Hardware withdrawal: Select features for IBM DS8870 (machine types 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2424) – Replacements available

Information

Effective December 6, 2013, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following features:

Encryption disk drive sets (feature numbers 5758 and 5858)
Encryption Standby Capacity on Demand disk drive sets (feature numbers 5759 and 5859)

On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM .

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than March 6, 2014. You can obtain these products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

Effective December 6, 2013, the following features will be withdrawn:

                                   Machine  Model
Description                        number   number     Feature

Encryption disk drive sets:
- 900 GB 10K FDE drive set         2421     961,96E    5758
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE half drive set     2421     961,96E    5858

Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets:
- 900 GB 10K FDE CoD drive set     2421     961,96E    5759
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE CoD half drive     2421     961,96E    5859
   set

                                   Machine  Model
Description                        number   number     Feature

Encryption disk drive sets:
- 900 GB 10K FDE drive set         2422     961,96E    5758
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE half drive set     2422     961,96E    5858

Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets:
- 900 GB 10K FDE CoD drive set     2422     961,96E    5759
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE CoD half drive     2422     961,96E    5859
   set

                                   Machine  Model
Description                        number   number     Feature

Encryption disk drive sets:
- 900 GB 10K FDE drive set         2423     961,96E    5758
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE half drive set     2423     961,96E    5858

Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets:
- 900 GB 10K FDE CoD drive set     2423     961,96E    5759
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE CoD half drive     2423     961,96E    5859
   set

                                   Machine  Model
Description                        number   number     Feature

Encryption disk drive sets:
- 900 GB 10K FDE drive set         2424     961,96E    5758
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE half drive set     2424     961,96E    5858

Encryption Standby CoD disk drive sets:
- 900 GB 10K FDE CoD drive set     2424     961,96E    5759
- 3 TB 7.2K FDE CoD half drive     2424     961,96E    5859
   set

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