IBM TotalStorage DS4500 Storage Server

Novell Technology Partner

product details

The TotalStorage® DS4500 Storage Server's fifth-generation enterprise controller architecture boasts independent processing elements and separate memories; reducing contention and letting each element focus on its specific job.

Its high-speed XOR engine generates RAID parity calculations without a performance penalty, enabling this compute-intensive task to be handled efficiently and effortlessly. A separate processor focuses on data movement control, allowing setup and control instructions to be processed and dispatched independent of data.

Two DS4500 controllers are integrated into a controller module and combined with one or more drive modules to create a fully featured storage system. These dual controller systems are fully redundant and support up to eight 2Gb/s or 1Gb/s FIbre Channel host connections and 224 Fibre Channel or SATA disk drives.

product compatibility

  • NetWare

regional availability

  • North America

language availability

  • English


This product has demonstrated compatibility by successfully completing Novell's stringent product certification requirements.


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