Skip to Main Content
IBM Power Ideas Portal

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Hardware
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 10, 2017

520 Byte Sector Storage Support on EXP24SX

EXP24SX expansion unit should support 520 byte sector storage devices (both HDD and SSD) for IBM i. Only 4K byte storage is currently supported, but sales team needs to pay special attention to its performance, which may spoil their productivity.

Use Case:

Sales team proposes 520 byte storage on EXP24SX, which should be helpful to them.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 24, 2017

    The RFE requester has withdrawn this request due to a misunderstanding. 4160 byte sector has no performance disadvantage compared with 520 byte sector, therefore 520 byte sector support is not needed.

  • Guest
    Apr 18, 2017

    We want to withdraw this requirement because this is submitted based on some misunderstanding in our side.

  • Guest
    Apr 14, 2017

    I need to understand this request better, for the specific performance scenario, I am working directly with the submitter.