Lenovo PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA SSDsProduct Guide

Abstract

The Lenovo PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) in capacities of 240 GB, 480 GB, 960 GB, and 1.92 TB are next-generation general-purpose SSDs based on the Samsung PM863a platform. They are engineered for greater performance and endurance in a cost-effective design, and to support a broader set of workloads. These SSDs are available both as 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factor drives.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the Enterprise Entry SATA SSD offerings and their key features, specifications, and compatibility. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the SSDs and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the December 4 update:

Introduction

The Lenovo PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) in capacities of 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB are next-generation general-purpose SSDs based on the Samsung PM863a platform. They are engineered for greater performance and endurance in a cost-effective design, and to support a broader set of workloads. These SSDs are available both as 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factor drives.

Figure 1. Lenovo Enterprise Entry SATA SSD

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Lenovo Enterprise Entry SSDs are suitable for read-intensive and general-purpose data center workloads. Overall, these SSDs provide outstanding IOPS/watt and cost/IOPS for enterprise solutions and are an excellent choice for applications such as web serving, hyperscale cloud, content delivery, caching, databases, and analytics.

 

Part number information

The following table lists the part numbers and feature codes for ThinkSystem servers.

Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes - ThinkSystem
Part number Feature code Description
2.5-inch hot-swap drives for ThinkSystem
7N47A00111 AUUQ ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
7N47A00112 AUM9 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
7N47A00113 AVCZ ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
7N47A00114 AVRC ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
3.5-inch hot-swap drives for ThinkSystem
7N47A00115 AUUS ThinkSystem 3.5" PM863a 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
7N47A00116 AUUN ThinkSystem 3.5" PM863a 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD

The following table lists the part numbers and feature codes for System x, NeXtScale and Flex System servers.

Table 2. Ordering part numbers and feature codes - System x
Part number Feature code Description
2.5-inch hot-swap drives with G3HS tray
01GR836 AVHP PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
01GR841 AVHQ PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
01GR846 AVHR PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
01GR711 AUE7 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD
3.5-inch hot-swap drives
01GR899 AVHS PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD
01GR851 AVHT PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD
01GR856 AVHU PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD
01GR721 AUE9 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD
2.5-inch non-hot-swap drives for NeXtScale
01GR861 AVHV PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale
01GR866 AVHW PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale
01GR886 AVHX PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale
01GR716 AUE8 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale

The following table lists the part numbers and feature codes for ThinkServer systems. 

Table 3. Ordering part numbers - ThinkServer
Part number Description
2.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB0K12357 Lenovo ThinkServer 2.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD
4XB0K12359 Lenovo ThinkServer 2.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD
4XB0K12361 Lenovo ThinkServer 2.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD
4XB0K12324 Lenovo ThinkServer 2.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD
3.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB0K12358 Lenovo ThinkServer 3.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD
4XB0K12360 Lenovo ThinkServer 3.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD
4XB0K12362 Lenovo ThinkServer 3.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD
4XB0K12325 Lenovo ThinkServer 3.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD
3.5-inch non-hot-swap drives for TS150
4XB0K12354 TS150 2.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray
4XB0K12355 TS150 2.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray
4XB0K12356 TS150 2.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray

The part numbers include the following items:

  • One 2.5-inch solid-state drive
  • 3.5-inch drive options include a 2.5-inch-to-3.5-inch conversion tray
  • Support Flyer for SSDs
  • Warranty Flyer
  • Important Notices Flyer

Features

The Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs have the following features:

  • Low cost, read-intensive SSD from Samsung
  • 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch industry standard form factor with hot-swap tray
  • 6 Gbps SATA interface
  • Advanced ECC Engine and End-to-End Data Protection
  • Samsung 32 layer V-NAND stacks the vertical NAND layers in three dimensions, solving the cell-to-cell interference that causes data corruption in planar NAND.
  • Protect data integrity from unexpected power loss with Samsung's advanced power-loss protection architecture
  • Supports Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T).
  • Dynamic Thermal Guard Protection protects the SSD from overheating by automatically controlling the speed of the CPU relative to its core temperature

Enterprise Entry SSDs and Enterprise SSDs have similar read and write IOPS performance, but the key difference between them is their endurance (or lifetime) (that is, how long they can perform write operations because SSDs have a finite number of program/erase (P/E) cycles). Enterprise Entry SSDs have a better cost/IOPS ratio but lower endurance compared to Enterprise SSDs. SSD write endurance is typically measured by the number of program/erase (P/E) cycles that the drive incurs over its lifetime, listed as the total bytes of written data (TBW) in the device specification.

