IBM 7226 Multimedia Storage Device Enclosure


The IBM System Storage 7226 Storage Device Enclosure features the latest storage technology options in tape, DVD-RAM optical and removable hard drives. The 7226 Storage Enclosure is a low profile design that is an excellent choice for mounting in your IBM Power Systems™ 19″ rack. The 7226 can hold up to two tape or removable hard drives or up to four DVDRAM drives.


Two Half-Height

Form Factor

1U Rack-Mount


SAS (Serial Attach SCSI) or Fiber Channel or USB.

Technical Specification

Number of storage devices Four maximum (assumes four DVD drives)
Electronics Optional SAS, USB or Fibre Channel electronic bus
Typical compression 2.5:1 for tape drives and 3:1 for DVD optical drives
Compression on RDX disk drives is typically 2:1 and is supported by a Power Systems server
Color Black
Service offerings One-year limited warranty
Customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and 24×7 on-site service, service upgrades available
Physical characteristics
Dimensions (H x W x D) 4.3 cm x 48 cm x 43.8 cm (1.7 in. x 18.7 in. x 17.6 in.)
Weight 7.1 kg (15.6 lb)—typical configuration
Operating environment
Temperature 10°C – 40°C (50°F – 104°F)
Relative humidity 20% – 80%
Wet bulb (maximum) 26°C (79°F)
Electrical power 0.047 kVA
Power requirement 140 watt power supply
Acoustics (maximum) 5.5 bels idle; 6.2 bels operating
Software requirements
IBM AIX® v7.2
AIX 7.1
AIX 6.1
AIX 5.3
IBM System i® (previously known as IBM OS/400®)
Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) (supports SAS devices only) Assignment of devices in 7226 enclosure requires VIOS v2.2 or later
Power Systems hardware adapter requirements
SAS adapters (Features 5278, 5900, 5901 and 5912) One drive device per HBA standard
SAS adapters (Features EJ10, EJ11, EL10, EJOJ and EJOM) on IBM POWER7 Systems using high-density applications
Quad Cable (Feature 5544) allows up to four devices per HBA
USB adapter (Feature 2728)
USB3 adapter (Feature EC45)
BladeCenter adapter (Feature 8246)
(for use with POWER blade systems)
Fibre Channel adapter
POWER7(Feature 5273 and 5753)
PureFlex systems Fibre Channel adapter (Feature 1764)
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