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IBM DS4300

Description -
Guaranteed for IBM Support
Tech Specs -


Single controller model: 256 MB
Base dual controller model: 512MB total, battery-backed
With turbo option: 2GB total, battery-backed


H: 5.2 in (132.3 mm)
W: 19 in (482 mm)
D: 24 in (597 mm)

Drive Interface

Base single and dual controller models: 2Gbps FC-AL
With turbo option: Auto-sensing 1Gbps/2Gbps FC-AL

Fans and power supplies

Dual redundant, hot-swappable for dual controller models

Fibre Channel Drives

IBM 146.8GB 2Gb/sec 15K Fibre Channel Disk Drive
IBM Feature Code: 1812-5233

IBM 73.4GB 2Gb/sec 15K Fibre Channel Disk Drive
IBM Feature Code: 1812-5232

IBM 300GB 2Gb/sec 10K Fibre Channel Disk Drive E-DDM

Host Interface

2 or 4 Fibre Channel (FC) Switched and FC Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) standard

Management Software

IBM TotalStorage DS4000 Storage Manager versions 8.3, 8.4 and 8.41; version 9.41 with turbo option

Max. Disk Drives

Single model: 14 FC drives
Base dual model: 56 FC drives (using three DS4000 EXP700 Expansion Units) or 112 Serial
ATA drives (using 8 DS4000 EXP100 Expansion Units)
With turbo option: 112 FC drives (using 7 DS4000 EXP700 Expansion

Rack support

19-inch, industry-standard rack

RAID Controller

Single or dual active 2GB RAID controllers

Raid Levels


SAN Support

Supported IBM FC switches and directors (product numbers 2109, 3534, 2031, 2032, 2042 and 2062)

Storage Partitions

Single controller and base dual controller: 1 host group standard, upgradeable to 4, 8 or 16 storage partitions
With turbo option: 8, upgradeable 16 or 64

System Expansion

EXP710 (1740-710)
EXP700 (1740-1RU)


66 lbs (30 kg)

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  • Overview

Reliant Technology can help you cost-effectively design and architect your ideal IBM DS4300 SAN storage solution.

Proven Performance
The IBM DS4300 (FASTT600) is a 4U rack-mountable midrange 2 Gbps network storage array that contains dual controllers and up to 2GB of cache memory. The IBM DS4300 (FASTT 600) has 14 internal disk slots and with the TURBO feature can attach up to 7 EXP710 / EXP700 (14 slots) Storage Expansion Units for a total of up to 112 disk drives or 33TB of physical capacity. The DS4300 can also support up to 44TB of SATA capacity with 8 EXP100 Storage Expansion Units. The IBM DS4300 (FASTT600) supports RAID, O, 1, 3, 5 and 10 and up to 64 partitions.

Used IBM & Refurbished IBM Options
Refurbished IBM DS4300 and used IBM DS4300 SAN Storage systems and upgrades (including IBM FC 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 DS4300 (FASTT600) systems & upgrades. All 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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