ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDsProduct Guide

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5 May 2020
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Abstract

The ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs use second generation 3D TLC NAND flash memory technology with a 12 Gb SAS interface to provide a high-performance storage solution. These drives offer high endurance supporting up to 10 full drive writes per day (10 DWPD) over 5 years meaning they are ideal for write-intensive applications.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the SS530 12 Gb SAS 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 ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs use second generation 3D TLC NAND flash memory technology with a 12 Gb SAS interface to provide a high-performance storage solution in either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive form factor.

The 12 Gb SAS drives with 10 full drives writes per day (DWPD) are an excellent choice for applications demanding high write performance, such as High Performance Computing (HPC), High Definition Imaging and Video (HDIV), high data rate analytics and databases, large-scale virtualization, and video on demand content delivery.

SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs
Figure 1. ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs (without the Lenovo label and hot-swap tray)

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These drives offer very high random read & write performance (IOPS) and very high throughput (MBps) making them ideal for high-performance dynamic data caching applications. The drives also offer a 12 Gb SAS interface which means they are the best selection for multi-threaded applications.

Rigorous testing of SS530 Performance SSDs by Lenovo through the ServerProven program ensures a high degree of storage subsystem compatibility and reliability. Providing additional peace of mind, these drives are covered under Lenovo warranty.

Part number information

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

Table 1. Ordering information - ThinkSystem
Part number Feature code Description
2.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A10219 B4Y4 ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10230 B4Y5 ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10231 B4Y6 ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10232 B4Y7 ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
3.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A10234 B4Y8 ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10235 B4Y9 ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A10236 B4YA ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD

Features

The ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs have the following features:

  • Industry-standard 2.5-inch drive with 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive tray attached
  • Based on proven Western Digital Ultrastar SS530 drive technology
  • Uses second-generation 3D Triple Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash memory
  • Endurance of up to 10 drive writes per day (DWPD) for 5 years.
  • High reliability and enhanced ruggedness
  • Energy saving, with 9 W typical power consumption per drive
  • Absence of moving parts to reduce potential failure points in the server
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Advanced Encrypting Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption
  • Supports Instant Secure Erase (ISE)
  • Full end-to-end data path protection
    • Extended error correction code (ECC)
    • Exclusive-OR (XOR) parity to protect against Flash die failure
    • Parity-checked internal data paths without an external write cache
    • Power loss data management without the need for a supercapacitor

The key difference between Performance SSDs such as the SS530 SSDs described here and Entry and Mainstream SSDs, is their endurance (life expectancy). SSDs have a huge, but finite, number of program/erase (P/E) cycles, which determines how long the drives can perform write operations and thus their life expectancy. Performance SSDs have better endurance than the Mainstream and Entry SSDs, but at a higher cost/IOPS ratio.

SSD write endurance is typically measured by the number of program/erase cycles that the drive can incur over its lifetime, which is listed as TBW in the device specification. The TBW value that is assigned to a solid-state device is the total bytes of written data that a drive can be guaranteed to complete. Reaching this limit does not cause the drive to immediately fail; the TBW simply denotes the maximum number of writes that can be guaranteed.

A solid-state device does not fail upon reaching the specified TBW, but at some point after surpassing the TBW value (and based on manufacturing variance margins), the drive reaches the end-of-life point, at which time the drive goes into read-only mode. Because of such behavior, careful planning must be done to use SSDs in the application environments to ensure that the TBW of the drive is not exceeded before the required life expectancy.

For example, the SS530 1.6TB drive has an endurance of 29.41 PB of total bytes written (TBW). This means that for full operation over five years, write workload must be limited to no more than 16.12 TB of writes per day, which is equivalent to 10.1 full drive writes per day (DWPD). For the device to last three years, the drive write workload must be limited to no more than 26.86 TB of writes per day, which is equivalent to 16.8 full drive writes per day.

Technical specifications

The following table presents technical specifications for the SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs.

Table 2. Technical specifications
Feature 400 GB drive 800 GB drive 1.6 TB drive 3.2 TB drive
WD part numbers WUSTM3240ASS200 WUSTM3280ASS200 WUSTM3216ASS200 WUSTM3232ASS200
Interface 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS 12 Gbps SAS
Capacity 400 GB 800 GB 1.6 TB 3.2 TB
Endurance (drive
writes per day over 5 years)
10 DWPD 10 DWPD 10 DWPD 10 DWPD
Endurance
(total bytes written)
7.63 PB 15.22 PB 29.41 PB 59.69 PB
Data reliability 1 in 1017 bits read 1 in 1017 bits read 1 in 1017 bits read 1 in 1017 bits read
MTBF 2,500,000 hours 2,500,000 hours 2,500,000 hours 2,500,000 hours
IOPS reads (4 KB blocks, QD 128) 239,500 239,500 239,700 239,900
IOPS writes (4 KB blocks, QD 16) 170,700 170,300 170,400 170,000
Sequential read rate
(128 KB blocks)
1070 MBps 1070 MBps 1070 MBps 1070 MBps
Sequential write rate
(128 KB blocks)
1070 MBps 1050 MBps 1050 MBps 900 MBps
Latency (R/W) 92 / 26 µs 92 / 26 µs 92 / 26 µs 92 / 26 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, operating 3.1 GRMS (5-700 Hz) 3.1 GRMS (5-700 Hz) 3.1 GRMS (5-700 Hz) 3.1 GRMS (5-700 Hz)
Typical power 9 W 9 W 9 W 9 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
4XB7A10219ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
4XB7A10230ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
4XB7A10231ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
4XB7A10232ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
3.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A10234ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N
4XB7A10235ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N
4XB7A10236ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y 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
4XB7A10219ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A10230ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A10231ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A10232ThinkSystem 2.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
3.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A10234ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A10235ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A10236ThinkSystem 3.5" SS530 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N N

Storage controller support

The ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs require a SAS controller. Check the relevant server product guide for the supported SAS controllers.

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

ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb 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

ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs have the following physical specifications, without drive tray:

  • Height: 15 mm (0.6 inches)
  • Width: 70 mm (2.8 inches)
  • Depth: 100 mm (4.0 inches)
  • Weight: 175 g (6.2 ounces)

Operating environment

ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs are supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature, operational: 0 to 75° C (32 to 167° F)
  • Temperature, shipping: -40 to 85° C (-40 to 185° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% (noncondensing)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)

Agency approvals

ThinkSystem SS530 Performance SAS 12Gb SSDs conform to the following regulations:

  • FCC Title 47, Part 15B, Class B
  • CA/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22:02
  • EN 55024: 1998
  • EN 55022: 2006
  • EN-60950-1 2nd Edition
  • UL/CSA EN-60950-1 2nd Edition
  • Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
  • C-Tick: AS/NZS3584
  • VCCI V-3/2013-04 Class B
  • CNS 13438: 2006
  • KCC Article 11.1
  • RoHS DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU
  • REACH 1907/2006
  • WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC

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