Lenovo PX04PMB NVMe Mainstream PCIe SSDsProduct Guide (withdrawn product)

Abstract

The Lenovo PX04PMB NVMe Enterprise Mainstream PCIe solid-state drives (SSDs) are advanced data center SSDs optimized for mixed read-write performance, endurance, and strong data protection for Lenovo servers. They are engineered for greater performance and endurance in a cost-effective design, and to support a broader set of workloads.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the NVMe Enterprise Mainstream PCIe 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.

Withdrawn from marketing: All SSDs described in this product guide are now withdrawn from marketing.

Introduction

The Lenovo PX04PMB NVMe Enterprise Mainstream PCIe 2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSDs) are advanced data center SSDs optimized for mixed read-write performance, endurance, and strong data protection for Lenovo servers. They are engineered for greater performance and endurance in a cost-effective design, and to support a broader set of workloads.

Suggested uses: Data warehousing, Web servers, Media streaming, and Video on Demand (VOD).

Lenovo NVMe Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD

Figure 1. Lenovo NVMe Enterprise Mainstream PCIe 2.5-inch SSD

Did you know?

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a technology that overcomes SAS/SATA SSD performance limitations by optimizing hardware and software to take full advantage of flash technology. The use of NVMe drives means data is transferred more efficiently from the processor to the drives compared to the legacy Advance Host Controller Interface (AHCI) stack, thereby reducing latency and overhead. These SSDs connect directly to the processor via the PCIe bus, further reducing latency and TCO.

Lenovo Enterprise Mainstream SSDs are suitable for mixed read-write and general-purpose data center workloads, however their NVMe PCIe interface means the drives also offer high performance. Overall, these SSDs provide outstanding IOPS/watt and cost/IOPS for enterprise solutions.

Part number information

Withdrawn from marketing: All SSDs described in this product guide are now withdrawn from marketing.

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

Table 1. Part numbers and feature codes for ThinkSystem
Part number Feature code Description
2.5-inch drives
7N47A00095 AUUY ThinkSystem U.2 PX04PMB 960GB Mainstream 2.5" NVMe PCIe 3.0 Hot Swap SSD
7N47A00096 AUMF ThinkSystem U.2 PX04PMB 1.92TB Mainstream 2.5" NVMe PCIe 3.0 Hot Swap SSD
3.5-inch drives
7N47A00982 AUUM ThinkSystem 3.5" PX04PMB 960GB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 Hot Swap SSD

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

Table 2. Part numbers and feature codes for System x
Part number Feature code Description
00YK284 AVP1 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD
00YK285 AVP2 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD

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

Table 3. Part numbers for ThinkServer
Part number Description
4XB0K12392 ThinkServer 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream Easy Swap SSD
4XB0K12393 ThinkServer 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream Easy Swap SSD

The part numbers include the following items:

  • One 2.5-inch solid-state drive
  • Important Notices and Warranty flyer
  • Support flyer for SSDs (except for ThinkServer options)

Features

Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is new PCIe 3.0 high performance SSD technology that provides high I/O throughput and low latency. NVMe interfaces remove SAS/SATA bottlenecks and unleash all of the capabilities of contemporary NAND flash memory. Each NVMe PCI SSD has direct PCIe 3.0 x4 connection, which provides at least 2x more bandwidth and 2x less latency than SATA/SAS-based SSD solutions. NVMe drives are also optimized for heavy multi-threaded workloads by using internal parallelism and many other improvements, such as enlarged I/O queues.

The Lenovo NVMe Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD have the following features:

  • 2.5-inch drive (U.2) or 3.5-inch drive bay form factor
  • Based on the Toshiba PX04P drives, PX04PMBxxx
  • 19nm MLC NAND (128 Gb/die)
  • 3 drive-write-per-day (DWPD) SSD for mixed read-write workloads
  • Direct PCIe 3.0 x4 connection for each NVMe drive, resulting in up to 4 GBps overall throughput.
  • Full Power-Loss-Protection and End-to-End Data Protection
  • Low power consumption (maximum 18.5 W)

Enterprise Mainstream SSDs and Enterprise Performance 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 Mainstream SSDs have a better cost/IOPS ratio but lower endurance compared to Enterprise Performance 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 Mainstream solid-state drives, careful planning must be done to use them only in mixed read-write environments to ensure that the TBW of the drive will not be exceeded before the required life expectancy.

For example, the 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD has an endurance of 10,412 TB of total bytes written (TBW). This means that for full operation over five years, write workload must be limited to no more than 5,705 GB of writes per day, which is equivalent to 3.0 full drive writes per day (DWPD). For the device to last three years, the drive write workload must be limited to no more than 9,509 GB of writes per day, which is equivalent to 5.0 full drive writes per day.

Technical specifications

The following table presents technical specifications for the NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD.

Table 4. Technical specifications
Feature 960 GB drive 1.92 TB drive*
Host interface PCIe 3.0 x4 PCIe 3.0 x4
Capacity 960 GB 1.92 TB
Endurance (total bytes written) 5,256 TB 10,512 TB
Endurance (drive writes per day for 5 years) 3.0 DWPD 3.0 DWPD
Data reliability (UBER) < 1 in 1017 bits read < 1 in 1017 bits read
MTBF 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours
IOPS reads (4 KB blocks) 660,000 660,000
IOPS writes (4 KB blocks) 105,000 105,000
Sequential read rate (128 KB blocks) 3100 MBps 3100 MBps
Sequential write rate (128 KB blocks) 2350 MBps 2350 MBps
Latency (random read) 100 µs 100 µs
Latency (random write) 30 µs 30 µs
Maximum power 18.5 W 18.5 W

* The 1.92 TB drive is withdrawn from marketing

Server support - ThinkSystem

The following table lists the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Table 5. ThinkSystem server support
Part
number
Description 1S Rack & Tower 2S Rack & Tower 4S Rack Dense/ Blade
ST50 (7Y48/7Y50)
ST250 (7Y45/7Y46)
SR150 (7Y54)
SR250 (7Y51/7Y52)
ST550 (7X09/7X10)
SR530 (7X07/7X08)
SR550 (7X03/7X04)
SR570 (7Y02/7Y03)
SR590 (7X98/7X99)
SR630 (7X01/7X02)
SR650 (7X05/7X06)
SR670 (7Y36/7Y37/7Y38)
SR850 (7X18/7X19)
SR860 (7X69/7X70)
SR950 (7X11/12/13)
SD530 (7X21)
SD650 (7X58)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
7N47A00095 ThinkSystem U.2 PX04PMB 960GB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
7N47A00096 ThinkSystem U.2 PX04PMB 1.92TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
7N47A00982 ThinkSystem 3.5" PX04PMB 960GB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N 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)
00YK284 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD N N Y Y Y N N
00YK285 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD N N Y Y Y N 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)
00YK284 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD N N N N N N N
00YK285 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD N N N N N N N

Server support - ThinkServer

The following tables list the ThinkServer systems that are compatible.

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

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

Table 8. Support for ThinkServer Generation 5 servers with E5 v4 or E3 v5 processors
Part number Description
TS150 (E3 v5)
TS450 (E3 v5)
RS160 (E3 v5)
TD350 (E5 v4)
RD350 (E5 v4)
RD450 (E5 v4)
RD550 (E5 v4)
RD650 (E5 v4)
4XB0K12392 ThinkServer 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream Easy Swap SSD N N N N N N Y Y
4XB0K12393 ThinkServer 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream Easy Swap SSD N N N N N N Y Y

Support for ThinkServer Gen 5 servers with E5 v3 processors

Table 9. Support for ThinkServer Generation 5 servers with E5 v3 processors
Part number Description
TS140
TS440
RS140
TD350 (E5 v3)
RD350 (E5 v3)
RD450 (E5 v3)
RD550 (E5 v3)
RD650 (E5 v3)
RQ750 (E5 v3)
4XB0K12392 ThinkServer 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream Easy Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N
4XB0K12393 ThinkServer 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream Easy Swap SSD 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 10. Support for Flex System servers
Part number Description
x240 (8737, E5-2600 v2)
x240 (7162)
x240 M5 (9532, E5 v3)
x240 M5 (9532, E5 v4)
x440 (7167)
x880/x480/x280 X6 (7903)
x280/x480/x880 X6 (7196)
Storage Expansion Node
00YK284 960GB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD N N N Y N N N N
00YK285 1.92TB NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSD N N N Y N N N N

Storage controller support

NVMe PCIe SSDs require a NVMe drive backplane and some form of PCIe connection to processors. PCIe connections can take the form of either an adapter (PCIe Interposer or PCIe extender/switch adapter) or simply a cable that connects to an onboard NVMe connector.

Consult the relevant server product guide for details about required components for NVMe drive support.

Operating system support

The following table lists the supported operating systems:

Tip: This table is automatically generated based on data from Lenovo ServerProven.

Table 11. Operating system support for ThinkSystem U.2 PX04PMB 960GB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD, 7N47A00095
Operating systems
SD530 (Gen 2)
SN550 (Gen 2)
SN850 (Gen 2)
SR570 (Gen 2)
SR590 (Gen 2)
SR630 (Gen 2)
SR650 (Gen 2)
SR850 (Gen 2)
SR860 (Gen 2)
SR950 (Gen 2)
SD530 (Gen 1)
SN550 (Gen 1)
SN850 (Gen 1)
SR570 (Gen 1)
SR590 (Gen 1)
SR630 (Gen 1)
SR650 (Gen 1)
SR850 (Gen 1)
SR860 (Gen 1)
SR950 (Gen 1)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1709 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1803 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.0 U3 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 U1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Warranty

The NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe 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 NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSDs have the following physical specifications:

Dimensions and weight (approximate, without the drive tray):

  • Height: 15 mm (0.6 in.)
  • Width: 70 mm (2.8 in.)
  • Depth: 100 mm (4.0 in.)
  • Weight: 150 g (5.3 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 (with drive tray): 500 g (1.0 lb)

Operating environment

The NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSDs are supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
    • Non-operating: -40 to 70 °C (-40 to 158 °F)
    • Transport: -40 to 70 °C (-40 to 158 °F)
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
  • Maximum altitude:
    • Operating: 5,486 m (18,000 ft)
    • Non-operating: 12,192 m (40,000 ft)
  • Shock: 1,000 G (Max) at 0.5 ms
  • Vibration: 2.17 GRMS (5-800 Hz)

Agency approvals

The NVMe 2.5" Enterprise Mainstream PCIe SSDs conform to the following regulations:

  • Underwriters Laboratories: UL60950-1
  • Canada: CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1
  • TUV: EN 60950-1
  • BSMI (Taiwan): CNS 13438 (CISPR Pub. 22 Class B): D33003
  • MSIP: KN22, KN24 (CISPR Pub. 22 Class B)
  • Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR22
  • EMC: EN55022 (2010) Class B
  • EMC: EN55024 (2010)
  • RoHS 2011/65/EU: EN50581 (2012) Category 3

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