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IBM DS3000 DS3524

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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)

Reliant Technology made dealing with them a snap. They helped us configure our solution and were able to ship it out the same day. They were fast, courteous and provided us with excellent customer service..    -Steve Zajac [Systems Engineer]

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Our experience with Reliant Technology has been wonderful. They are responsive and attentive to our needs. We will definitely look to them for future storage solutions..    -John Platillero [President/CEO]

  • Overview

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

Contact Reliant to Get Started Today!
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