ThinkSystem M.2 Adapters Product Guide (2024)

\Changes in the July 3, 2024 update:

Changes in the April 9, 2024 update:

  • Added a photo of the ThinkSystem M.2 RAID B540i-2i SATA/NVMe Adapter, Figure 1

Changes in the January 11, 2024 update:

  • Added the following M.2 adapter:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 RAID B540i-2i SATA/NVMe Adapter , 4Y37A90063
  • Added information on SED support for each M.2 adapter - Features section

Changes in the January 3, 2024 update:

  • Added the following M.2 drives - Part number information section and Server support section
    • ThinkSystem M.2 ER3 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD, 4XB7A89422
    • ThinkSystem M.2 ER3 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD, 4XB7A90049
    • ThinkSystem M.2 ER3 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD, 4XB7A90230

Changes in the November 29, 2023 update:

  • The SE350 M.2 SATA 4-Bay Data RAID Mirroring Enablement Kit (4M17A37606) also supports one M.2 drive in a non-RAID (JBOD) configuration - Features section

Changes in the August 22, 2023 update:

  • Added the following adapter - Part number information - Adapters section:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit, 4Y37A79663
    • ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Adapter, 4C57A85377
  • Updated the M.2 drive tables with the latest drives and added a column indicating SED support - Part number information - Drives section

Changes in the January 20, 2023 update:

  • The following M.2 drives are now withdrawn:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 960GB 5100 Pro SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SED SSD, 4XB7A37274
    • ThinkSystem M.2 PM983 960GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A38177
    • ThinkSystem M.2 650GB P4511 NVMe SED High Endurance SSD, 4XB7A39426
    • ThinkSystem M.2 1TB P4511 NVMe SED SSD, 4XB7A39427

Changes in the September 5, 2022 update:

  • The following M.2 drive is now withdrawn:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 1.92TB 5100 Pro SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A39425

Changes in the August 23, 2022 update:

  • Added the following new M.2 drives:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD, 4XB7A82286
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD, 4XB7A82287
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD, 4XB7A82288

Changes in the May 24, 2022 update:

  • Added the following new M.2 drives:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 7450 MAX 800GB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 NHS SSD (with Heatsink), 4XB7A82676
    • ThinkSystem M.2 7450 PRO 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 NHS SSD, 4XB7A13999
    • ThinkSystem M.2 7450 PRO 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 NHS SSD (with Heatsink), 4XB7A82674
    • ThinkSystem M.2 7450 PRO 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 NHS SSD (with Heatsink), 4XB7A82675
    • ThinkSystem M.2 N600Si 650GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 NHS SSD SED (Industrial), 4XB7A82625
    • ThinkSystem M.2 N600Si 960GB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 NHS SSD SED (Industrial), 4XB7A82627
    • ThinkSystem M.2 N600Si 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 NHS SSD SED (Industrial), 4XB7A82628

Changes in the March 15, 2022 update:

  • Added the following new drives:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 7400 PRO 960GB Read Intensive Entry NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 NHS SSD, 4XB7A80379
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD SED, 4XB7A17212

Changes in the February 15, 2022 update:

  • The SE350 adapters support SED drives - Feature section
  • Added the recommendation that drive endurance values be reviewed to ensure the drives meets the requirements for the intended OS and applications - Implementation section

Changes in the November 22, 2021 update:

  • Added a note regarding the suitability of M.2 drives with VMware ESXi - Part number information - Drives section
  • The following 480GB M.2 drive has been reactivated and is available for configurations:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5100 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05703

Changes in the June 26, 2021 update:

  • For technical specifications of the M.2 drives, see the ThinkSystem SSD Portfolio - Technical specifications of the drives section

Changes in the June 4, 2021 update:

  • The following drives are withdrawn from marketing:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5100 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 7SD7A05703
    • ThinkSystem M.2 480GB 5100 Pro SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SED SSD, 4XB7A37273
    • ThinkSystem M.2 1.92TB 5100 Pro SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SED SSD, 4XB7A37275

Changes in the June 1, 2021 update:

  • New SED drive option:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 960GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD SED, 4XB7A38138

Changes in the March 9, 2021 update:

  • New NVMe drive options:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 N600Si 1.92TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Non-Hot Swap SSD (Industrial), 4XB7A64204
    • ThinkSystem M.2 N600Si 650GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Non-Hot Swap SSD (Industrial), 4XB7A64190
    • ThinkSystem M.2 N600Si 960GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Non-Hot Swap SSD (Industrial), 4XB7A64203
  • Added the form factor for each drive family - Technical specifications of the drives section
  • Clarified that NVMe performance data will be less than the stated values since the M.2 adapters provide a x1 or x2 interface to the drives instead of a x4 interface - Technical specifications of the drives section

Changes in the February 10, 2021 update:

  • The server support tables are now automatically updated - Server support - Adapters section and Server support - Drives section
  • The following drive is withdrawn from marketing:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5100 960GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A14048

Changes in the January 28, 2021 update:

