Upgrade Platform: FAS2520

The IBM N3300 (also known as FAS2020, FAS2020A) offers outstanding data throughput in an entry-level model storage controller. It also features NAS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel connectivity. For businesses seeking outstanding access to their data combined with robust reliability and low maintenance, the N3300 is an excellent choice.

Equivalent NetApp Platform

  • FAS2020
  • FAS2020A


  • FAS2520


The N3300 is available in two models – the A10 is a single-node base unit, while the A20 is a dual-node, active/active unit with failover. Both offer high data availability and system-level redundancy in a small package designed to fit the needs of growing companies. The N3300 is scalable, upgradable and expandable as well.


  • System-level redundancy
  • High data throughput
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • SATA and CF disk expansion unit attachments
  • Simultaneous protocol support

Features and Benefits

  • Fibre Channel, iSCSI, CIFS, FTP and HTTP compatible
  • Easily upgrade from A10 to A20
  • Additional functions (snapshot, mirroring, business continuance) are possible with optional functionality
  • Single, integrated architecture
  • Maximum of two expansion units with either A10 or A20


  • 6 to 12 SAS disk drives of up to 300 GB
  • 40 maximum disk drives supported
  • One backend FC loop
  • 1 GB RAM per node
  • Enhanced failover support (A20)