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Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR665 V3 is a 2-socket 2U server that features the AMD EPYC 9004 "Genoa" family of processors. With up to 128 cores per processor and support for the new PCIe 5.0 standard for I/O, the SR665 V3 offers the ultimate in two-socket server performance in a 2U form factor.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the ThinkSystem SR665 V3 server, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the SR665 V3 and consider its use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the May 22, 2024 update:

  • Removed the 2.5-inch drives as not announced - Internal drive options section:
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" ER3 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD, 4XB7A90868
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" ER3 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD, 4XB7A90869
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" ER3 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD, 4XB7A90870
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" ER3 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD, 4XB7A90871
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" ER3 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD, 4XB7A95567

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR665 V3 is a 2-socket 2U server that features the AMD EPYC 9004 "Genoa" family of processors. With up to 128 cores per processor and support for the new PCIe 5.0 standard for I/O, the SR665 V3 offers the ultimate in two-socket server performance in a 2U form factor. The server is ideal for dense workloads that can take advantage of GPU processing and high-performance NVMe drives.

Suggested uses: Inference, virtualization, VDI, HPC, Hyperconverged infrastructure

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR665 V3
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem SR665 V3

Did you know?

The SR665 V3 server is a very configuration-rich offering, supporting 30 different drive bay configurations in the front, middle and rear of the server and 6 different slot configurations at the rear of the server. This level of flexibility ensures that you can configure the server exactly the way your workload requires.

Key features

Combining performance and flexibility, the SR665 V3 server is a great choice for enterprises of all sizes. The server offers a broad selection of drive and slot configurations and offers high performance features that industries such as finance, healthcare and telco need. Outstanding reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) and high-efficiency design can improve your business environment and can help save operational costs.

Scalability and performance

The following features boost performance, improve scalability and reduce costs: 

  • Supports one or two fourth-generation AMD EPYC 9004 processors
    • Up to 128 cores and 256 threads
    • Core speed of up to 4.1 GHz
    • TDP rating of up to 400 W
  • Support for DDR5 memory DIMMs to maximize the performance of the memory subsystem:
    • Up to 24 DDR5 memory DIMMs, 12 DIMMs per processor
    • 12 memory channels per processor (1 DIMM per channel)
    • DIMM speeds up to 4800 MHz
    • Using 256GB 3DS RDIMMs, the server supports up to 6TB of system memory
  • Supports up to eight single-width GPUs or three double-wide GPUs, for substantial processing power in a 2U system.
  • The server is Compute Express Link (CXL) v1.1 Ready. With CXL 1.1 for next-generation workloads, you can reduce compute latency in the data center and lower TCO. CXL is a protocol that runs across the standard PCIe physical layer and can support both standard PCIe devices as well as CXL devices on the same link.
  • Supports up to 40x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays, by using combinations of front-accessible (up to 24 bays), mid bays (8 bays) and rear-accessible (8 bays).
  • Supports 20x 3.5-inch drive bays for lower-cost high-capacity HDD storage. 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive bays can be mixed if desired.
  • Supports up to 32x NVMe drives without oversubscription of PCIe lanes (1:1 connectivity). The use of NVMe drives maximizes drive I/O performance, in terms of throughput, bandwidth, and latency.
  • Supports up to 20x SATA drives using the onboard SATA controller (no additional adapter needed), enabling lower cost, high capacity storage solution for cold storage workloads.
  • Supports high-speed RAID controllers from Lenovo and Broadcom providing 12 Gb SAS connectivity to the drive backplanes. A variety of PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 RAID adapters are available.
  • Supports two externally accessible 7mm hot-swap drives for operating system boot functions or data storage. Optional RAID with the addition of a RAID adapter installed in a slot.
  • Supports M.2 drives for convenient operating system boot functions or data storage. Available M.2 adapters support either one M.2 drive or two M.2 drives. Optional RAID with the addition of a RAID adapter installed in a slot.
  • Up to 12x PCIe slots (10x rear, 2x front), plus a slot dedicated to an OCP 3.0 adapter. 2.5-inch drive configurations also support an additional internal bay for a cabled RAID adapter or HBA.
  • The server has a dedicated industry-standard OCP 3.0 small form factor (SFF) slot, with a PCIe 5.0 x16 interface, supporting a variety of Ethernet network adapters. Simple-swap mechanism with thumbscrews and pull-tab enables tool-less installation and removal of the adapter. Supports shared BMC network sideband connectivity to enable out-of-band systems management.
  • The server offers PCI Express 5.0 (PCIe Gen 5) I/O expansion capabilities that doubles the theoretical maximum bandwidth of PCIe 4.0 (32GT/s in each direction for PCIe 5.0, compared to 16 GT/s with PCIe 4.0). A PCIe 5.0 x16 slot provides 128 GB/s bandwidth, enough to support a 400GbE network connection.

Availability and serviceability

The server provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • Designed to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • The server uses ECC memory and supports memory RAS features including Single Device Data Correction (SDDC, also known as Chipkill), Patrol/Demand Scrubbing, Bounded Fault, DRAM Address Command Parity with Replay, DRAM Uncorrected ECC Error Retry, On-die ECC, ECC Error Check and Scrub (ECS), and Post Package Repair.
  • The server offers hot-swap drives, supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • Available M.2 configuration with RAID support which can enable two SATA or two NVMe M.2 drives to be configured as a redundant pair.
  • The server has up to two hot-swap redundant power supplies and up to six hot-swap redundant fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • Optional front-accessible slots and drives so that most major components and cables (except power) are located at the front of the server
  • The power-source-independent light path diagnostics uses LEDs to lead the technician to failed (or failing) components, which simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer more reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Proactive Platform Alerts (including PFA and SMART alerts): Processors, voltage regulators, memory, internal storage (SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs, NVMe SSDs, M.2 storage, flash storage adapters), fans, power supplies, RAID controllers, server ambient and subcomponent temperatures. Alerts can be surfaced through the XClarity Controller to managers such as Lenovo XClarity Administrator, VMware vCenter, and Microsoft System Center. These proactive alerts let you take appropriate actions in advance of possible failure, thereby increasing server uptime and application availability.
  • The built-in XClarity Controller 2 continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • Built-in diagnostics in UEFI, using Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, speed up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager supports diagnostics and can save service data to a USB key drive or remote CIFS share folder for troubleshooting and reduce service time.
  • Auto restart in the event of a momentary loss of AC power (based on power policy setting in the XClarity Controller service processor)
  • Offers a diagnostics port on the front of the server to allow you to attach an external diagnostics handset for enhanced systems management capabilities.
  • Support for the XClarity Administrator Mobile app running on a supported smartphone and connected to the server through the service-enabled USB port, enables additional local systems management functions.
  • Three-year or one-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, 9 x 5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

Systems management features simplify local and remote management:

  • The server includes an XClarity Controller 2 (XCC2) to monitor server availability. Optional upgrade to XCC Platinum to provide remote control (keyboard video mouse) functions, support for the mounting of remote media files, FIPS 140-3 security, enhanced NIST 800-193 support, boot capture, and other management and security features.
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • UEFI-based Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, accessible from F1 during boot, provides system inventory information, graphical UEFI Setup, platform update function, RAID Setup wizard, operating system installation function, and diagnostic functions.
  • Support for Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager which captures real-time power and temperature data from the server and provides automated controls to lower energy costs.
  • An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Support for industry standard management protocols, IPMI 2.0, SNMP 3.0, Redfish REST API, serial console via IPMI
  • An integrated hardware Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supporting TPM 2.0 enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Administrator and power-on passwords help protect from unauthorized access to the server.
  • Supports AMD Secure Root-of-Trust, Secure Run and Secure Move features to minimize potential attacks and protect data as the OS is booted, as applications are run and as applications are migrated from server to server.
  • Supports Secure Boot to ensure only a digitally signed operating system can be used.
  • Industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • Additional physical security features are a chassis intrusion switch and a lockable front bezel.

Energy efficiency

The following energy-efficiency features help save energy, reduce operational costs, and increase energy availability:

  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Titanium certifications
  • Low-voltage 1.1V DDR5 memory offers energy savings compared to 1.2V DDR4 DIMMs, an approximately 20% decrease in power consumption
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, which can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system and thus keeping your system cooler.
  • Optional Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides advanced data center power notification and analysis to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Comparing the SR665 V3 to the SR665

The ThinkSystem SR665 V3 improves on the previous generation SR665, as summarized in the following table.

Table 1. Comparing the SR665 V3 to the SR665
Feature SR665 SR665 V3 Benefits
Processor
  • 2x 2nd or 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors
  • Up to 64 cores
  • TDP ratings up to 280W
  • 64x PCIe 4.0 lanes per processor
  • 4x dedicated xGMI x16 interprocessor links
  • 2x 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors
  • Up to 128 cores
  • TDP ratings up to 360W
  • 64x PCIe 5.0 lanes per processor
  • 4x xGMI x16 interprocessor links, 1 of which can be used for an additional 16 PCIe 5.0 lanes
  • Significant increase in cores per processor
  • Increased performance
  • Consolidation of more apps on same number of servers, reducing costs
  • New PCIe 5.0 support means higher performance networking and NVMe storage
  • Additional 16 PCIe lanes using an xGMI link for PCIe
Memory
  • DDR4 memory operating up to 2933 MHz
  • 8 channels per CPU
  • 32 DIMMs (16 per processor), 2 DIMMs per channel
  • Supports RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs
  • Up to 8TB of system memory
  • DDR5 memory operating up to 4800 MHz
  • 12 channels per CPU
  • 24 DIMMs (12 per processor), 1 DIMM per channel
  • Supports RDIMMs, 3DS RDIMMs and 9x4 RDIMMs
  • Up to 6TB of system memory
  • New DDR5 memory offers significant performance improvements over DDR4
  • More memory channels means greater memory bandwidth
  • Support for lower-cost 9x4 DIMMs
Internal storage
  • 20x 3.5” SAS/SATA/NVMe (12 front, 4 mid, 4 rear)
  • 40x 2.5” SAS/SATA/NVMe (24 front, 8 mid, 8 rear)
  • Up to 4x 3.5” or 8x 2.5” mid-chassis drive bays
  • Up to 4x 3.5” or 8x 2.5” rear drive bays
  • 2x Internal M.2 with optional RAID
  • 16x onboard NVMe ports
  • 2x rear 7mm hot swap SAS/SATA/NVMe; optional RAID
  • 20x 3.5” SAS/SATA/NVMe (12 front, 4 mid, 4 rear)
  • 40x 2.5” SAS/SATA/NVMe (24 front, 8 mid, 8 rear)
  • Up to 4x 3.5” or 8x 2.5” mid-chassis drive bays
  • Up to 4x 3.5” or 8x 2.5” rear drive bays
  • 2x Internal M.2 with optional RAID 1 (RAID support via a separate adapter)
  • 20x onboard NVMe ports
  • 2x rear 7mm hot swap SAS/SATA/NVMe (RAID support via a separate adapter)
  • Flexible storage offerings
  • Up to 32x NVMe drives for high-performance storage
  • 7mm hot swap drives as boot drives
RAID
  • 8-port and 16-port RAID adapters with up to 8GB flash
  • Support for Lenovo and Broadcom adapters
  • Support for PCIe or Internal cabled (CFF) form factor adapters
  • Support for NVMe drives connected to 940 RAID adapters (Tri-Mode)
  • Storage HBAs available
  • PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 adapter choices
  • 8-port and 16-port RAID adapters with up to 8GB flash
  • Support for Lenovo and Broadcom adapters
  • Support for PCIe or Internal cabled (CFF) form factor adapters
  • Support for NVMe drives connected to 940 RAID adapters (Tri-Mode)
  • Storage HBAs available
  • PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 adapter choices with support for Gen 5 adapters when available
  • Consistent RAID/HBA support
  • Flexible config solution
  • PCIe Gen 5 allows for greater storage performance
Networking
  • OCP 3.0 slot with PCIe Gen 4 x16 interface (rear of server)
  • Additional PCIe adapters supported
  • 1GbE dedicated Management port
  • OCP 3.0 slot with PCIe Gen 5 x16 interface (rear or front of server)
  • Additional PCIe adapters supported
  • 1GbE dedicated Management port
  • Improved performance with PCIe Gen 5
  • Optional front-accessible OCP slot
PCIe
  • Supports PCIe 4.0
  • Up to 8x PCIe slots (all full-height slots)
  • Supports a RAID/HBA in CFF form factor (does not occupy a PCIe slot)
  • Additional OCP 3.0 slot
  • Supports PCIe 5.0
  • Up to 12x PCIe slots, front and rear
  • Up to 10x PCIe slots at the rear (6x full height, 4x low-profile) or 8x PCIe slots (all full-height slots)
  • Up to 9x slots can be PCIe 5.0
  • Supports a RAID/HBA in CFF form factor (does not occupy a PCIe slot)
  • Additional OCP 3.0 slot
  • Support for 3x front-accessible slots (2x FH PCIe + 1x OCP) with 16 drive bays
  • Flexible xGMI interprocessor links allowing 1 link to be converted to two 16 PCIe 5.0 x16 connections
  • More PCIe slots
  • PCIe Gen 5 allows for greater I/O performance
  • Flexible PCIe offerings
  • Front-accessible slots available
  • More PCIe connections for greater PCIe/NVMe support
GPU support
  • Supports up to 8x single-wide GPUs or up to 3x double-wide GPUs
  • Supports up to 8x single-wide GPUs or up to 3x double-wide GPUs
  • High performance GPU support
Management and security
  • XClarity Controller
  • Support for full XClarity toolset including XClarity Administrator
  • Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) hardware Root of Trust (RoT)
  • Tamper Switch security solution (intrusion switch)
  • Integrated XClarity Controller 2
  • Support for full XClarity toolset including XClarity Administrator
  • Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) hardware Root of Trust (RoT)
  • Tamper Switch security solution (intrusion switch)
  • New XCC2 offers improved management capabilities
  • Same system management tool with previous generation
  • Silicon-level security solution
Power
  • Choice of 500W, 750W, 1100W, 1800W AC Hot Plug PSUs
  • Available in Titanium and Platinum efficiency levels
  • 1100W -48VDC Platinum general support
  • 240V HVDC support for PRC customers
  • Active-Standby mode
  • Choice of 500W, 750W, 1100W, 1800W, 2400W, 2600W AC Hot Plug PSUs
  • Available in Titanium and Platinum efficiency levels
  • 1100W -48VDC Platinum general support
  • 240V HVDC support for PRC customers
  • Active-Standby mode
  • Multiple PSU offerings to suit the configuration selected
  • New ErP Lot 9-compliant offerings
  • Support for Telco customers with -48V requirements

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the server. The server supports either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hot-swap drives at the front, and configurations with 16x 2.5-inch drive bays optionally support 3 front-accessible PCIe slots.

Front view of the ThinkSystem SR665 V3
Figure 2. Front view of the ThinkSystem SR665 V3

For details on the front ports, including the optional front VGA port and front external diagnostic port, see the Local management section.

The following figure shows the components visible from the rear of the server. The figure shows one configuration, with eight full-height PCIe slots, however there are additional rear configurations which include 10 PCIe slots (6x full-height, 4x low-profile), or include 3.5-inch drive bays or 2.5-inch drive bays. The server also supports two rear-accessible 7mm hot-swap drive bays.

Rear view of the ThinkSystem SR665 V3 (configuration with eight full-height PCIe slots)
Figure 3. Rear view of the ThinkSystem SR665 V3 (configuration with eight full-height PCIe slots)

The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.

Internal view of the ThinkSystem SR665 V3
Figure 4. Internal view of the ThinkSystem SR665 V3

System architecture

The following figure shows the architectural block diagram of the SR665 V3, showing the major components and their connections.

Note that one of the xGMI links between the processors can be used instead as two PCIe 5.0 x16 connections. These PCIe connections can be used for additional NVMe drive support.