The TBW value assigned to a solid-state device is the total bytes of written data (based on the number of P/E cycles) that a drive can be guaranteed to complete (% of remaining P/E cycles = % of remaining TBW). Reaching this limit does not cause the drive to immediately fail. It simply denotes the maximum number of writes that can be guaranteed. A solid-state device will not fail upon reaching the specified TBW. At some point based on manufacturing variance margin, after surpassing the TBW value, the drive will reach the end-of-life point, at which the drive will go into a read-only mode.

Because of such behavior by Enterprise Entry solid-state drives, careful planning must be done to use them only in read-intensive or mixed up to 70% read/30% write environments to ensure that the TBW of the drive will not be exceeded before the required life expectancy.

For example, the 480 GB PM863a drive has an endurance of 683 TB of total bytes written (TBW). This means that for full operation over five years, write workload must be limited to no more than 374 GB of writes per day, which is equivalent to 0.8 full drive writes per day (DWPD). For the device to last three years, the drive write workload must be limited to no more than 624 GB of writes per day, which is equivalent to 1.3 full drive writes per day.

Technical specifications

The following tables present technical specifications for the PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs.

Table 4. Technical specifications
Feature 240 GB drive 480 GB drive 960 GB drive 1.92 TB drive
Interface 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA
Capacity 240 GB 480 GB 960 GB 1.92 TB
Endurance
(total bytes written)
341 TB 683 TB 1366 TB 2733 TB
Endurance (drive
writes per day for 5 years)
0.8 DWPD 0.8 DWPD 0.8 DWPD 0.8 DWPD
Data reliability
(UBER)
< 1 in 1017 bits read < 1 in 1017 bits read < 1 in 1017 bits read < 1 in 1017 bits read
MTBF 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours
IOPS reads (4 KB blocks) 86,000 97,000 97,000 97,000
IOPS writes (4 KB blocks) 9,000 16,000 24,000 24,000
Sequential read rate
(128 KB blocks)
330 MBps 520 MBps 520 MBps 520 MBps
Sequential write rate
(128 KB blocks)
300 MBps 480 MBps 480 MBps 480 MBps
Read latency (ran) 130 µs 130 µs 130 µs 130 µs
Write latency (ran) 30 µs 30 µs 30 µs 30 µs
Shock, operating 1,500 G (Max) at 0.5 ms 1,500 G (Max) at 0.5 ms 1,500 G (Max) at 0.5 ms 1,500 G (Max) at 0.5 ms
Vibration 2.17 GRMS (7?800 Hz) 2.17 GRMS (7?800 Hz) 2.17 GRMS (7?800 Hz) 2.17 GRMS (7?800 Hz)
Typical power (R/W) 3 W / 3 W 3 W / 3 W 3 W / 3 W 4 W / 3 W

Server support - ThinkSystem

The following tables list the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible with the PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs.

Table 5. ThinkSystem server support
Part
number
Description 2S Rack & Tower  4S Rack Dense/
Blade
ST550 (7X09/7X10)
SR530 (7X07/7X08)
SR550 (7X03/7X04)
SR570 (7Y03/7Y04)
SR590 (7X98/7X99)
SR630 (7X01/7X02)
SR650 (7X05/7X06)
SR850 (7X18/7X19)
SR860 (7X69/7X70)
SR950 (7X11/12/13)
SD530 (7X21)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
7N47A00111ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
7N47A00112ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
7N47A00113ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
7N47A00114ThinkSystem 2.5" PM863a 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
7N47A00115ThinkSystem 3.5" PM863a 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N
7N47A00116ThinkSystem 3.5" PM863a 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N

Server support - System x

The following tables list the System x servers that are compatible.

Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors

Table 6. Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors
Part
number
Description
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v4)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
sd350 (5493)
01GR836 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y N
01GR841 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y N
01GR846 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y N
01GR711 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N Y Y Y N N
01GR899 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD Y Y Y Y N N N
01GR851 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD Y Y Y Y N N N
01GR856 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD Y Y Y Y N N N
01GR721 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N Y Y N N N
01GR861 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N Y N
01GR866 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N Y N
01GR886 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N Y N
01GR716 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N Y N

Support for System x and dense servers with Intel Xeon v3 processors

Table 7. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v3 processors
Part
number
Description
x3100 M5 (5457)
x3250 M5 (5458)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v3)
nx360 M5 (5465)
01GR836 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N N Y Y
01GR841 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N N Y Y
01GR846 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N N Y Y
01GR711 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N N Y N
01GR899 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N
01GR851 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N
01GR856 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N
01GR721 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N
01GR861 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N Y
01GR866 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N Y
01GR886 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N Y
01GR716 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N Y

Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors

Table 8. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors
Part
number
Description
x3300 M4 (7382)
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158, E5-2400 v2)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v2)
01GR836 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N N N N Y
01GR841 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N N N N Y
01GR846 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N N N N Y
01GR711 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N N N N Y
01GR899 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N N
01GR851 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N N
01GR856 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N N
01GR721 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N N
01GR861 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N N
01GR866 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N N
01GR886 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N N
01GR716 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N N

Server support - ThinkServer

The following tables list the ThinkServer systems that are compatible.

Support for sd350: The drives supported with the sd350 are listed in Table 4.

The following tables list the ThinkServer systems that are compatible.

Support for ThinkServer Gen 5 servers with E5 v4 or E3 v5 processors

Table 9. Support for ThinkServer Generation 5 servers with E5 v4 or E3 v5 processors
Part number Description
TS150 (E3 v5)
TS450 (E3 v5)
TS460 (E3 v5)
RS160 (E3 v5)
TD350 (E5 v4)
RD350 (E5 v4)
RD450 (E5 v4)
RD550 (E5 v4)
RD650 (E5 v4)
4XB0K12357 LTS 2.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
4XB0K12359 LTS 2.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
4XB0K12361 LTS 2.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
4XB0K12324 LTS 2.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
4XB0K12358 LTS 3.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
4XB0K12360 LTS 3.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
4XB0K12362 LTS 3.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
4XB0K12325 LTS 3.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
4XB0K12354 LTS TS150 2.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray Y N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12355 LTS TS150 2.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray Y N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12356 LTS TS150 2.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray Y N N N N N N N N

Support for ThinkServer Gen 5 servers with E5 v3 processors

Table 10. Support for ThinkServer Generation 5 servers with E5 v3 processors
Part number Description
TD350 (E5 v3)
RD350 (E5 v3)
RD450 (E5 v3)
RD550 (E5 v3)
RD650 (E5 v3)
RQ750 (E5 v3)
4XB0K12357 LTS 2.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD Y N N N N N
4XB0K12359 LTS 2.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD Y N N N N N
4XB0K12361 LTS 2.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD Y N N N N N
4XB0K12324 LTS 2.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD Y N N N N N
4XB0K12358 LTS 3.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD Y N N N N N
4XB0K12360 LTS 3.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD Y N N N N N
4XB0K12362 LTS 3.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD Y N N N N N
4XB0K12325 LTS 3.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD Y N N N N N
4XB0K12354 LTS TS150 2.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray N N N N N N
4XB0K12355 LTS TS150 2.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray N N N N N N
4XB0K12356 LTS TS150 2.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray N N N N N N

Support for ThinkServer Gen 4 servers

Table 11. Support for ThinkServer Generation 4 servers
Part number Description
TS140
TS440
RS140
TD340
RS140
RD340
RD440
RD540
RD640
4XB0K12357 LTS 2.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12359 LTS 2.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12361 LTS 2.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12324 LTS 2.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12358 LTS 3.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12360 LTS 3.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12362 LTS 3.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12325 LTS 3.5" 1.92TB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps HS SSD N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12354 LTS TS150 2.5" 240GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12355 LTS TS150 2.5" 480GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12356 LTS TS150 2.5" 960GB PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA 6Gbps Non Hot-Swap SSD with 3.5" Tray N N N N N N N N N

Server support - Flex System

The following table lists the compatibility information for Flex System servers.

Table 12. Support for Flex System servers
Part number Description
x240 (8737, E5-2600 v2)
x240 (7162)
x240 M5 (9532)
x440 (7167)
x880/x480/x280 X6 (7903)
x280/x480/x880 X6 (7196)
Storage Expansion Node
01GR836 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N Y N N N N
01GR841 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N Y N N N N
01GR846 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N Y N N N N
01GR711 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N Y N N Y N
01GR899 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N
01GR851 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N
01GR856 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N
01GR721 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N N N N
01GR861 PM863a 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N
01GR866 PM863a 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N
01GR886 PM863a 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N
01GR716 1.92TB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N

Storage controller support

The PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs require a supported disk controller. The following tables list the controllers and the servers that support those controllers.

ThinkSystem controllers and servers are listed in the following table.

