Used IBM 1818-51A DS5100 Disk Storage Array

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IBM DS5100

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Manufacturer: IBM
Part #: IBM DS5100
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Used IBM 1818-51A DS5100 Disk Storage Array

The IBM 1818-51A DS5100 Disk Storage Array offer a modular design, giving you an affordable entry point with seamless “pay-as-you-grow” scalability as your requirements change. Efficient storage utili-zation lowers raw capacity requirements and supports intermix-ing high-performance and high-capacity drives to enable tiered storage. Like all IBM storage systems, The IBM 1818-51A DS5100 Disk Storage Array’s exceptional per-drive performance creates value by getting the most performance out of the fewest drives. This reduces the number of drives needed to meet performance and capacity demands—supporting the IBM commitment to green technologies.

The IBM 1818-51A DS5100 Disk Storage Array is driven by field-proven firmware, enabling common features, functionality and management interface across all System Storage DS Storage Manager-based systems. This commonality enables lower TCO by reducing management complexity and offering centralized administration. What’s more, The IBM 1818-51A DS5100 Disk Storage Array continues the long-standing IBM tradition of unparalleled investment protection.

The IBM 1818-51A DS5100 Disk Storage Array is supported by a variety of IBM Tivoli® software products. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM Tivoli Storage Resource Manager and many other third-party hardware and software products can add to the capabili-ties of your system by enabling backup and storage reporting. Support for the new IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk Select v4.2.2 is designed to provide storage device configuration, performance monitoring and management of storagarea network (SAN)-attached devices from a single console.

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RAID controller Dual active
Cache Up to a total of 64 GB cache

  • Options include 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB of cache per controller
  • Dedicated cache mirroring channels
  • Persistent cache backup in the event of a power outage
  • Field-upgradable
Host interface
  • 8 × 4/8 Gbps Fibre Channel host interface cards (4 Gbps cards auto-negotiate to 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps and 4 Gbps speeds; 8 Gbps cards auto-negotiate 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps and 8 Gbps speeds)
  • 1 Gbps iSCSI—dual ported (sixteen total host ports)
  • 10 Gbps iSCSI—dual ported (eight total host ports)
Drive interface Sixteen 4 Gbps Fibre Channel drive interfaces support up to:

  • 28 EXP5000 drive enclosures
  • or 8 EXP5060 drive enclosures
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
  • 448 drives maximum with use of 28 EXP5000 drive enclosures
  • 480 drives with 8 EXP5060 drive enclosures
Fans and power supplies Dual-redundant, hot-swappable
Rack support 19-inch industry standard rack
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) 8% – 80%
Storage range 5% – 80%
Maximum dew point 26°C (79°F)
Maximum gradient 10% per hour
Operating 30.5 m (100 ft) below sea level to 3,048 m (10,000 ft) above sea level
Storage 30.5 m (100 ft) below sea level to 3,048 m (10,000 ft) above sea level
Transit 30.5 m (100 ft) below sea level to 12,000 m (40,000 ft) above sea level
BTU/hr. 1,905
kVA 0.562
Watts (AC) 557
Amps (240 V ac) 3
Sound power 6.8 bels
Sound pressure 68 dBA
Nominal voltage range 100 – 240 V ac
Frequency range 50 – 60 Hz
Max operating current 7.0 A at 100 V ac
3.0 A at 240 V ac


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  • Provided with 90 day warranty
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