SR665 V3 system architectural block diagram
Figure 5. SR665 V3 system architectural block diagram

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 2. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Machine types 7D9B - 1 year warranty
7D9A - 3 year warranty
Form factor 2U rack.
Processor One or two AMD EPYC 9004 Series processors (formerly codenamed "Genoa"). Supports processors up to 128 cores, core speeds of up to 4.1 GHz, and TDP ratings of up to 360W. Supports PCIe 5.0 for high performance I/O.
Chipset Not applicable (platform controller hub functions are integrated into the processor)
Memory 24 DIMM slots with two processors (12 DIMM slots per processor). Each processor has 12 memory channels, with 1 DIMM per channel (DPC). Lenovo TruDDR5 RDIMMs, 3DS RDIMMs, and 9x4 RDIMMs are supported, up to 4800 MHz
Memory maximum Up to 6TB with 24x 256GB 3DS RDIMMs
Persistent memory Not supported.
Memory protection ECC, SDDC, Patrol/Demand Scrubbing, Bounded Fault, DRAM Address Command Parity with Replay, DRAM Uncorrected ECC Error Retry, On-die ECC, ECC Error Check and Scrub (ECS), Post Package Repair
Disk drive bays

Up to 20x 3.5-inch or 40x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays:

  • Front bays can be 3.5-inch (8 or 12 bays) or 2.5-inch (8, 16 or 24 bays)
  • Middle bays can be 3.5-inch (4 bays) or 2.5-inch (8 bays)
  • Rear bays can be 3.5-inch (2 or 4 bays) or 2.5-inch (4 or 8 bays)
  • Combinations of SAS/SATA, NVMe, or AnyBay (supporting SAS, SATA or NVMe) are available

The server also supports these drives for OS boot or drive storage:

  • Two 7mm drives at the rear of the server (optional RAID)
  • Internal M.2 module supporting up to two M.2 drives (optional RAID)

See Storage configurations for details.

Maximum internal storage
  • 2.5-inch drives:
    • 1228.8TB using 40x 30.72TB 2.5-inch SAS/SATA SSDs
    • 1966.08TB using 32x 61.44TB 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs
    • 96TB using 40x 2.4TB 2.5-inch HDDs
    • 7.68TB using 2x 3.84TB 7mm SSDs
  • 3.5-inch drives:
    • 480TB using 20x 24TB 3.5-inch HDDs
    • 307.2TB using 20x 15.36TB 3.5-inch SAS/SATA SSDs
    • 153.6TB using 12x 12.8TB 3.5-inch NVMe SSDs
Storage controller
  • Up to 20x Onboard SATA ports (non-RAID)
  • Up to 20x Onboard NVMe ports (non-RAID)
  • NVMe Retimer Adapter (PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 5.0)
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA RAID adapters
    • 8, 16 or 32 ports
    • Up to 8GB flash-backed cache
    • PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 3.0 host interface
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA HBA (non-RAID)
    • 8-port and 16-port
    • PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 3.0 host interface
Optical drive bays No internal optical drive
Tape drive bays No internal backup drive
Network interfaces Dedicated OCP 3.0 SFF slot with PCIe 5.0 x16 host interface, either at the rear of the server (rear-accessible) or the front of the server (front-accessible). Supports a variety of 2-port and 4-port adapters with 1GbE, 10GbE and 25GbE network connectivity. One port can optionally be shared with the XClarity Controller 2 (XCC2) management processor for Wake-on-LAN and NC-SI support. Additional PCIe network adapters supported in PCIe slots.
PCI Expansion slots

Up to 12x PCIe slots (10x rear, 2x front), plus a slot dedicated to an OCP 3.0 adapter. 2.5-inch drive configurations also support an additional internal bay for a cabled RAID adapter or HBA.

Rear: Up to 10x PCIe slots, plus a slot dedicated to the OCP adapter. Slot are either PCIe 5.0 or 4.0 depending on riser selection and rear drive bay selection. The use of some slots requires two processors.

Slots are configured using three riser cards. Riser 1 (slots 1-3) and Riser 2 (slots 4-6) are installed in slots in the system board, Riser 3 (slots 7-8) and Riser 4 (9-10) are cabled to ports on the system board. A variety of riser cards are available. See the I/O expansion for details.

Front: The server also supports slots at the front of the server (configurations with up to 16 drive bays): 2x PCIe x16 full-height half-length slots, plus 1x OCP 3.0 slot

Internal: For 2.5-inch front drive configurations, the server supports the installation of a RAID adapter or HBA in a dedicated area that does not consume any of the PCIe slots.

Ports

Front: 1x USB 3.2 G1 (5 Gb/s) port, 1x USB 2.0 port (also for XCC local management), External diagnostics port, optional VGA port.

Rear: 3x USB 3.2 G1 (5 Gb/s) ports, 1x VGA video port, 1x RJ-45 1GbE systems management port for XCC remote management. Optional 2nd XCC remote management port (installs in OCP slot). Optional DB-9 COM serial port (installs in slot 3).

Internal: 1x USB 3.2 G1 (5 Gb/s) connector for operating system or license key purposes.

Cooling Up to 6x N+1 redundant hot swap 60 mm fans, configuration dependent. One fan integrated in each power supply.
Power supply Up to two hot-swap redundant AC power supplies, 80 PLUS Platinum or 80 PLUS Titanium certification. 750 W, 1100 W, 1800 W, 2400 W, and 2600 W AC, supporting 220 V AC. 750 W and 1100 W options also support 110V input supply. In China only, all power supply options support 240 V DC. Also available is a 1100W power supply with a -48V DC input.
Video Embedded video graphics with 16 MB memory with 2D hardware accelerator, integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 32bpp at 60Hz.
Hot-swap parts Drives, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management Operator panel with status LEDs. Optional External Diagnostics Handset with LCD display. Models with 16x 2.5-inch front drive bays can optionally support an Integrated Diagnostics Panel. XClarity Controller 2 (XCC2) embedded management based on the ASPEED AST2600 baseboard management controller (BMC). Dedicated rear Ethernet port for XCC2 remote access for management. Optional 2nd redundant XCC2 remote port supported, installs in the OCP slot. XClarity Administrator for centralized infrastructure management, XClarity Integrator plugins, and XClarity Energy Manager centralized server power management. Optional XCC Platinum to enable remote control functions and other features.
Security features Chassis intrusion switch, Power-on password, administrator's password, Root of Trust module supporting TPM 2.0 and Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR). Optional lockable front security bezel.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows 10 & 11, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware ESXi, Ubuntu Server. See the Operating system support section for specifics.
Limited warranty Three-year or one-year (model dependent) customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business day (NBD).
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 6-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, software support for Lenovo hardware and some third-party applications.
Dimensions Width: 445 mm (17.5 in.), height: 87 mm (3.4 in.), depth: 766 mm (30.1 in.). See Physical and electrical specifications for details.
Weight Maximum: 38.8 kg (85.5 lb)

Models

ThinkSystem SR665 V3 models can be configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC).

Topics in this section:

CTO models

ThinkSystem SR665 V3 models can be configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC).

Configure-to-order (CTO) models are used to create models with factory-integrated server customizations. For CTO models, two types of base CTO models are available for the SR665 V3 as listed in the columns in the following table:

  • General purpose base CTO models are for general business (non-HPC) and is selectable by choosing General Purpose mode in DCSC.
  • AI and HPC base models are intended for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High Performance Computing (HPC) configurations and solutions are enabled using the AI & HPC Hardware - ThinkSystem Hardware mode in DCSC. These configurations, along with Lenovo EveryScale Solutions, can also be built using System x and Cluster Solutions Configurator (x-config). Tip: Some HPC and AI models are not listed in DCSC and can only be configured in x-config.

Controlled GPU models: The "Controlled GPU" base CTO models listed in the table are the only models that support high-performance GPUs and accelerators. These models are classified under US Government ECCN regulations and have limited market and customer availability. All other base models do not support high-performance GPUs.

Preconfigured server models may also be available for the SR665 V3, however these are region-specific; that is, each region may define their own server models, and not all server models are available in every region.

The following table lists the base CTO models of the ThinkSystem SR665 V3 server.

Table 3. Base CTO models
Machine Type/Model
General purpose
Machine Type/Model
for AI and HPC
Description
7D9ACTO1WW 7D9ACTOLWW ThinkSystem SR665 V3-3yr Warranty
7D9ACTOAWW 7D9ACTOHWW ThinkSystem SR665 V3-3yr Warranty with Controlled GPU
7D9BCTO1WW 7D9BCTOLWW ThinkSystem SR665 V3-1yr Warranty

CTO models for Windows 10 and Windows 11

The SR665 V3 can run Windows 10 and Windows 11, however only a subset of adapters and drives can be installed. For ease of configuration, the following Base CTO models have been announced to assist building a configuration that can be used with the client operating systems. For more information, see the Windows 10 and Windows 11 section.

Table 4. Base CTO models for SR665 V3 with Windows 10 and Windows 11
Machine Type/Model Description
7D9ACTO2WW ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Workstation - 3 year Warranty
7D9BCTO2WW ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Workstation - 1 year Warranty

Base feature codes

Models of the SR665 V3 are defined based on whether the server has 2.5-inch drive bays at the front (called the 2.5-inch chassis) or whether it has 3.5-inch drive bays at the front (called the 3.5-inch chassis). For models, the feature codes for these chassis bases are as listed in the following table.

Table 5. Chassis base feature codes
Feature code Description
BLKJ ThinkSystem V3 2U 12x3.5" Chassis
BLKK ThinkSystem V3 2U 24x2.5" Chassis

Preconfigured models

The following tables list the available preconfigured models, grouped by region.

Refer to the Specifications section for information about standard features of the server.

Common to all models:

  • Power supplies are Platinum unless otherwise stated
  • All models include a Toolless Slide Rail Kit

Models for Asia Pacific region

The following table lists the models for the Asia Pacific region: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam

Table 6. Models for Asia Pacific markets
Model AMD EPYC processor† Memory RAID Drive bays OCP Slots Power
supply
Fans
Front VGA
Front diag
XCC2
Intru switch
Standard models with a 3-year warranty (machine type 7D9A)

7D9AA01JAP

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x16GB 9350-8i 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay 4x1G I350 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x750W 5x Perf Opt Opt Std Opt

7D9AA01KAP

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x16GB 9350-8i 12x 3.5" SAS w/Expander Open bay 4x1G I350 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x750W 5x Perf Opt Opt Std Opt

7D9AA01LAP

1x 9224 24C 200W 2.5G 1x16GB 9350-8i 12x 3.5" SAS w/Expander Open bay 4x1G I350 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x750W 5x Perf Opt Opt Std Opt

7D9AA01MAP

1x 9224 24C 200W 2.5G 1x16GB 9350-8i 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay 4x1G I350 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x750W 5x Perf Opt Opt Std Opt

† Processor description: Processor model, number of cores, thermal design power (TDP), core frequency

Models for Australia and New Zealand

AP models: Customers in Australia and New Zealand also have access to the Asia Pacific region models.

Common to all Australia and New Zealand models:

  • All models include a Toolless Slide Rail Kit and Cable Management Arm
Table 7. Models for Australia and New Zealand
Model AMD EPYC processor† Memory RAID Drive bays OCP Slots Power
supply
Fans
Front VGA
Front diag
XCC2
Intru switch
TopSeller models with a 3-year warranty (machine type 7D9A)

7D9AA01EAU

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay Open 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x750W 5x Perf Yes Opt Std Opt

7D9AA01FAU

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x16GB 9350-8i 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay Open 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x750W 5x Perf Yes Opt Std Opt

7D9AA01GAU

1x 9224 24C 200W 2.5G 1x32GB 2Rx8 9350-8i 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay Open 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x750W 5x Perf Yes Opt Std Opt

† Processor description: Processor model, number of cores, thermal design power (TDP), core frequency

Models for EMEA region

Table 8. Models for EMEA region
Model AMD EPYC processor† Memory RAID Drive bays OCP Slots Power
supply
Fans
Front VGA
Front diag
XCC2
Intru switch
Standard models with a 3-year warranty (machine type 7D9A)

7D9AA010EA

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x32GB 2Rx8 9350-8i 2GB Int 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay Open 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x1100W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Yes Plat Opt

7D9AA01TEA

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x32GB 1Rx4 Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1100W Titanium 5x Std Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA025EA

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x32GB 1Rx4 Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1100W Titanium 5x Std Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA01QEA

1x 9174F 16C 320W 4.1G 1x32GB 1Rx4 Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1800W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA026EA

1x 9174F 16C 320W 4.1G 1x32GB 1Rx4 Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1800W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA01PEA

1x 9254 24C 200W 2.9G 1x64GB Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1100W Titanium 5x Std Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA01ZEA

1x 9254 24C 200W 2.9G 1x32GB 1Rx4 Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1100W Titanium 5x Std Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA01REA

1x 9274F 24C 320W 4.05G 1x64GB Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1800W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA01XEA

1x 9274F 24C 320W 4.05G 1x32GB 1Rx4 Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1800W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA00ZEA

1x 9334 32C 210W 2.7G 1x32GB 2Rx8 9350-8i 2GB Int 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay Open 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x1100W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Yes Plat Opt

7D9AA00XEA

1x 9354 32C 280W 3.25G 1x64GB 9350-8i 2GB Int 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay Open 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x1100W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Yes Plat Opt

7D9AA01HEA

2x 9354 32C 280W 3.25G 24x32GB 2Rx8 Option Option 2.5" Open bay
1x M.2 SATA/x4NVMe, 1x 960GB 7450 PRO M.2
4x1G 5719 6x x16 Gen5 2x 1800W 6x Perf Opt Opt Std Opt

7D9AA01SEA

1x 9354 32C 280W 3.25G 1x64GB Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1800W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA01YEA

1x 9354 32C 280W 3.25G 1x32GB 1Rx4 Option Option 2.5" Open bay Open Open 1x1800W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Opt Plat Opt

7D9AA00YEA

1x 9534 64C 280W 2.45G 1x64GB 9350-8i 2GB Int 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay Open 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x1100W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Yes Plat Opt

7D9AA00WEA

1x 9554 64C 360W 3.1G 2x64GB 9350-8i 2GB Int 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay Open 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 1x1800W Titanium 5x Perf Opt Yes Plat Opt

† Processor description: Processor model, number of cores, thermal design power (TDP), core frequency

Models for India

Common to all India models:

  • All models include a Toolless Slide Rail Kit with Cable Management Arm (CMA)

AP models: Customers in India also have access to the Asia Pacific region models.

Table 9. Models for India
Model AMD EPYC processor† Memory RAID Drive bays OCP Slots Power
supply
Fans
Front VGA
Front diag
XCC2
Intru switch
TopSeller models with a 3-year warranty (machine type 7D9A)

7D9AA02BSG

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x32GB 1Rx4 Option 16x 2.5" Any Open bay 2x10GT 57416 3 (x16, x8, x8) Gen4 2x 1100W 5x Perf Opt Opt Std Opt

7D9AA02ESG

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x32GB 2Rx8 5350-8i 8x 3.5" SAS Open bay 2x10GT 57416 2 (x16, x16) Gen4 2x 1100W 5x Perf Yes Opt Std Opt

7D9AA02FSG

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x32GB 2Rx8 Option 16x 2.5" Any Open bay 2x10GT 57416 2 (x16, x16) Gen4 2x 1100W 5x Perf Yes Opt Std Opt

7D9AA02KSG

1x 9124 16C 200W 3.0G 1x32GB 2Rx8 5350-8i 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay 2x10GT 57416 2 (x16, x16) Gen4 2x 1100W 5x Perf Yes Opt Std Opt

7D9AA02JSG

1x 9254 24C 200W 2.9G 1x32GB 2Rx8 5350-8i 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay 2x10GT 57416 2 (x16, x16) Gen4 2x 1100W 5x Perf Yes Opt Std Opt

7D9AA02HSG

1x 9334 32C 210W 2.7G 1x32GB 2Rx8 5350-8i 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay 2x10GT 57416 2 (x16, x16) Gen4 2x 1100W 5x Perf Yes Opt Std Opt

7D9AA02GSG

1x 9534 64C 280W 2.45G 1x32GB 2Rx8 5350-8i 8x 2.5" SAS Open bay 2x10GT 57416 2 (x16, x16) Gen4 2x 1100W 5x Perf Yes Opt Std Opt

† Processor description: Processor model, number of cores, thermal design power (TDP), core frequency

Processors

The SR665 V3 supports processors in the fourth-generation AMD EPYC family of processors. The server supports one or two processors.

Topics in this section:

Processor options

The table below lists the AMD processors that are currently supported by the SR665 V3.

