IBM 00AR300 Battery Backup Unit
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IBM 00AR300 Storwize V7000 Battery Backup Refurbished

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00AR300 Storwize V7000 Gen1 Battery Backup Unit | Made by IBM | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the IBM Storwize V7000 Gen1 Battery Backup Unit

The IBM Storwize V7000 Gen1 Battery Backup Unit is an essential component of the Storwize V7000 storage system that provides backup power in case of a power outage or failure. This unit is designed to protect the system from data loss or corruption and ensure that critical business applications continue to operate uninterrupted. The battery backup unit works by providing power to the storage system for a certain period, allowing it to save any data that has not yet been written to the disks. This introductory article will provide an overview of the IBM Storwize V7000 Gen1 Battery Backup Unit and its key benefits.

Understanding the Importance of Battery Backup in Storage Systems

Battery backup is a critical aspect of storage systems, as it ensures the availability and integrity of critical data in the event of a power outage or failure. Without a battery backup, a sudden loss of power can result in data loss or corruption, which can have serious consequences for business operations. In a storage system, data is typically written to the disk in a buffered or cached manner. This means that data is temporarily stored in memory before being written to the disk, which can take several seconds. If a power outage or failure occurs during this time, any data that has not yet been written to the disk can be lost.

A battery backup unit provides a temporary power source to the storage system, allowing it to continue operating for a certain period after a power outage or failure. During this time, the system can save any data that has not yet been written to the disk, ensuring that it is not lost or corrupted. This is especially important for critical business applications that require continuous operation, such as databases, email servers, and financial systems.

In addition to protecting against data loss, a battery backup unit can also help to prevent hardware damage and downtime. Sudden power outages or failures can cause electrical surges or spikes that can damage hardware components, resulting in costly repairs and downtime. A battery backup unit can help to smooth out these power fluctuations, ensuring that the hardware is not damaged and that the system can continue operating without interruption.

Importance of Battery Backup Units

Battery Backup Units, commonly known as BBUs, play a vital role in safeguarding critical data stored in systems like the Storwize V7000 Gen1. They provide emergency power to the system, allowing it to safely shut down or complete ongoing processes during power interruptions, preventing data loss or corruption.

Purpose and Functionality

The primary function of the IBM 00AR300 is to maintain the power supply to the Storwize V7000 Gen1 during unexpected power failures. This unit ensures that the system has sufficient time to save data and perform necessary shutdown procedures, preventing potential data damage or loss due to sudden power cuts.

Compatibility with Storwize V7000 Gen1

The IBM 00AR300 is specifically designed to work seamlessly with the Storwize V7000 Gen1 storage system. It's engineered to integrate and function optimally with this particular model, ensuring efficient performance and compatibility.

Ensuring Data Integrity and Protection

By providing backup power, the IBM 00AR300 protects against data corruption or loss that can occur during sudden power interruptions. It allows the Storwize V7000 Gen1 to gracefully shut down, ensuring that data operations are complete without errors.

Features and Specifications of the IBM Storwize V7000 Gen1 Battery Backup Unit

The IBM Storwize V7000 Gen1 Battery Backup Unit is a high-quality and reliable device that is designed to provide backup power to the Storwize V7000 storage system. Here are some of the key features and specifications of this unit:

  • Capacity: The battery backup unit has a capacity of 5.5Ah and is capable of providing backup power for up to 72 hours.
  • Battery Type: The battery is a sealed lead-acid battery, which is a type of rechargeable battery that is commonly used in backup power applications.
  • Form Factor: The battery backup unit is a hot-swappable module that can be easily replaced without shutting down the storage system.
  • Monitoring: The battery backup unit is equipped with a battery status LED that provides real-time information on the status of the battery, including the remaining charge and estimated runtime.
  • Temperature Control: The unit is designed to operate in a wide range of temperatures, from 5°C to 40°C, and includes temperature sensors to prevent overheating.
Importance in Data Storage Systems

In data storage systems like the Storwize V7000 Gen1, uninterrupted power is crucial to maintain data integrity. The IBM 00AR300 Battery Backup Unit ensures that, even in unexpected power failure scenarios, the system can execute a safe shutdown, preventing potential damage to stored data.

General Information about this IBM 00AR300
  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Model Number or SKU# 00AR300
  • Product Type: Battery

In summary, the IBM 00AR300 Storwize V7000 Gen1 Battery Backup Unit is an essential component in ensuring data protection and integrity within storage systems. Its primary role in providing emergency power during power outages or failures safeguards critical data, allowing the system to execute safe shutdown procedures and prevent potential data loss or corruption.

Product Condition:
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