Lenovo PM883 Entry 6Gb SATA SSDsProduct Guide

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5 May 2020
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Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkSystem PM883 Entry SATA 6Gb solid-state drives (SSDs) in capacities ranging from 240 GB to 7.86 TB are general-purpose SSDs based on the Samsung PM883 platform. 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 PM883 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 May 5 update:

  • Added SR645 and SR665 to the server support table - Server support section (no support)

Introduction

The Lenovo PM883 Entry SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) in capacities ranging from 240 GB to 7.86 TB are general-purpose SSDs based on the Samsung PM883 platform. They are engineered for greater performance and endurance in a cost-effective design, and to support a broader set of workloads.

Lenovo PM883 Entry 6Gb SATA SSDs

Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD

Did you know?

Lenovo 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
4XB7A10195 B34H ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10196 B34J ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10197 B34K ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10198 B34L ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10199 B34M ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10200 B4D2 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
3.5-inch hot-swap drives for ThinkSystem
4XB7A17176 B6TM ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A17177 B6TN ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A17178 B6TP ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A17179 B6JY ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A17180 B6JZ ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD

The part numbers include the following items:

  • One 2.5-inch solid-state drive in a ThinkSystem hot-swap tray
  • 3.5-inch drive options include a 2.5-inch-to-3.5-inch conversion tray
  • Documentation flyer

Features

The 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

Entry SSDs and 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). Entry SSDs have a better cost/IOPS ratio but lower endurance compared to 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 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 PM883 Entry 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 PM883 Entry 6Gb SATA SSDs.

Table 2. Technical specifications
Feature 240 GB drive 480 GB drive 960 GB drive 1.92 TB drive 3.84 TB drive 7.68 TB drive
Interface 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA
Capacity 240 GB 480 GB 960 GB 1.92 TB 3.84 TB 7.68 TB
Endurance
(total bytes written)
341 TB 683 TB 1366 TB 2733 TB 5466 TB 10932 TB
Endurance (drive
writes per day for 5 years)
0.8 DWPD 0.8 DWPD 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 < 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 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours
IOPS reads (4 KB blocks) 98,000 98,000 98,000 98,000 98,000 98,000
IOPS writes (4 KB blocks) 14,000 24,000 25,000 25,000 28,000 27,000
Sequential read rate
(128 KB blocks)
550 MBps 550 MBps 550 MBps 550 MBps 550 MBps 550 MBps
Sequential write rate
(128 KB blocks)
320 MBps 520 MBps 520 MBps 520 MBps 520 MBps 520 MBps
Read latency (ran) 120 µs 120 µs 120 µs 140 µs 140 µs 140 µs
Write latency (ran) 70 µs 40 µs 40 µs 40 µs 40 µs 40 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 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) 2.17 GRMS (7-800 Hz) 2.17 GRMS (7-800 Hz)
Typical power (R/W) 2.3 W / 2.6 W 2.3 W / 2.9 W 2.3 W / 3.1 W 2.3 W / 3.4 W 2.3 W / 3.6 W 2.3 W / 3.6 W

Server support

The following tables list the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Table 3. ThinkSystem server support (Part 1)
Part number Description Intel 2S AMD
ST550 (7X09/7X10)
SR530 (7X07/7X08)
SR550 (7X03/7X04)
SR570 (7Y02/7Y03)
SR590 (7X98/7X99)
SR630 (7X01/7X02)
SR650 (7X05/7X06)
SR670 (7Y36/37/38)
SR635 (7Y98/7Y99)
SR655 (7Y00/7Z01)
SR645 (7D2Y/7D2X)
SR665 (7D2W/7D2V)
2.5-inch hot-swap drives for ThinkSystem
4XB7A10195ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
4XB7A10196ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
4XB7A10197ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
4XB7A10198ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
4XB7A10199ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
4XB7A10200ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
3.5-inch hot-swap drives for ThinkSystem
4XB7A17176ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
4XB7A17177ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
4XB7A17178ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
4XB7A17179ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
4XB7A17180ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N
Table 4. ThinkSystem server support (Part 2)
Part number Description E 1S Intel 4S Intel Dense/ Blade
SE350 (7Z46/7D1X)
ST50 (7Y48/7Y50)
ST250 (7Y45/7Y46)
SR150 (7Y54)
SR250 (7Y51/7Y52)
SR850 (7X18/7X19)
SR850P (7D2F/2D2G)
SR860 (7X69/7X70)
SR950 (7X11/12/13)
SD530 (7X21)
SD650 (7X58)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
2.5-inch hot-swap drives for ThinkSystem
4XB7A10195ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A10196ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A10197ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A10198ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A10199ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A10200ThinkSystem 2.5" PM883 7.68TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap drives for ThinkSystem
4XB7A17176ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 240GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y N N N N N N N N
4XB7A17177ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 480GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y N N N N N N N N
4XB7A17178ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 960GB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A17179ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 1.92TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y N N N N N N N N
4XB7A17180ThinkSystem 3.5" PM883 3.84TB Entry SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N N

Operating system support

SSDs operate transparently to users, storage systems, applications, databases, and operating systems.

Operating system support is based on the controller used to connect to the drives. Consult the controller propduct guide for more information:

Warranty

The PM883 Entry 6Gb 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 PM883 Entry 6Gb SATA SSDs have the following physical specifications:

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

  • Height: 7 mm (0.3 in.)
  • Width: 70 mm (2.8 in.)
  • Depth: 100 mm (4.0 in.)
  • Weight: 58 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)

Operating environment

The PM883 Entry 6Gb 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 PM883 Entry 6Gb SATA SSDs conform to the following regulations:

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

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