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Guaranteed for IBM Support
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Disk Capacity


Electrical Power

Voltage range: 100-240 V ac
Operating current: 5.4 - 2.25 amperes
Power: 580 watts
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Heat dissipation: 1570 BTU per hour (fully configured)
Noise level (normal operation): 6.75 bels

Fibre Channel Drives

IBM 450GB 4Gb/sec 15K Encryptible Fibre Channel Disk Drive
IBM Feature Code: 1812-5416

IBM 146.8GB 4Gb/sec 15K Fibre Channel Disk Drive
IBM Feature Code: 1812-5414

IBM 600GB 4Gb/sec 15K Encryptible Fibre Channel Dis

Physical Storage Capacity

Up to 16 TB per unit using 1000 GB SATA drives
Up to 9.6 TB per unit using 600 GB FC drives

Power & Cooling

Redundant power supples and cooling

SATA Drives

IBM 2TB Disk Drive 7.2K SATA DDM
IBM Feature Code: 1818-4712

IBM 1TB Disk Drive 7.2K SATA DDM
IBM Feature Code: 1818-4711

IBM 750GB Disk Drive 7.2K SATA DDM
IBM Feature Code: 1818-4710

Storage Controllers

IBM DS4500 2Gb/sec Storage Controller
IBM Feature Code 1742-90U

IBM DS4100 2Gb/sec Storage Controller
IBM Feature Code:1724-100

Supported Interfaces

SATA, Fibre Channel, Encryption Capable Fibre Channel, or Solid State Drives

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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
  • Support and Warranty

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

Performance & Growth
The IBM EXP5000 (1818-D1A) is a mid-range 4Gbps - 8Gbps disk expansion designed for the IBM DS5000 family of products. Offering 16 drive slots that accommodate 146GB, 300GB, 450GB or 600GB fiber channel drives and encryption capable fibre channel drives, 750GB or 1TB SATA drives, or 73GB solid state disk drives (SSD), the IBM EXP5000 can tackle a wide range of storage requirements.

Used IBM & Refurbished IBM Options
High quality refurbished IBM EXP5000 and used IBM EXP5000 disk expansion units and IBM DS5000 storage controllers & IBM disk drive upgrades (Fibre Channel and SATA) are also available from Reliant Technology to provide IBM SAN storage solutions to fit your budget, including IBM EXP5000 Expansions.

Warranty & Support
Reliant Technology offers a 1 Year Next Business Day parts replacement warranty and 9-5 phone support on all refurbished IBM EXP5000 Storage Expansions. Extended warranties and 24x7x4 onsite hardware support is also available. Learn More

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For more information on an IBM EXP5000 Storage Expansions, simply fill out the form on this page or call Reliant Technology toll-free at 877.227.0828 for immediate assistance.

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.