IBM System Storage DS3400 Express

Highlights

As a business matures, so does the amount of data and the value of the data that it holds within the organisation. If the data is distributed across servers and individual storage systems, the business will face increased cost and complexity along with the accompanying business risks.

The IBM System Storage DS3400 Express leads the way for these organisations to take advantage of consolidating and sharing this data within a direct-attach or FC SAN solution. The DS3400 Express adds the most advanced front-end 4 Gbps FC technology to IBM time-proven designs for enterprise-class Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) storage. With FC host connectivity and SAS back-end technology, the DS3400 Express is designed to improve productivity through data consolidation, availability, performance and scalability.

Product features

Hardware summary


Feature Benefits
Simple
Scalable
Flexible
Affordable

Models 1726-42X – dual controller

1726-42T – dual controller Telco
RAID controller Dual active
Cache per controller 512 MB battery-backed cache with 1 GB upgrade option
Host interface Two host ports per controller, FC 4 Gbps auto-sensing 1 Gbps/2 Gbps
Drive interface SAS
Supported drives 6 Gbps SAS: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB SAS drives at 15,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) speeds

3 Gbps SATA: 1.0 TB, 2.0 TB SATA drives at 7,200 rpm speed
RAID levels RAID 0, -1, -3, -5, -6, -10
Storage partitions 4, 8, 16, 32
Maximum drives supported 48 SAS or SATA drives (using three EXP3000 Expansion Units)
Fans and power supplies Dual-redundant, hot-swappable
Rack support 19" industry-standard rack
Management software IBM System Storage DS3000 Storage Manager
SAN support IBM supported FC switches
Warranty1 Three-year parts and labour warranty
Size Height: 8.7 cm (3.4 in.)

Depth: 55.0 cm (21.6 in.)

Width: 44.7 cm (17.6 in.)

Weight: approximately 17.2 kg (38.0 lb) for a standard unit; when fully configured, 29.2 kg (64.5 lb)
Environment Air temperature:
Humidity:
Heat output Approximate heat output in British thermal units (Btu) per hour:
Supported systems For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters (HBAs), clustering applications, SAN switches and directors, refer to the DS3000 series Interoperability Matrix available at ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/ds3000/ds3400/

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