IBM System Storage EXP3000

Affordable, scalable and performance oriented SAS/SATA storage expansion unit


The IBM System Storage™ EXP3000 Express is a high-density 2U, 19" rack mount driven closure designed for supporting a total of twelve 3.5" disk drives.

IBM System x Server Attachment

Robust and flexible, the EXP3000 Express can be used as a direct-attach solution for IBM System x servers with support of MegaRAID or ServeRAID host bus adapters. Multiple EXP3000s can be connected to expand capacity and to help address your data needs today and tomorrow.

Solid state drives present an opportunity to simplify local storage infrastructure to help maintain overall maintenance and cooling cost, while considering remote storage solutions for end-to-end data availability as part of their System x ecosystem. Solid state drives are an appropriate solution for local OS booting, high performance input/output applications, and some local storage space. Increasingly, solid state storage may be a practical component in balancing datacenter cost, reliability, and manageability.

IBM System Storage DS3000 Express Series

The EXP3000 Express supports attachment to the DS3000 Express Series providing a highly available storage system scaling up to 48 SAS and/or SATA disk drives. Up to three EXP3000s can be connected to expand capacity and IOPs performance of the solution to help address your data needs today and tomorrow.

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