IBM 00FN173 6000GB SATA Hard Drive

IBM Part #/MPN: 00FN173

DiscTech Item #: IBM-00FN173-BN-OE

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Enterprise Grade

Capacity: 6TB

Speed: 7,200RPM

Interface Types: SATA

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Sector Size: 512 / 512e

Electrical Interface: SATA 600 - 6.0Gbps

IBM 00FN173 6TB 7.2K RPM 3.5in 6Gbps 512e NL G2HS SATA HDD Kit 69Y5284 for System x3650 M5, M4, x 3630 M4, x3550 M5, M4, x3530 M4, x3500 M4, x3300 M4, x3250 M4 - Brand New

IBM 00FN173 6000GB 3.5" 7200 RPM 6.0 Gbps 512 Emulation Near Line Gen2 Hot Swap Serial Advanced Technolgy Attachment Hard Disk Drive Kit 69Y5284 for System x3650 M5, M4, x 3630 M4, x3550 M5, M4, x3530 M4, x3500 M4, x3300 M4, x3250 M4 - Brand New

Alt MPN: 00FN175

As the newest additions to the IBM System x® family of 3.5-inch NL SATA HDDs, the 7,200 rpm, 6 Gbps 3.5-inch hot-swap and simple-swap HDDs offer the highest-density drive options and provide a broad selection of choices to satisfy a wide range of applications. The drives are 512 emulation (512e) HDDs, a type of Advanced Format drive that is a new technology for increasing drive capacities while maintaining data integrity. These new drives are positioned at the top of the IBM NL SATA HDD line.

The new 7,200 rpm 6 Gbps NL SATA drives are offered in a 3.5-inch form factor. The NL SATA drives are available in hot-swap and simple-swap versions.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Higher density: 512e NL SATA drives meet client requirements for larger capacities.
  • RoHS compliance: 7,200 rpm 3.5-inch NL SATA drives are RoHS compliant.
  • Reliability: Outstanding reliability enables operation in RAID environments without compromising application performance or availability.

You can increase your storage and data management effectiveness when you install these new high-density NL SATA drives in your IBM System x configurations.

Performance characteristics include:

  • Formatted capacity of 2,000,000 MB through 6,000,000 MB.
  • Drive-to-host interface that supports up to 6.0 Gbps burst rate in NL SATA drives.
  • Drive media to buffer interface that supports sustained interface data transfers of up to 194 MB per second average.
  • Spindle speed of 7,200 rpm.
  • NL SATA hot-swap or simple-swap capability.
  • Native SATA interface

For optimal performance with 512e drives, the host system software stack must be 512e aware.


  • NL SATA compliance enables these HDDs to connect directly to selected System x systems.
  • S.M.A.R.T. technology allows software utilities to alert you of certain impending drive failures so replacements can be made before a problem occurs.
  • Rigorous testing through the ServerProven® program instills confidence that your storage subsystem 1 is compatible and will function reliably.


System x3650 M5System x3650 M4System x3630 M4System x3550 M5
System x3550 M4System x3530 M4System x3500 M4System x3300 M4
System x3250 M4

Drive Model00FN173
Spindle Speed (RPM)7200
Height (in/mm)1.03/26.1
Width (in/mm)4.0/101.6
Depth (in/mm)5.8/147.0
Weight (lb/g)1.72/780
Hot SwapYes

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ROHS Compliant

Alternate MPNs: 00FN175

Weight: 2.5 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

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