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IBM DS3000 & EXP3000 Disk Drives from iStorage Networks EXP2524 iStorage Networks
IBM / Lenovo System Storage    
EXP2512 & EXP2524    
Machine Types 1747-12X/24X,
3331-HC1, & 6100-HC1/HC2
Supported Options & Disk Drives




IBM EXP2512 and EXP2524 Storage enclosures enable flexible, low-cost storage capacity expansion of IBM System x servers to address growing storage needs. The EXP2500 delivers 6 Gb SAS disk storage technology in a compact, 2U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure that connects directly to select IBM System x servers using the IBM ServeRAID M5025 or M5120 SAS/SATA Controller. Storage capacity can be easily scaled by daisy-chain connection of multiple EXP2500 enclosures from a single ServeRAID controller port.

High-performance disk drives, high-capacity nearline disk drives, and flash (solid state) drives are supported. Drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within an enclosure, and EXP2512 and EXP2524 enclosures can be intermixed within a daisy-chain configuration. RAID technology and other advanced functions are provided through the ServeRAID controller.

If you know your IBM/Lenovo Option, FRU/CRU, or Feature Code, use the sidebars for current price and availability of Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). See the IBM EXP2512 EXP2524 Maintenace Guide for more information.

The EXP2500 is available in two models:
EXP2512 with twelve drive bays for 3.5-inch (LFF) drives
EXP2524 with twenty-four drive bays for 2.5-inch (SFF) drives

The EXP2512 (1747-12X, 3331-HC1, 6100-HC1) Storage Enclosures support up to twelve (12) SAS and NL SAS 3.5-inch HDDs.

IBM EXP3000 Disk Drives from iStorage Networks

The EXP2524 (1747-24X, 3331-HC2, 6100-HC2) Storage Enclosures support up to twenty-four (24) 6Gbps SAS, NL SAS, and SSD 2.5-inch drives.

EXP2524 iStorae Networks

- 3 TB and 4 TB drives were not supported in BladeCenter configurations when they were introduced by IBM/Lenovo. Check IBM BladeCenter release notes for updated support information.
- A four-digit Feature Code is used to specify a component that is configurable in the IBM configurators, the eBusiness Configurator (eConfig) and the IBM Web-based Hardware Configurator, used in US and Canada. Options that do not have feature codes cannot be integrated by IBM into a system using these IBM configurators. To purchase options separately, refer to the Option or SEO Part Number.

If you need additional configuration, ordering, or integration assistance, please call 888-878-4167 or submit a Quotation with any additional questions.

IBM TotalStorage
3.5" SAS Replacement FRU
rightarrow FRU 49Y1937
rightarrow FRU 49Y1936
rightarrow FRU 49Y1935
3.5" SAS NL Replacement FRU
rightarrow FRU 46W0979
rightarrow FRU 81Y9879
rightarrow FRU 49Y1938
rightarrow FRU 49Y1939
2.5" SAS Replacement FRU
rightarrow FRU 46W0984
rightarrow FRU 81Y9894
rightarrow FRU 81Y9600
rightarrow FRU 00NC563
rightarrow FRU 49Y1931
rightarrow FRU 49Y1932
2.5" SAS NL Replacement FRU
rightarrow FRU 81Y9876
rightarrow FRU 49Y1934