IBM System Storage DS3400 Model 42X - Hard drive Product Details
The DS3400 external storage enclosures are designed to be an easy, scalable, flexible, and affordable solution for System x and BladeCenter servers. The DS3400 is a 4Gb external Fibre Channel storage solution that is easy to deploy and manage. Available in single and dual controller models, the DS3400 scales in capacity to support a total of 48 hard disk drives by using the EXP3000 expansion unit. The DS3400 is a direct-attach and SAN solution for System x, and BladeCenter servers, and enables small and medium businesses manage their fast-growing data capacity requirements on an affordable budget.
^^ 4Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) interface technology
^^ Easy to deploy and manage with the DS3000 Storage Manager
^^ Scalable to 3.6 Terabytes (TB) of storage capacity with 300GB hot-swappable Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disks
^^ Expandable by attaching up to three EXP3000s, a total of 14.4TB of storage capacity
^^ Flexible for use with IBM System x and BladeCenter servers
^^ Affordable for the SMB budgets.
As businesses mature, so does the amount of data and the value it holds within the organisation. If the data is distributed across servers and individual storage systems, the business will face increased cost, complexity and the accompanying business risks.
^^ 2U rackmount enclosure with 12 easily accessible drive bays
^^ Support for dual-ported and hot-swappable SAS disks at 10,000 and 15,000 repetitions per minute (rpm) speeds
^^ Scalable to 3.6TB of storage capacity with 300GB hot-swappable SAS disks
^^ Expandable by attaching up to three EXP3000s, or a total of 48 hard disk drives
^^ Built-in reliability features with dual-redundant power-supplies standard