All supported processors have the following characteristics:

  • Fourth-generation AMD EPYC processors (formerly codenamed "Genoa")
  • 12 DDR5 memory channels
  • 128 PCIe 5.0 I/O lanes, 64 lanes available for PCIe and NVMe devices

The SR665 V3 also supports the new 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with "Zen 4c" architecture (formerly codenamed "Bergamo"). These processors have higher core counts, up to 128 cores, targeted at cloud native applications that are designed to exploit the scale, elasticity, resiliency, and flexibility of private & public clouds.

Table 10. SR665 V3 processor support
Part
number*
Feature
code
SKU Description Quantity
supported*
4th Gen AMD EPYC processors ("Genoa")
4XG7A85822 BREE 9124 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9124 16C 200W 3.0GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85827 BREJ 9174F ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9174F 16C 320W 4.1GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85819 BREH 9224 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9224 24C 200W 2.5GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85821 BRED 9254 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9254 24C 200W 2.9GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85826 BREF 9274F ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9274F 24C 320W 4.05GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85820 BREC 9334 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9334 32C 210W 2.7GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85824 BR30 9354 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9354 32C 280W 3.25GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
None BREG 9354P ThinkSystem AMD EPYC 9354P 32C 280W 3.25GHz Processor 1
4XG7A85825 BR32 9374F ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9374F 32C 320W 3.85GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85818 BREB 9454 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9454 48C 290W 2.75GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
None BREM 9454P ThinkSystem AMD EPYC 9454P 48C 290W 2.75GHz Processor 1
4XG7A85823 BR31 9474F ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9474F 48C 360W 3.6GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85817 BREA 9534 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9534 64C 280W 2.45GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85816 BPVJ 9554 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9554 64C 360W 3.1GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
None BREL 9554P ThinkSystem AMD EPYC 9554P 64C 360W 3.1GHz Processor 1
4XG7A85828 BR2Z 9634 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9634 84C 290W 2.25GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4XG7A85815 BPVK 9654 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9654 96C 360W 2.4GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
None BREK 9654P ThinkSystem AMD EPYC 9654P 96C 360W 2.4GHz Processor 1
4th AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache ("Genoa-X")
4XG7A91035 BW9U 9684X ThinkSystem SR665 V3 AMD EPYC 9684X 96C 400W 2.55GHz Processor w/o Fan 1 or 2
4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with Zen 4c architecture ("Bergamo")
CTO only BW9S 9734 ThinkSystem AMD EPYC 9734 112C 340W 2.2GHz Processor 1 or 2
CTO only BW9T 9754 ThinkSystem AMD EPYC 9754 128C 360W 2.25GHz Processor 1 or 2

* Processors with a P suffix are single-socket capable processors and are only available in configure-to-order builds or in preconfigured models. Not available as option part numbers.

Configuration notes:

  • Processor options include a heatsink but do not include a system fan

Processor features

The following table lists the features of the supported processors.

Table 11. Processor specifications
EPYC
model**
Cores /
Threads
Base
Frequency
Max Boost
Frequency†
L3 Cache Memory
channels
Memory
bus
TDP
4th Gen AMD EPYC processors ("Genoa")
9124 16 / 32 3.0 GHz 3.7 GHz 64 MB 12 4800 MHz 200W
9174F 16 / 32 4.1 GHz 4.4 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 320W
9224 24 / 48 2.5 GHz 3.7 GHz 64 MB 12 4800 MHz 200W
9254 24 / 48 2.9 GHz 4.15 GHz 128 MB 12 4800 MHz 200W
9274F 24 / 48 4.05 GHz 4.3 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 320W
9334 32 / 64 2.7 GHz 3.9 GHz 128 MB 12 4800 MHz 210W
9354 32 / 64 3.25 GHz 3.8 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 280W
9354P 32 / 64 3.25 GHz 3.8 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 280W
9374F 32 / 64 3.85 GHz 4.3 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 320W
9454 48 / 96 2.75 GHz 3.8 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 290W
9454P 48 / 96 2.75 GHz 3.8 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 290W
9474F 48 / 96 3.6 GHz 4.1 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 360W
9534 64 / 128 2.45 GHz 3.7 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 280W
9554 64 / 128 3.1 GHz 3.75 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 360W
9554P 64 / 128 3.1 GHz 3.75 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 360W
9634 84 / 168 2.25 GHz 3.7 GHz 384 MB 12 4800 MHz 290W
9654 96 / 192 2.4 GHz 3.7 GHz 384 MB 12 4800 MHz 360W
9654P 96 / 192 2.4 GHz 3.7 GHz 384 MB 12 4800 MHz 360W
4th AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache ("Genoa-X")
9684X 96 / 192 2.55 GHz 3.7 GHz 1150 MB 12 4800 MHz 400W
4th Gen AMD EPYC processors with Zen 4c architecture ("Bergamo")
9734 112 / 224 2.2 GHz 3.0 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 340W
9754 128 / 256 2.25 GHz 3.2 GHz 256 MB 12 4800 MHz 360W

† The maximum single-core frequency that the processor is capable of operating
** Processors with a P suffix are single-socket capable processors

xGMI cabled connection

As shown in the System architecture section, the server has four xGMI links between the two processors. By default, three xGMI links are used for inter-processor communications, and the fourth xGMI connection is used to provide two PCIe x16 connections for additional PCIe and NVMe devices. However, to maximize CPU-to-CPU performance, the two xGMI connectors can be joined using a cable.

Ordering information for this xGMI cable is listed in the following table.

Table 12. xGMI cable
Part number Feature code Description
4X97A87125 BR65 SR665 V3 CPU interconnection Cable Kit*

* In DCSC, this cable may be labeled "Cable126"

Configuration notes:

  • The following configurations do not support the use of this xGMI cable:
    • Configurations with 16 or more onboard connections to NVMe drives
    • Configurations with front PCIe slots + front OCP slot + front onboard NVMe
    • Configurations with 12 PCIe slots (10x rear, 2x front)

One-processor configurations

The SR665 V3 can be used with only one processor installed. Most core functions of the server (including the XClarity Controller) are connected to processor 1 as shown in the System architecture section.

With only one processor, the server has the following capabilities:

  • 12 memory DIMMs
  • Slot 1-3 are available; Slot 4-8 are not available
  • 16 onboard SATA connections
  • 8 onboard NVMe connections

Drive support and controller support is as listed in the Storage configurations section - see the rows for 1 processor installed in the tables.

Thermal requirements by processor

For thermal requirements for processors, see the Thermal Rules section in the Information Center for the SR665 V3:
https://pubs.lenovo.com/sr665-v3/thermal_rules

Additional ambient temperature restrictions may apply. See the Operating environment section for details.

Lenovo Neptune Processor DWC Module - Open-loop liquid cooling

The SR665 V3 also supports advanced direct-water cooling (DWC) capability with the Lenovo Neptune Processor DWC Module. This module implements a liquid cooling solution where heat from the processors is removed from the rack and the data center using an open loop and coolant distrubution units.

With the Neptune Processor DWC Module, all heat generated by the processors is removed from the server using water. This means that the server fans and data center air conditioning units only need to remove the heat generated by the other components. This results in lower air conditioning costs and it enables the use of slower fans which results in lower overall power consumption.

The following figure shows the Lenovo Neptune Processor DWC Module.

Lenovo Neptune Processor DWC Module
Figure 6. Lenovo Neptune Processor DWC Module

The Neptune Processor DWC Module also includes a leak detection module which can detect a leakage of more than 0.5ml (about 10 drops) along the length of the tube and then issue an event to the XClarity Controller. XCC will then post an error to the System Event Log and enable further actions. Once the liquid evaporates, a further event is issue to XCC.

The Neptune Processor DWC Module is only available in CTO orders, not as a field upgrade. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 13. Ordering information
Part number Feature code Description
CTO only BZGM* ThinkSystem V3 Neptune Processor Direct Water Cooling Solution

* In DCSC, this feature code is listed in the Processor tab

Configuration notes:

  • The Neptune Processor DWC Module requires water infrastructure be available in the rack cabinet and data center, as described in the Water infrastructure section.
  • All processor SKUs are supported, including 400W processors
  • Two CPUs are required; Configurations with one processor are not supported
  • All front drive bay configurations are supported
  • Slot 6 is not available for adapters - the water loop is routed through the space otherwise occupied by slot 6
  • Rear drive bays are supported
  • 7mm drive bays are supported only in slot 3
  • M.2 adapters are supported based on the configurations in the Storage configurations section
  • Standard fans can be configured in most configurations
  • The use of a cable management arm (CMA) is not supported

For more information, see the Thermal Rules page:
https://pubs.lenovo.com/sr665-v3/thermal_rules

The following figure shows the Lenovo Neptune Processor DWC Module installed in the SR665 V3 (risers removed to show internal components).

Lenovo Neptune Processor DWC Module installed in the SR665 V3
Figure 7. Lenovo Neptune Processor DWC Module installed in the SR665 V3

UEFI operating modes

The SR665 V3 offers preset operating modes that affect energy consumption and performance. These modes are a collection of predefined low-level UEFI settings that simplify the task of tuning the server to suit your business and workload requirements.

The following table lists the feature codes that allow you to specify the mode you wish to preset in the factory for CTO orders.

Table 14. UEFI operating mode presets in DCSC
Feature code Description
BFYA Operating mode selection for: "Maximum Efficiency Mode"
BFYB Operating mode selection for: "Maximum Performance Mode"

The preset modes for the SR665 V3 are as follows:

  • Maximum Efficiency Mode (feature BFYA): Maximizes performance/watt efficiency while maintaining reasonable performance
  • Maximum Performance Mode (feature BFYB): Achieves maximum performance but with higher power consumption and lower energy efficiency.

For details about these preset modes, and all other performance and power efficiency UEFI settings offered in the SR665 V3, see the paper "Tuning UEFI Settings for Performance and Energy Efficiency on AMD Processor-Based ThinkSystem Servers", available from https://lenovopress.lenovo.com/lp1267.

Platform Secure Boot

Platform Secure Boot (PSB) is a feature of AMD EPYC processors that helps defend against threats to firmware. It is designed to provide protection in response to growing firmware-level remote attacks being seen across the industry. AMD Secure Boot extends the AMD silicon root of trust to help protect the system by establishing an unbroken chain of trust from the AMD silicon root of trust to the BIOS. The UEFI secure boot helps continue the chain of trust from the system BIOS to the OS Bootloader. This feature helps defend against remote attackers seeking to embed malware into firmware.

With PSB enabled, the processor is cryptographically bound to the server firmware code signing key once the processors are installed in the server and the server is powered on. From that point on, that processor can only be used with motherboards that use the same code signing key.

Disabling PSB will stop the protection against remote and local attackers seeking to embed malware into a platform’s firmware, BIOS and even UEFI functions. Disabling PSB also allows you to install the processor in another server that you purchased from Lenovo, however, we do not recommend you do this by yourself. Please contact the Lenovo service team for further assistance. 

By default, the server has Platform Secure Boot enabled on the installed processors, however for factory orders, you can choose to have the server with PSB disabled. To do this, select feature code C18D as listed in the following table. PSB can be later enabled in System Setup if desired.

Cannot be disabled once enabled: Once you enable PSB in a server, it cannot be disabled on those processors.

Table 15. Platform Secure Boot
Feature code Description Purpose
C0DF Platform Secure Boot Enable PSB is enabled in the factory and cannot later be disabled. Default choice in DCSC.
C18D Platform Secure Boot Disable PSB is not enabled in the factory. It can be later enabled in UEFI System Setup if desired.

If you add a second processor as a field upgrade and your server has PSB enabled, then as soon as you install the processor and power the server on, the processor is then cryptographically bound to the server, and can only be used in that server going forward.

Note: Platform Secure Boot (PSB) is different from the Secure Boot security feature described in the Platform Firmware Resiliency section.

Memory options

The SR665 V3 uses Lenovo TruDDR5 memory operating at up to 4800 MHz. The server supports up to 24 DIMMs with 2 processors. The processors have 12 memory channels and support 1 DIMM per channel. The server supports up to 6TB of memory using 24x 256GB 3DS RDIMMs and two processors.

The following table lists the memory options that are available for the server.

Lenovo TruDDR5 memory uses the highest quality components that are sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers and only memory that meets the strict requirements of Lenovo is selected. It is compatibility tested and tuned to maximize performance and reliability. From a service and support standpoint, Lenovo TruDDR5 memory automatically assumes the system warranty, and Lenovo provides service and support worldwide.

Table 16. Memory options
Part number Feature code Description DRAM technology
9x4 RDIMMs
4X77A81439 BQ3E ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (1Rx4) 9x4 RDIMM-A 16Gb
4X77A81442 BQ36 ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (2Rx4) 9x4 RDIMM-A 16Gb
10x4 RDIMMs
4X77A81438 BQ39 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (1Rx4) 10x4 RDIMM-A 16Gb
4X77A81441 BQ3D ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (2Rx4) 10x4 RDIMM-A 16Gb
4X77A81448 BUVV ThinkSystem 96GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (2Rx4) 10x4 RDIMM-A 24Gb
x8 RDIMMs
4X77A81437 BQ3C ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (1Rx8) RDIMM-A 16Gb
4X77A81440 BQ37 ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (2Rx8) RDIMM-A 16Gb
4X77A81447 BUVU ThinkSystem 48GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (2Rx8) RDIMM-A 24Gb
10x4 3DS RDIMMs
4X77A81443 BQ3A ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (4Rx4) 3DS RDIMM-A v2 16Gb
CTO only BYEE ThinkSystem 128GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (4Rx4) 3DS RDIMM-A v1 16Gb
4X77A81444 BQ3B ThinkSystem 256GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (8Rx4) 3DS RDIMM-A v2 16Gb
CTO only BZPN ThinkSystem 256GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (8Rx4) 3DS RDIMM-A v1 16Gb

9x4 RDIMMs (also known as Optimized or EC4 RDIMMs) are a new lower-cost DDR5 memory option supported in ThinkSystem V3 servers. 9x4 DIMMs offer the same performance as standard RDIMMs (known as 10x4 or EC8 modules), however they support lower fault-tolerance characteristics. Standard RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs support two 40-bit subchannels (that is, a total of 80 bits), whereas 9x4 RDIMMs support two 36-bit subchannels (a total of 72 bits). The extra bits in the subchannels allow standard RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs to support Single Device Data Correction (SDDC), however 9x4 RDIMMs do not support SDDC. Note, however, that all DDR5 DIMMs, including 9x4 RDIMMs, support Bounded Fault correction, which enables the server to correct most common types of DRAM failures.

For more information on DDR5 memory, see the Lenovo Press paper, Introduction to DDR5 Memory, available from https://lenovopress.com/lp1618.

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The SR665 V3 supports quantities 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 DIMMs per processor; other quantities not supported
  • The server supports four types of DIMMs: 9x4 RDIMMs, 10x4 RDIMMs, x8 RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs
    • UDIMMs and LRDIMMs are not supported
  • Mixing of DIMM types is not supported (for example, 9x4 DIMMs with 10x4 RDIMMs)
  • Mixing of DRAM technology (16Gb and 24Gb) is not supported. See the column in the above table.
  • Mixing of 128GB 3DS RDIMMs and 256GB 3DS RDIMMs is not supported
  • Mixing of 128GB 3DS RDIMMs (features BYEE and BQ3A) is not supported
  • Mixing of 256GB 3DS RDIMMs (features BZPN and BQ3B) is not supported
  • Mixing x4 and x8 DIMMs is not supported
  • Mixing of DIMM rank counts is supported. Follow the required installation order installing the DIMMs with the higher rank counts first.
  • Mixing of DIMM capacities is supported, however only two different capacities are supported across all channels of the processor (eg 16GB and 32GB). Follow the required installation order installing the larger DIMMs first.

  • The use of the 128GB 3D RDIMM feature BYEE has the following requirements for thermal reasons:

Note: Memory mirroring and memory rank sparing are not supported.

For best performance, consider the following:

  • Ensure the memory installed is at least the same speed as the memory bus of the selected processor.
  • Populate all 12 memory channels with identical DIMMs (same Lenovo part number)

The following memory protection technologies are supported:

  • ECC detection/correction
  • Bounded Fault detection/correction
  • SDDC (for x4-based memory DIMMs; look for "x4" in the DIMM description. Not supported with 9x4 RDIMMs)
  • Patrol/Demand Scrubbing
  • DRAM Address Command Parity with Replay
  • DRAM Uncorrected ECC Error Retry
  • On-die ECC
  • ECC Error Check and Scrub (ECS)
  • Post Package Repair

Internal storage

The SR665 V3 has three drive bay zones and supports up to 20x 3.5-inch or 40x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays or a combination of drive bays, depending on the selected chassis and backplane configuration. The server also supports configurations without any drive bays if desired.

