IBM System Storage EXP2500 Express

Cost-effective and scalable next-generation storage expansion enclosure

[174712X]

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IBM has combined best-of-breed development with leading 6 Gbps host interface and drive technology in the IBM® System Storage® EXP2500 Express®, a cost-effective, fully integrated complement to IBM System x® and IBM BladeCenter® servers. Offering substantial improvements at a price that will fit most budgets, the EXP2500 Express delivers superior price-to-performance ratios, functionality, scalability and ease-of-use for the entry-level storage user.
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Easy to manage, flexible and extendable, the EXP2500 Express is designed to work as a direct-attach external disk solution for System x and BladeCenter servers using ServeRAID controllers. The EXP2500 Express helps organizations enhance capacity seamlessly to address their current and future data needs.

The new EXP2500 Express is a performance-oriented SAS platform designed to increase both bandwidth and throughput with next-generation storage technology.

The EXP2500 Express offers an opportunity for organizations with important budget concerns to solve their data growth needs with a cost-effective device that can meet or even exceed competitive SAS 2.0 offerings in the marketplace.

Highlights

  • Based on 6 Gbps SAS interface connectivity, the IBM System Storage EXP2500 Express provides an affordable external disk solution for direct attachment to IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter servers via ServeRAID controllers
  • Support for flexible, high-performance and nearline disk drive options as well as high performing Solid State Drives (SSDs)
  • High-density 2U enclosure designed for supporting up to 12 3.5-inch disk drives on model EXP2512 Express and 24 2.5-inch disk drives on model EXP2524 Express
  • High availability and reliability, with dual AC power supplies and fans
Manufacturer IBM
Part No. 174712X
Width 446
Height 87
Depth 556
Weight [Kg] 34.00
Rack Units 2 U
Drive Bays 12 in the EXP2512 enclosure;
24 in the EXP2524 enclosure
Capacity Up to 36 TB
HDD Suitability EXP2512:
300 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 3.5 in. HDD
450 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 3.5 in. HDD
600 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 3.5 in. HDD
1 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5 in. HDD
2 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5 in. HDD
3 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gb SAS NL 3.5 in. HDD (not supported in BladeCenter configurations)

EXP2524:
146 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 in. HDD
300 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 in. HDD
300 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 in. HDD
600 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 in. HDD
900 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 in. HDD
500 GB 7,200 rpm 6 Gb SAS NL 2.5 in. HDD
1 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gb SAS NL 2.5 in. HDD
200 GB 2.5 in. SAS Solid State Drive (SSD)
400 GB 2.5 in. SAS Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Controller EXP2500 Express external disk provides:
Direct attachment to selected System x servers using the IBM ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller (part number 46M0830);
Direct attachment to selected BladeCenter servers using the BladeCenter SAS Connectivity Module (part number 39Y9195) and IBM ServeRAID MR10ie (CIOv) Controller (part number 46C7167)
RAID Options Supports RAID levels supported by ServeRAID Controllers:;
Standard 0, 1, 10, 5, 50 Optional 6, 60
Standard Three-year limited warranty, Customer Replaceable Units, onsite service, next business day 9x5, service upgrades available

Others Products of Interest

1747-HC1 (PN 174712X)—System Storage EXP2512 Express Storage Enclosure;
1747-HC2 (PN 174724X)—System Storage EXP2524 Express Storage Enclosure