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DS3524 - IBM DS3524 Disk Storage

IBM DS3524
The IBM DS3524 System Storage belongs to the DS3500 IBM series, which provides midrange disk storage performance at entry-level prices. Ware247 are IBM Partners, which enables you to get support and the best pricing on IBM products.

IBM DS3524 System Storage

IBM DS3524 Storage delivers mid-range performance and scalability at entry-level prices

Leverage built-in management expertise in intuitive and powerful storage management software

IBM DS3524 Storage delivers simplified data protection management and automated recovery

IBM DS3524 Storage supports Enhanced Global Mirroring over IP and/or Fibre Channel

IBM DS3524 Storage delivers continuous data security with full disk encryption and support high-performing solid-state drives (SSDs)

IBM DS3524 Storage ensures data integrity with support for the T10 Protection Information (T10-PI) standard

Comply with Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) and European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) and support -48 V DC power supplies

IBM® System Storage® DS3500 Express combines excellent development with leading 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) host interface and drive technology. With its simple, efficient and flexible approach to storage, DS3500 Express is a cost-effective, fully integrated complement to IBM System x® servers, IBM BladeCenter® and IBM Power Systems™. By offering substantial improvements at a price that fits most budgets, DS3500 Express delivers superior price/performance ratios, functionality, scalability and ease of use for the entry-level storage user.

DS3500 Express offers:

Scalability to mid-range performance and features starting at entry-level prices

Efficiency to help reduce annual energy expenditures and environmental footprints

Simplicity that does not sacrifice control with the perfect combination of robustness and ease of use

Common features

DS3524 IBM has next-generation 6 Gbps SAS systems to deliver mid-range performance and scalability at entry-level prices

DS3524 IBM offers data consolidation to ensure data availability and efficiencies across the organization

Energy-saving implementations for cost savings today and tomorrow

DS3500 Express meets the Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) telecommunications specification requiring robust abilities and support for -48 V DC power supplies

DS3524 IBM has management expertise built into an intuitive and powerful storage management software

Investment protection and cost-effective backup and recovery with support for 16 Remote Mirrors over Fibre Channel connections and 32 Global Mirrors across IP or Fibre Channel host ports

Mixed host interfaces support enables IBM DB2® Administration Server and SAN tiering, reducing overall operation and acquisition costs

DS3524 IBM offers relentless data security with local key management of full disk encryption drives

DS3524 IBM provides drive and expansion enclosure intermix cost-effectively meets all application, rack and energy-efficiency requirements

Support for solid-state drives (SSDs), high-performance SAS drives, nearline SAS drives and self-encrypting disk (SED) drives

IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager software

Optional premium features deliver enhanced capabilities for the DS3500 system

IBM DS3524 System Storage

  • 1746A2S DS3512 Express Single Controller Storage System
  • 1746A2D DS3512 Express Dual Controller Storage System
  • 1746A4S DS3524 Express Single Controller Storage System
  • 1746A4D DS3524 Express Dual Controller Storage System
  • 1746T4D DS3524 Express DC Dual Controller Storage System
  • RAID controller Single or dual active, hot-swappable controllers
  • Cache 1 gigabyte (GB) cache per controller with 2 GB upgrade (battery-backed)
  • Host interface Two 6 Gbps SAS host ports per controller standard with the option to add a daughter card with additional connectivityFour options:
    • Four or eight 6 Gbps SAS ports
    • Eight 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and four 6 Gbps SAS ports
    • Eight 1 Gbps iSCSI ports and four 6 Gbps SAS ports
    • Four 10 Gbps iSCSI ports and four 6 Gbps SAS ports
  • Drive interface Single controller subsystem: One 6 Gb SAS drive expansion port
  • Dual controller subsystem: Two 6 Gb SAS drive expansion ports
  • Supported drives 6 Gbps SAS 3.5-inch drives:
    • 300 GB 15k rpm
    • 450 GB 15k rpm
    • 600 GB 15k rpm
    • 2 TB 7.2k rpm nearline
    • 3 TB 7.2k rpm nearline
  • 6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch drives:
    • 146 GB 15k rpm
    • 300 GB 10k rpm
    • 600 GB 10k rpm
    • 900 GB 10k rpm
    • 300 GB 10k rpm SED
    • 1 TB 7.2k rpm nearline
  • Solid-state SAS 2.5-inch drives:*
  • 200 GB SSD
  • 400 GB SSD
  • Data protection levels RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 and/or DDP
  • Software features Thin provisioning with DDP, 128 storage partitions, 32 Enhanced FlashCopy images, host-attachment support for Microsoft Windows and Linux on x86/IBM POWER®, IBM AIX®, HP-UX, Solaris and MAC OS
  • Maximum drives supported
    • Up to 192 drives—high-performance SAS drives, nearline SAS drives, SSDs and SED SAS drives
    • EXP3512 (2U 12 3.5-inch drives) and EXP3524 (2U 24 2.5-inch drives) enclosures, which can be intermixed behind a DS3500 Express enclosure
  • Fans and power supplies Dual redundant, hot-swappable
  • Rack support 2U, 19-inch, industry-standard rack
  • Management software IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager
  • SAN support Supported Fibre Channel switches and directors, and IP switches
  • Warranty Three-year parts and labor warranty, 9x5 next business day, upgradable to 24x7 with four-hour response
  • Physical characteristics
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) DS3512: 86.16 mm x 482.47 mm x 551.60 mm (3.39 in. x 18.99 in. x 21.72 in.)
    • DS3524: 88.07 mm x 482.10 mm x 497.93 mm (3.47 in. x 18.98 in. x 19.60 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 DS3500 Express Interoperability Matrix.
  • Model description Interface Model includes
    • 1746-E2A/EXP3512
    • 1746-E4A/EXP3524 Drive enclosure 6 Gb SAS External security manager-embedded
  • Relative humidity (no condensation)
    • Operating range 20% - 80%
    • Storage range 10% - 90%
    • Maximum dew point 26°C (79°F)
    • Maximum gradient 10% per hour
  • Altitude ranges
    • Operating 30.5 m below sea level to 3,048 m above sea level (100 ft below to 10,000 ft above)
    • Storage 30.5 m below sea level to 3,048 m above sea level (100 ft below to 10,000 ft above)
    • Transit 30.5 m below sea level to 12,000 m above sea level (100 ft below to 40,000 ft above)
  • The tabulated power and heat dissipation values are the maximum measured operating power.
  • Acoustic noise
    • Sound power 6.5 bels
    • Sound pressure 65 dBA
  • Power input
    • Nominal voltage range 90 - 264 V ac
    • Frequency range 50 - 60 Hz
    • Maximum operating current 3.90 A at 115 V ac, 2.06 A at 230 V ac




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