The three drive bay zones are as follows:

  • Front:
    • Up to 12x 3.5-inch hot-swap bays, or
    • Up to 24x 2.5-inch hot-swap bays
  • Middle:
    • 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap bays, or
    • 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap bays
  • Rear:
    • Up to 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap bays, or
    • Up to 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap bays
    • Also supports 2x 7mm hot-swap drives bays

All drives are hot-swap and are accessible from the front, from the rear, or from drive bays that are located in the middle of the server (accessible when you remove the top cover of the server).

The server also supports one or two M.2 drives, installed in an M.2 adapter internal to the server.

In this section:

NVMe drive support

The SR665 V3 supports NVMe drives to maximize storage performance.

  • Up to 32 NVMe drives in a 2.5-inch drive configuration, without oversubscription (that is, each x4 drive has a dedicated x4 (4 lanes) connection to the processor, either direct to the processor or via a retimer adapter)
    • Up to 24 installed in front bays
    • Up to 32 installed in front and mid bays
  • Up to 8 NVMe drives in a 3.5-inch drive configuration, without oversubscription
    • All installed in mid bays

Riser 3 support: The use of the onboard NVMe ports is mutually exclusive with Riser 3, as these use the same PCIe connectors. See the System architecture section.

The specifics of these configurations are covered in the Storage configurations section. The tables in those sections indicate the number of NVMe drives in each configuration.

In addition, the SR665 V3 supports two 7mm NVMe drives for use as boot drives. These two drives optionally support RAID via a separate RAID adapter installed in a PCIe slot.

The RAID 940-8i and RAID 940-16i adapters also support NVMe through a feature named Tri-Mode support (or Trimode support). This feature enables the use of NVMe U.3 drives at the same time as SAS and SATA drives. Tri-Mode requires an AnyBay backplane. Cabling of the controller to the backplanes is the same as with SAS/SATA drives, and the NVMe drives are connected via a PCIe x1 link to the controller.

NVMe drives connected using Tri-Mode support provide better performance than SAS or SATA drives: A SATA SSD has a data rate of 6Gbps, a SAS SSD has a data rate of 12Gbps, whereas an NVMe U.3 Gen 4 SSD with a PCIe x1 link will have a data rate of 16Gbps. NVMe drives typically also have lower latency and higher IOPS compared to SAS and SATA drives. Tri-Mode is supported with U.3 NVMe drives in either 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factor and requires an AnyBay backplane.

Tri-Mode requires U.3 drives: Only NVMe drives with a U.3 interface are supported. U.2 drives are not supported. See the Internal drive options section for the U.3 drives supported by the server.

Front drive bays

The front drive bay zone supports the following configurations:

  • 8x or 12x 3.5-inch drive bays (all hot-swap)
  • 8x, 16x or 24x 2.5-inch drive bays (all hot-swap)
  • No backplanes and no drives (supports field upgrades)
The specific combinations that are supported in the SR665 V3 are shown in the following figures. The feature codes listed are the backplane feature codes when ordering CTO and correspond to the feature codes listed in the table below the figure. Note that NVMe and AnyBay backplanes are available either PCIe Gen4 (G4) or PCIe Gen5 (G5).

SR665 V3 front drive bay configurations - 3.5-inch drive bays
Figure 8. SR665 V3 front drive bay configurations - 3.5-inch drive bays

SR665 V3 front drive bay configurations - 2.5-inch drive bays, all the same drive type
Figure 9. SR665 V3 front drive bay configurations - 2.5-inch drive bays, all the same drive type

SR665 V3 front drive bay configurations - 2.5-inch drive bays, combinations
Figure 10. SR665 V3 front drive bay configurations - 2.5-inch drive bays, combinations

SR665 V3 front drive bay configurations - 2.5-inch drive bays with front PCIe slots
Figure 11. SR665 V3 front drive bay configurations - 2.5-inch drive bays with front PCIe slots

The backplanes used to provide these drive bays are listed in the following table.

Field upgrades: All front backplanes are available as part numbers for field upgrades along with require cable option kits, as described in the Field upgrades section below.

Table 17. Backplanes for front drive bays
Feature Description Bays PCIe
Gen
Maximum
supported
Front 3.5-inch drive backplanes
B8LP ThinkSystem 2U 8x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane 8 - 1
B8LT ThinkSystem 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane 12 - 1
BPL8 ThinkSystem 2U 8x3.5" SAS/SATA+4 AnyBay Backplane 12 Gen4 1
BPL9 ThinkSystem 2U 8x3.5" SAS/SATA+4 NVMe Backplane 12 Gen4 1
BQ2S ThinkSystem 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Rear 4-Bay Expander Backplane 12* - 1
Front 2.5-inch drive backplanes
B8LU ThinkSystem 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane 8 - 3
BH8D ThinkSystem 2U/4U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane 8 Gen4 3
BS7Y ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Gen5 Backplane 8 Gen5 3
BH8B ThinkSystem 2U/4U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane 8 Gen4 3
BLL2 ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Gen5 Backplane 8 Gen5 3
BPL7 ThinkSystem 2U 6x2.5" SAS/SATA+2 AnyBay Backplane 8 Gen4 1
BQ2T ThinkSystem 2U 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Rear 4-Bay Expander Backplane 24* - 1
Integrated Diagnostics Panel (for 2.5-inch configurations with 8 or 16 bays only)
BMJA ThinkSystem 2U 16x2.5" Front Operator Panel v2 - - 1

* Backplane has an onboard SAS expander that provides connectivity to SAS/SATA drive bays in a separate rear backplane (order the rear backplane separately). See also note below for BQ2T.

The use of front drive bays has the following configuration rules:

  • The SR665 V3 also supports configurations without any drive bays, allowing for drive bay upgrades as described in the field upgrades section.
  • If 3.5-inch front drive bays are used, an internal (CFF) RAID adapter or HBA is not supported as the adapter and bays occupy the same physical space
  • Any 8x 2.5-inch and 16x 2.5-inch drive configuration (SAS/SATA, AnyBay, or NVMe) can optionally be configured for use with the Integrated Diagnostics Panel as described in the Local management section. 3.5-inch drive configurations do not support the Integrated Diagnostics Panel. With the Integrated Diagnostics Display, 8-bay configurations can be upgrade to 16 bays, however 16-bay configurations cannot be upgrade to 24 bays.
  • If you are building a server configuration that includes the ThinkSystem 2U 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Rear 4-Bay Expander Backplane (feature BQ2T) and the order also includes a rack cabinet, then you can configure at most 6 drives to be installed in the factory. The remaining drives must be ordered separately using the option part numbers for the drives. This requirement does not apply if the order does not include a rack cabinet. The requirement is due to the shock/vibration limits of the 24x 2.5-inch backplane.

Mid drive bays

The SR665 V3 supports hot-swap drives installed in the middle of the server chassis. The drive bays are accessible by removing the top lid of the server and levering the mid drive chassis up at the front.

The following configurations are supported:

  • 4x 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays
  • 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays
  • 8x 2.5-inch hot-swap NVMe drive bays

The drive bays in the open position are shown in the following figure.

M.2 support: When mid drive bays are configured, the M.2 adapter is installed on the mid drive bay mechanical as shown in the images.

SR665 Mid-chassis drive bays
Figure 12. Mid-chassis drive bays

The backplanes used to provide these drive bays are listed in the following table.

Table 18. Backplanes for mid drive bays
Feature
code
Description PCIe
Gen
Maximum
supported
Mid - 3.5-inch drive backplane
BCQK ThinkSystem 2U 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Middle Backplane - 1
Mid - 2.5-inch drive backplane
BCQL ThinkSystem 2U 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Middle Backplane - 2‡
BDY7 ThinkSystem 2U 4x2.5" Middle NVMe Backplane Gen4 2‡

‡ 2.5-inch drive backplanes for the mid-chassis area must be installed in pairs. NVMe and SAS/SATA cannot be mixed.

Field upgrades: Backplanes are available as part numbers for field upgrades along with require cable option kits, as described in the Field upgrades section below.

The use of drive bays in the mid-chassis area has the following configuration rules:

  • All processors are supported. Higher TDP processors will require the performance heatsinks.
  • Full-length adapter cards are not supported
  • GPUs (including low profile GPUs such as the NVIDIA A2) are not supported
  • The use of mid drive bays requires Riser 1 be installed, since power for the mid bay backplanes comes from Riser 1

Rear drive bays

The SR665 V3 supports hot-swap drives installed at the rear of the server chassis. Supported configurations are as follows:

  • 3.5-inch hot-swap drives
    • 2x SAS/SATA drive bays
    • 4x SAS/SATA drive bays
  • 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
    • 4x SAS/SATA drive bays
    • 4x AnyBay drive bays
    • 8x SAS/SATA drive bays

The configurations are shown in the following figure.

SR665 V3 rear drive bay configurations
Figure 13. Rear 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive bay configurations

The backplanes used to provide these drive bays are listed in the following table.

7mm drives: The SR665 V3 supports two 7mm drives. See the 7mm drives section for details.

Table 19. Backplanes for rear drive bays
Feature
code
Description PCIe
Gen
Maximum
supported
Rear - 3.5-inch drive backplanes
BAG7 ThinkSystem 2U 2x3.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane - 1
B8L3 ThinkSystem 1U/2U 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane - 1
Rear - 2.5-inch drive backplanes
B8LV ThinkSystem 2U 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane - 1
BQ2U ThinkSystem V3 1U/2U 4x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Gen4 1
B97X ThinkSystem 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane 1 1

Field upgrades: Backplanes are available as part numbers for field upgrades along with require cable option kits, as described in the Field upgrades section below.

The use of rear drive bays has the following configuration rules:

  • The use of rear bays restricts the number of slots and the choice of risers that are supported. See the I/O expansion section for details.
  • The use of rear drive bays may require that Riser 1 or Riser 2 be installed, since power for the rear backplane comes from that riser.

The following tables summarize the storage configurations for the SR665 V3. For details, including processor requirements, M.2 and 7mm support, and controller selections, see each of the Details tables.

Overview - 3.5-inch front drives

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Table 20. Overview - 3.5-inch front drives
Config Total
drives
(NVMe)
Front Mid Rear Backplanes
SAS/
SATA
Any
Bay
NVMe 3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
NVMe
3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
Any
1 8 (0) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LP)
2 12 (0) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT)
2A 12 (0) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S)
3 12 (4) 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8xSAS/SATA+ 4xAnyBay G4 (BPL8)
3A 12 (4) 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8xSAS/SATA+ 4xNVMe G4 (BPL9)
4 14 (0) 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Rear: 2x3.5" SAS/SATA (BAG7)
4A 14 (0) 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S); Rear: 2x3.5" SAS/SATA (BAG7)
5 16 (0) 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Rear: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8L3)
5A 16 (0) 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S); Rear: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8L3)
6 16 (0) 12 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Mid: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (BCQK)
6A 16 (0) 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Mid: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL)
7 16 (4) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Rear: 4x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BQ2U)
7A 16 (4) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S); Rear: 4x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BQ2U)
7B 16 (0) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV)
8 20 (0) 12 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Mid: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (BCQK); Rear: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8L3)
8A 20 (0) 12 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S); Mid: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (BCQK); Rear: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8L3)
9 20 (8) 12 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" NVMe G4 (BDY7)

Overview - 2.5-inch front drives supporting rear slots (no front slots)

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Table 21. Overview - 2.5-inch front drives supporting rear slots (no front slots)
Config Total
drives
(NVMe)
Front Mid Rear Backplanes
SAS/
SATA
Any
Bay
NVMe 3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
NVMe
3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
Any
10 8 (0) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU)
11 8 (8) 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B)
11B 8 (8) 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2)
12 8 (8) 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D)
12B 8 (8) 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y)
13 8 (2) 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6xSAS/SATA+ 2xAnyBay G4 (BPL7)
14 16 (0) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU)
15 16 (16) 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D) + 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B)
15B 16 (16) 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2)
16 16 (16) 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D)
16 16 (16) 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B)
16B 16 (16) 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y)
17 16 (8) 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B)
17A 16 (8) 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2)
18 16 (8) 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D)
18A 16 (8) 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y)
19 16 (4) 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B)
20 24 (8) 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B)
20A 24 (8) 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2)
21 24 (8) 16 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D)
21A 24 (8) 16 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y)
22 24 (0) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU)
22A 24 (0) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2T)
23 24 (24) 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 3x 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D)
23 24 (24) 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B)
23A 24 (24) 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 3x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y)
24 24 (24) 0 8 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B) + 2x 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D)
24A 24 (24) 0 8 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2) + 2x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y)
24B 24 (16) 8 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 2x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D)
26 28 (0) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV)
26A 28 (0) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Front: 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2T); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV)
27 28 (0) 24 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL)
28 28 (4) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 4x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BQ2U)
28A 28 (4) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Front: 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2T); Rear: 4x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BQ2U)
29 32 (0) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X)
29A 32 (0) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 Front: 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2T); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X)
30 32 (32) 0 0 24 0 0 8 0 0 0 Front: 3x 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" NVMe G4 (BDY7)
31 32 (0) 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL)
32 36 (0) 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV)
33 40 (0) 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X)

Overview - 2.5-inch front drives supporting front slots (no rear slots)

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Table 22. Overview - 2.5-inch front drives supporting front slots (no rear slots)
Config Total
drives
(NVMe)
Front Mid Rear Backplanes
SAS/
SATA
Any
Bay
NVMe 3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
NVMe
3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
Any
10 8 (0) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU)
11D 8 (8) 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B)
11E 8 (8) 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2)
12D 8 (8) 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D)
12E 8 (8) 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y)
13D 8 (2) 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6xSAS/SATA+ 2xAnyBay G4 (BPL7)
14 16 (0) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU)
16 16 (16) 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B)
17D 16 (8) 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B)
17A 16 (8) 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2)
18D 16 (8) 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D)
18E 16 (8) 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y)
26A 20 (0) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV)
27 20 (0) 16 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL)
29 24 (0) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X)
31 24 (0) 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL)
32A 28 (0) 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV)
33 32 (0) 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X)

Overview - 2.5-inch front drives supporting 12 slots (front & rear)

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Table 23. Overview - 2.5-inch front drives supporting 12 slots (front & rear)
Config Total
drives
(NVMe)
Front Mid Rear Backplanes
SAS/
SATA
Any
Bay
NVMe 3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
NVMe
3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
Any
10 8 (0) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU)
11F 8 (8) 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B)
12F 8 (8) 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D)
13 8 (2) 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6xSAS/SATA+ 2xAnyBay G4 (BPL7)
14 16 (0) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU)
16 16 (16) 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B)
17F 16 (8) 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B)
18F 16 (8) 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D)
27A 20 (0) 16 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL)
31A 24 (0) 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL)

Details - 3.5-inch front bays

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In the table below, the M.2 and 7mm columns have the following meanings:

