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IBM DS3950

Description -
Guaranteed for IBM Support
Tech Specs -

Cache memory

Model 94H: 2GB
Model 98H: 4GB


Height: 5.13 in. (130.3 mm)
Depth: 17.6 in. (447.0 mm)
Width: 22.2 in. (563.8 mm)

Disk Drive Types


Fibre Channel Drives

IBM 600GB 15K 4Gb/sec Fibre Channel E-DDM
IBM Feature Code: 1812-5417

IBM 450GB 15K 4Gb/sec Fibre Channel E-DDM
IBM Feature Code: 1812-5416

IBM 300GB 15K 4Gb/sec Fibre Channel E-DDM
IBM Feature Code: 1746-5415

Head Unit Drives



Four drive ports - FC Switched and FC-AL standard, Auto-sensing 2Gbps/4Gbps

Max. Disk Drives

112 FC or 112 SATA drives (using 6 EXP395 Expansion Units)

Max. Expansions


Max. Raw Capacity


Raid Levels

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

SATA Drives

IBM Feature Code: 1812-4618

IBM Feature Code: 1812-4615

Storage Partitions

2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 storage partitions

System Expansion

EXP395 (1814-92H)
EXP810 (1812-81A)


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]

Reliant Technology is our ‘go to’ vendor of choice when we need fast, responsive service and affordable storage solutions. I strongly recommend them..    -Matthew S. Barnes [Sr. Network Administrator]

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 DS3950 SAN Storage solution.

Proven Performance
The IBM DS3950 is a rack-mountable midrange 8 Gbps storage array that can be upgraded to dual controllers and up to 4GB of cache memory. The IBM DS3950 has an internal capacity of 16 disk slots and can attach up to 6 EXP395 (16 slots) and the EXP810 (16 slots) storage expansion units for a total of up to 112 disk drives or 112TB of physical capacity. The IBM DS3950 supports RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6 and 10.

Used IBM & Refurbished IBM Options 
Refurbished IBM DS3950 and used IBM DS3950 SAN Storage systems and upgrades (including IBM Fibre Channel drives, SATA 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 DS3950 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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