IBM System Storage DS5020 Expresss

Manage growth, complexity, and risk with scalable, high-performance storage

Model 1814-20A
RAID controller Dual active
Cache 4 GB
Host interface Four 8 Gbps Fibre Channel
Eight 8 Gbps Fibre Channel
Four 8 Gbps Fibre Channel
Four 1 Gbps iSCSI
Drive interface 4 drive ports—Fibre Channel Switched and Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop standard, auto-sensing 2 Gbps/4 Gbps
Supported drives 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
RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10
Maximum capacity Up to 336 TB of FC-SAS nearline physical storage capacity, or up to 224 TB of SATA physical storage capacity, or up to100.8 TB of FC-SAS physical storage capacity, or up to 8 TB of SSD physical storage capacity
Storage partitions 4, 8, 16, 64 or 128 storage partitions
Maximum drives supported 112 Fibre Channel, SED, FC-SAS, FC-SAS nearline, SSD or SATA drives (using 6 EXP520 expansion units)
Fans and power supplies Dual redundant, hot-swappable
SAN support Supported IBM Fibre Channel switches and directors (product numbers 2005, 2006, 2109, 2026, 2027, 2031, 2032, 2034, 2042, 2054, 2061 and 2062, and IBM BladeCenter®)
Management software IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager version 10.xx
Warranty Three-year parts and labor warranty, 9×5 next business day, upgradeable to 24×7 with four-hour response
Physical characteristics
Dimensions H - 130.3 mm (5.13 in.) W - 447.0 mm (17.6 in.) D - 563.8 mm (22.2 in.)
Supported systems For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications and SAN switches and directors, refer to the DS5020 Express Interoperability Matrix.
DS5020 Express is supported only in rack installations. With optional features, up to six EXP520 expansion units can be attached to DS5020 Express up to a maximum of 112 drives.
Model Model description Interface Model includes
1814-52A Drive enclosure 4 Gbps Fibre Channel interface ESM-embedded
EXP520 Drive Enclosure
Relative humidity (no condensation) EXP520 Drive Enclosure
Operating range 8% – 80%
Storage range 5% – 80%
Maximum dew point 26°C (79°F)
Maximum gradient 10% per hour
Altitude ranges EXP520 Drive Enclosure
Operating 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 3,000 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
Heat dissipation EXP520 Drive Enclosure
BTU/hr. 1,516
KVA 0.454
Watts (AC) 443
Amps (240 V ac) 2.25
The tabulated power and heat dissipation values are the maximum measured operating power.
Acoustic noise EXP520 Drive Enclosure
Sound power 6.5 bels
Sound pressure 65 dBA
Power input EXP520 Drive Enclosure
Nominal voltage range 100 – 240 V ac
Frequency range 50 – 60 Hz
Maximum operating current 6.0 A at 100 V ac; 2.5 A at 240 V ac