  • M.2 Non-RAID (SATA) means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with SATA drives. No RAID support.
  • M.2 Non-RAID (NVMe) means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with NVMe drives. No RAID support.
  • M.2 + RAID adapter means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with either a RAID 5350-8i adapter (supporting SATA drives) or a RAID 540-8i (supporting NVMe drives). Adapter installs in a rear PCIe slot.
  • M.2 RAID means an M.2 adapter with integrated RAID, either 4Y37A09750 (Marvell) or 4Y37A90063 (Broadcom). RAID-0 and RAID-1 are supported with the integrated RAID controller.
  • 7mm Non-RAID (SATA) means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with SATA drives. No RAID support.
  • 7mm Non-RAID (NVMe) means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with NVMe drives. No RAID support.
  • 7mm + RAID adapter means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with either a RAID 5350-8i adapter (supporting SATA drives) or a RAID 540-8i (supporting NVMe drives). Adapter installs in a rear PCIe slot.
  • 7mm RAID means the 7mm kit with integrated RAID, either B8P3 (Marvell) or BYFG (Broadcom). RAID-0 and RAID-1 are supported with the integrated RAID controller.
Table 24. Details - 3.5-inch front bays
Config CPUs Front Mid Rear Backplanes M.2 7mm Supported controllers
SAS/SATA
AnyBay
NVMe
3.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" NVMe
3.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" AnyBay
M.2 Non-RAID (SATA)
M.2 Non-RAID (NVMe)
M.2 + RAID adapter
M.2 RAID
7mm Non-RAID (SATA)
7mm Non-RAID (NVMe)
7mm + RAID adapter
7mm RAID
1-1 1 or 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LP) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB SATA
1-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
1-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
2-1 2 only 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB SATA
2-1A 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB SATA
2-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
2-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
2A-1 1 or 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
2A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
3-1 2 only 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8xSAS/SATA+ 4xAnyBay G4 (BPL8) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
3-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
3-3 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
3-4 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
3A-1 2 only 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8xSAS/SATA+ 4xNVMe G4 (BPL9) N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB SATA + OB NVMe
3A-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
3A-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
3A-4 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB SATA + OB NVMe
3A-5 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
3A-6 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
4-1 2 only 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Rear: 2x3.5" SAS/SATA (BAG7) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: OB SATA; Rear: OB SATA
4-1A 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y Front: OB SATA; Rear: OB SATA
4-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
4-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
4A-1 1 or 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S); Rear: 2x3.5" SAS/SATA (BAG7) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
4A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
5-1 2 only 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Rear: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8L3) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: OB SATA; Rear: OB SATA
5-1A 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y Front: OB SATA; Rear: OB SATA
5-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
5-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
5A-1 1 or 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S); Rear: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8L3) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
5A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
6-1 1 or 2 12 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Mid: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (BCQK) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
6-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
6A-1 1 or 2 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Mid: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
6A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
7-1 2 only 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Rear: 4x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BQ2U) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i); Rear: OB NVMe
7-2 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i); Rear: OB NVMe
7-3 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i); Rear: OB NVMe
7-4 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i); Rear: OB NVMe
7A-1 2 only 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S); Rear: 4x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BQ2U) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i); Rear: OB NVMe
7A-2 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i); Rear: OB NVMe
7A-3 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i); Rear: OB NVMe
7A-4 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i); Rear: OB NVMe
7B-1 1 or 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
7B-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
8-2 1 or 2 12 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Mid: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (BCQK); Rear: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8L3) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 940-32i
8A-1 1 or 2 12 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2S); Mid: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (BCQK); Rear: 4x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8L3) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
8A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
9-1 2 only 12 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 Front: 12x3.5" SAS/SATA (B8LT); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" NVMe G4 (BDY7) N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i); Mid: OB NVMe
9-2 2 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i); Mid: OB NVMe

Details - 2.5-inch front bays supporting rear slots (no front slots)

The following table details the configurations that use 2.5-inch front bays supporting rear slots (no front slots).

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In the table below, the M.2 and 7mm columns have the following meanings:

  • M.2 Non-RAID (SATA) means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with SATA drives. No RAID support.
  • M.2 Non-RAID (NVMe) means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with NVMe drives. No RAID support.
  • M.2 + RAID adapter means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with either a RAID 5350-8i adapter (supporting SATA drives) or a RAID 540-8i (supporting NVMe drives). Adapter installs in a rear PCIe slot.
  • M.2 RAID means an M.2 adapter with integrated RAID, either 4Y37A09750 (Marvell) or 4Y37A90063 (Broadcom). RAID-0 and RAID-1 are supported with the integrated RAID controller.
  • 7mm Non-RAID (SATA) means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with SATA drives. No RAID support.
  • 7mm Non-RAID (NVMe) means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with NVMe drives. No RAID support.
  • 7mm + RAID adapter means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with either a RAID 5350-8i adapter (supporting SATA drives) or a RAID 540-8i (supporting NVMe drives). Adapter installs in a rear PCIe slot.
  • 7mm RAID means the 7mm kit with integrated RAID, either B8P3 (Marvell) or BYFG (Broadcom). RAID-0 and RAID-1 are supported with the integrated RAID controller.
Table 25. Details - 2.5-inch front bays supporting rear slots (no front slots)
Config CPUs Front Mid Rear Backplanes M.2 7mm Supported controllers
SAS/SATA
AnyBay
NVMe
3.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" NVMe
3.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" AnyBay
M.2 Non-RAID (SATA)
M.2 Non-RAID (NVMe)
M.2 + RAID adapter
M.2 RAID
7mm Non-RAID (SATA)
7mm Non-RAID (NVMe)
7mm + RAID adapter
7mm RAID
10-1 2 only 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB SATA
10-1A 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB SATA
10-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
10-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
10-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
10-5 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
10-6 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-8i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 5350-8i CFF or 440-16i CFF)
10-6A 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-8i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 5350-8i CFF or 440-16i CFF)
11-1 2 only 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
11-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
11-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
11-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
11-5 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-8i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 5350-8i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + OB NVMe
11A-1 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
11A-2 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
11A-3 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
11A-4 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
11A-5 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-8i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 5350-8i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + OB NVMe
11-6 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
11-7 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
11-8 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
11-9 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
11B-1 2 only 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
11B-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
11B-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
11B-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
11B-5 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-8i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 5350-8i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + OB NVMe
11C-1 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
11C-2 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
11C-3 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
11C-4 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
11C-5 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-8i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 5350-8i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + OB NVMe
11B-6 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
11B-7 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
11B-8 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
11B-9 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
12-1 2 only 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D) N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe
12A-1 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB NVMe
12-2 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe
12B-1 2 only 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe
12C-1 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB NVMe
12B-2 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe
13-1 2 only 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6xSAS/SATA+ 2xAnyBay G4 (BPL7) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
13-2 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
13-3 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB SATA + OB NVMe
13-4 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
13-5 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
13-6 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB SATA + OB NVMe
14-1 2 only 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB SATA
14-1A 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB SATA
14-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
14-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
14-6 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF)
14-6A 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-8i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF)
15-1 2 only 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D) + 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
15-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
15A-1 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
15A-2 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
15-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
15-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
15B-1 2 only 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
15B-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
15C-1 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
15C-2 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
15B-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G5
15B-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G5
16-1 2 only 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D) N N Y Y N Y Y Y Retimer G4 + OB NVMe
16A-1 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB NVMe
16-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe
16-3 1 or 2 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 940-16i Tri-mode
16-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2x 940-8i Tri-mode
16B-1 2 only 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) N N Y Y N Y Y Y Retimer G5 + OB NVMe
16C-1 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB NVMe
16B-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe
17-1 2 only 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + OB NVMe
17-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
17-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
17-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
17-5 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
17-6 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
17-7 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
17-8 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
17-9 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
17A-1 2 only 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + OB NVMe
17A-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
17A-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
17A-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
17A-5 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
17A-6 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
17A-7 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
17A-8 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
17A-9 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
18-1 2 only 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
18-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
18-3 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
18-4 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
18A-1 2 only 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
18A-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
18A-3 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
18A-4 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
19-1 2 only 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B) N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB SATA + OB NVMe
19-2 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB SATA + OB NVMe
20-1 2 only 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B) N N Y Y N Y Y Y 940-32i + OB NVMe
20-5 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 3x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
20-6 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 940-32i + OB NVMe
20A-1 2 only 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2) N N Y Y N Y Y Y 940-32i + OB NVMe + Retimer G5
20A-5 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 3x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G5
20A-6 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 940-32i + OB NVMe
21-1 2 only 16 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + OB NVMe
21-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
21-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
21-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
21-5 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
21-6 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
21-7 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
21-8 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
21-9 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
21A-1 2 only 16 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + OB NVMe + Retimer G5
21A-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G5
21A-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G5
21A-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G5
21A-5 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G5
21A-6 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
21A-7 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
21A-8 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
21A-9 1 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
22-1 1 or 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 940-32i
22-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3x (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
22-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
22-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
22-5 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
22A-1 1 or 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2T) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
22A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
23-1 2 only 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 3x 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D) N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe + Retimer G4
23-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe + 3x Retimer G4
23-3 1 or 2 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 940-8i Tri-mode + 940-16i Tri-mode
23-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3x 940-8i Tri-mode
23A-1 2 only 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 3x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe + Retimer G5
23A-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe + 3x Retimer G5
24-1 2 only 0 8 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B) + 2x 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + 3x Retimer G4
24-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + 3x Retimer G4
24-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + 1x Retimer G4
24-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + 1x Retimer G4
24A-1 2 only 0 8 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2) + 2x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + 3x Retimer G5
24A-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + 3x Retimer G5
24A-3 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + 1x Retimer G5
24A-4 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + 1x Retimer G5
24B-1 2 only 8 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 2x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D) N N Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + 1x Retimer G4
24B-2 2 only N N Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + 1x Retimer G4
24B-3 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
24B-4 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
26-1 1 or 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 940-32i
26-2 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i
26-3 1 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i
26-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + Exp-44i
26-5 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + Exp-44i
26-6 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + Exp-44i
26-7 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + Exp-44i
26A-1 1 or 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Front: 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2T); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
26A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
27-1 1 or 2 24 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 940-32i
27-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 2x (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
27-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 2x (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
28-1 2 only 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 4x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BQ2U) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: 940-32i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-4 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-5 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-6 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-7 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-8 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-9 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: 940-32i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-10 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-11 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-12 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-13 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28-14 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + Exp-44i; Rear: OB NVMe
28A-1 2 only 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Front: 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2T); Rear: 4x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BQ2U) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i); Rear: OB NVMe
28A-2 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i); Rear: OB NVMe
28A-3 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i); Rear: OB NVMe
28A-4 1 only N N Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i); Rear: OB NVMe
29-1 1 or 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 940-32i
29-2 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2x (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
29-3 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2x (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
29-4 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: 9350-16i CFF; Rear: (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
29-4A 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: 9350-16i CFF; Rear: (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
29-5 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: (940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF); Rear: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
29-5A 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: (940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF); Rear: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
29-6 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + Exp-44i
29-7 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + Exp-44i
29-8 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + Exp-44i
29-9 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + Exp-44i
29-10 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i
29-10A 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i
29A-1 1 or 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 Front: 24x2.5" SAS/SATA with Expander (BQ2T); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
29A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
29A-3 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF)
29A-3A 1 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF)
30-1 2 only 0 0 24 0 0 8 0 0 0 Front: 3x 8xNVMe G4 (BH8D); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" NVMe G4 (BDY7) N N Y Y N Y Y Y Front: Retimer G4 + OB NVMe; Mid: 2x Retimer G4
31-1 1 or 2 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 940-32i
31-2 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 2x (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
31-3 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 2x (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
32-1 1 or 2 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: 940-32i; Mid: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
32-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + Exp-44i
32-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + Exp-44i
32-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + Exp-44i
32-5 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + Exp-44i
32-6 2 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i
32-6A 1 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i
33-1 2 only 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0 Front: 3x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i; Mid: Exp-44i
33-2 1 only Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + Exp-44i; Mid: Exp-44i
33-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + Exp-44i; Mid: Exp-44i
33-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + Exp-44i; Mid: Exp-44i

Details - 2.5-inch front bays supporting front slots (no rear slots)

The following table details the configurations that use 2.5-inch front bays supporting front slots (no rear slots).

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In the table below, the M.2 and 7mm columns have the following meanings:

  • M.2 Non-RAID (SATA) means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with SATA drives. No RAID support.
  • M.2 Non-RAID (NVMe) means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with NVMe drives. No RAID support.
  • M.2 + RAID adapter means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with either a RAID 5350-8i adapter (supporting SATA drives) or a RAID 540-8i (supporting NVMe drives). Adapter installs in a rear PCIe slot.
  • M.2 RAID means an M.2 adapter with integrated RAID, either 4Y37A09750 (Marvell) or 4Y37A90063 (Broadcom). RAID-0 and RAID-1 are supported with the integrated RAID controller.
  • 7mm Non-RAID (SATA) means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with SATA drives. No RAID support.
  • 7mm Non-RAID (NVMe) means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with NVMe drives. No RAID support.
  • 7mm + RAID adapter means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with either a RAID 5350-8i adapter (supporting SATA drives) or a RAID 540-8i (supporting NVMe drives). Adapter installs in a rear PCIe slot.
  • 7mm RAID means the 7mm kit with integrated RAID, either B8P3 (Marvell) or BYFG (Broadcom). RAID-0 and RAID-1 are supported with the integrated RAID controller.
Table 26. Details - 2.5-inch front bays supporting front slots (no rear slots)
Config CPUs Front Mid Rear Backplanes M.2 7mm Supported controllers
SAS/SATA
AnyBay
NVMe
3.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" NVMe
3.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" AnyBay
M.2 Non-RAID (SATA)
M.2 Non-RAID (NVMe)
M.2 + RAID adapter
M.2 RAID
7mm Non-RAID (SATA)
7mm Non-RAID (NVMe)
7mm + RAID adapter
7mm RAID
10-2 1 or 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
10-3 1 or 2 N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
10-4 1 or 2 N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
10-5 1 or 2 N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
11D-1 2 only 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
11D-2 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
11D-3 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
11D-4 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
11E-1 2 only 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
11E-2 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
11E-3 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
11E-4 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
12D-1 2 only 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe
12E-1 2 only 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe
13D-1 2 only 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6xSAS/SATA+ 2xAnyBay G4 (BPL7) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
13D-2 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
14-2 1 or 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
14-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
16-3 1 or 2 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B) N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 940-16i Tri-mode
16-4 1 or 2 N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2x 940-8i Tri-mode
17D-2 2 only 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
17D-3 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
17D-4 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
17D-5 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
17A-1 2 only 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G5 (BLL2) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF) + OB NVMe
17E-2 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe
17E-3 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe
17E-4 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
17E-5 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
18D-1 2 only 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
18D-2 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
18E-1 2 only 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G5 (BS7Y) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
18E-2 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
26A-1 1 or 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i); Rear: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
26A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i); Rear: (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
27-1 1 or 2 16 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 940-32i
27A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i); Mid: (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
29-1 1 or 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 940-32i
29-6 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + Exp-44i
29-7 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + Exp-44i
29-8 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + Exp-44i
29-9 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + Exp-44i
31-1 1 or 2 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 940-32i
31A-3 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i); Mid: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
32A-1 1 or 2 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL); Rear: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LV) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 940-32i
32A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i); Rear: (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
32A-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i); Rear: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
32-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + Exp-44i
32-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + Exp-44i
32-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + Exp-44i
32-5 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + Exp-44i
33-3 1 or 2 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL); Rear: 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B97X) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + Exp-44i; Mid: Exp-44i
33-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + Exp-44i; Mid: Exp-44i
33A-1 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 940-32i
33A-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i); Rear: (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
33A-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i); Rear: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)

Details - 2.5-inch front drives supporting 12 slots (front & rear)

The following table details the configurations that use 2.5-inch front drives supporting 12 slots (front & rear).

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In the table below, the M.2 and 7mm columns have the following meanings:

  • M.2 Non-RAID (SATA) means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with SATA drives. No RAID support.
  • M.2 Non-RAID (NVMe) means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with NVMe drives. No RAID support.
  • M.2 + RAID adapter means the M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe adapter (4Y37A79663) with either a RAID 5350-8i adapter (supporting SATA drives) or a RAID 540-8i (supporting NVMe drives). Adapter installs in a rear PCIe slot.
  • M.2 RAID means an M.2 adapter with integrated RAID, either 4Y37A09750 (Marvell) or 4Y37A90063 (Broadcom). RAID-0 and RAID-1 are supported with the integrated RAID controller.
  • 7mm Non-RAID (SATA) means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with SATA drives. No RAID support.
  • 7mm Non-RAID (NVMe) means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with NVMe drives. No RAID support.
  • 7mm + RAID adapter means the 7mm SATA/NVMe kit (BU0N) with either a RAID 5350-8i adapter (supporting SATA drives) or a RAID 540-8i (supporting NVMe drives). Adapter installs in a rear PCIe slot.
  • 7mm RAID means the 7mm kit with integrated RAID, either B8P3 (Marvell) or BYFG (Broadcom). RAID-0 and RAID-1 are supported with the integrated RAID controller.
Table 27. Details - 2.5-inch front drives supporting 12 slots (front & rear)
Config CPUs Front Mid Rear Backplanes M.2 7mm Supported controllers
SAS/SATA
AnyBay
NVMe
3.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" NVMe
3.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" SAS/SATA
2.5" AnyBay
M.2 Non-RAID (SATA)
M.2 Non-RAID (NVMe)
M.2 + RAID adapter
M.2 RAID
7mm Non-RAID (SATA)
7mm Non-RAID (NVMe)
7mm + RAID adapter
7mm RAID
10-1 2 only 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OB SATA
10-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
10-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)
10-4 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
10-5 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
10-6 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-8i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 5350-8i CFF or 440-16i CFF)
11F-1 2 only 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
11F-2 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
11F-3 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
11F-4 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
12F-1 2 only 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y OB NVMe + Retimer G4
13-1 2 only 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6xSAS/SATA+ 2xAnyBay G4 (BPL7) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe
13-2 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe
14-1 2 only 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y OB SATA
14-2 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i)
14-3 1 or 2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i)
14-6 2 only Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (9350-16i CFF or 940-16i CFF or 440-16i CFF)
16-3 1 or 2 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 8xAnyBay G4 (BH8B) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y 940-16i Tri-mode
16-4 1 or 2 N Y Y Y N Y Y Y 2x 940-8i Tri-mode
17F-2 2 only 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" AnyBay G4 (BH8B) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (9350-16i or 4350-16i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
17F-3 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
17F-4 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (2x 5350-8i or 2x 9350-8i or 2x 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
17F-5 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y 2x (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
18F-1 2 only 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU) + 1x 8x2.5" NVMe G4 (BH8D) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
18F-2 2 only N Y Y Y N Y Y Y (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i) + OB NVMe + Retimer G4
27A-2 1 or 2 16 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: (9350-16i or 4350-16i); Mid: (5350-8i or 9350-8i or 4350-8i)
31A-3 2 only 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 Front: 2x 8x2.5" SAS/SATA (B8LU); Mid: 2x 4x2.5" SAS/SATA (BCQL) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Front: (940-16i or 540-16i or 440-16i); Mid: (940-8i or 540-8i or 440-8i)

Field upgrades

The SR665 V3 is orderable without drive bays, allowing you to add a backplane, cabling and controllers as field upgrades. The server also supports upgrading some configurations by adding additional front drive bays (for example, upgrading from 8 to 16x 2.5-inch drive bays).

To add drive bays you will need to order both drive backplanes and cable kits. Backplane kits do not include cables.

The upgrades are listed as follows:

For more information about the backplane kits and cable kits, see the Lenovo server options site:
https://serveroption.lenovo.com/cable_kit_options/

3.5-inch chassis drive bay upgrades

The table below lists the backplane kits and cable kits needed to build one of the supported 3.5-inch chassis configurations.

Tip: The configurations each have a letter that matches the configurations listed in the Storage configurations section.

Table 28. Drive bay field upgrade for the 3.5-inch chassis (Blue = SAS/SATA, Purple = AnyBay, Red = NVMe)
Cfg Front Mid Rear Backplane and cable kits required (all required)
SAS/
SATA
Any
Bay
NVMe 3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
NVMe
3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
Any
1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60932, ThinkSystem SR650 V2/SR665 8x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85163, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60929, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85163, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
2A 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A86133, ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 12x3.5" Expander Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85179, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 12x3.5"+ 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Cable Option Kit
3 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A85900, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 12x3.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85164, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane AnyBay Cable Option Kit
3A 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A85900, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 12x3.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85164, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane AnyBay Cable Option Kit
4 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
  • 4XH7A60929, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60940, ThinkSystem SR650 V2/SR665 Rear 2x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85163, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85165, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
4A 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
  • 4XH7A86133, ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 12x3.5" Expander Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60940, ThinkSystem SR650 V2/SR665 Rear 2x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85179, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 12x3.5"+ 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85165, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
5 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
  • 4XH7A60929, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60939, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U Rear 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85163, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85165, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
5A 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
  • 4XH7A86133, ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 12x3.5" Expander Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60939, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U Rear 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85179, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 12x3.5"+ 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85165, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
6 12 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60929, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85892, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85163, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85166, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Middle Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
6A 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60929, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85890, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85163, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85175, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Middle Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
7B 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
  • 4XH7A60929, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60938, ThinkSystem V3 2U 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85163, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85173, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
8 12 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0
  • 4XH7A60929, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85892, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60939, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U Rear 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85163, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85166, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Middle Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85165, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
8A 12 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0
  • 4XH7A86133, ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 12x3.5" Expander Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85892, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60939, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U Rear 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85179, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 12x3.5"+ 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85166, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Middle Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85165, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
9 12 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60929, ThinkSystem V2/V3 2U 12x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 2x 4XH7A85891, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85163, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 3.5" Chassis Front Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 2x 4X97A85176, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Middle Backplane NVMe Cable Option Kit

When adding drive bays, you will also need to add the appropriate storage controller(s). Consult the tables in the Storage configurations section to determine what controller sections are supported and what additional controllers you will need. Controllers are described in the Controllers for internal storage section.

2.5-inch chassis drive bay upgrades

The table below lists the backplane kits and cable kits needed to build one of the supported 2.5-inch chassis configurations.

Tip: The configurations each have a letter that matches the configurations listed in the Storage configurations section.

Note: Front drive cable kits are based on the location of the backplane in the server. The three backplane locations are BP1, BP2 and BP3 as shown in the following figure.

Backplane numbering
Figure 14. Backplane numbering

Table 29. Drive bay field upgrade for the 2.5-inch chassis (Blue = SAS/SATA, Purple = AnyBay, Red = NVMe)
Cfg Front Mid Rear Backplane and cable kits required (all required)
SAS/
SATA
Any
Bay
NVMe 3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
NVMe
3.5"
SAS
2.5"
SAS
2.5"
Any
10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
11 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85167, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP1 Cable Option Kit
12 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A82910, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A87124, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
13 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85167, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP1 Cable Option Kit
14 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 2x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
15 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A82910, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85167, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP1 Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A86789, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
16 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 2x 4XH7A82910, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A87124, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
  • 4X97A86789, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
16 Tri-mode 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 2x 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
17 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85169, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP2 Cable Option Kit
18 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A82910, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A86789, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
19 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A82910, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A86789, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
20 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 2x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
21 16 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 2x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85171, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP3 Cable Option Kit
22 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 3x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85172, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP3 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
22A 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A86134, ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85179, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 12x3.5"+ 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Cable Option Kit
23 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 3x 4XH7A82910, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A87124, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
  • 4X97A86789, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
  • 4X97A85171, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP3 Cable Option Kit
23 Tri-mode 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 3x 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85172, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP3 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
24 0 8 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 2x 4XH7A82910, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85167, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP1 Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A86789, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
  • 4X97A85171, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP3 Cable Option Kit
24B 8 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 2x 4XH7A82910, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A86789, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
  • 4X97A85171, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP3 Cable Option Kit
25                  
  • 2x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85901, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" AnyBay Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60938, ThinkSystem V3 2U 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85171, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP3 Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85173, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
26 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
  • 3x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60938, ThinkSystem V3 2U 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85172, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP3 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85173, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
26A 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
  • 4XH7A86134, ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60938, ThinkSystem V3 2U 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85179, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 12x3.5"+ 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85173, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
27 24 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
  • 3x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A85890, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85172, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP3 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85175, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Middle Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
29 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
  • 3x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60941, ThinkSystem SR650 V2/SR665 Rear 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85172, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP3 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85173, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
29A 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
  • 4XH7A86134, ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60941, ThinkSystem SR650 V2/SR665 Rear 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85179, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 12x3.5"+ 24x2.5" Expander Backplane Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85173, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
30 0 0 24 0 0 8 0 0 0
  • 3x 4XH7A82910, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 2x 4XH7A85891, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x2.5" NVMe Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A87124, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
  • 4X97A86789, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 AnyBay Cable Option Kit (CPU Balance)
  • 4X97A85171, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front AnyBay BP3 Cable Option Kit
  • 2x 4X97A85176, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Middle Backplane NVMe Cable Option Kit
31 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
  • 3x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 2x 4XH7A85890, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85172, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP3 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 2x 4X97A85175, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Middle Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
32 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 0
  • 3x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 2x 4XH7A85890, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60938, ThinkSystem V3 2U 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Rear Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85172, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP3 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 2x 4X97A85175, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Middle Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85173, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
33 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0
  • 3x 4XH7A60930, ThinkSystem V3 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 2x 4XH7A85890, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4XH7A60941, ThinkSystem SR650 V2/SR665 Rear 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit
  • 4X97A85168, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP1 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85170, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP2 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85172, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Front BP3 SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 2x 4X97A85175, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Middle Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit
  • 4X97A85173, ThinkSystem SR665 V3 2.5" Chassis Rear Backplane SAS/SATA Cable Option Kit

When adding drive bays, you will also need to add the appropriate storage controller(s). Consult the tables in the Storage configurations section to determine what controller sections are supported and what additional controllers you will need. Controllers are described in the Controllers for internal storage section.

Upgrades to Retimer adapters

If you are upgrading to a configuration that includes a Retimer adapter (see the Detailed tables in the Storage configurations section), then you will need to also order one of the following cable kits.

Table 30. Cable kits when upgrading to a Retimer configuration
Part number Description Quantity
required
4X97A85860 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 32x2.5" PCIe Gen4 NVME Retimer Cable Option Kit 1
4X97A85859 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 24x2.5" PCIe Gen4 NVME Retimer Cable Option Kit 1

Upgrades to an Internal (CFF) HBA/RAID adapter

If you want to add an internal (CFF) storage adapter (HBA, RAID adapter or SAS expander) to a configuration, you will need to order the cable kit as listed in the following table. Suitable upgrades are either replacing an existing adapter in a rear PCIe slot, or adding the CFF adapter to a server without any storage adapter installed.

The cable kit to order is listed in the following table.

Table 31. Cable kit when upgrading to an Internal HBA/RAID adapter
Part number Description Quantity
required
4X97A85177 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Internal HBA/RAID Adapter Cable Option Kit 1

RAID flash power module (supercap) support

If you plan to add one of the RAID adapters that includes a RAID flash power module (supercap) as a field upgrade, then you may also need to order a Supercap installation kit for the supercap, depending on the location where the supercap will be installed. For CTO orders, the components needed are automatically derived when you select the RAID adapter.

The adapters that this applies to are as follows:

  • Any supported RAID 9350 adapter
  • Any supported RAID 940 adapter

The location of the supercaps depends on the mid-chassis drive cage used in the server, as shown in the following table.

Table 32. Supercap support
Mid drive cage Supercaps
supported
Location of supercaps Supercap holder
No mid drive cage 4 Mounted on the air baffle Not needed
2.5-inch drives 2 Mounted on the left side of the mid drive cage Integrated into the left side of the 2.5-inch mid drive cage
3.5-inch drives 1 Mounted under the system fan cage Included with ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit (4XH7A85892) or order separately (see below)

For 3.5-inch drive bay configurations, if the server already has 3.5-inch mid-chassis drive bays, then the supercap holder is already present under the system fan cages. If you plan to add 3.5-inch mid-chassis drive bays by adding ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Middle 4x3.5" SAS/SATA Backplane Option Kit (4XH7A85892), then the supercap holder is part of the option kit.

7mm drives

The SR665 V3 supports two 7mm drives, either both SATA or both NVMe, at the rear of the server. These drives go in place of either PCIe slot 3 (Riser 1) or PCIe slot 6 (Riser 2) as shown in the following figure.

SR665 rear 7mm drive bay configurations
Figure 15. Rear 7mm drive bay configurations

For CTO orders, the configuration includes the drive bays and the cage the the drive bays are mounted on to.The cage required depends on where the 7mm drives are located (Riser 1 or Riser 2) and whether there are PCIe slots above the 7mm drive bays. The following table lists the ordering information.

Tip for 4x 3.5-inch rear drives: If you wish to configure 4x 3.5-inch rear drives plus 7mm drives in a CTO configuration, the 7mm drives will install in slot 6. You should specify riser card BLKP for Riser 1 and then leave Riser 2 without a riser selected.

Table 33. CTO feature codes for 7mm drive bays
Feature
code
Description SATA
drives
NVMe
drives
RAID Maximum
supported
Windows 10/11
support
Backplane - 7mm drives  
BU0N ThinkSystem 7mm SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Rear Enablement Kit v2 Yes Yes (x1 lane) Optional 1 No
B8P3 ThinkSystem 2U 7mm Drive Kit w/ NVMe RAID No Yes (x1 lane) Integrated (Marvell) 1 No
BYFG ThinkSystem 7mm SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Rear Hot-Swap RAID Enablement Kit Yes Yes (x1 lane) Integrated (Broadcom) 1 Supported

The following table lists the PCIe RAID adapters that can be used to add RAID functionality to ThinkSystem 7mm SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Rear Enablement Kit v2 (BU0N)

Table 34. CTO feature codes to select 7mm RAID (ThinkSystem 7mm SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Rear Enablement Kit v2 only)
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Hardware RAID support for ThinkSystem 7mm SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Rear Enablement Kit v2 (BU0N)
BT7N ThinkSystem RAID 5350-8i for M.2/7mm SATA Boot Enablement 1
BT7P ThinkSystem RAID 540-8i for M.2/7mm NVMe Boot Enablement 1

The use of the 7mm rear drive bays has the following configuration rules:

  • The 7mm rear drive kit is supported in either slot 3 or slot 6 but not both at the same time.
  • M.2 and 7mm are mutually exclusive: they are not supported together in the same configuration
  • For ThinkSystem 7mm SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Rear Enablement Kit v2 (feature BU0N):
    • The 7mm drive bays support either SATA drives or NVMe drives but not both. You specify SATA or NVMe in the configurator using feature codes BTTV (SATA) or BTTW (NVMe).
    • If RAID support is required, select feature code BS7A in the configurator to enable RAID
    • The support of RAID-1 with the 7mm drives requires an additional RAID adapter that is installed in PCIe slot 2 or slot 3:
      • RAID support for 7mm SATA drives requires a RAID 5350-8i adapter (feature BT7N)
      • RAID support for 7mm NVMe drives requires a RAID 540-8i adapter operating in Tri-Mode (feature BT7P)
    • The RAID adapter used for 7mm drive support cannot be configured for use with other drive bays (not even with M.2)
    • If RAID support is not required, the 7mm drives connect to an onboard port; No additional adapter is required
  • For ThinkSystem 2U 7mm Drive Kit w/ NVMe RAID (feature B8P3)
    • The adapter only supports NVMe drives
    • RAID functionality is integrated into the 7mm adapter using a Marvell 88NR2241 NVMe RAID Controller
  • For ThinkSystem 7mm SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Rear Hot-Swap RAID Enablement Kit (feature BYFG)
    • The adapter supports either SATA or NVMe drives
    • RAID functionality is integrated into the 7mm adapter using a Broadcom RAID Controller

7mm drive field upgrades

For field upgrades, using the following ordering information. The kits include two cages for use depending on your PCIe slot configuration. The cages are for either Riser 1 or Riser 2. The part numbers also include the cables necessary to connect the 7mm backplane to either the system board or RAID adapter.

Table 35. Field upgrade part numbers for 7mm drives
Part number Description Purpose
7mm Enablement Kits
4XH7A85898

ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Rear 2x7mm SATA/NVMe Enablement Kit

  • 2-bay hot-swap drive enclosure
  • 2FH+7mm SSD Riser Cage (with 2 FH PCIe slots)
  • 7mm SSD Riser Cage (without PCIe slots)
  • 2x 7mm drive bay fillers
  • Signal and power cables for onboard connections
7mm drive bays for SATA or NVMe drive support with no RAID support (does not include cables needed for RAID support with a separate adapter)
4XH7A85899

ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Rear 2x7mm SATA/NVMe RAID Enablement Kit

  • 2-bay SATA hot-swap drive enclosure
  • 2FH+7mm SSD Riser Cage (with 2 FH PCIe slots)
  • 7mm SSD Riser Cage (without PCIe slots)
  • 2x 7mm drive bay fillers
  • Signal and power cables for RAID adapter connectivity
7mm drive bays for SATA or NVMe drives, plus cables for use with a RAID adapter. Requires a separate RAID adapter for RAID support.
4XH7A88742

ThinkSystem SR665 V3 Rear 2x7mm NVMe RAID Enablement Kit

  • 2-bay hot-swap drive enclosure
  • 2FH+7mm SSD Riser Cage (with 2 FH PCIe slots)
  • 7mm SSD Riser Cage (without PCIe slots)
  • 2x 7mm drive bay fillers
  • Signal and power cables for onboard connections
7mm drive bays for NVMe drive support. RAID support is integrated into the adapter using an onboard Marvell 88NR2241 NVMe RAID controller.
4XH7A93167

ThinkSystem SR665 V3/SR655 V3 7mm RAID B540p-2HS SATA/NVMe Enablement Kit

  • 2-bay hot-swap drive enclosure
  • 2FH+7mm SSD Riser Cage (with 2 FH PCIe slots)
  • 7mm SSD Riser Cage (without PCIe slots)
  • 2x 7mm drive bay fillers
  • Signal and power cables for onboard connections
7mm drive bays for SATA or NVMe drive support. RAID support is integrated into the adapter using an onboard Broadcom RAID controller.
RAID adapters for optional 7mm HW RAID support (for use with 4XH7A85899)
4Y37A72482 ThinkSystem RAID 5350-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter RAID adapter needed for SATA RAID-1 with 2x 7mm SATA drives
4Y37A78834 ThinkSystem RAID 540-8i PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter

RAID adapter needed for NVMe RAID-1 with 2x 7mm NVMe drives

Tip: Once the 540-8i adapter is installed, it will need to be configured to operate in Tri-mode to enable NVMe RAID.

