O Storage DS3500 visa atender à demanda de pequenas e médias empresas que cada vez mais necessitam de escalabilidade, desempenho, segurança e proteção de dados. Ele cresce conforme a necessidade do cliente protegendo seu investimento. Suporta ambientes heterogêneosSAS/iSCSI ou SAS/FC, tem escalabilidade para até 192 discos e pode ser integrado à família IBM System X atendendo à até 128 servidores em um mesmo Storage.



RAID controller

Dual active, hot-swappable controllers.


1 GB cache per controller with 2 GB upgrade.

Mirrored, battery-backed, destaged to flash

Host interface

Four interface options (SAS, iSCSI/SAS, FC/SAS):

Four or eight 6 Gbps SAS ports

Eight 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and four 6 Gbps SAS ports

Eight 1 Gbps iSCSI ports and four 6 Gbps SAS ports

Four 10 Gbps iSCSI ports and four 6 Gbps SAS ports

Drive interface

Two 6 Gb SAS drive expansion ports.

Expansion enclosures

EXP3512 (2U 12 3.5-in drive) and EXP3524 (2U 24 2.5-in drives) enclosures.

Enclosures can be intermixed behind a controller.

Maximum drives supported

Up to 192 drives: high performance SAS drives, nearline SAS drives, and SED SAS drives.

EXP3512 supports 12 3.5-in drives.

EXP3524 supports 24 2.5-in drives.

Both of the expansion enclosures can be intermixed behind a DS3500.

Supported systems


IBM Linux on POWER® (LoP)

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server

VMware ESX Server


Mac OS

For a complete list of currently supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications, and SAN switches and directors, refer to System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC).

RAID levels

0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10.

Storage partitions

Support for up to 128 storage partitions (levels: four standard with upgrades to 8, 16, 32, 64, 128).

Copy services

IBM FlashCopy® (256)

Volume Copy (255)

Remote Mirroring through Fibre Channel host ports (16)

Performance options

Turbo and base performance options.

Fans and power supplies

Dual redundant, hot-swappable Power and cooling module houses power supplies, redundant cooling fans.

Rack support

2U, 19-inch, industry-standard rack.

Management software

IBM System Storage DS® Storage Manager.

SAN support

Supported IBM FC switches and directors, and IP switches.


All primary components are hot-swappable CRUs and can be accessed easily and removed or replaced.


Three-year parts and labor warranty, 9x5 next business day.

Upgradeable to 24x7 with 4-hour response.


DC-powered models available in enclosures for twenty-four 2.5-inch drives of (DS3524 and EXP3524).