IBM DS4800 Storage Controller

Brand: IBM
Product Code: DS4800
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Price: Rs. 30,000

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  • 4 Gbps Fibre Channel interface technology
  • Up to 1724 MBps bandwidth for high-throughput applications
  • Intermix of Fibre Channel and SATA hard disk drives supported in the EXP810 storage expansion unit
  • Includes IBM System Storage™ DS4000™ Storage Manager to help centrally manage the DS4000 series
  • Eight host channels for increased connectivity
  • Supports intermix of EXP810, EXP710 and EXP100


4 Gbps Fibre Channel interface technology

The IBM System Storage DS4800 disk storage system supports a high-performance 4 Gbps Fibre Channel interface for increased host connectivity to deliver necessary bandwidth for high-throughput applications. It is designed for data-intensive applications that demand increased connectivity provided by eight 4 Gbps host channels designed to provide up to 1724 MBps of sustained bandwidth for high-throughput applications through the eight channels directly attached to the host servers or connected to a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN).

Designed to help lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

The IBM System Storage DS4800 disk storage system offers customers a 4 Gbps SAN solution to take advantage of the performance offered by 4 Gbps technology. There are two ways to measure performance of an SAN device: Megabytes per second (MBps) and input/output per second (IOPS). The IBM DS4800 4 Gbps SAN product has very impressive performance numbers. It is designed to offer up to 1724 MBps throughput with up to 575,000 IOPS. A 2 Gbps storage array can require up to twice as many host ports as a 4 Gbps array to deliver the throughput of four 4 Gbps ports. This frees up ports in the SAN for each array.

On the host side, if a server requires more than two 2 Gbps host bus adapters (HBAs) to attain the required performance (a server should have at least two HBAs for availability), then that number can be halved with 4 Gbps. Fewer HBAs help lower the number of switch ports used and can help reduce overall cost.

Common features

  • Dynamic Capacity Expansion (DCE)
  • System Storage DS4000 Storage Manager software
  • Ability to mix FC and SATA disk attachment units
  • IBM FlashCopy® to take point-in-time copies of logical volumes
  • Dynamic Volume Expansion
  • VolumeCopy feature is designed to provide full replication of one logical volume to another
  • Enhanced Remote Mirror to multi-LUN applications
  • Share a common pool of hot-spare disk drives among multiple DS4800 systems

Hardware summary

  • Up to 8 GB cache battery-backed per controller
  • Eight host ports and eight drive ports-Fibre Channel (FC) Switched and FC Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) standard, auto-sensing 1 Gbps/2 Gbps/4 Gbps
  • Supports 36.4 GB, 73.4 GB, 146.8 GB and 300 GB 10,000 rpm drives and 36.4 GB, 73.4 GB, 146.8 GB and 300 GB 15,000 rpm drives, 400 GB, 500 GB and 750 GB 7200 rpm drives
  • RAID level 0, 1, 3, 5 and 10 support
  • 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 or 512 storage partitions*
  • 224 FC drives (using 14 DS4000 EXP810, 16 using DS4000 EXP710 Expansion Units) or 224 SATA drives (using 16 DS4000 EXP100 Expansion Units). Supports intermix of EXP810, EXP710 and EXP100 Expansion Units.
  • Dual redundant, hot-swappable cooling fans
  • 19-inch, industry-standard rack

Product Link

Manufacturer IBM / LSI
Product Type
Product Type SAN
Form Factor
Form Factor Rack
Announced 10-May-05
Available 17-Jun-05
Archived 29-Dec-09
Rack Units
Rack Units Controller: 4U Expansion: 3U EXP810
Disk Type
Disk Type FC, SATA
Warranty 3yr (IOL) NBD Parts [CRU] + Onsite 3-Year IBM Onsite Limited (IOL) Some parts are Customer Replaceable Units (CRU) IBM ships replacement CRU Next Business Day (NBD) and client performs replacement Other parts replacement is done by IBM NBD Onsite
Market Space
Market Space Enterprise
Host Connectivity
Host Connectivity FC
Access Type
Access Type Block
Array Purpose
Array Purpose General
Main Features
Main Features Virtualization
Storage Subsystem
Storage Subsystem Max Drives: 224 Max Capacity (raw): 224.0 TB
Storage OS
Storage OS IBM Proprietary OS
Software Description
Software Description Bundled Software * IBM DS4000 Storage Manager * Integrated Backup for Databases (IBD) - backup solution for DB2 databases running on AIX OS servers with Tivoli Storage Manager Optional Software * FlashCopy * VolumeCopy * Enhanced Remote Mirroring

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