Wednesday, May 12, 2010

End of Marketing of Disk Modules on DS6000 and DS8000

Every time we see a new DDM appearing, some time later the oldest generation is withdrawn from marketing. Some time ago we saw the announcement of the 600GB DDMs. So, now we see the end of marketing announced of the 146GB DDMs on the DS6000 (ZG10-0193) as well as on the DS8000 (ZG10-0198).

For the DS6000 it's a pretty straightforward message : you can order them until September 30,2010 and afterwards you have the choice between 300GB or 450GB disks.

For the DS8000 it's a bit more complicated. The announcement is only made, for the moment, for the DS8100 (Model 931) and the DS8300 (Model 932), but not for the DS8700 (Model 941). And there's more than just the 146GB disks. You might say, wasn't there an announcement that the DS8700 would replace the DS8100 and the DS8300. Yes, there was and I discussed it over here. Still, as I indicated then, too, this only prohibited customers from buying new DS8100/DS8300 systems. You could and can still make upgrades to existing systems. However, this announcement limits these upgrades.

The three parts of the announcement I want to mention :
  • If I read this correctly new DS8100s (Model 931) and new DS8300s (Model 932) can still be ordered until September 30, 2010 instead of the earlier announced June 11, 2010.
  • The 146GB disks will also be End of Marketing as of September 30, 2010.
  • On top of this, also the 1TB disks are End of Marketing. These even have an earlier date : last chance to order is on July 2, 2010.
For further details, do check out the announcement itself.

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