The SA120 has the following features:
A total of 12 3.5-inch drive bays that support NL SAS drives operating at 6 Gbps. With 6 TB drives, the
total capacity is 72 TB.
Four optional 2.5-inch drive bays that support solid-state drives operating at 3 Gbps. With 800 GB SSDs,
the extra capacity is 3.2 TB.
With a RAID controller that supports LSI CacheCade, the use of SSDs in the rear drive bays provides
more performance improvements through caching of hot data.
All front-mounted and rear-mounted drives are hot-swap to maximize enclosure uptime.
One standard 6 Gb SAS I/O module that provides connectivity to all 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) and
2.5-inch SSDs. Optional second 6 Gb SAS I/O module (standard in some models) for increased
performance and fault-tolerance
SAS host-attachment via mini-SAS x4 port (SFF-8088) can be either of the following configurations:
Single cable to a single I/O controller that is installed in the SA120
Dual redundant cables to dual I/O controllers to maximize performance and fault tolerance
Multiple SA120 enclosures can be connected in series to maximize storage capacity connected to each
RAID card port. Up to four SA120 units can be connected per port.
Dual-voltage auto-sensing 550 W power supply. Optional redundant second power supply (standard in
some models). Power supplies are 80PLUS Gold certified, which means that the power supplies are at
least 92% efficient at 50% load.
The SA120 is Energy Star 2.0 compliant. Energy Star is the trusted, US government-backed symbol for
energy efficiency, with the goal of helping customers save money and protect the environment through
energy efficient products and practices.
Tested and supported to be connected to ThinkServer and System x servers by using ThinkServer RAID
Management by using LSI MegaRAID Storage Manager, which provides configuration, monitoring, and
control of the drives and I/O modules.
Servicing the SA120 is easy with tool-less components, hot-swap fans, and power supplies.
The SA120 shares common parts with ThinkServer rack and tower servers for simplified management.
Three-year warranty standard (onsite, next business day, nine hours per day, Monday - Friday) with
warranty upgrades available.
Locations of key components
Lenovo ThinkServer SA120 Storage Array