IBM System Storage DS5000 series

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Model DS5100-1818-51A, DS5300-1818-53A
RAID controller Dual active
Cache Up to a total of 64 GB cache

  • Options include 4 gigabytes (GB), 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB of cache per controller
  • Dedicated cache mirroring channels
  • Persistent cache backup in the event of a power outage
  • Field-upgradable
Host interface DS5100:

  • 8 × 4/8 Gbps FC host interface cards (4 Gbps cards auto-negotiate to 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps and 4 Gbps speeds; 8 Gbps cards auto-negotiate 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps and 8 Gbps speeds)
  • 1 Gbps iSCSI – dual ported (16 total host ports)
  • 10 Gbps iSCSI – dual ported (eight total host ports)

DS5300:

  • Up to 16 × 4/8 Gbps host interface cards (4 Gbps cards auto-negotiate to 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps and 4 Gbps speeds; 8 Gbps cards auto-negotiate 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps and 8 Gbps speeds)
  • 1 Gbps iSCSI – dual ported (16 total host ports)
  • 10 Gbps iSCSI – dual ported (8 total host ports)
Drive interface Sixteen 4 Gbps FC drive interfaces support up to:

  • 28 EXP5000 drive enclosures
  • or 8 EXP5060 drive enclosures
Supported drives with EXP5000 expansion 4 Gbps FC full disk encryption (FDE): 300 GB and 450 GB 15k rpm
6 Gbps FC-SAS: 300 GB, 600 GB and 900 GB 10k rpm
6 Gbps FC-SAS FDE: 300 GB and 900 GB 10k rpm
FC-SAS: 300 GB 15k rpm
FC-SAS FDE: 300 GB 15k rpm
SSD*: 200 GB and 400 GB
4 Gbps SATA: 1 TB and 2 TB 7.2k rpm
6 Gbps FC-SAS nearline: 3 TB 7.2k rpm
 
Supported drives with EXP5060 expansion SATA: 1 TB and 2 TB 7.2k rpm
FC-SAS nearline: 3 TB 7.2k rpm
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6 and 10
Storage partitions 8, 16, 32, 128, 256 or 512 storage partitions
Maximum drives supported*
  • 448 drives maximum with use of 28 EXP5000 drive enclosures
  • 480 drives with 8 EXP5060 drive enclosures
Fans and power supplies Dual-redundant, hot-swappable
Rack support 19-in. industry standard rack