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ThinkServer SA120 Direct Attached Storage

ThinkServer SA120

ThinkServer SA120 provides versatile, high density direct attached storage that’s ideal for small businesses, distributed enterprises or datacenters.

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ThinkServer SA120 Features

Modular and Scalable
ThinkServer SA120 direct attach storage offers enormous expansion, with twelve 3.5” high capacity front-panel drive bays, up to two I/O controllers and four optional rear-panel 2.5” SSD drive bays to improve throughput. Coupled with ThinkServer host servers configured with LSI® CacheCade technology, these SSD drives enable the ThinkServer SA120 to provide additional cache, low latency and deliver amazing IOPS improvements. This clever, scalable design provides an optimal tiered storage solution.
Customer Focused Design
With legendary Think design and enterprise-grade reliability, the ThinkServer SA120 provides peace of mind. Its innovative storage design combines large capacity near-line 3.5” drives and lightning-fast 2.5” drives to provide a perfect solution for customers who require high performance and maximum capacity at a fraction of the cost and complexity of typical storage area network choices. Servicing the SA120 is easy with tool-less components, hot-swap fans and power supplies. It shares common parts with ThinkServer rack and tower servers for simplified management.
Impressive Features, Great Value
Featuring the latest high performance SSD choices from Intel®, ThinkServer SA120 delivers the fast response and low latency you demand. ThinkServer SA120 offers high efficiency 80 PLUS redundant power supplies to keep your business running smoothly and to reduce power consumption. Plus, if you need fast, professional service help, Lenovo provides an impressive array of warranty upgrades and rapid-response services. Combining these rich features with competitive prices and a standard 3-year warranty, the ThinkServer SA120 offers an impressive value.
ThinkServer SA120
ThinkServer SA120

ThinkServer SA120 Tech Specs

ThinkServer SA120

PDFThinkServer SA120 Datasheet
DescriptionThinkServer SA120
I/O Module
Up to 2 x ThinkServer Storage Array 6Gbps I/O Modules
Storage Capacity
  • Front panel: 48TB (12 x 3.5" 6Gbps SAS)
  • Optional rear panel: 3.2TB (4 x 2.5" 6Gbps SATA SSD)
Storage Drives
  • Up to 4TB 3.5" 7.2K 6Gbps Hot-Swap SAS
  • Up to 800GB Intel S3500 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Hot-Swap SSD
  • Up to 800GB Intel S3700 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Hot-Swap SSD
Compatible ThinkServer Adapters
  • ThinkServer LSI9280-8e 6Gb SAS RAID HBA by LSI
    RAID levels: 0,1,5,6,10,50,60
  • ThinkServer LSI9286CV-8e 6Gb SAS RAID HBA by LSI
    RAID levels: 0,1,5,6,10,50,60
  • ThinkServer LSI9207-8e 6Gb SAS HBA by LSI (Available in the Spring of 2014)
    JBOD Only
Management Software
LSI® MegaRaid™ Storage Manager
Back Panel Connectors
  • Each storage array I/O module provides:
  • 1 SAS (SFF 8088) In connector
  • 1 SAS (SFF 8088) Out connector
  • 1 RJ11 serial port
Power and Cooling
  • Up to 2 x 550W 80PLUS Gold, hot-swap, redundant, Energy Star 2.0 certified
  • 2 hot-swap, redundant fans
Form Factor
  • 2U rack chassis, fits 19" industry standard rack
  • Static rail kit included
  • Optional tower floor-mount conversion kit

    ThinkServer SA120 Options

    ThinkServer 2TB 7.2K 3.5-Inch SAS 6Gbps Hot Swap Hard Drive (0C19531)ThinkServer 550W Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply (4X20E54689)ThinkServer 1TB 7.2K 3.5-Inch SAS 6Gbps Hot Swap Hard Drive (0C19530)ThinkServer Services

    High-capacity 3.5 inch SAS drives are compatible with ThinkServer rack and tower servers.

    Features the same high efficiency, Energy Star 2.0 certified power supply as ThinkServer RD340.

    High-capacity 3.5 inch SAS drives are compatible with ThinkServer rack and tower servers.

    The Lenovo Services portfolio offers flexible solutions to ensure the reliability and availability of your Lenovo ThinkServer. You can choose just the right response time, duration, and optional features to meet your business needs and your budget. Flexible, reliable, and affordable, Lenovo ThinkServer Services offer the right solutions from small businesses to large enterprises.

    ThinkServer 2TB 7.2K 3.5-Inch SAS 6Gbps Hot Swap Hard Drive (0C19531)ThinkServer 550W Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply (4X20E54689)ThinkServer 1TB 7.2K 3.5-Inch SAS 6Gbps Hot Swap Hard Drive (0C19530)ThinkServer Services
    Protect Your Investment with Lenovo EMC Service Plans


    Assuring the availability of your Lenovo EMC Network Storage devices is a critical part of your data protection strategy. Lenovo EMC has made selecting and obtaining the best level of support for the entire life of this product easy and affordable. Getting your service plan from Lenovo EMC asures dependable delivery of results and lower total cost of ownership for your Lenovo EMC network storage solution. Lenovo EMC service is available 24x7 to protect your network storage technology investment with fast, consistent and reliable technical and problem-solving expertise. Service plans for your Network Storgage devices are offered at different levels to best meet your needs.

    Included Service

    Included Service is free with Lenovo EMC Network Storage devices and is geared toward customers seeking a simple support solution. The included Service offers the standard 3-year warranty along with business hours, phone and email support, plus access to free firmware updates, and Lenovo EMC's award-winning knowledge base. Also

    included is advance hardware replacement, so there is no need to wait for hardware support, and the option to purchase self-service spares kits. If you require more than inlcuded service, there are additional service plans available to suit your specific business needs.

    Service Plans

    If the availability of your network storage equipment is critical to your business, upgrade your included service with a Lenovo EMC service plan. For desktop network storage devices, select the Extended plan that will add 24x7 technical support and extend the warranty to 5 years. For rackmount network storage devices, select from Enhanced or Premium plans to best meet your business needs. When your IT resources are limited and availablity is critical, both plans ensure 24x7 access to Lenovo EMC's technical experts and next-day onsite hardware service. The Premium plan adds 4-hour onsite service and includesd a strategic spares kit to ensure your business keeps running. Decide the duration you need for your service pland and choose from 3-year or 5-year terms.

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    Standard on the ThinkServer SA120:
    Front panel: 48TB (12 x 3.5" 6Gbps SAS)
    Optional rear panel: 3.2TB (4 x 2.5" 6Gpbs SATA SSD)
    Up to 2 storage array I/O controllers
    Up to 2 550W hot-swap 80PLUS Gold power supplies
    2 x hot-swap, redundant fans


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