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IBM DS3524

Description -
Guaranteed for IBM Support
Tech Specs -

Cache memory

1 GB cache per controller with 2 GB upgrade (battery-backed)


Height: 3.47 in. (88.07 mm)
Depth: 18.98 in. (482.10 mm)
Width: 19.60 in. (497.93 mm)

Disk Drive Types


Head Unit Drives



Three options:
- Four or eight 6 Gbps SAS ports
- Eight 8 Gbps FC ports and four 6 Gbps SAS ports
- Eight 1 Gbps iSCSI ports and four 6 Gbps SAS ports

Max. Disk Drives


Max. Expansions


Max. Raw Capacity


Raid Levels

RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10

SAS Drives

IBM 2TB 7.2K 6Gb/sec Hot Swap SAS
IBM Feature Code: 1746-5175

IBM 1TB 7.2K 6Gb/sec Hot Swap SAS
IBM Feature Code: 1746-5165

IBM 600GB 15K 6Gb/sec Hot Swap SAS
IBM Feature Code: 1746-5110

IBM 600GB 1

System Expansion

EXP3512 (1746-A2E)
EXP3524 (1746-A4E)


Approximately 54.23lbs (24.6kg)

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  • Overview
  • Support and Warranty

Reliant Technology can help you cost-effectively design and architect your ideal IBM DS3524 SAN Storage solution.

Proven Performance
The IBM DS3524 is a SAS only, 2U rack-mountable midrange 8 Gbps storage array that can be upgraded to dual controllers and up to 2GB of cache memory. The IBM DS3524 has an internal capacity of 24 disk slots and can attach up to 7 EXP3512 (12 slots) and the EXP3524 (24 slots) storage expansion units for a total of up to 96 disk drives or 96TB of physical capacity. The IBM DS3524 supports RAID, 0, 1, 3, 5 , 6 and 10.

Used IBM & Refurbished IBM Options 
Refurbished IBM DS3524 and used IBM DS3524 SAN Storage systems and upgrades (including IBM SAS drives and IBM disk expansions) are also available from Reliant Technology to provide IBM storage solutions to fit your budget.

Warranty and Support
Reliant Technology offers a 1 Year Next-Business-Day parts replacement warranty and 9-5 phone support on all refurbished IBM DS3524 systems & upgrades. All refurbished IBM storage systems and upgrades are guaranteed for IBM support. Extended warranties and 24x7x4 onsite hardware support are available. Learn More

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Support and Warranty

One-Year Warranty from Reliant Technology

Next-Business-Day Parts Replacement

Reliant Technology verifies equipment through our rigorous 8-step testing and certification process known as the “Reliant Rock-Solid Certification.” In addition to our certification program, each piece of equipment purchased through Reliant Technology comes with a one-year, next-business-day warranty.

If you require technical assistance in replacing a component, 9x5 phone support is available (Monday - Friday, excluding major holidays) from one of our storage experts.

Third-Party Maintenance and Support

Reliant Technology offers comprehensive maintenance coverage from our vast service network of internal and field engineers. Maintenance agreements can be customized to co-terminate at prices 30-70% of the OEM.

Our team works directly with you to understand your exact project requirements and design the right solutions for your organization’s challenges. And, with 5 levels of support available, ranging from 24x7x365 with 4-hour on-site response to next-business-day parts replacement, you have the flexibility to choose the right maintenance terms for your needs.

For more information about our product warranty or maintenance options, contact us by chat, email, or phone.