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Thinkstation Flex Adapter FRU numbers

2021-09-14, 23:01 PM

So, the P700/710 motherboard Flex Connector can accommodate a "00FC864 Flex Adapter", which then gives you two M.2 connectors.

 

1. What is the part number for the "LSI SATA/SAS RAID FLEX Adapter" (mentioned in the RAID Hardware Configuration Manual)? I can't find a different number for it. All internet searches for "Thinkstation flex adapter" come back to 00FC864 - which is only the M.2 adaper. The closest I can get is a "P710 Part Number of SBB0K6543" - which I can't find in any search. Is there a non-Lenovo LSI version that will fit in the two M.2 connectors on the 00FC864 and give the 12gb/sec?

 

2. The 00FC864 is actually the adapter for the P700 (as silkscreened on the board). However, there is a different version, silkscreened with "P710" and "Rastaban Rev: 2.2" prominently on it, that doesn't seem to have an FRU number on its label. What's the number for this version? What is the difference between the P700 and P710 version besides the silkscreening? 

 

3. Is there a part number for the heatsink that fits over the M.2 memory modules when in the 00FC864 adapter? 

 

Thanks! 

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Re:Thinkstation Flex Adapter FRU numbers

2021-09-14, 23:14 PM

Ha! Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I posted that, I found the LSI module to be 00FC865.

 

But, my other questions stand.

 

And, while I'm at it,

 

4. What are the cable part number(s) for that LSI Flex Raid controller? I think there's one that is a right angle connector to the adapter with a 4 connector fan out?

 

Thanks again! 

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Re:Thinkstation Flex Adapter FRU numbers

2021-09-15, 14:10 PM

Let me try to answer your questions below:

 

1. What is the part number for the "LSI SATA/SAS RAID FLEX Adapter" (mentioned in the RAID Hardware Configuration Manual)? I can't find a different number for it. All internet searches for "Thinkstation flex adapter" come back to 00FC864 - which is only the M.2 adaper. The closest I can get is a "P710 Part Number of SBB0K6543" - which I can't find in any search. Is there a non-Lenovo LSI version that will fit in the two M.2 connectors on the 00FC864 and give the 12gb/sec?

 

- The LSI SATA/SAS RAID Flex Adapter part number is (FRU: 00FC865).

 

 

2. The 00FC864 is actually the adapter for the P700 (as silkscreened on the board). However, there is a different version, silkscreened with "P710" and "Rastaban Rev: 2.2" prominently on it, that doesn't seem to have an FRU number on its label. What's the number for this version? What is the difference between the P700 and P710 version besides the silkscreening? 

 

- Unfortunately, I'm not finding that FRU number on any of our documentation stuff.  However, here are the part numbers for the following parts I believe you're asking for: 

 

- LSI SATA/SAS RAID Flex Adapter part number 00FC865.

- M.2 SSD Flex Adapter (has multiple parts):

--->M.2 SSD Flex Adapter:  00FC950

---> Thermal kit for flex adapter: 00FC958 or 02CW006

 

 

3. Is there a part number for the heatsink that fits over the M.2 memory modules when in the 00FC864 adapter? 

 

- M.2 SSD Flex Adapter (has multiple parts):

--->M.2 SSD Flex Adapter:  00FC950

---> Thermal kit for flex adapter: 00FC958 or 02CW006

 

 

4. What are the cable part number(s) for that LSI Flex Raid controller? I think there's one that is a right angle connector to the adapter with a 4 connector fan out? 

 

- Typically, this LSI Flex RAID controller adapter is used with 'blind connect assemblies'.  The blind connect assemblies are backplanes that slide in the bottom of the HDD bays. The part number for the blind connect assemblies are 03T8798.   You'll likely need 2 of these, one for HDD bay 1-2 and one for HDD bay 3-4. 

 

 

As a side note, we have a storage configuration whitepaper that shows more information on this (starting with page 21): 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/p500-p510-p700-p710-p900-p910-raid_hardware_configuration_v1.1.pdf

 

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Re:Thinkstation Flex Adapter FRU numbers

2021-09-15, 16:44 PM

Thank you! 

 

I've said it elsewhere in these forums, but I'll say it again: Kudos to all the Lenovo staff that reply here. You are the reason I'm using and recommending Lenovo hardware with all my clients, instead of HP. You are non-stop help to those of us that aren't corporations with maintenance contracts. 

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Re:Thinkstation Flex Adapter FRU numbers

2021-09-15, 17:19 PM

00FC864 is the original FRU for the M.2 FLEX adapter used on P500/700/900.  It was updated at some point during its lifetime, so FRU 00FC950 is the current latest FRU for that part as @mebsterbball mentioned.  

 

Thanks for the kind words.  It's great to hear feedback like this from customers!




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