2858-E16 & 2658-E26 n6270 Disk Storage Array

Buy or sell a Used IBM N6270 Storage Array. Multiple configurations are available. Please contact us by phone or filling out our quote form for current pricing and availability.

IBM N6270

Product Details

Manufacturer: IBM
Part #: IBM N6270
Price: Contact Us
Warranty: 90 Days

Quote This Equipment
Sell One Like This
View Spec Sheet

Need Maintenance & Support On This Equipment?

We offer a full range of maintenance and support on IBM storage systems. Find out more about our maintenance services.

2858-E16 & 2658-E26 n6270 Disk Storage Array


  • The IBM N6270 2658-E26 Storage Array increases NAS storage flexibility and expansion capabilities by consolidating block and file data sets onto a single multiprotocol storage platform
  • Improve application performance with high-bandwidth, 64-bit architecture and the latest I/O technologies
  • Maximize storage efficiency and growth and preserve investments in staff expertise and capital equipment with data-in-place upgrades to more powerful IBM® System Storage® N series
  • Improve business efficiency with IBM System Storage N6000 series, also available with a Gateway feature, to reduce data management complexity in heterogeneous storage environments for data protection and retention

Today’s business environment demands innovation and flawless execution. You have to manage and protect valuable data to support business growth and success. Your IT operations have to evolve with the business while meeting budget, staffing and infrastructure limits. Virtualized computing requires networked storage systems supporting diverse data sets to unlock the full potential of virtualized servers.

With IBM System Storage N6000 series systems, you can meet your network-attached storage (NAS) needs and provide high levels of application availability for everything from critical business operations to technical applications. You can also address NAS and storage area network (SAN) as primary and secondary storage requirements. In addition, you get outstanding value—flexible IBM systems offer excellent performance and impressive expandability at a low total cost of ownership.

Common Features

  • Simultaneous multiprotocol support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), FCP, iSCSI, CIFS, NFS, HTTP and FTP
  • File-level and block-level service in a single system
  • Support for Fibre Channel, SAS and SATA disk drives
  • Data ONTAP software
  • 70 TB maximum volume size
  • Broad range of built-in features
  • Multiple supported backup methods including disk-based and host-based backup and tape backup to direct, SAN and GbE attached tape devices

Hardware Summary

  • Up to 2,880 TB raw storage capacity
  • 12 to 40 GB random access memory
  • 1.6 GB to 4 GB nonvolatile memory
  • Integrated Fibre Channel, Ethernet and SAS ports
  • Quad-port 4 Gbps adapters (optional)
  • Up to four Flash Cache
  • Diagnostic LED/LCD
  • Dual redundant hot-plug integrated cooling fans and auto-ranging power supplies
  • 19 inch, rack mountable

For quickest response, please complete the buy/sell form at the top of the page.

Since 1982, Spectra is your global source for used and refurbished IBM storage systems!

Machine type model 2858-E16 2658-E26
Gateway machine type model 2858-E16
(with feature code 9551)
2658-E26 (with feature code 9551)
Controller configuration Single + IO Exp (CI) Dual (active/active) (CI-HA)
Processors speed and type 2.3 GHz Intel (Quad Core)
Number of processors (cores) 2 4
Random access memory 20 GB 40 GB
Nonvolatile memory 2 GB 4 GB
Integrated I/O ports
Fibre Channel ports (speed) 2 (4 Gbps) 4 (4 Gbps)
Ethernet ports (speed) 2 (1 Gbps) 4 (1 Gbps)
SAS ports (speed) 2 (6 Gbps) 4 (6 Gbps)
Storage scalability
Maximum number of Fibre Channel loops 13 13
Maximum raw capacity 1,920 TB 1,920 TB
Maximum number of disk drives 480 480
Maximum volume size 16 TB (32-bit)
60 TB (64-bit)
16 TB (32-bit)
60 TB (64-bit)
Maximum number of volumes/LUNs 4,096 4,096
Maximum number of Fibre Channel or iSCSI SAN connected servers Up to 512 hosts per high-availability (HA) pair
Up to 24 directly connected servers per HA pair
Disk expansion units supported EXN1000 – SATA Disk Storage Expansion
EXN3000 – SAS/SATA Disk Storage Expansion
EXN3200 – SATA Disk Storage Expansion (HDD)
EXN3500 – SAS Disk Storage Expansion (SFF)
EXN4000 – 4 Gbps Fibre Channel Disk Storage Expansion Unit
I/O scalability
PCIe expansion slots 2 12
Maximum number Fibre Channel ports 26 52
Maximum number of Ethernet ports 26 52
Maximum number of SAS ports 26 52
Maximum number of optional adapters 6 12
Physical Specifications
AC power/current 100 − 240 V ac, 12 − 8 A 100 − 240 V ac, 12 − 8 A
Thermal rating 1,867 BTU/hr (maximum) 3,734 BTU/hr (maximum)
Weight (maximum) 33.6 kg (74 lb) 67.2 kg (148 lb)
Height 13 cm (5.12 in.), fits into 3U space 26 cm (10.24 in.), fits into 6U space
Width 19 in. IEC rack-compliant
(44.7 cm,17.6 in.)
19 in. IEC rack-compliant
(44.7 cm, 17.6 in.)
Depth 61 cm (24 in.), 64.5 cm (25.4 in.) 61 cm (24 in.), 64.5 cm (25.4 in.)
Operating temperature, altitude, and relative humidity (maximum) 10°C − 40°C (50°F − 104°F); at /= 3,050 m (at /= 10,000 ft) elevation; 20% − 80% relative humidity, noncondensing (28°C wet bulb temperature)
Non-operating temperature and relative humidity -40°C − 70°C (-40°F − 158°F); 10% − 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating acoustic noise 55.5 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level)
Minimum cabinet clearances 25.4 cm (10 in.) front; 30.5 cm (12 in.) rea
Minimum service clearances 76.2 cm (30.5 in.) from front of cabinet; 76.2 cm (30 in.) from rear of cabinet
Filer safety EN 60950-1:2006/A11:2009, CE, NRTL (CSA 60950-1-07, UL 60950-1 Second Edition) CB (all national deviations), EN60825-1:2007, IRAM, GOST-R
Disk shelf safety UL/C-UL; CE
Emissions FCC Class A, EN 55022:2006 +A1:2007, EN 61000-3-2:2006, EN 61000-3-3:1995 +A1:2001 +A2:2005, CE, BSMI, AS/NZ CISPR 22:2006, VCCI
Immunity EN 55024:1998 +A1:2001 +A2:2003
Storage expansion unit disk drive support
EXN4000 – 4 Gbps Fibre Channel Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2863-004) Fibre Channel: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB (15k rpm)
EXN3500 – SAS Disk Storage Expansion Unit small-form factor (SFF) (MTM 2857-006) SAS SFF: 450 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB (10k rpm); 200 GB, 800 GB SSD
Hybrid Configuration: 200 GB SSD with 900 GB SAS
EXN3200 – SATA Disk Storage Expansion Unit HDD (MTM 2857-306) SATA: 3 TB, 4 TB (7.2k rpm)
EXN3000 – SAS Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2857-003) SAS: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, 600 GB SED (15k rpm); 4TB NL (7.2k rpm)
SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 3 TB SED (7.2k rpm); 100 GB SSD
Hybrid Configuration: 200 GB SSD with 2 TB
EXN1000 – SATA disk storage expansion unit (MTM 2861-001) SATA: 1 TB, 2 TB (7.2k rpm)
Storage expansion unit specifications
Disk storage expansion units supported EXN4000: 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2863-004) with 14 low-profile slots for Fibre Channel disk drives
EXN3500: SAS SFF Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2857-006) with 24 SFF slots for SAS SFF disk drives
EXN3200: SATA Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2857-306) with 24 dual hard disk drive (HDD) slots for 3.5-inch HDD product platforms
EXN3000: SAS Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2857-003) with 24 slots for SAS or SATA disk drives
EXN1000: SATA Disk Storage Expansion Unit (MTM 2861-001) with 14 low-profile slots for SATA disk drives
Legacy support for expansion units
Storage expansion unit interfaces Onboard or PCIe Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL)
Onboard or PCIe SAS 3 Gbps or 6 Gbps


All Spectra provided IBM Storage products are put through a rigorous refurbishment, reconditioning and testing process.

We guarantee our products to be:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered numbered by IBM
  • Configured to exact user specifications
  • Fully refurbished to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • All hard drives are 72 hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

Shipping Information and Payment Options

Shipping options:

All of our products are professionally packed and fully insured to avoid any damage in transit.

Spectra offers several shipping options to accommodate every need:
From Ground to Overnite to palletized freight, we have excellent vendors that will handle your shipment in a professional, cost-effective and timely manner.

Payment Options:

Spectra accepts bank wire, ACH, company check, & paypal.
We welcome ALL major credit cards with no surcharge to our customers.