IBM 1746A2S HDD 12 BAY Enclosure System Storage SAS
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1746A2S IBM 12 BAY System Storage DS3512 Model C2A Hard New

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1746A2S IBM 12 BAY System Storage DS3512 Model C2A Hard Drive Array. New.
Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
New Bulk Pack
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
30 Days

Enhancing the Security

The IBM System Storage DS3512 Model C2A Hard Drive Array is a high-performance storage solution designed for small to medium-sized businesses. It features a 12-bay enclosure that can accommodate both SAS and SATA hard drives, providing up to 24TB of storage capacity. While the DS3512 provides a robust set of security features, there are some additional steps you can take to enhance its security.

  • Enable Data Encryption: The DS3512 supports hardware-based encryption for all data written to the drives. This feature encrypts the data at the drive level, making it more secure. To enable data encryption, you must configure the controller to use the encryption feature.
  • Implement Access Controls: Access controls should be implemented to limit access to the storage array. This can be done by configuring user accounts with appropriate permissions to access the storage array. It's important to ensure that user accounts are assigned with the least privileges necessary to perform their job functions. It's also important to ensure that strong passwords are used.
  • Configure Firewall Rules: The DS3512 can be configured with firewall rules to limit access to the storage array. This can be done by configuring the storage array to only accept connections from specific IP addresses or IP ranges.
  • Use Secure Protocols: The DS3512 supports both iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols. When using iSCSI, it's important to ensure that the storage array is configured to use CHAP (Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol) authentication. When using Fibre Channel, it's important to ensure that the storage array is configured to use zoning to limit access to the storage array.
  • Keep Firmware Up-to-Date: IBM regularly releases firmware updates for the DS3512 to address security vulnerabilities and improve performance. It's important to regularly check for and install firmware updates to ensure that the DS3512 is running the latest and most secure firmware.

Data Backup and Recovery Strategies

The 1746A2S IBM 12 BAY System Storage DS3512 Model C2A Hard Drive Array is a storage system designed for small and medium-sized businesses that require reliable data backup and recovery solutions. The following are some of the backup and recovery strategies that can be implemented with this system:

  • RAID: The DS3512 supports RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10, which provide various levels of redundancy and performance. RAID 1 and RAID 10 provide full data redundancy by mirroring data across multiple drives, while RAID 5 and RAID 6 offer partial redundancy by distributing parity data across multiple drives. RAID 0 offers high performance but no redundancy.
  • Snapshot: The DS3512 supports up to 512 snapshots per volume, allowing administrators to capture the state of the data at a specific point in time. Snapshots can be used to restore files or entire volumes to a previous state in case of accidental deletion, data corruption, or other issues.
  • Replication: The DS3512 can replicate data between two or more storage systems, providing a disaster recovery solution in case of a system failure or a natural disaster. The replication can be synchronous or asynchronous, depending on the distance and latency between the systems.
  • Backup to tape: The DS3512 supports backup to tape devices, allowing administrators to store backup data offline and offsite for long-term retention and compliance. The backup can be scheduled to run automatically, and the tapes can be encrypted for security.
  • Data deduplication: The DS3512 supports data deduplication, which reduces the amount of storage space required by identifying and eliminating duplicate data blocks. This can significantly reduce the backup time and the storage costs.

Benefits and Features

The IBM 1746A2S 12 BAY System Storage DS3512 Model C2A is a hard drive array that offers a range of benefits and features for businesses and organizations in need of high-capacity, high-performance storage solutions. Some of the key benefits and features of the IBM 1746A2S include:

  • High Capacity: With support for up to 12 hard drives, the IBM 1746A2S offers significant storage capacity that can scale up as your business grows.
  • High Performance: The IBM 1746A2S is designed to deliver high-speed data transfer rates, allowing you to access and transfer data quickly and efficiently.
  • Easy Management: The IBM 1746A2S features an intuitive web-based management interface that allows you to easily manage your storage array from anywhere.
  • RAID Support: The IBM 1746A2S supports a range of RAID configurations, including RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, allowing you to configure your storage to meet your specific needs.
  • Redundant Components: The IBM 1746A2S features redundant power supplies and cooling fans, ensuring maximum uptime and reliability.
  • Flexibility: The IBM 1746A2S can be configured with a range of hard drive types and sizes, allowing you to customize your storage array to meet your specific needs.
  • Scalability: The IBM 1746A2S can be easily expanded by adding additional hard drive arrays, providing a scalable storage solution that can grow with your business.

General Information:

  • Device Type : Hard Drive Array
  • Enclosure Type : Rack-Mountable - 2U

Cabinet (Chassis):

  • Installed Devices / Modules Qty : 0
  • Supported Devices / Modules Qty : 12
  • Supported Drives : Serial Attached Scsi 2


  • Max Supported Capacity : 24 TB
  • Hdd Array External Interface : Serial Attached SCSI 2
  • Storage Controllers:
  • Type : Raid
  • Cache / Buffer Size ( Max ) : 1 GB
  • Supported Devices : Disk Array (Raid)
  • Raid Level : Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 3, Raid 5, Raid 6, Raid 10

Hard Drive:

  • Type : Hot-Swap - Plug-In Module
  • Capacity : 0

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Expansion Bays Total (Free) : 12 ( 12 ) X Hot-Swap - 3.5 Lff
  • Interfaces : 2 X Serial Attached Scsi 2 ( Input ) - 26 Pin 4x Shielded Mini Multilane Sas (Sff-8088) 1 X Serial Attached Scsi 2 ( Output ) - 26 Pin 4x Shielded Mini Multilane Sas (Sff-8088) 2 X Ethernet ( Management )


  • 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 : 585 Watt
Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
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