Part of IBM’s DS series, the IBM TotalStorage DS5020 offers next-generation 8Gbps FC interfaces to allow infrastructure simplification. This model is intended for virtualization and consolidation, and can help lower the cost of consolidation. The DS5020 has been architected to expand from workgroup to enterprise-wide capability using six Fibre Channel expansion units with the EXP520 Expansion Unit.

Features of the IBM DS5020 include:
  • Up to 4GB cache battery-backed
  • Model 20A has 8 host ports and 4 drive ports-Fibre Channel (FC) Switched and FC Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) standard, Auto-sensing 2Gbps/4Gbps, optional 1Gbps iSCSI interface
  • Supports 4Gbps FC/FDE: 15k – 600GB, 450GB, 300GB, 146.8GB, E-DDM
  • Supports 4Gbps SATA: 7.2K 750GB and 1TB GB E-DDM
  • RAID level 0, 1, 3, 5, 6 and 10 support
  • Up to 128 storage partitions
  • 112 Fibre Channel drives (using 6 EXP520 Expansion Units)
  • Dual redundant, hot-swappable cooling fans
  • 19-inch, industry-standard rack

For pricing on new or used IBM TotalStorage DS5020 arrays, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.