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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    The RFE requester has withdrawn this request due to a misunderstanding. 4160 byte sector has no performance disadvantage compared with 520 byte sector, therefore 520 byte sector support is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.