IBM System Storage DS5000 series

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
SAN support Supported SAN fabric and gateways are available online at: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic (US)

Physical specifications:
Height 17.4 cm (6.87 in.)  
Width 45.1 cm (17.75 in.)  
Depth 61.6 cm (24.25 in.)  
Weight 36.8 kg (81.1 lb)  
Relative humidity (no condensation) DS5000 series Controller Enclosure EXP5000 Drive Enclosure
Operating range 8% – 80% 8% – 80%
Storage range 5% – 80% 5% – 80%
Maximum dew point 26°C (79°F) 26°C (79°F)
Maximum gradient 10% per hour 10% per hour
Altitude ranges DS5000 series Controller Enclosure EXP5000 Drive Enclosure
Operating 30.5 m (100 ft) below sea level to 3,048 m (10,000 ft) above sea level 30.5 m (100 ft) below sea level to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) above sea level
Storage 30.5 m (100 ft) below sea level to 3,048 m (10,000 ft) above sea level 30.5 m (100 ft) below sea level to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) above sea level
Transit 30.5 m (100 ft) below sea level to 12,000 m (40,000 ft) above sea level 30.5 m (100 ft) below sea level to 12,000 m (40,000 ft) above sea level
Heat dissipation DS5000 series Controller Enclosure EXP5000 Drive Enclosure
BTU/hr. 1,905 1,570
kVA 0.562 0.462
Watts (AC) 557 580
Amps (240 V ac) 3 2.25
The tabulated power and heat dissipation values are the maximum measured operating power.
Acoustic noise DS5000 series Controller Enclosure EXP5000 Drive Enclosure
Sound power 6.8 bels 6.75 bels
Sound pressure 68 dBA 67.5 dBA
Power input DS5000 series Controller Enclosure EXP5000 Drive Enclosure
Nominal voltage range 100 – 240 V ac 100 – 240 V ac
Frequency range 50 – 60 Hz 50 – 60 Hz
Max operating current 7.0 A at 100 V ac
3.0 A at 240 V ac
5.4 A at 100 V ac
2.25 A at 240 V ac

Physical specifications:
Height 177.8 mm (7.0 in.)
Width 482.6 mm (19.0 in.)
Depth 825.5 mm (32.5 in.)
Weight Drive-ready (without drive modules installed): 56.7 kg (125 lb)
Fully configured (60 drive modules installed): 102.1 kg (225 lb)
Operating environment:
Temperature (operating) 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F) at 0 m to 914 m (0 ft – 3,000 ft)
10°C – 32°C (50°F – 90°F) at 914 m – 2,133 m (3,000 – 7,000 ft)
Relative humidity (operating) 8% – 80%
Relative humidity (storage) 5% – 80%
Electrical power (per power supply, system rating)
Voltage range 200 – 240 V ac
Operating current 8.62 – 7.19 amperes
Power 1,450 watts
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Heat dissipation 4,884 BTU/hr.
Noise level (normal operation) 6.8 bels

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