IBM System Storage DS5000 series

Workload optimized storage for today’s demanding applications

Model DS5100-1818-51A, DS5300-1818-53A
RAID controller Dual active
Cache Up to a total of 64 GB cache
Host interface DS5100: DS5300:
Drive interface Sixteen 4 Gbps Fibre Channel drive interfaces support up to:
Supported drives with EXP5000 expansion 4 Gbps Fibre Channel full disk encryption (FDE): 300 GB, 450 GB and 600 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
6 Gbps FC-SAS nearline FDE: 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*
Fans and power supplies Dual-redundant, hot-swappable
Rack support 19-inch industry standard rack
SAN support Supported SAN fabric and gateways are available online at: http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic
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