IBM DS3512 System Storage

Server Parts are specialist suppliers to the IT trade of servers, storage and networking. We offer big discounts on the IBM DS3500 Storage family range and options, up to 45% below traditional distributors. We can configure servers to your exact requirements and we ship worldwide. Please contact us for a quote.

  • Deliver mid-range performance and scalability at entry-level prices
  • Leverage built-in management expertise in intuitive and powerful storage management software
  • Deliver simplified data protection management and automated recovery
  • Support Enhanced Global Mirroring over IP and/or Fibre Channel
  • Deliver continuous data security with full disk encryption and support high-performing solid-state drives (SSDs)
  • Ensure data integrity with support for the T10 Protection Information (T10-PI) standard
  • Comply with Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) and European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) and support -48 V DC power supplies
  • IBM® System Storage® DS3500 Express combines excellent development with leading 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) host interface and drive technology. With its simple, efficient and flexible approach to storage, DS3500 Express is a cost-effective, fully integrated complement to IBM System x® servers, IBM BladeCenter® and IBM Power Systems™. By offering substantial improvements at a price that fits most budgets, DS3500 Express delivers superior price/performance ratios, functionality, scalability and ease of use for the entry-level storage user.


  • Provide a highly available storage system by supporting attachment to the IBM DS3500 Express storage system
  • Support high bandwidth and random input/output (I/O) applications with 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) x4-wide serial attached SCSI (SAS) ports
  • Support up to 36 terabyte (TB) of SAS disk storage in a single enclosure and up to 576 TB when fully expanded up to 192 drives
  • Provide high-performance SAS, capacity-optimised SAS hard disk drives, self-encrypting drives (SEDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) with intermixed support
  • Help support continuous access to data for data availability around-the-clock with redundant components
  • Enhance data integrity with support of T10-PI protocol.
  • Achieve optimal data utilisation and efficiency by intermixing IBM System Storage EXP3512 and System Storage EXP3524 expansion units behind a single System Storage DS3500
  • EXP3512 can offer the highest flexibility with support for a full range of requirements – high capacity and low cost to high-performance critical applications
  • EXP3524 is ideal for IOPs-intensive applications and energy efficiency requirements with the highest IOPs/watt and 134 percent improvement in IOPs/U (compared to EXP3000 expansion unit)
  • Utilise power supplies designed to meet multiple power efficiency standards
  • Use Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) standard architecture designed for robust system environments
  • Support low power and high performing solid state disk (SSDs) drives.
  • The IBM® System Storage EXP3500 Express consists of two models – EXP3512 and EXP3524 expansion units – designed to affordably meet the demanding data requirements of today and tomorrow by building on more than 30 years of design expertise. The IBM legacy in enterprise storage systems, with 6 Gbps SAS drive technology, enables the System Storage EXP3500 expansion units to deliver excellent technology, reliability and performance. EXP3500 expansion units are 2U cabinet-mountable 6 Gbps drive enclosures that are designed to support either a total of twelve 3.5-in. SAS drives (EXP3512) or twenty-four 2.5-in. SAS drives (EXP3524) for optimal flexibility and efficiency. EXP3500 expansion units can be a key component of a high-performance storage solution. With each external SAS port on the environmental service module (ESM) supporting a 6 Gbps x4-wide connection, EXP3500 can achieve excellent throughput to the host.
  • With global commerce and around-the-clock information available on demand, businesses require continuous access to information in order to be productive, competitive and able to ensure customer satisfaction. EXP3500 expansion units offer the assurance of high availability (HA) with redundant power supplies and ESMs, which help ensure that contact with the drives continues even in the rare instance of a component failure. With hot-swappable components, you can remove and replace ESMs, power supplies and drives with minimal or no downtime. The struggle to manage escalating data volumes will not stop, even in a slow-growth economy. EXP3500 expansion units, with 6 Gbps SAS back-end technology, provide organisations with a seamless path to external storage – improving performance and scalability while lowering power consumption, all within a small footprint.