  • Added the technical specs for the ThinkSystem M.2 PM983 960GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Non-Hot Swap SSD - Technical specifications of the drives section
  • Clarified that the M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit (4Y37A09750) supports single-drive RAID-0 instead of JBOD - Features section

Changes in the November 1, 2020 update:

  • The M.2 SATA 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit (4Y37A09739) and M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit (4Y37A09750) support the installation of zero, one or two M.2 drives - Features section

Changes in the August 17, 2020 update:

  • The following drive is withdrawn:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5100 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A14049

Changes in the July 10, 2020 update:

  • Added OS support information for the following adapter:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit, 4Y37A09750

Changes in the May 19, 2020 update:

  • New SATA M.2 drive option - Part number information - Drives section:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 1.92TB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A38180
  • The following M.2 drives are now supported in the SE350 - Server support - Drives section:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A17073
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 960GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A17074
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 1.92TB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A38180

Changes in the May 5, 2020 update:

  • Added SR645 and SR665 - Server support sections
  • New M.2 adapter - Part number information - Adapters section
    • ThinkSystem M.2 NVMe 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit, 4Y37A09750
  • New NVMe drive option - Part number information - Drives section
    • ThinkSystem M.2 PM983 960GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A38177

Changes in the February 25, 2020 update - Server support section:

  • The SR635 and SR655 now support the following drive
    • M.2 32GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, 7N47A00129
  • SN850, SN550, SR850P and SD530 support the following drives -
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A17071
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A17073
  • Updated the footnote regarding the use of the ThinkSystem M.2 SSD Thermal Kit, 4XH7A08791

Changes in the February 25, 2020 update:

  • The SR635 and SR655 now support the following drive - Server support section:
    • M.2 32GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, 7N47A00129

Changes in the January 7, 2020 update:

  • Added SR850P to the server support table - Server support section

Changes in the December 19, 2019 update:

  • New Micron 5300 M.2 drive:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 960GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A17074
  • Added support for the 5300 M.2 drives with the SR655 and SR635 - Server support section

Changes in the December 10, 2019 update:

  • New Micron 5300 M.2 drives:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A17071
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 480GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A17073
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5300 960GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A17074
  • Removed the planned P4511 NVMe non-SED drives - future support is to be determined

Changes in the December 3, 2019 update:

  • New SE350 M.2 SATA 4-Bay Data RAID Mirroring Enablement Kit, 4M17A37606

Changes in the August 20, 2019 update:

  • Updated the technical specs for the 128GB M.2 drive (now based on the Lite-On CV8 drive)
  • New M.2 adapters and drives for the SE350 edge server

Changes in the August 7, 2019 update:

  • New M.2 Module and 960GB M.2 drive for use in the SR655 and SR635
    • ThinkSystem M.2 SATA 2-Bay RAID Enablement Kit, 4Y37A09739
    • ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit, 4Y37A09738
    • ThinkSystem M.2 5100 960GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A14048

Changes in the July 5, 2019 update:

  • The CV1 and CV3 drives have been renamed:
    • ThinkSystem M.2 32GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD
    • ThinkSystem M.2 128GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot-Swap SSD

Changes in the April 16, 2019 update:

  • New ThinkSystem M.2 5100 240GB SATA 6Gbps Non-Hot Swap SSD

Changes in the March 18, 2019 update:

  • Operating system support information is now listed as a set of tables which are automatically generated from ServerProven data - Operating system support section

Changes in the November 5, 2018 update:

  • Added new servers: ThinkSystem ST50, ST250, SR150 and SR250
  • Updated the list of supported operating systems

Changes in the September 22, 2018 update:

  • Clarified that the M.2 480GB SSD Thermal Kit is required with the SR550, SR590 and SR650 only with certain configurations - Server support section.

Changes in the July 17, 2018 update:

  • The following servers now support the 480GB M.2 drive:
    • ThinkSystem SR530
    • ThinkSystem SR550
    • ThinkSystem SR570
    • ThinkSystem SR590
    • ThinkSystem SR860
    • ThinkSystem SR950
    • ThinkSystem SD530
  • New ThinkSystem M.2 480GB SSD Thermal Kit, required in the SR650, SR590 and SR550 when the 480GB M.2 drive is to be installed.
  • The SR850, SR650 and SR630 now support the ThinkSystem M.2 Enablement Kit (single M.2 adapter) with a 480GB M.2 drive.
  • Updated the list of supported operating systems

Changes in the May 31, 2018 update:

  • The Dual M.2 adapter supports Secure Boot

Changes in the February 4, 2018 update:

  • Updated the list of supported operating systems

Changes in the October 17, 2017 update:

  • New 480GB M.2 drive

Changes in the October 9, 2017 update:

  • Clarified that the Dual M.2 Adapter supports 1 or 2 M.2 drives, however for configure-to-order (CTO) server orders, the configurator will require you to select 2 drives if you select the dual adapter.

First published: 4 October 2017

ThinkSystem M.2 Adapters Product Guide (2024)

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