IBM System Storage DCS3700

Maximize performance, scalability and storage density at an affordable price

Models DCS3700 storage system
DCS3700 with Performance Modules storage system
DCS3700 expansion unit
RAID controller Dual-active, intelligent controllers
Cache per controller Base DCS3700 storage system:
4 GB cache (2 GB per controller) with field or plant upgrades to 8 GB (4 GB per controller)
DCS3700 with Performance Modules storage system:
12 GB, 24 GB or 48 GB (6 GB, 12 GB or 24 GB per controller)
Host interface Base DCS3700 storage system: DCS3700 with Performance Modules storage system:
Drive interface Two 6 Gbps SAS drive ports
Supported drives 6 Gbps SAS 3.5-inch drives: 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch drives: SAS 2.5-inch SSDs:
Data protection levels RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 or DPP
Software features Base DCS3700 storage system:
Thin provisioning with DDP, 128 storage partitions, 32 Enhanced FlashCopy images, host-attachment support for Microsoft Windows and Linux on x86/IBM POWER®, IBM AIX®, Mac OS and Solaris

DCS3700 with Performance Modules:
Thin provisioning with DDP, 512 storage partitions, 32 Enhanced FlashCopy images, host-attachment support for Windows and Linux on x86/POWER, AIX, Mac OS and Solaris
Maximum drives supported Base DCS3700 storage system:
Up to 180 drives per system with the attachment of two DCS3700 expansion units (60 drives per enclosure), 20 drives minimum drive quantity per enclosure*

DCS3700 with Performance Modules:
Up to 360 drives per system with the attachment of five DCS3700 expansion units (60 drives per enclosure), 20 drives minimum drive quantity per enclosure*
Fans and power supplies Two each per enclosure
Rack support Slim 4U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure
Management software System Storage DS Storage Manager
Warranty One-year warranty. On-site service 24x7, 4-hour average and same-day response
Size Fits in a standard 1,000 mm cabinet
Environment Operating temperature range: 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F)
Heat output Storage system: 3,057 BTU/hr.
Expansion unit: 2,736 BTU/hr.
Supported systems System x, BladeCenter and Power Systems servers

Operating systems supported: Mac OS, Solaris (W-SAS Single Drive), Linux, AIX, Microsoft Windows