IBM System Storage DCS3860

Gain fast, efficient and scalable storage for high-performance computing environments

IBM System Storage DCS3860 at a glance
Models DCS3860 storage system (181386H)
DCS3860 storage system (181386C)
RAID controller Dual-active, intelligent controllers
Cache per controller 12 GB
Host interface 6 Gbps SAS
Drive interface 6 Gbps SAS
Supported drives 3.5-inch, 6 Gbps SAS drives:
4 TB 7.2k rpm nearline HDD

2.5-inch, 6 Gbps SAS drives:
300 GB 15k rpm HDD
RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 and Dynamic Disk Pooling
Storage partitions 512
Maximum drives supported 360, including up to 24 SSD
Maximum raw capacity 1.44 PB
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, four-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 3,791 BTU/hr.
Supported systems System x servers and BladeCenter
Operating systems supported: Linux
IBM System Storage EXP3800 at a glance
Models EXP3800 expansion unit (181380H)
EXP3800 expansion unit (181380E)
Drive interface 6 Gbps SAS
Supported drives 3.5-inch, 6 Gbps SAS drives:
4 TB 7.2k rpm nearline HDD

2.5-inch, 6 Gbps SAS drives:
300 GB 15k rpm HDD
Maximum drives supported 60 per enclosure
Fans and power supplies Two each per enclosure
Rack support Slim 4U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure
Management software N/A
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 2,736 BTU/hr.