Upgrade Platform: FAS8020

The N5200 (also known as FAS3020, FAS3020A, V3020, V3020A) offers data storage and control solutions for mid-range needs, bridging the gap between entry-level and enterprise-class systems. Combining fast data access with multiprotocol support, this storage solution is ideal for a range of requirements.

Equivalent NetApp Platforms

  • FAS3020
  • FAS3020A
  • V3020
  • V3020A

Upgrade Platform

  • FAS8020


The N5200 includes two different units. The A10 is a single-node unit, while the A20 is a dual-node unit featuring clustered failover protection and high-availability data access. Both units support snapshot capabilities, as well as business continuance, disaster preparedness and more. Both can be expanded, and the A10 is easily upgraded to the A20 (or to another of IBM’s N series controllers).


  • Priced as an entry-level option with midrange performance
  • Storage capabilities up to 50 TB
  • Supports up to 4 GB of ECC RAM
  • Up to 12 expansion units

Features and Benefits

  • Fast data access and throughput
  • Supports Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS
  • Supports SATA expansion units
  • Failover support with the A20 unit


  • 2 GB of memory
  • Dual redundant hot-plug power supplies and cooling fans
  • 4 integrated gigabit Ethernet ports per node
  • 4 integrated FC ports per node
  • 1 – 2 2.8 GHz processors per node