The IBM System Storage EXP3000, a modular Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enclosure, expands the storage capacity of IBM System x™ servers beyond the physical limitations of the servers. The storage enclosure supports SAS technology, which offers enhanced performance and flexible expandability over the SCSI technology.
System Storage EXP3000 SAS external storage enclosure is a high-function, high-density SAS storage expansion unit. It can support up to twelve 3 Gbps SAS drives.
It supports high-availability functions such as redundant and hot pluggable power supplies and fans.
IBM System Storage EXP3000 storage enclosure supports easy customer servicing. Most replaceable items and components are easily accessible for replacement from either the front or the back.
2U rack mount enclosure featuring 12 easily accessible drive bays
Support for high-performance, dual-ported, and hot-swappable SAS disks at 10,000 and 15,000 rpm speeds
Scalability to 3.6 TB of storage capacity with 300 GB hot-swappable SAS disks
Features two miniSAS connectors on a standard single Environment Services Module (ESM) to connect to System x servers
Support for cascading up to two EXP3000s per connector when attached to MegaRAID 8480 adapter for a total of four EXP3000s per MegaRAID 8480
Built-in reliability features with dual-redundant power-supplies standard