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IBM System Storage DS5020 Express

Manage growth, complexity, and risk with scalable, high-performance storage

Optimized data management requires storage solutions with high data availability, strong storage management capabilities and powerful performance features. The IBM System Storage® DS5020 Express® is designed to provide low total cost of ownership, high performance, robust functionality and unparalleled ease of use.
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Achieve a low total cost of ownership

Facing relentless data growth and shrinking budgets, companies continue to look for ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Eight Gbps Fibre Channel allows companies to reduce the number of host bus adapters per server and the number of overall ports in their Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) infrastructure without sacrificing performance, thus saving acquisition and operational costs.

Additionally, auto-negotiating 8 Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces allow the DS5020 Express to integrate seamlessly into an existing 2 Gbps or 4 Gbps infrastructure, while offering investment protection going forward when the SAN inevitably becomes 8 Gbps.

The system is designed to help you avoid over-configuration for an affordable entry-point while offering seamless “pay-as-you-grow” scalability as requirements change. Its efficient storage use is designed to reduce raw capacity requirements. The ability to intermix high-performance and high-capacity drives enables tiered storage in a single enclosure. These unique abilities reduce the number of drives needed to meet performance and capacity demands and can significantly reduce acquisition and operational costs.

Manufacturer IBM
Part No. 1814-20A
Width 447
Height 130.3
Depth 563.8
Weight [Kg] 48.00
Rack Units 4 U
Drive Bays 112 Fibre Channel, SED, SAS, SAS-NL, SSD or SATA drives (using 6 EXP520 Expansion Units)
Capacity 4, 8, 16, 64 or 128 storage partitions
HDD Suitability 4 Gbps Fibre Channel/SED: 15k RPM—300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB
4 Gbps SATA: 7.2K RPM—1 TB and 2 TB
6 Gbps SAS: 10k RPM—300 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB
SSD: 200 GB and 400 GB
6 Gbps SAS (3.5"): 7.2K RPM—3 TB
Max. No. of Drive Enclosure(s) Up to 6 (EXP520)
Storage Capacity Up to 336 TB of SAS-NL physical storage capacity, or up to 224 TB of SATA physical storage capacity, or up to 100.8 TB of SAS physical storage capacity, or up to 8 TB of SSD physical storage capacity.
Cache 4 GB Battery-backed
Controller Card Dual active
Host Interface / Link Speeds Four 8 Gbps Fibre Channel; Eight 8 Gbps Fibre Channel; Four 8 Gbps Fibre Channel; Four 1 Gbps iSCSI
No. of Host Interfaces 4 drive ports—Fibre Channel Switched and Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop standard, Auto-sensing 2 Gbps/4 Gbps
Supported Software IBM System Storage DS® Storage Manager version 10.xx
RAID Options 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10
Standard Three-year parts and labor warranty, 9×5 next business day, upgradeable to 24×7 with 4 hour response.

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