IBM System Storage N3000 Express

Advanced system designed to enable outstanding, cost-effective deployment versatility

  N3150 N3150 N3220 N3220 N3240 N3240
Machine type model 2857-A15 2857-A25 2857-A12 2857-A22 2857-A14 2857-A24
Controller configuration Single Dual (active/active) Single Dual (active/active) Single Dual (active/active)
Processor speed and type Dual-core Intel Xeon 1.73 GHz
Random access memory 6 GB 12 GB 6 GB 12 GB 6 GB 12 GB
Fibre Channel ports (speed) N/A N/A 2 (8 Gbps)* 4 (8 Gbps)* 2 (8 Gbps)* 4 (8 Gbps)*
Ethernet ports (speed) 4 (1 Gbps) onboard
2 (10 Gbps)*
8 (1 Gbps) onboard
4 (10 Gbps)*
4 (1 Gbps) onboard
2 (10 Gbps)*
8 (1 Gbps) onboard
4 (10 Gbps)*
4 (1 Gbps) onboard
2 (10 Gbps)*
8 (1 Gbps) onboard
4 (10 Gbps)*
Maximum raw capacity 240 TB 501 TB 576 TB
Maximum number of disk drives 60
12 internal
144
24 internal
144
24 internal
Disk drives supported in controller (type, size, speed) SAS: 600 GB, 600 GB SED, 900 GB, 900 GB SED, 1.2 TB SFF (10k rpm), 4 TB nearline (7.2k rpm)
SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED (7.2k rpm)
SSD: 100 GB, 200 GB, 800 GB
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 2 TB SATA HDD, 900 GB SAS HDD or 4 TB nearline
SAS: 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED, 900 GB, 900 GB SED, 1.2 TB SFF (10k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB, 800 GB
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 900 GB SAS HDD
SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED (7.2k rpm), 4 TB nearline (7.2k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 2 TB SATA HDD or 4 TB nearline
Disk expansion units supported EXN3000—SAS Disk Storage expansion unit
SAS: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED (15k rpm), 4 TB nearline (7.2k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB
SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED (7.2k rpm)
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 2 TB SATA HDD
EXN3500—SAS Disk Storage small form-factor expansion unit
SAS: 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED, 900 GB, 900 GB SED, 1.2 TB (10k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB, 800 GB
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 900 GB SAS HDD
Warranty 3 years for hardware and licensed software, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available
  N3150 N3150 N3220 N3220 N3240 N3240
Machine type model 2857-A15 2857-A25 2857-A12 2857-A22 2857-A14 2857-A24
Controller configuration Single Dual (active/active) Single Dual (active/active) Single Dual (active/active)
Processor speed and type Dual-core Intel Xeon 1.73 GHz
Number of processors 1 2 1 2 1 2
Random access memory 6 GB 12 GB 6 GB 12 GB 6 GB 12 GB
Integrated I/O ports
Fibre Channel ports (speed) N/A N/A 2 (8 Gbps)* 4 (8 Gbps)* 2 (8 Gbps)* 4 (8 Gbps)*
Ethernet ports (speed) 4 (1 Gbps) onboard
2 (10 Gbps)*
8 (1 Gbps) onboard
4 (10 Gbps)*
4 (1 Gbps) onboard
2 (10 Gbps)*
8 (1 Gbps) onboard
4 (10 Gbps)*
4 (1 Gbps) onboard
2 (10 Gbps)*
8 (1 Gbps) onboard
4 (10 Gbps)*
Storage scalability
Maximum number of Fibre Channel loops N/A
Maximum raw capacity 240 TB 501 TB 576 TB
Maximum number of internal drives 12 24 24
Maximum number of expansion drives 48 120 120
Maximum number of disk drives 60 144 144
Maximum volume size 53.7 TB (64 bits) 53.7 TB (64 bits) 53.7 TB (64 bits)
Maximum number of storage enclosures 2 SAS 5 SAS 5 SAS
Disk drives supported in controller (type, size, speed) SAS: 600 GB, 600 GB SED, 900 GB (10k rpm), 900 GB SED, 1.2 GB SFF (10k rpm), 4 TB nearline (7.2k rpm)
SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED (7.2k rpm)
SSD: 100 GB, 200 GB, 800 GB
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 2 TB SATA HDD, 900 GB SAS HDD or 4 TB nearline
SAS: 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED, 900 GB, 900 GB SED, 1.2 GB SFF (10k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB, 800 GB
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 900 GB SAS HDD
SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED (7.2k rpm), 4 TB nearline (7.2k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 2 TB SATA HDD or 4 TB nearline
Disk expansion units supported EXN3000—SAS Disk Storage expansion unit
SAS: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED (15k rpm), 4 TB nearline (7.2k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB
SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED (7.2k rpm)
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 2 TB SATA HDD

