Upgrade Platform: FAS8020

The N5300 (also known as FAS3040, FAS3040A, V3040, V3040A) is designed to meet the needs of enterprise-level organizations in terms of stability, scalability, data access and transfer speeds. It supports NAS, FC and iSCSI, and provides a robust solution for organizations seeking additional features, such as system snapshot, business continuance and more.

Equivalent NetApp Platforms

  • FAS3040
  • FAS3040A
  • V3040
  • V3040A

Upgrade Platform

  • FAS8020


IBM’s N5300 builds on the capabilities introduced with earlier N series products, but expands on the midrange features to create a robust solution for enterprise-level organizations. It offers system-level redundancy and high data availability, as well as fast response times and high throughput. The A10 model can be easily upgraded to the A20 (active/active dual-node unit with clustered failover protection).


  • Clustered failover protection with A20 unit
  • A10 can be easily upgraded
  • Up to 5 backend FC loops per node
  • Supports up to 252 maximum disk drives

Features and Benefits

  • Up to 4 GB per node of RAM
  • Enhanced reliability and business protection with advanced technology (failover protection)


  • 3U or 6U standard 19-inch rack mountable (A10 and A20)
  • 2 – 4 2.4 GHz processors
  • 4 – 8 GB RAM
  • 4 – 8 integrated gigabit Ethernet ports per node
  • 4 – 8 SFF FC ports per node