IBM 172701 SAS Enclosure Storage Drive Cage
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172701X IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure Internal Hot Refurbished

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Part Number#: 172701X
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Short Description:
172701X EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure Internal Hot Pluggable Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 3.6 TB (Terabytes) Hard Drive Enclosure | Made by IBM | Refurbished

Interface Types of This Product: Storage Cage SAS

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We are providing specifications below to explain why you should consider purchasing the IBM SAS Storage Cage Enclosure, including a general overview, performance specifications, relevant images, media files, and technical information about the 172701X compatibility.

Features and Benefits

The 172701X IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure Internal Hot Pluggable Hard Drive has several features and benefits, including:

  • Hot-pluggable: The hard drive can be added or replaced while the system is running, without the need to power down the enclosure or disrupt the data access.
  • High Capacity: The internal hot-pluggable hard drive provides large storage capacity to meet the growing data needs of the IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure.
  • High Performance: The hard drive provides fast data access and improved system performance by utilizing the latest technology in hard drive design.
  • Reliability: The hard drive is designed for high reliability and long-term use, with features such as advanced error correction and redundant data paths.
  • Compatibility: The hard drive is compatible with the IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure, allowing for easy integration into existing storage systems.
  • Data protection: The hard drive supports advanced data protection features such as RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) to protect against data loss due to hard drive failure.
  • Scalability: The hard drive can be added to the IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure as storage needs grow, allowing for easy expansion of storage capacity.
  • Easy to manage: The hard drive can be easily managed and monitored through the IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure's management interface, which allows for easy monitoring and management of the hard drive's health and performance.
  • Cost-effective: The internal hot-pluggable hard drive provides a cost-effective solution for expanding storage capacity in the IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure, by avoiding the need to purchase external storage solutions.

Safety and Regulatory Compliance

The 172701X IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure and its components, including the internal hot-pluggable hard drive, must meet certain safety and regulatory compliance standards to ensure safe and proper operation. Some of these standards include:

  • UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Safety Standards: The enclosure and its components must be tested and certified by UL to ensure they meet safety standards for electrical equipment.
  • CE (Conformité Européene): The enclosure and its components must comply with the European Union's CE marking requirements, which indicate compliance with EU health, safety, and environmental protection legislation.
  • FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Compliance: The enclosure and its components must comply with the FCC's regulations for electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI) to ensure they do not cause interference with other electronic devices.
  • RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Compliance: The enclosure and its components must comply with the EU's RoHS directive, which limits the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Compliance: The enclosure and its components must comply with the EU's WEEE directive, which requires manufacturers to take responsibility for the disposal of their products at the end of their life.

It is important to ensure that the IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure and its components, including the internal hot-pluggable hard drive, are properly installed and maintained to meet these safety and regulatory compliance standards. It is also important to check with the manufacturer and local regulations to ensure compliance.

Installation and Configuration

The installation and configuration of the 172701X IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure Internal Hot Pluggable Hard Drive involves the following steps:

  • Prepare the enclosure: Make sure the IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure is powered off and unplugged from the power source.
  • Install the hard drive: Locate the hard drive bay in the enclosure and slide the hard drive into the bay. Connect the data and power connectors to the hard drive.
  • Power on the enclosure: Plug the enclosure back into the power source and power it on.
  • Configure the hard drive: Once the hard drive is installed and the enclosure is powered on, it will be recognized by the system. You can then configure the hard drive through the IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure's management interface.
  • RAID configuration: If you are using RAID, you will need to configure the RAID array through the management interface.
  • Format the hard drive: Format the hard drive for use with the IBM EXP3000 Network Storage Enclosure.
  • Check the hard drive status: check the status of the hard drive through the management interface to ensure it is working properly and has been added to the storage pool.
  • Data migration: If you are replacing a failed drive or upgrading the storage capacity, you will need to migrate the data to the new hard drive.

It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for installing and configuring the hard drive to ensure proper function and to avoid damaging the hard drive or the enclosure.


  • Manufacturer : International Business Machines Corporation
  • Manufacturer Part Number : 172701X
  • Brand Name : IBM
  • Sub-Type : SAS
  • Type : Enclosure


  • Supported Devices / Modules Qty : 12
  • Supported Drives : Serial Attached Scsi


  • Max Supported Capacity : 3.6 TB

Hard Drive:

  • Type : Hot-Swap - Plug-In Module
  • Capacity : 0
  • Interface Type : Serial Attached Scsi

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Expansion Bays Total (Free) : 12 ( 12 ) X Hot-Swap - 3.5 X 1/3h
  • Interfaces : 2 X Serial Attached Scsi - 26 Pin 4x Shielded Mini Multilane Sas (Sff-8088)


  • Power Device : 2 X Power Supply - Hot-Plug - Plug-In Module
  • Max Supported Qty : 2
  • Power Redundancy : Yes
  • Power Redundancy Scheme : 1+1
  • Voltage Required : Ac 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
  • Power Provided : 515 Watt


  • Width : 17.6 Inch
  • Depth : 21.7 Inch
  • Height: 3.4 Inch
  • Weight: 60 Lb

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Hard Drive Cage

A server rack is a specialized rig to hold the networking equipment and server rig efficiently. But many of you might get confused between the server racks and enclosures while buying one for home use or server rooms. Here is a quick insight into the basic purpose of both for better understanding.

If you're looking for a rack to hold the server cables and peripheral rig, the server racks can be utilized for this purpose. These server racks will perform best in the large industrial space where employees don't see the naked wiring.

On the contrary, we have the server enclosure, which serves as a replacement for server racks with a better concealing and neater look. Moreover, a noteworthy feature that makes them a much-preferred option among tech-savvies is the increased safety and security. Not only this but plenty of other reasons would urge you to buy a hard drive cage.

Apart from the technical benefits, the server enclosure HDD cage aces in increasing the aesthetics, setting up the HDDs, and the overall performance.

Increased Performance and Activity:

The proper airflow needs the server rig, especially the hard drive, to perform better. But what if the hard drives are stacked on each other and placed irregularly! This way, the temperature will rise continuously, and eventually, the HDDs will not be able to function correctly.

Even keeping the hard drives on the tabletop can cause overheating. Thus, the server enclosures, mainly the storage drive cage will help you maximize the airflow. In this regard, we have 2 Bay, 2U, Fibre Channel, Proliant, Rack Mount, SAS, and SAS-SATA based cages to complete your rig!

Advanced Security:

Security measures need to be fulfilled on a priority basis! Thus, a hard drive cage enables the tech-savvies to save the HDDs from unwanted access! Having the naked HDDs in front of you while keeping them without a cage is similar to locks on the door with open windows.

Thus, most of the cages are built with locks and security to keep them safe from unwanted persons and avoid a security breach.

Easy Maintenance:

The HDDs might get corrupted due to plenty of reasons! But imagine going into a room with hard drives stacked on each other and all messed up with cables around. Don't worry, as you're equipped with the server enclosure - storage drive cage, making it easier for the professionals to run the security and maintenance check. Thus, the service and maintenance bill which are being charged per hour will be much lesser. Therefore, we have got you covered with a range of HDD cage products, including Storage Bay Adapter, SCSI, Thinkpad, 25Bay, and 8 Bay.

Why Buy From ALLHDD?

ALLHDD is a leading name in the networking equipment and peripherals, which need every tech-savvy! Thus, dealing with the hard drive cages, ALLHDD brought you the range of products in this server enclosure category to help you choose better.


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