ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash AdaptersProduct Guide

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Abstract

The ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe Flash Storage Adapters in capacities from 1.6 TB to 6.4 TB are advanced data center PCIe add-in cards 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 Mainstream NVMe adapter 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 adapters and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the November 15 update:

  • All adapters are now withdrawn from marketing.

Introduction

The ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe Flash Storage Adapters in capacities from 1.6 TB to 6.4 TB are advanced data center PCIe add-in cards 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).

ThinkSystem KCM51V Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter
Figure 1. ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter

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 Flash Storage Adapters means data is transferred more efficiently from the processor to the storage compared to the legacy Advance Host Controller Interface (AHCI) stack, thereby reducing latency and overhead. These Flash Storage Adapters connect directly to the processor via the PCIe bus, further reducing latency and TCO compared to SAS/SATA SSDs.

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

Part number information

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
4XB7A08520* B32L ThinkSystem HHHL Toshiba CM5-V 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter
4XB7A08521* B32M ThinkSystem HHHL Toshiba CM5-V 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter
4XB7A08522* B32N ThinkSystem HHHL Toshiba CM5-V 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter

* Withdrawn from marketing

The part numbers include the following items:

  • One adapter with full-height (3U) PCIe bracket attached
  • Separate low-profile (2U) PCIe bracket
  • Documentation

Note: These adapters were previously named as follows:

  • ThinkSystem HHHL KCM51V 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter
  • ThinkSystem HHHL KCM51V 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter
  • ThinkSystem HHHL KCM51V 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter

Features

Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is new PCIe 3.0 high performance solid-state storage 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 Flash Storage Adapter 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 Flash Storage Adapters are also optimized for heavy multi-threaded workloads by using internal parallelism and many other improvements, such as enlarged I/O queues.

The ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapters have the following features:

  • Half-high half-length PCIe adapter with PCIe 3.0 x4 host interface
  • Based on the Toshiba KCM51V4C add-in cards
  • Third Generation BiCS 3D NAND 64 layer TLC
  • 3 drive-write-per-day (DWPD) SSD for mixed read-write workloads
  • Full Power-Loss-Protection and End-to-End Data Protection
  • Low power consumption (maximum 18 W)

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

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

Because of such behavior by Mainstream Flash Adapters, careful planning must be done to use them only in mixed read-write environments to ensure that the TBW of the adapter will not be exceeded before the required life expectancy.

For example, the 3.2 TB adapter has an endurance of 17,520 TB of total bytes written (TBW). This means that for full operation over five years, write workload must be limited to no more than 9.6 TB of writes per day, which is equivalent to 3.0 full drive writes per day (DWPD). For the device to last three years, the write workload must be limited to no more than 16 TB 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 ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapters.

Table 2. Technical specifications
Feature 1.6 TB adapter 3.2 TB adapter 6.4 TB adapter
Toshiba model number KCM51V4C1T60 KCM51V4C3T20 KCM51V4C6T40
Host interface PCIe 3.0 x4 PCIe 3.0 x4 PCIe 3.0 x4
Capacity 1.6 TB 3.2 TB 6.4 TB
Endurance (total bytes written) 8,760 TB 17,520 TB 35,040 TB
Endurance (drive writes per day for 5 years) 3.0 DWPD 3.0 DWPD 3.0 DWPD
Data reliability (UBER) < 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
IOPS reads (4 KB blocks) 650,000 750,000 770,000
IOPS writes (4 KB blocks) 145,000 160,000 165,000
Sequential read rate (128 KB blocks) 3250 MBps 3350 MBps 3350 MBps
Sequential write rate (128 KB blocks) 2460 MBps 3040 MBps 3040 MBps
Latency (random read) 110 µs 110 µs 110 µs
Latency (random write) 30 µs 30 µs 30 µs
Maximum power 13 W 15 W 16 W

Server support

The following table lists the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Table 3. ThinkSystem server support
Description and part number E 1S Intel 2S Intel AMD 4S Intel Dense/ Blade
SE350 (7Z46 / 7D1X)
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)
SR635 (7Y98 / 7Y99)
SR655 (7Y00 / 7Z01)
SR850 (7X18/7X19)
SR860 (7X69/7X70)
SR950 (7X11/12/13)
SD530 (7X21)
SD650 (7X58)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
ThinkSystem HHHL Toshiba CM5-V 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter, 4XB7A08520 N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
ThinkSystem HHHL Toshiba CM5-V 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter, 4XB7A08521 N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
ThinkSystem HHHL Toshiba CM5-V 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter, 4XB7A08522 N N N N N N N N Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y Y N N N

Operating system support

Table 4. Operating system support for ThinkSystem HHHL Toshiba CM5-V 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter, 4XB7A08520
Operating systems
SR635
SR655
SD530 (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)
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
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1709 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1803 N N N N N N N N N N Y 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 N N N N N N N N N N 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 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 N N N N N N N N N N 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 N N 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 N N 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
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 N N N N N N N N N N 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
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 with Xen N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 N N 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
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 N N N N N N N N N N Y N N Y Y Y N Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U3 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
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U2 N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Table 5. Operating system support for ThinkSystem HHHL Toshiba CM5-V 3.2TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter, 4XB7A08521
Operating systems
SR635
SR655
SD530 (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)
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
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1709 N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1803 N N N N N N N N N N Y 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 N N N N N N N N N N 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 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 N N N N N N N N N N 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 N N 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 N N 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
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 N N N N N N N N N N 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
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 with Xen N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 N N 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
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 N N N N N N N N N N Y N N Y Y Y N Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U3 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
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U2 N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Table 6. Operating system support for ThinkSystem HHHL Toshiba CM5-V 6.4TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapter, 4XB7A08522
Operating systems
SD530 (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)
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 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1709 N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1803 N N N N N N N N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 N N N N N N N N Y N N Y Y Y N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 N N N N N N N N 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 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 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 N N N N N N N N Y N N Y Y Y N Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 N N N N N N N N 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
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 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
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 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
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 N N N N N N N N Y N N Y Y Y N Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U3 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 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
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Warranty

The ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapters 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 ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapters have the following physical specifications:

  • Height: 69 mm (2.7 in.)
  • Length: 168 mm (6.6 in.)
  • Depth: 19 mm (0.74 in.)
  • Weight: 220 g (7.8 oz)

Operating environment

The ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapters are supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °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: 400 G (Max) at 2 ms
  • Vibration: 2.17 GRMS (5-800 Hz)

Agency approvals

The ThinkSystem Toshiba CM5-V Mainstream NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Flash Adapters 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 CISPR32:2015 Class B
  • Canada: ICES-003 Issue 6 Class B
  • EMC: EN55022 (2010) Class B
  • EMC: EN55024 (2010)
  • RoHS 2011/65/EU: EN50581 (2012) Category 3

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