SIMATIC IPC with Hardware RAID
For the D series of the SIMATIC IPC647D/847D, a new Hardware RAID adapter card has
been introduced in connection with SAS hard disks.
The new features and modifications of a device that is equipped with Hardware RAID
adapter card and SAS hard disks are listed below:
● New Hardware RAID system equipment with "Hot Spare Drives", optional in the
● The following drives can be installed in the front drive cage for RAID operation:
– Up to 2 removable drive bays for IPC647D
– Up to 4 removable drive bays for IPC847D
● The drives in the front drive cage are actively cooled by a central fan.
– Observe the installation instructions for the device.
– The fan is monitored, and the speed is controlled as a function of the device's internal
– The fan is mounted on the front drive cage with vibration damping.
– The housing cover must be opened to replace the fan.
● Removable drive bay with improved access protection
SIMATIC IPC647D/847D Hardware RAID Configuration
Compact Operating Instructions, 08/2014, A5E34655907-AA