M.2 drives

The SR665 V3 supports one or two M.2 form-factor SATA or NVMe drives for use as an operating system boot solution or as additional storage.

The M.2 drives install into an M.2 module which is mounted horizontally in the server:

  • In servers without mid-chassis drives, the M.2 module is mounted on the air baffle
  • With a mid-chassis drive cage (2.5-inch or 3.5-inch), the M.2 module is mounted on the drive cage, as shown in the Mid drive bays section.

The supported M.2 modules are listed in the following table. For field upgrades see the M.2 field upgrades section below.

Table 36. M.2 modules
Part
number
Feature
code
Description SATA
drives
NVMe
drives
RAID Maximum
supported
Windows 10/11
support
4Y37A09738 B5XJ ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit Yes Yes (x1 lane) No 1 Supported
4Y37A79663 BM8X ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Adapter Yes Yes (x4 lanes) Optional 1 Supported
4Y37A09750 B8P9 ThinkSystem M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Adapter No Yes (x1 lane) Integrated (Marvell) 1 No
4Y37A90063 BYFF ThinkSystem M.2 RAID B540i-2i SATA/NVMe Adapter Yes Yes (x1 lane) Integrated (Broadcom) 1 Supported

The ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Adapter optionally supports RAID with the addition of a separate RAID adapter is required. For CTO orders, ordering information is listed in the following table to derive the required RAID adapter.

Table 37. CTO feature codes to select M.2 RAID (ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Adapter only)
Feature
code
Description RAID
support
Maximum
supported
Windows 10/11
support
BT7N ThinkSystem RAID 5350-8i for M.2/7mm SATA Boot Enablement SATA 1 Supported
BT7P ThinkSystem RAID 540-8i for M.2/7mm NVMe Boot Enablement NVMe 1 Supported

Configuration notes:

  • M.2 is not supported with all storage configurations - see Storage configurations for details.
  • M.2 and 7mm are mutually exclusive: they are not supported together in the same configuration
  • For field upgrades, an additional cable is needed as described in the M.2 field upgrades section below
  • For ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Adapter (4Y37A79663):
    • RAID support is implemented with the use of an additional RAID adapter installed in a slot
    • The adapter is not supported with Riser 3 or front PCIe slots
    • If RAID support is not required, the M.2 adapter connects to an onboard port. No additional adapter is required
    • The support of RAID-1 with the M.2 drives requires an additional RAID adapter that is installed in PCIe slot 2 or slot 3:
      • RAID support for M.2 SATA drives requires a RAID 5350-8i adapter (feature BT7N)
      • RAID support for M.2 NVMe drives requires a RAID 540-8i adapter operating in Tri-Mode (feature BT7P)
    • The RAID adapter used for M.2 drive support cannot be configured for use with other drive bays (not even with 7mm)
  • For ThinkSystem M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Adapter (4Y37A09750):
    • RAID is implemented using an onboard Marvell 88NR2241 NVMe RAID controller
  • For ThinkSystem M.2 RAID B540i-2i SATA/NVMe Adapter (4Y37A90063):
    • RAID is implemented using an onboard Broadcom RAID controller

Supported drives are listed in the Internal drive options section.

The ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit has the following features:

  • Supports one or two M.2 drives, either SATA or NVMe
  • When two drives installed, they must be either both SATA or both NVMe
  • Support 42mm, 60mm, 80mm and 110mm drive form factors (2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110)
  • On the SR665 V3, no RAID support
  • Either 6Gbps SATA or PCIe 3.0 x1 interface to the drives depending on the drives installed
  • Supports monitoring and reporting of events and temperature through I2C
  • Firmware update via Lenovo firmware update tools

The ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Adapter has the following features:

  • Supports one or two M.2 drives, either SATA or NVMe
  • When two drives installed, they must be either both SATA or both NVMe
  • Support 42mm, 60mm, 80mm and 110mm drive form factors (2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110)
  • No onboard RAID; RAID functionality is provided by a separate adapter (SATA or NVMe)
  • Either 6Gbps SATA or PCIe 4.0 x4 interface to the drives depending on the drives installed
  • Supports monitoring and reporting of events and temperature through I2C
  • Firmware update via Lenovo firmware update tools
  • When connected to a separate PCIe RAID adapter, supports SED drive encryption via the RAID adapter, otherwise no SED support

The ThinkSystem M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Adapter (4Y37A09750) has the following features:

  • Supports one or two NVMe M.2 drives
  • Support 42mm, 60mm, 80mm and 110mm drive form factors (2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110)
  • RAID support via an onboard Marvell 88NR2241 NVMe RAID Controller
  • With 1 drive, supports single-drive RAID-0
  • With 2 drives, supports 2-drive RAID-0, 2-drive RAID-1, or two single-drive RAID-0 arrays
  • PCIe 3.0 x2 host interface; PCIe 3.0 x1 connection to each drive
  • Management and configuration support via UEFI and OS-based tools
  • Supports monitoring and reporting of events and temperature through I2C
  • Firmware update via Lenovo firmware update tools
  • No support for SED drive encryption

The ThinkSystem M.2 RAID B540i-2i SATA/NVMe Adapter (4Y37A90063) has the following features:

  • Supports one or two M.2 drives, either SATA or NVMe
  • Support 42mm, 60mm, 80mm and 110mm drive form factors (2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110)
  • RAID support via an onboard Broadcom SAS3808N RAID Controller
  • With 1 drive, supports JBOD
  • With 2 drives, supports 2-drive RAID-0, 2-drive RAID-1, or JBOD
  • PCIe 4.0 x2 host interface; PCIe 4.0 x1 connection to each drive
  • Management and configuration support via UEFI and OS-based tools
  • Supports monitoring and reporting of events and temperature
  • Firmware update via Lenovo firmware update tools
  • Supports SED drive encryption

M.2 field upgrades

For field upgrades, the SR665 V3 also requires additional cables necessary to connect the M.2 to either the system board or RAID adapter. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 38. Cable kit for M.2 drive support
Part number Description
M.2 Cable Kit - cables for use with RAID adapters or with onboard connectivity
4X97A87126 ThinkSystem SR665 V3 M.2 Enablement Cable Option Kit
RAID adapters for M.2 RAID support (ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Adapter only)
4Y37A72482 ThinkSystem RAID 5350-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter (SATA M.2 support)
4Y37A78834 ThinkSystem RAID 540-8i PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter (NVMe M.2 support using Tri-Mode)

SED encryption key management with SKLM

The server supports self-encrypting drives (SEDs) as listed in the Internal drive options section. To effectively manage a large deployment of these drives in Lenovo servers, IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM) offers a centralized key management solution. A Lenovo Feature on Demand (FoD) upgrade is used to enable this SKLM support in the management processor of the server.

The following table lists the part numbers and feature codes for the upgrades.

Table 39. FoD upgrades for SKLM support
Part number Feature code Description
Security Key Lifecycle Manager - FoD (United States, Canada, Asia Pacific, and Japan)
00D9998 A5U1 SKLM for System x/ThinkSystem w/SEDs - FoD per Install with 1 year S&S
00D9999 AS6C SKLM for System x/ThinkSystem w/SEDs - FoD per Install with 3 year S&S
Security Key Lifecycle Manager - FoD (Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa)
00FP648 A5U1 SKLM for System x/ThinkSystem w/SEDs - FoD per Install with 1 year S&S
00FP649 AS6C SKLM for System x/ThinkSystem w/SEDs - FoD per Install with 3 year S&S

The IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager software is available from Lenovo using the ordering information listed in the following table.

Table 40. IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager licenses
Part number Description
7S0A007FWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Basic Edition Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
7S0A007HWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Raw Decimal Terabyte Storage Resource Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
7S0A007KWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Raw Decimal Petabyte Storage Resource Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
7S0A007MWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Usable Decimal Terabyte Storage Resource Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
7S0A007PWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Usable Decimal Petabyte Storage Resource Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months

Controllers for internal storage

The SR665 V3 offers a variety of controller options for internal drives:

  • For 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives:
    • Onboard SATA ports (feature AVUX)
    • Onboard NVMe ports (feature BC4V)
    • NVMe switch and retimer adapters (PCIe slot-based)
    • RAID adapters and HBAs for SAS/SATA drives (PCIe slot-based)
    • RAID adapters, SAS Expander, and HBAs for SAS/SATA drives (cabled in a dedicated space)
  • For 7mm drive bays in the rear of the server (see the 7mm drives section)
    • SATA controller integrated into the 7mm drive bay enclosure
    • NVMe controller integrated into the 7mm drive bay enclosure
  • For M.2 drives internal to the server (see M.2 drives section)
    • SATA controller integrated on the M.2 SATA 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit
    • NVMe controller integrated on the M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit

As well as supporting RAID adapters and HBAs that install in a PCIe slot, the SR665 V3 with 2.5-inch front drive bays supports a custom form factor (CFF) adapter that is mounted in the server and cabled to one of the onboard NVMe ports. These Internal Adapters are not supported with 3.5-inch front drives due to a lack of physical space.

The following table lists the adapters used for the internal storage of the server.

Table 41. Internal Storage adapter support
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Power module
(supercap)
PCIe
lanes
Max
qty
Slots
supported
Windows 10/11
support
Onboard controllers  
CTO only AVUX Onboard SATA AHCI Mode No   1 N/A Supported
CTO only BC4V Non RAID NVMe (Onboard NVMe) No   1 N/A Supported
RAID controllers - PCIe Gen 3  
4Y37A72482 BJHK ThinkSystem RAID 5350-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter No Gen3 x8 3 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A72483 BJHL ThinkSystem RAID 9350-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter Included Gen3 x8 3 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A72484 BJHM ThinkSystem RAID 9350-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Internal Adapter Included Gen3 x8 1 Internal‡ Supported
4Y37A72485 BJHN ThinkSystem RAID 9350-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter Included Gen3 x8 2 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A72486 BJHP ThinkSystem RAID 9350-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Internal Adapter Included Gen3 x8 1 Internal‡ Supported
RAID controllers - PCIe Gen 4  
4Y37A78834 BMFT ThinkSystem RAID 540-8i PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter No Gen4 x8 3 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A78835 BNAX ThinkSystem RAID 540-16i PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter No Gen4 x8 2 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A09728† B8NY ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included Gen4 x8 3 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A78600† BM35 ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included Gen4 x8 2 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A09730† B8NZ ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included Gen4 x8 2 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A09735 B8P0 ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal Adapter Included Gen4 x8 1 Internal‡ Supported
4Y37A09733 B8P8 ThinkSystem RAID 940-32i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter Included Gen4 x8 1 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
SAS HBA - PCIe Gen 3  
4Y37A72480 BJHH ThinkSystem 4350-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA No Gen3 x8 3 1,2,3,4,5,6 No
4Y37A72481 BJHJ ThinkSystem 4350-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA No Gen3 x8 2 1,2,3,4,5,6 No
SAS HBA - PCIe Gen 4  
4Y37A78601 BM51 ThinkSystem 440-8i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA No Gen4 x8 3 1,2,3,4,5,6 No
4Y37A78602 BM50 ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA No Gen4 x8 2 1,2,3,4,5,6 No
4Y37A09725 B8P1 ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal HBA No Gen4 x8 1 Internal‡ No
SAS expanders  
4Y37A09736 B8P6 ThinkSystem 48 port 12Gb Internal Expander No Gen3 x8 1 Internal‡ Supported
NVMe adapters - PCIe Gen 4  
4C57A65446 B98C ThinkSystem 4-Port PCIe Gen4 NVMe Retimer Adapter No Gen4 x16 3 1,2,3,4,5 Supported
4TA7A84579 BLKY ThinkSystem PCIe Gen5 NVMe Retimer Adapter No Gen5 x16 3 1,2,3,4,5 Supported
4Y37A09728† BGM1 ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter for U.3 Included Gen4 x8 3 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A78600† BM36 ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter for U.3 Included Gen4 x8 1 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported
4Y37A09730† BDY4 ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter for U.3 Included Gen4 x8 1 1,2,3,4,5,6 Supported

‡ These custom form factor (CFF) adapters are only supported with 2.5-inch front drive bays. Not supported in configurations with 3.5-inch front drive bays.
† Adapter also supports PCIe 4.0 x1 connectivity to NVMe drives (requires NVMe drives with U.3 interface)

Configuration notes:

  • Supercap support limits the number of RAID adapters installable: The table lists whether the adapter includes a power module (supercap) to power the flash memory. The server supports between 1 and 4 supercaps depending on the server configuration as described in the RAID flash power module (supercap) support section. The number of supercaps supported also determines the maximum number of RAID adapters with flash that can be installed in the server.
  • Field upgrades: If you are adding a RAID adapter with supercap to the server as a field upgrade, you may need a supercap holder as described in the RAID flash power module (supercap) support section.
  • 7mm drive support: The storage adapters listed in the table below do not provide connectivity to the 7mm drive bays. The 7mm drives have their own independent RAID controller. See the 7mm drives section for details.
  • E810 Ethernet and X350 RAID/HBAs: The use of both an Intel E810 network adapter and an X350 HBA/RAID adapter (9350, 5350 and 4350) is currently not supported in ThinkSystem servers. For details see Support Tip HT513226. Planned support for this combination of adapters is 3Q/2024.

The RAID 940-8i and RAID 940-16i adapters also support NVMe through a feature named Tri-Mode support (or Trimode support). This feature enables the use of NVMe U.3 drives at the same time as SAS and SATA drives. Tri-Mode requires an AnyBay backplane. Cabling of the controller to the backplanes is the same as with SAS/SATA drives, and the NVMe drives are connected via a PCIe x1 link to the controller.

NVMe drives connected using Tri-Mode support provide better performance than SAS or SATA drives: A SATA SSD has a data rate of 6Gbps, a SAS SSD has a data rate of 12Gbps, whereas an NVMe U.3 Gen 4 SSD with a PCIe x1 link will have a data rate of 16Gbps. NVMe drives typically also have lower latency and higher IOPS compared to SAS and SATA drives. Tri-Mode is supported with U.3 NVMe drives in either 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factor and requires an AnyBay backplane.

Tri-Mode requires U.3 drives: Only NVMe drives with a U.3 interface are supported. U.2 drives are not supported. See the Internal drive options section for the U.3 drives supported by the server.

The onboard SATA controller has the following features:

  • Controller integrated into the AMD processor
  • JBOD only; no RAID support
  • Supports up to 20 SATA drives in the SR665 V3 (16 with one processor)
  • Supports HDDs and SSDs; can be mixed

The onboard NVMe support has the following features:

  • Controller integrated into the AMD processor
  • Supports up to 20x NVMe drives direct connected to onboard ports; additional drives through retimer/switch adapters
  • Each drive has PCIe 5.0 x4 host interface
  • Supports JBOD - Intel and non-Intel NVMe SSDs
  • No support for RAID

For specifications about the RAID adapters and HBAs supported by the SR665 V3, see the ThinkSystem RAID Adapter and HBA Reference, available from:
https://lenovopress.lenovo.com/lp1288-thinksystem-raid-adapter-and-hba-reference#sr665-v3-support=SR665%2520V3

For more information about each of the adapters, see the product guides in the RAID adapters or HBA sections of the Lenovo Press web site:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/raid
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/hba

Internal drive options

The following tables list the drive options for internal storage of the server.

