New and Refurbished IBM Hard Drives: Your Options for System X

Searching for hard disk drive options? While looking for hard disk drive storage for Lenovo System X Servers (formally IBM), your options have traditionally been defined in the following ways by IBM:

Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HDDs)

These HDDs are said to enhance performance through the utilization of integrated NAND flash. This is for caching data with high locality.

HDD Specs

  • Speed: 10,000 rpm
  • Capacity: 600 GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch (SFF)
  • Interface: 6 Gbps SAS

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Drives

SAS hard drives perform at the enterprise level with a variety of options. Capacities, speeds and form factors vary according to customers’ needs.

SAS Specs

  • Speed: 7,200, 10,000 & 15,000 rpm
  • Capacity: 146 GB – 3.0 TB
  • Form Factor: 2.5” (SFF) & 3.5”
  • Interface: 3 & 6 Gbps SAS, NL SAS<

Serial ATA (SATA) Drives

SATA hard drives typically come at the lowest-cost for high-capacity enterprise class servers. Like the SAS drives, these two come at various levels to meet different needs.

  • Speed: 7,00 10,000 & 15,000 rpm
  • Capacity: 160 GB – 3.0 TB
  • Form Factor: 2.5” (SFF) & 3.5”
  • Interface: SATA, NL SATA

Self Encrypting Drives (SED)

SED drives provide resting data protection against loss, theft, as well as during secure drive retirement, disposal and/or repurposing.

SED Specs

  • Speed: 10,000 and 15,000 rpm
  • Capacity: 145 GB & 300 GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5” (SFF)
  • Interface: 6Gbps SAS

These options are said to accelerate performance while increasing security and reliability of for your enterprise customers’ data.

Are you looking for new and refurbished IBM Hard Drive options here? When it comes to shopping with IT Xchange, we your storage options categorized into the following:

  • Drive Enclosure – Fibre Channel
  • Drive Enclosure – SAS
  • Drive Enclosure – SCSI
  • Tape Drive – Library
  • Tape Drive – Media & Accessories
  • Tape Drive – Server – Internal
  • Tape Drive – Server – External
  • Tape Drive – Rack Mount

If you need help finding your options, you can use our Options Search Tool. All you have to do is find the 4 digits of your machine type (on System X machines, you find this on the back panel of the system).