The IBM TotalStorage DS4300 (FAStT600) is a high performance 2Gbps FC storage server. The DS4300 comes in two varieties:
The DS4300 Turbo can have up to 112 disks attached when using (7) EXP700 or EXP710 Expansion enclosures and 2GB of high performance controller cache.
The standard DS4300 can have up to 48 disks attached with the use of (3) EXP700 expansion enclosures. Non-turbo controllers have 512 MB of cache. Turbo upgrade kits are available.
Optional intermix licenses will allow you to use EXP100 SATA enclosures alongside your EXP700 and EXP710 enclosures for lower-tier storage requirements (e.g. backups.)
|Expansion Shelf||Maximum # of Enclosures||Drive Type|
|EXP700 and Internal||7 Expansion Enclosures x 14 Drives per Enclosure|
|EXP810||6 Enclosures x 16 Drives per Enclosure|