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Lenovo System Storage: Specifications

The main storage arrays we provide are the Storwize V3700 V2 models and their older brother, the Storwize V3700.

V3700V3700 V2V3700 V2 XP
Cache8 GB (upgradable to 16 GB)16GB16GB (upgradable to 32GB)
Single/dual controllerDual controller
Standard host interface per controller2x 1Gbps iSCSI, plus 3x 6 Gb SAS2x 1 Gbps iSCSI2x 1Gbps iSCSI, plus 2x 12 Gb SAS
Optional host interfaces per controller* 4x 6Gb SAS
* 4x 1Gb iSCSI
* 2x 10Gb iSCSI
* 2x 10Gb FcoE
* 4x 8Gb FC
* 4x 12Gb SAS
* 4x 1Gb iSCSI
* 4x 10Gb iSCSI
* 4x 10Gb FcoE
* 4x 16Gb FC
Performance (up to) – Cache Read IOPS200000 (Turbo 295000)168000390000
Performance (up to) – Disk Read IOPS45000 (Turbo 67000)51000112000
Performance (up to) – Disk Write IOPS12300 (Turbo 14000)1300028000
Performance (up to) – Mixed IOPS23000 (Turbo 33000)2700055000
Performance (up to) – Disk read throughput2.5GB per sec (Turbo 4.1GB per sec)3.4 GB per sec6.2 GB per sec
Performance (up to) – Disk write throughput0.81 GB per sec (Turbo 1.4GB per sec)0.96 GB per sec1.7 GB per sec
Drives per enclosureSFF enclosure: 24 x 2.5-inch drives
LFF enclosure: 12 x 3.5-inch drives
Maximum expansion enclosures9
Maximum drives supported240 drives per system (2.5”)
Drive typeDual-port, hot-swappable 6 Gb SAS or NL SAS HDDs and SSDsDual-port, hot-swappable 12 Gb SAS or NL SAS HDDs and SSDs
Supported drives (SFF 2.5-inch SAS HDDs)* 300 GB, 600 GB at 15k rpm
* 600GB, 900 GB, 1.2 TB, and 1.8 TB at 10k rpm
* 2 TB at 7.2k rpm Nearline SAS

* 300 GB, 600 GB at 15k rpm
* 900 GB, 1.2 TB, and 1.8 TB at 10k rpm
* 2 TB at 7.2k rpm Nearline SAS

Supported drives (SFF 2.5-inch SAS SSDs)* 200GB, 400 GB, 800GB, 1.6 TB and 3.2TB
* 1.92TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB read-optimised
* 400 GB, 800GB, 1.6 TB and 3.2TB
* 1.92TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB read-optimised
Supported drives (LFF 3.5-inch SAS HDDs)* 300 GB and 600 GB at 15k rpm
* 900 GB, 1.2 TB and 1.8 TB at 10k rpm
* 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB at 7.2k rpm Nearline SAS
* 300 GB and 600 GB at 15k rpm
* 900 GB, 1.2 TB and 1.8 TB at 10k rpm
* 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB and 10 TB at 7.2k rpm Nearline SAS
RAID levelsRAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10. Supports Distributed RAID 5 and 6
Advanced features included with each systemInternal virtualization, thin provisioning, one-way data migration and FlashCopy (up to 64 targets)
Optional advanced features*Turbo performance, FlashCopy upgrade (up to 2,040 targets), Easy Tier, Remote MirroringFlashCopy upgrade (up to 2,040 targets), Easy Tier, Remote Mirroring
Fans and power suppliesFully redundant, hot-swappable
Management softwareStorwize V3700 graphical user interface
Rack support2U, 19 in. industry-standard rack
DimensionsHeight: 8.7 cm (3.4 in.)
Width: 48.3 cm (19.0 in.)
Depth: 55.6 cm (21.9 in.)
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