Table 13. ThinkSystem server support
Part
number
Description
ST550 (7X09/7X10)
SR530 (7X07/7X08)
SR550 (7X03/7X04)
SR570 (7Y03/7Y04)
SR590 (7X98/7X99)
SR630 (7X01/7X02)
SR650 (7X05/7X06)
SR850 (7X18/7X19)
SR860 (7X69/7X70)
SR950 (7X11/12/13)
SD530 (7X21)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
None Onboard RSTe SATA controller Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y
7Y37A01088 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
7Y37A01089 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
7Y37A01082 RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
7Y37A01083 RAID 730-8i 1GB Cache PCIe 12Gb Adapter Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
7Y37A01084 RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
7Y37A01085 RAID 930-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
Feature AUYK SD530 HW RAID Kit N N N N N N N N N N Y N N
7M27A03918 RAID 530-4i 2 Drive Adapter Kit for SN550 N N N N N N N N N N N Y N
7M17A03932 RAID 530-4i 4 Drive Adapter Kit for SN850 N N N N N N N N N N N N Y

System x, NeXtScale and Flex System controllers and servers are listed in the following table.

Table 14. Controllers for supported servers
    v3 Xeon v4 FS
Part
number
Description
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v3)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v4)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
sd350 (5493)
x240 M5 (9532)
Onboard ServeRAID M1200e Controller N N N N N N N Y
46C9114 ServeRAID M1215 Controller N Y Y Y N Y N N
46C9110 ServeRAID M5210 Controller Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
00JX142 ServeRAID M5215 Controller N N N N N N N Y
00YD430 H701-L 6Gb HBA Mezz Card N N N N N N Y N
47C8675 N2215 SAS/SATA HBA Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

The following table list the ThinkServer controllers that support these solid-state drives installed in a supported server.

Table 15. Supported controllers - ThinkServer
    TS450 TD350 RD350 RD450 RD550 RD650
4XB0F28691 AnyRAID 510i N Y N Y Y Y
4XB0F28693 AnyRAID 720i N Y N Y Y Y
4XB0F28694 AnyRAID 720ix N Y N Y Y Y
4XC0G88834 RAID 500 N N Y Y N N
4XC0G88850 RAID 520i Y Y Y Y Y Y
4XC0G88836 RAID 710 N N Y Y N N
4XC0G88849 RAID 720i Y Y Y Y Y Y

Operating system support

SSDs operate transparently to users, storage systems, applications, databases, and operating systems. The controllers that support SSDs are supported by the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 12
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 6.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 (ESXi)

Note: The controllers that support the SSDs do not necessarily support all the operating systems listed. Check ServerProven for the latest operating system compatibility for these controllers.
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/

Warranty

The PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs carry a one-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) limited warranty. When the SSDs are installed in a supported server, these drives assume the system’s base warranty and any warranty upgrades.

Solid State Memory cells have an intrinsic, finite number of program/erase cycles that each cell can incur. As a result, each solid state device has a maximum amount of program/erase cycles to which it can be subjected. The warranty for Lenovo solid state drives (SSDs) is limited to drives that have not reached the maximum guaranteed number of program/erase cycles, as documented in the Official Published Specifications for the SSD product. A drive that reaches this limit may fail to operate according to its Specifications.

Physical specifications

The PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs have the following physical specifications:

Dimensions and weight (approximate, without the hot-swap tray, if applicable):

  • Height: 7 mm (0.3 in.)
  • Width: 70 mm (2.8 in.)
  • Depth: 100 mm (4.0 in.)
  • Weight: 60 g (2.1 oz)

Shipping dimensions and weight for the 2.5-inch drives (approximate):

  • Height: 63 mm (2.5 in.)
  • Width: 133 mm (5.2 in.)
  • Depth: 174 mm (6.9 in.)
  • Weight (hot-swap): 433 g (1.0 lb)
  • Weight (NeXtScale drive): 314 g (0.7 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight for the 3.5-inch drives (approximate):

  • Height: 95 mm (3.7 in.)
  • Width: 194 mm (7.6 in.)
  • Depth: 257 mm (10.0 in.)
  • Weight: 469 g (1.1 lb)

Operating environment

The PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs are supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature: 0 - 70 °C (32 - 158 °F)
  • Relative humidity: 8 - 85% (noncondensing)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)

Agency approvals

The PM863a Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs conform to the following regulations:

  • UL
  • TUV
  • FCC
  • CE Mark
  • C-Tick Mark
  • BSMI (Taiwan)
  • KCC (Korea EMI)

Related product families

Product families related to this document are the following: