Sun Storedge 9970 System

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Sun Storedge 9970 System

Sun Storedge 9970 System Overview



Number of disks (with spares): 5 to 128
4 Hot spares (maximum)
Total raw capacity
146 GB, 10,000-rpm drive: 17.5 TB
73 GB, 10,000-rpm drive: 9.3 TB
73 GB, 15,000-rpm drive: 9.3 TB
36 GB, 15,000-rpm drive: 4.6 TB

Capacity and Performance

Usable raw capacity for RAID 5 (max.): 3+1
Open systems: 15.0 TB
S/390 compatible: 14.1 TB
Usable capacity for RAID 1+ (max.): 2+2
Open systems: 8.9 TB
S/390 compatible, 73 GB, 10,000-rpm drive: 7.7 TB

Standard Interfaces

Data Cache
Maximum: 64 GB
Minimum: 2 GB
Increments: 2 GB
Shared/Control memory
Up to 3 GB
Logical/Device support
Number of devices: Up to 8192 (theoretical)
Client-Host Interface Processors (CHIP)
Number of CHIP pairs: Up to 3
Simultaneous data transfers per CHIP pair: 8
Physical interfaces per CHIP pair: Up to 16
Interface speed (Fibre Channel): 2 Gb/sec

Physical Interfaces

Maximum (redundant pairs)
Fibre Channel: 0, 8, 16, 24, or 48
ESCON: 0, 8, 16, 24 or 32
FICON: 0, 8, 16, or 24
Array Control Processor (ACP)
Number of ACP pairs: 1 or 2
Disks per ACP pair: Up to 128
Bandwidth per fully configured system: 7.9 GB/sec (5.3 GB/sec data, 2.6 GB/sec control)


Integrated Control/Array Frame Heat: 4.52 kW
Integrated Control/Array Frame Power: 4.87 KVA

Dimensions and Weight

186.0 cm (73.2 in.)
78.2 cm (30.77 in.) with side panels
80.0 cm (31.5 in.)
796.0 kg (1752.0 lb.)

Operating System Support

Operating System
Open systems: Compaq Tru64 UNIX, Solaris Operating Environment, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Novell NetWare, Red Hat Linux, SGI IRIX, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows NT
Mainframe: OS/390, MVS/ESA, MVS/XA, TPF/MPLF, VM/ESA, VM/XA, VM/HPO, VSE/ESA, VSE/SP, Z/OS, Linux for Z Series
Host failover and alternative path: Sun Cluster 3.0, VERITAS Cluster Server (VCS)-Solaris, HP MC/ServiceGuard, IBM HACMP, Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS), Compaq TruCluster, Novell Cluster Services, VMS Cluster, Sun StorageTek 9900 SDLM, VERITAS Volume Manager/DMP


Express Computer Systems state-of-the-art engineering lab and certified technicians will make sure that your Sun Storedge 9970 System is tested rigorously and in perfect working condition. To back it up, we carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our used and refurbished gear, in addition to one of the industries best warranties.

Shipping Policy

We stock all of our products. Items are fully tested and professionally packaged to ensure functionality on arrival.

The Sun 9970 will ship the same day if the order is received with sufficient testing and packaging time.

*Alaska and Hawaii customers, please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping Methods

We ship via Fedex. Next Day and expedited shipping services are available. Please contact us for a quote to upgrade shipping.

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Pickup & Delivery

Local customers may also arrange for pickup or delivery of items.

Net Terms

Approved Educational, Government, and Corporate customers may submit a purchase order to purchase the Sun 9970.

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Finance & Leasing Options

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Wire Transfer

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