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IBM DS4500

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Guaranteed for IBM Support
Tech Specs -

Availability Features

Enhanced Remote Mirroring


2GB, battery-backed


Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS), Novell Clustering, HACMP, VERITAS Cluster for Solaris and MC/Service Guard


4 standard, up to 8 via additional mini-hubs


H: 6.87 in (74.5 mm)
W: 18.97 in (482 mm)
D: 24 in (635 mm)

Drive Interface


Fans and power supplies

Dual redundant, hot-swappable

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

Fibre Channel (FC) Switched and FC Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL)

Management Software

IBM TotalStorage DS4000 Storage Manager version 8.3, 8.4, 8.41 or 9.1

Max. Disk Drives

224 (using 16 DS4000 EXP100 or 16 DS4000 EXP700 Expansion Units)

Optional Copy Services

FlashCopy, VolumeCopy

Rack support

19-inch, industry-standard rack

RAID Controller

Dual active 2GB RAID controllers

Raid Levels


SAN Support

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

SATA Drives

IBM 400GB 7.2K SATA Disk Drive
IBM Feature Code: 1710-4603

IBM 250GB 7.2K SATA Disk Drive
IBM Feature Code: 1710-4602

Storage Partitions

16, upgradeable to 64

Supported Drives

36.4GB, 73.4GB and 146.8GB 10,000 rpm (2Gb FC) 18.2GB, 36.4GB and 73.4GB 15,000 rpm (2Gb FC) 250GB 7200 rpm (SATA)

System Expansion

EXP710 (1740-710)
EXP700 (1740-1RU)
EXP 100 (1710-10U)


97 lbs (43.9 kg)

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  • Overview

Reliant Technology can help you cost-effectively design and architect your ideal IBM DS4500 SAN storage solution.

Proven Performance
The IBM DS4500 (FAStT900) is a 4U rack-mountable midrange 2 Gbps network storage array that contains dual controllers and up to 2GB of cache memory. The IBM DS4500 can attach up to 16 EXP710 or EXP700 (14 slots) Storage Expansion Units or 14 EXP810 (16 slots) Expansion Units for a total of up to 224 disk drives or 112TB of physical capacity. The IBM DS4500 (FAStT900) supports RAID, O, 1, 3, 5 and 10 and up to 64 partitions.

Used IBM & Refurbished IBM Options
Refurbished IBM DS4500 and used IBM DS4500 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 DS4500 (FASTT900) 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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