EXN3500—SAS Disk Storage small form-factor expansion unit
SAS: 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED, 900 GB, 900 GB SED, 1.2 TB (10k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB, 800 GB
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 900 GB SAS HDD
Clustered Data ONTAP support
Cluster nodes Up to 4 cluster nodes**
Cluster data communication interconnect 10 GbE
Cluster capacity Up to 864 TB
Storage protocols Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, parallel NFS (pNFS), CIFS or Server Message Block (SMB)
Environmental specifications
AC power/current (line voltage for standalone systems dependent on local power distribution; system cabinets are 200 – 240 V only) R6 100 – 240 V ac 16A – 6A (8A - 3A per inlet) 60/50 Hz 0.7 kVA
R6 100 –120 V ac/200 – 240 V ac 16A – 6A 60/50 Hz 0.7 kVA
R6 100 – 240 V ac 16A – 6A (8A – 3A per inlet) 60/50 Hz 0.7 kVA
R6 100 – 120 V ac/200 – 240 V ac 16A – 6A 60/50 Hz 0.7 kVA
R6 100 – 240 V ac 16A – 6A (8A – 3A per inlet) 60/50 Hz 0.7 kVA
R6 100 – 120 V ac / 200 – 240 V ac 16A – 6A 60/50 Hz 0.7 kVA
Thermal rating 1,461 BTU/hr. (note: watts x 3.4129) 1,461 BTU/hr. (note: watts x 3.4129) 2,201 BTU/hr. (note: watts x 3.4129)
Weight (maximum) 28.3 kg (62.4 lb) 22.2 kg (49.0 lb) 46 kg (102 lb) 28 kg (64 lb)
Height 8.5 cm (3.34 in.), fits into 2U space 8.5 cm (3.34 in.), fits into 2U space 17.5 cm (6.88 in.), fits into 4U space
Width 19 in. IEC rack-compliant (44.7 cm, 17.61 in.) 19 in. IEC rack-compliant (44.7 cm, 17.61 in.) 19 in. IEC rack-compliant (48.3 cm, 19.02 in.)
Depth 61.2 cm (24.1 in.) 54.3 cm (21.4 in.) 60.3 cm (23.75 in.)
Operating temperature, altitude and relative humidity 10°C – 40°C (50°F – 104°F); ≤ 3,000 m (≤10,000 ft) elevation; 20% – 80% relative humidity, noncondensing (28°C wet bulb temperature)
Non-operating temperature and relative humidity -40°C – 60°C (-40°F – 140°F); 10% – 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating acoustic noise 7.2 bels at normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level)
Minimum cabinet clearances 25.4 cm (10 in.) in front, 30.5 cm (12 in.) in rear
Minimum service clearances 76.2 cm (30 in.) in front, 76.2 cm (30 in.) in rear
Maximum altitude 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
Regulations
Filer safety EN 60950, CE, CSA 60950, UL 60950, CB IEC60950-1 (all national deviations), EN60825-1, GOST-R, BSMI CNS14336, CCC GB 4943-2001, SABS, S Resolution 92 – 98
Disk shelf safety UL/C-UL; CE
Emissions/immunity FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-003, CE, MIC, VCCI, AS/NZS EN55022, EN55024, IEC61000-3-2, IEC61000-3-3, BSMI, KN22, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-11, KN24, CISPR 24
Warranty 3 years for hardware and licensed software, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available
Storage expansion unit specifications
EXN3000—SAS Disk Storage expansion unit (MTM 2857-003) SAS: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED (15k rpm), 4 TB nearline (7.2k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB
SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED (7.2k rpm)
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 2 TB SATA HDD
EXN3500—SAS Disk Storage SFF expansion unit (MTM 2857-006)* SAS: 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED, 900 GB, 900 GB SED, 1.2 TB (10k rpm)
SSD: 200 GB, 800 GB
Hybrid configuration: 200 GB SSD with 900 GB SAS HDD
Storage expansion unit specifications
Storage expansion unit interfaces Onboard or PCIe Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop
Onboard or PCIe SAS 3 Gbps or 6 Gbps
Environmental specifications
Power supply/cooling fans EXN3000: Dual (SATA) or quad (SAS) redundant, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies (220/110 V)
EXN3500: Dual, redundant, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies (220/110 V)
AC power/maximum current 100 – 120 V ac/4.4A; 200 – 240 V ac/2.3A; 100 – 120 V ac/7A; 200 – 240 V ac/3.5A; 50/60 Hz
Operating temperature maximum range 10°C – 40°C (50°F – 104°F)
Recommended operating temperature range 20°C – 25°C (68°F – 77°F)
Operating relative humidity range 10% – 95% relative humidity, noncondensing 10% – 95%
Recommended operating relative humidity range 40% – 55% noncondensing
Non-operating temperature range -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)
Non-operating relative humidity range 10% – 95% relative humidity, noncondensing
Thermal rating 1,437 – 3,414 BTU/hr.
Operating acoustic noise 56.4 dBA at 1 m at 23°C, 5.64 bels at 23°C
Dimensions (height/width/depth) EXN3000 EXN3500
Weight EXN3000 EXN3500
Regulations
Disk shelf safety UL/C-UL; CE
Emissions FCC Class A, EN 55022:1998, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, CE, BSMI, AS/NZ 3548, VCCI
Immunity EN 55024:1998
IBM System Storage N3000 Express series technical specifications
Technical highlights
SAN protocol support Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) or iSCSI
Network protocol support NFS V2/V3/V4 over UDP or TCP, PCNFSD V1/V2 for (PC) NFS client authentication, Microsoft CIFS, HTTP 1.0, HTTP 1.1 virtual hosts, FTP
FlexVol Up to 500 per controller
Snapshots Up to 127,000 per controller
Reliability Redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans and power supplies
Management Full-duplex 10/100 Base-T Ethernet onboard console, diagnostic LED, Maintenance Center, SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, web, email alerts
Security Virus protection, SecureAdmin, IPsec, CHAP authentication, role-based access control (RBAC)

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