB MEMORY 144TB RAW/55 TB USEABLE6 IF/9 DATA; 24 FC PORTS; 12 10GBE ISCSI or 22 1GBE ISCSI; 360GB MEMORY; 360TB RAW/161TB USEABLEIF/1GBE: FC 2025; IF/10GBE: 2125; DATA: FC 2026
2810 & 2812-2143TB3 IF/3 DATA; 8 FC PORTS; 4 10GBE ISCSI or 6 1GBE ISCSI; 216TB RAW/84.1TB USEABLE6 IF/9 DATA; 24 FC PORTS; 12 10GBE ISCSI; or 22 1GBE ISCSI; 360GB MEMORY; 540TB RAW/243TB USEABLEIF/1GBE: FC 2035; IF/10GBE: FC 2135; DATA: FC 2036
2810 & 2812-3144TB SED9 MODULES: 6 I/F + 3 DATA. 16 FC PORTS; 14 1GBE ISCSI OR 8 10GBE ISCSI, MEMORY 864GB. RAW 432TB, USEABLE 177 TB; EFFECTIVE: 354 TB 2X1 COMPRESSION15 TB: 6 I/F MODULES, 9 DATA MODULES. 24 FC PORTS, 22 1GBE ISCSI OR 12 10GBE ISCSI. 1440GB MEMORY. RAW 720, USEABLE 325 TB; EFFECTIVE: 650 2X1 COMPRESSIONIF/1GBE: FC 2041; IF/10GBE: 2141; DATA: FC 2042
2810 & 2812-3146TB SED9 MODULES: 6 I/F + 3 DATA. 16 FC PORTS; 14 1GBE ISCSI OR 8 10GBE ISCSI, MEMORY 864GB. RAW 648 TB, USEABLE 267 TB/EFFECTIVE: 534TB 2X1 COMPRESSION15 TB: 6 I/F MODULES, 9 DATA MODULES. 24 FC PORTS, 22 1GBE ISCSI OR 12 10GBE ISCSI. 1440GB MEMORY. RAW 1,080TB , USEABLE 485TB/EFFECTIVE: 970GB 2X1 COMPRESSIONIF/1GBE: 2061; IF/10GBE: 2161; DATA: 2062