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IBM DS5100

Description -
Guaranteed for IBM Support
Tech Specs -


8GB, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB cache memory

Drive Interface

Sixteen 4 Gb/s drive loops support up to 256 drives

Fans and power supplies

Dual-redundant, hot-swappable

Host Interface

8 x 4 Gbps FC host interface cards

Management Software

IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager

Max. Disk Drives

Up to 256 fibre channel drives max with use of 16 EXP5000's or EXP810 or a mixture of both (not to exceed 16)
To attach up to 448 fibre channel disk drives feature (#7371) must be installed.
Up to 480 SATA drives with use of 8 EXP5060 high de



Rack support

19" industry standard rack

RAID Controller

Dual Active

Raid Levels

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

Storage Partitions

8, 16, 32, 128, 256 or 512 storage partitions

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  • Overview
  • Support and Warranty

Reliant Technology can help you cost-effectively design and architect your ideal IBM DS5100 SAN storage solution.

Proven Performance
The IBM DS5100 is a 4U rack-mountable midrange 4 Gbps to 8 Gbps network storage array that contains dual-active RAID controllers and up to 64GB of cache. The IBM DS5100 can attach up to 28 EXP5000 (1818-D1A, 16 drive slots) storage expansion units or 8 EXP5060 (1818-G1A, 60 drive slots) high density SAN storage expansion units for a total of up to 480 disk drives or up to 480TB of physical capacity using 1TB SATA drives. The IBM DS5100 supports RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 and is designed to enable from 8 up to 512 partitions.

New and Refurbished Options Available
High quality refurbished IBM DS5100 and used IBM DS5100 systems & 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 DS5100 systems & upgrades. All IBM DS5000 series 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.