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ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller
Product Guide (withdrawn product)
The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller is a 6 Gb SAS RAID controller with two external connectors
to connect to SAS expansion enclosures. The adapter is a part of the ServeRAID M5100 Series family,
which offers a complete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules,
energy packs, and software feature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure. These products are
optimized to deliver performance demanded by the ever-growing I/O requirements of today's enterprises.
The M5120 comes as a small form factor PCIe adapter, and it shares a common set of ServeRAID M5100
Series upgrades available for the entire family, simplifying inventory management.
Figure 1. ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller (with flash module)
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The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller is optimized for high-performance external data storage with
integration of dual-core chip architecture, DDR3 1333 MHz cache memory, and PCIe 3.0 host interface. A
portfolio of building blocks allows clients to design around a bottoms-up approach and caters to a wide
array of storage requirements. Upgrade features such as support for RAID 6/60, performance optimization,
and caching with SSDs no longer require a hardware key. They are implemented through Features-on-
Demand (FoD) software licenses.
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  • Page 1 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Product Guide (withdrawn product) The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller is a 6 Gb SAS RAID controller with two external connectors to connect to SAS expansion enclosures. The adapter is a part of the ServeRAID M5100 Series family, which offers a complete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules, energy packs, and software feature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure.
  • Page 2: Part Number Information

    ** One M5100 Series FoD upgrade activates the feature on all M5200 Series and M5100 Series controllers that are installed in the server. Cache is required: The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller ships standard without a cache, however one of the available cache upgrades (81Y4484, 81Y4487, 81Y4559, or 47C8670) is required and must be purchased together with the controller.
  • Page 3 Figure 2. Flash-backed cache module, power module, and power cable Features The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller has the following standard features: Auto-resume on array rebuild or array reconstruction after loss of system power Auto-resume uses non-volatile NVRAM to save rebuild progress during a host reboot or power failure to automatically resume from the last checkpoint.
  • Page 4 Support for RAID levels 6 and 60 with M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade (81Y4546). This is a Features on Demand upgrade and one upgrade is needed per server; all M5100 and M5200 series adapters installed in the server will have this upgrade enabled automatically. ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller (withdrawn product)
  • Page 5: Technical Specifications

    M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler is a Features on Demand upgrade and one upgrade is needed per server; all M5100 and M5200 series adapters installed in the server will have this upgrade enabled automatically. Technical specifications ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller (withdrawn product)
  • Page 6 Technical specifications The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications: PCI Low Profile, Half-length - MD2 form factor Eight external 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports Two external Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8088) 6 Gbps throughput per port 800 MHz dual-core IBM PowerPC® processor with LSI SAS2208 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface...
  • Page 7: Server Support

    Feature upgrade matrix The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller ships standard without a cache. One of the available cache upgrades listed in the following table is required for the M5120 adapter operations, and it must be purchased together with the controller. Additional functional upgrades optionally are available to expand the capabilities of M5120.
  • Page 8 The ServeRAID M5120 adapter card is supported on the System x and iDataPlex® servers listed in the following table. Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors Table 4. Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors...
  • Page 9 ServeRAID M5100 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 81Y4508 ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit 81Y4546 ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 90Y4273 ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Key 90Y4318 ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller (withdrawn product)
  • Page 10 ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Key 90Y4318 ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler See the ServerProven® website for the latest information about the System x servers that support each adapter: http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/ Expansion enclosures and drives ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller (withdrawn product)
  • Page 11: Operating System Support

    Lenovo Storage E1024 SFF Disk Expansion Dual SAS IO Module, Rail Kit, 9x5 * Not available for ordering in North America (United States and Canada). For details about supported adapters, drives and cables for the Lenovo Storage E1012 and E1024, see the Lenovo Press Product Guide: http://lenovopress.com/lp0043...
  • Page 12: Physical Specifications

    Warranty The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller carries a 1-year limited warranty. When installed in a supported System x server, the adapter assumes the system’s base warranty and any warranty upgrades. Physical specifications The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller has the following physical specifications: Dimensions (approximate): Height: 15 mm (0.6 in)
  • Page 13 Quick Installation Guide for ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/docs/UM104005 Lenovo RAID Introduction https://lenovopress.com/lp0578-lenovo-raid-introduction Lenovo RAID Management Tools and Resources (includes links to drivers and management tools) https://lenovopress.com/lp0579-lenovo-raid-management-tools-and-resources System x Configuration and Options Guide https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/SCOD-3ZVQ5W US Announcement Letter http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS112-048...
  • Page 14 Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 15 Trademarks Lenovo, the Lenovo logo, and For Those Who Do are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. A current list of Lenovo trademarks is available on the Web at http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/legal/copytrade/. The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo®...