M.2 drive support: The use of M.2 drives requires an additional adapter as described in the M.2 drives subsection.

SED support: The tables include a column to indicate which drives support SED encryption. The encryption functionality can be disabled if needed. Note: Not all SED-enabled drives have "SED" in the description.

Table 42. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 15K
7XB7A00021 AULV ThinkSystem 2.5" 300GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 40
7XB7A00022 AULW ThinkSystem 2.5" 600GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 40
7XB7A00023 AULX ThinkSystem 2.5" 900GB 15K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 40
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
7XB7A00025 AULZ ThinkSystem 2.5" 600GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 40
7XB7A00027 AUM1 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.2TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 40
7XB7A00028 AUM2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.8TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 40
4XB7A83970 BRG7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD v2 No 40
2.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
7XB7A00031 AUM5 ThinkSystem 2.5" 600GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD SED Support 40
7XB7A00033 B0YX ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.2TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD SED Support 40
4XB7A84038 BRG8 ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD FIPS v2 Support 40
Table 43. 2.5-inch hot-swap 24 Gb SAS SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 24 Gb SAS - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A80340 BNW8 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1655 800GB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A80341 BNW9 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1655 1.6TB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A80342 BNW6 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1655 3.2TB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A80343 BP3K ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1655 6.4TB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 24 Gb SAS - Read Intensive/Entry/Capacity (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A80318 BNWC ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1653 960GB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A80319 BNWE ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1653 1.92TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A80320 BNWF ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1653 3.84TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A80321 BP3E ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1653 7.68TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A80322 BP3J ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1653 15.36TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A80323 BP3D ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1653 30.72TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 40
Table 44. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Write Intensive/Performance (10+ DWPD)
4XB7A83214 BR10 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3750 400GB Write Intensive SAS 12Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A83215 BR0Z ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3750 800GB Write Intensive SAS 12Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A83216 BR0Y ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3750 1.6TB Write Intensive SAS 12Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A83217 BR0X ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3750 3.2TB Write Intensive SAS 12Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A70006 BG07 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 40
4XB7A70005 BG06 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 40
4XB7A70004 BG05 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 40
4XB7A70003 BG04 ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 40
Table 45. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A90884 BYM2 ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A90885 BYM4 ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A90886 BYM5 ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A90887 BYM6 ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A82289 BQ21 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 MAX 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A82290 BQ24 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 MAX 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A82291 BQ22 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 MAX 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A82292 BQ23 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 MAX 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A17125 BA7Q ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A17126 BA4T ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A17127 BA4U ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A17128 BK7L ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A90872 BYLQ ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A90873 BYLR ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A90874 BYLS ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A90875 BYLT ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A90876 BYLU ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A90877 BYLV ThinkSystem 2.5" Multi Vendor 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 40
4XB7A89423 BXDY ThinkSystem 2.5" CM893a 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A87524 BWKN ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893a 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A87525 BWKM ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893a 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A87526 BWKL ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893a 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A87527 BWKK ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893a 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A87528 BYLK ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893a 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A82258 BQ1Q ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A82259 BQ1P ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A82260 BQ1R ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A82261 BQ1X ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A82262 BQ1S ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A82263 BQ1T ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 40
4XB7A72438 BM8B ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A72439 BM8A ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A72440 BM89 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A72441 BM88 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A72442 BM87 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A17072 B99D ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A17101 BA7G ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A17102 BA7H ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A17103 BA7J ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A17104 BK77 ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
4XB7A17105 BK78 ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 40
Table 46. 2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 5.0 NVMe - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A93888 C0ZM ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 CD8P 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93889 C0ZL ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 CD8P 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93890 C0ZK ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 CD8P 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93891 C0ZJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 CD8P 12.8TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93127 C0ZR ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93128 C0ZQ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93129 C0ZP ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93130 C0ZN ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 12.8TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 5.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A93480 C0BB ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 CD8P 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93481 C0BA ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 CD8P 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93482 C0B9 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 CD8P 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93483 C0B8 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 CD8P 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93484 C0B7 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 CD8P 30.72TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93122 C0ZV ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93123 C0ZU ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93124 C0ZT ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93125 C0ZS ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
2.5-inch SSDs - U.3 PCIe 5.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A82366 BTPZ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 PM1743 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A82367 BTQ0 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 PM1743 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A82368 BTQ1 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 PM1743 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A82369 BTQ2 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 PM1743 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 5.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
Table 47. 2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Write Intensive/Performance (10+ DWPD)
4XB7A17158 BKKY ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5800X 400GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 32
4XB7A17159 BKKZ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5800X 800GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 32
4XB7A17160 BMM8 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5800X 1.6TB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 32
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A93896 C18J ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93897 C18H ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93898 C18G ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93899 C18F ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 12.8TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A17129 BNEG ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5620 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A17130 BNEH ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5620 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A17133 BNEZ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5620 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A17136 BA4V ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5620 12.8TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
2.5-inch SSDs - U.3 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A95054 C2BG ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 MAX 800GB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A95055 C2BV ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 MAX 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A95056 C2BW ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 MAX 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A95057 C2BF ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 MAX 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A95058 C2BX ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 MAX 12.8TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A79639 BNF1 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 MAX 800GB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A13967 BNEJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 MAX 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A13970 BNEY ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 MAX 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A13971 BNEL ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 MAX 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A84056 BRG0 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 MAX 12.8TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
2.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A95047 C2BL ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5336 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A95048 C2BK ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5336 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93075 C1WJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5336 30.72TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93076 C1WK ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5336 61.44TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93892 C18N ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93893 C18M ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93894 C18L ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A93895 C18K ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 Multi Vendor 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A90099 BXMB ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 PM9A3 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A90100 BXMA ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 PM9A3 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A90101 BXM9 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 PM9A3 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A13941 BMGD ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5520 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A13942 BMGE ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5520 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A13943 BNEF ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5520 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A13631 BNEQ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5520 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
2.5-inch SSDs - U.3 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A95049 C2BY ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 PRO 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A95050 C2BR ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 PRO 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A95051 C2BS ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 PRO 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A95052 C2BT ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 PRO 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A95053 C2BU ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7500 PRO 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A91176 BZC1 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 6500 ION 30.72TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A79646 BNF3 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 PRO 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A79647 BNF2 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 PRO 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A79648 BNF5 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 PRO 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A79649 BNF4 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 PRO 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
4XB7A83097 BQAV ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 PRO 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 32
Table 48. 7mm 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
7mm 2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A82264 BQ1U ThinkSystem 7mm 5400 PRO 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82265 BQ1V ThinkSystem 7mm 5400 PRO 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82266 BQ1W ThinkSystem 7mm 5400 PRO 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 2
4XB7A17106 BK79 ThinkSystem 7mm S4520 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 2
4XB7A17107 BK7A ThinkSystem 7mm S4520 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 2
4XB7A17108 BK7B ThinkSystem 7mm S4520 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 2
Table 49. 7mm 2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
7mm 2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A90096 BXMN ThinkSystem 7mm U.2 PM9A3 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 2
4XB7A90097 BXMM ThinkSystem 7mm U.2 PM9A3 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 2
4XB7A90098 BXML ThinkSystem 7mm U.2 PM9A3 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82853 BPZ4 ThinkSystem 7mm U.3 7450 PRO 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82855 BPZ5 ThinkSystem 7mm U.3 7450 PRO 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82856 BPZ6 ThinkSystem 7mm U.3 7450 PRO 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 2
Table 50. 3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
7XB7A00042 AUU5 ThinkSystem 3.5" 2TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 20
7XB7A00043 AUU6 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 20
7XB7A00044 AUU7 ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
7XB7A00045 B0YR ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
7XB7A00046 AUUG ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
7XB7A00067 B117 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A13906 B496 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A13911 B7EZ ThinkSystem 3.5" 16TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A38266 BCFP ThinkSystem 3.5" 18TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A80353 BPKU ThinkSystem 3.5" 20TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A83766 BTR7 ThinkSystem 3.5" 22TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD Support 20
4XB7A93007 C2BH ThinkSystem 3.5" 24TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD Support 20
3.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
7XB7A00066 B0YQ ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD FIPS Support 20
Table 51. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
7XB7A00049 AUUF ThinkSystem 3.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 20
7XB7A00050 AUUD ThinkSystem 3.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 20
7XB7A00051 AUU8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 20
7XB7A00052 AUUA ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
7XB7A00053 AUU9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
7XB7A00054 AUUB ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
7XB7A00068 B118 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A13907 B497 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A13914 B7F0 ThinkSystem 3.5" 16TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A38130 BCFH ThinkSystem 3.5" 18TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A80354 BPKV ThinkSystem 3.5" 20TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 20
4XB7A83765 BTR8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 22TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD Support 20
4XB7A93008 C2BJ ThinkSystem 3.5" 24TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD Support 20
Table 52. 3.5-inch hot-swap 24 Gb SAS SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 24 Gb SAS - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A80344 BNW7 ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1655 800GB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A80345 BNWA ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1655 1.6TB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A80346 BNWB ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1655 3.2TB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A80347 BP3G ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1655 6.4TB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 20
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 24 Gb SAS - Read Intensive/Entry/Capacity (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A80324 BNWD ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1653 960GB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A80325 BNWG ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1653 1.92TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A80326 BNWH ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1653 3.84TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A80327 BP3F ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1653 7.68TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A80328 BP3H ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1653 15.36TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD Support 20
Table 53. 3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Write Intensive/Performance (10+ DWPD)
4XB7A83218 BR0W ThinkSystem 3.5" Nytro 3750 400GB Write Intensive SAS 12Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A83219 BR0V ThinkSystem 3.5" Nytro 3750 800GB Write Intensive SAS 12Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A83220 BR0U ThinkSystem 3.5" Nytro 3750 1.6TB Write Intensive SAS 12Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A83221 BR0T ThinkSystem 3.5" Nytro 3750 3.2TB Write Intensive SAS 12Gb HS SSD Support 20
4XB7A70011 BG03 ThinkSystem 3.5" Nytro 3732 400GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 20
4XB7A70010 BG02 ThinkSystem 3.5" Nytro 3732 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 20
4XB7A70009 BG01 ThinkSystem 3.5" Nytro 3732 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 20
4XB7A70008 BG00 ThinkSystem 3.5" Nytro 3732 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No 20
Table 54. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A90888 BYM3 ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A90889 BYM7 ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A90890 BYM8 ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A90891 BYLX ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A17137 BA4W ThinkSystem 3.5" S4620 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
4XB7A17138 BA4X ThinkSystem 3.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
4XB7A17139 BA4Y ThinkSystem 3.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
4XB7A17140 BK7P ThinkSystem 3.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A90878 BYLW ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A90879 BYLJ ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A90880 BYLY ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A90881 BYLZ ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A90882 BYM0 ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A90883 BYM1 ThinkSystem 3.5" Multi Vendor 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD v2 No 20
4XB7A17118 BA7K ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
4XB7A17119 BA7L ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
4XB7A17120 BA7M ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
4XB7A17121 BA7N ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
4XB7A17122 BK7F ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
4XB7A17123 BK7G ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 20
Table 55. 3.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Write Intensive/Performance (10+ DWPD)
4XB7A17161 BMM7 ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5800X 400GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A17162 BMM5 ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5800X 800GB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
4XB7A77070 BMM6 ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5800X 1.6TB Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No 12
3.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A17141 BNEK ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5620 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 12
4XB7A17143 BNEM ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5620 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 12
4XB7A17144 BNEN ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5620 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 12
4XB7A17148 BNEP ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5620 12.8TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 12
3.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A13632 BNES ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5520 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 12
4XB7A76777 BNET ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5520 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 12
4XB7A76778 BNEU ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5520 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 12
4XB7A76779 BNF0 ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5520 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD Support 12
Table 56. M.2 SATA drives
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
M.2 SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A89422 BYF7 ThinkSystem M.2 ER3 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A90049 BYF8 ThinkSystem M.2 ER3 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A90230 BYF9 ThinkSystem M.2 ER3 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82286 BQ1Z ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82287 BQ1Y ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82288 BQ20 ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
7N47A00130 AUUV ThinkSystem M.2 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD No 2
Table 57. M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
M.2 SSDs - PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A90102 BXMH ThinkSystem M.2 PM9A3 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A13999 BKSR ThinkSystem M.2 7450 PRO 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 NHS SSD Support 2

USB memory key

For general portable storage needs, the server also supports the USB memory key option that is listed in the following table.

Table 58. USB memory key
Part number Feature Description
4X77A77065 BNWN ThinkSystem USB 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Internal backup units

The server does not supports any internal backup units, such as tape drives or RDX drives. External backup units are available as described in the External backup units section.

Optical drives

The server supports the external USB optical drive listed in the following table.

Table 59. External optical drive
Part number Feature code Description
7XA7A05926 AVV8 ThinkSystem External USB DVD RW Optical Disk Drive

The drive is based on the Lenovo Slim DVD Burner DB65 drive and supports the following formats: DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-R DL, CD-RW, CD-R, CD-ROM.

I/O expansion

The SR665 V3 supports a total of up to 12x PCIe slots, 10x at the rear and 2x at the front, plus 1x OCP 3.0 SFF slot for networking. The OCP slot can be either at the front or at the rear (but not both). Slot availability is based on riser selection and drive bays configured. The use of some slots requires that both processors be installed as listed below.

Topics in this section:

Slot layout and connections

The slots are provided by riser cards:

  • Riser 1: Slots 1, 2 and 3, all full-height slots (connect to CPU 1)
  • Riser 2: Slots 4, 5, and 6, all full-height slots (connect to CPU 2)
  • Riser 3: Slot 7 and 8
    • When configured as full-height slots: Slot 7 connects to CPU 1, slot 8 to CPU 2
    • When configured as low-profile slots: Both slots connect to CPU 1
  • Riser 4: Slots 9 and 10 (connect to CPU 2)

NVMe support: The use of Riser 3 is mutually exclusive to onboard NVMe support as they use the same PCIe connectors.

The slots in each riser are either PCIe x16 or PCIe x8 depending on the riser card selected as listed in the table below. All x8 slots are open-ended and physically support x16 adapters. Depending on the risers selected, slots are either PCIe 5.0 or PCIe 4.0.

The SR665 V3 also supports front-accessible PCIe slots: 2x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots plus a dedicated OCP 3.0 SFF slot for networking. Front-accessible slots are as follows:

  • Slot 11: PCIe 4.0 x16 FHHL (connects to CPU 2)
  • Slot 12: PCIe 4.0 x16 FHHL (connects to CPU 2)

As discussed in the Internal storage section, the server supports drive bays in the rear of the server. Depending on the drive bays selected, the number of slots available for adapters is reduced. The figure below shows the supported combinations of slots and drive bays.

Internal HBA/RAID adapter: For configurations with 2.5-inch front drive bays, an internal RAID adapter or HBA can be installed in a dedicated space and cabled to a PCIe x8 connector, thereby freeing up a slot for other purposes.

The following figure shows the locations of the rear-accessible slots for each configuration selection. The OCP slot in located in the lower-left corner.

SR665 V3 slots
Figure 16. SR665 V3 rear slot configurations

The following figure shows the locations of the front-accessible slots.

SR665 V3 front slots
Figure 17. SR665 V3 front slots

Slot combinations

The SR665 V3 supports the riser combinations as listed in the following table. The table lists the PCIe slot risers in the rear of the server, the PCIe slots in the front of the server, and the front & rear OCP slots.

The table also lists the total number of PCIe slots (excluding the OCP slot) assuming a 3-slot riser is selected for Riser 1 and Riser 2.

Table 60. Slot combinations
Total PCIe slots Riser 1 Riser 2 Riser 3 Riser 4 Front slots Rear OCP Front OCP
Rear slots + Rear OCP
3 Yes No No No No Yes No
6 Yes Yes No No No Yes No
8 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
10 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Rear + Front slots + Rear OCP
5 Yes No No No Yes Yes No
8 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
10 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
12 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Rear + Front slots + Front OCP
5 Yes No No No Yes No Yes
8 Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Front slots + Rear OCP
2 No No No No Yes Yes No

Slot ordering information

The following table lists the riser cards available for CTO builds and for field upgrades.

No slots: It is also possible to build a configuration without any slots, in which case slot fillers will be derived in the configurator. Slots can be added later as field upgrades using option part numbers as listed in the table.

Table 61. Riser cards
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Slot configuration*
(Green = Gen5, Blue = Gen4)
Purpose