Part no: D3284 | NSN: 7025-14-595-4041

Lenovo D3284 Direct Attached Storage

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Lenovo D3284 Direct Attached Storage

Part Number: D3284




  • 5U enclosure
  • Dual 12Gb SAS ESMs per enclosure
  • 3 universal 4x 12Gb mini-SAS HD connectors per enclosure
  • Up to 84 3.5-inch drives per enclosure
  • Daisy-chain 4 enclosures for up to 336 drives
  • Direct-attach server storage (JBOD)
  • Use a combination of high-capacity NL-SAS drives and high-IOPS/low-latency SSDs in the same enclosure
  • Perfect for HPC, Tier-3 Cloud data centers, and medium-to-large enterprise data centers
  • Hot-swappable components: all drives, 2x ESMs, 5x fans, 2x 80 Plus Platinum power supplies
  • Compatible with all Lenovo ThinkServer and System x servers†


Form Factor
Dual Expansion Modules
Dual 12Gb SAS standard, with active/active failover
Supported Drives
84x hot-swap SAS 3.5-inch drives:4TB, 6TB, 8TB, or 10TB 7,200rpm NL SAS HDDs; 400GB SSDs (2.5-inch drive in 3.5-inch tray)
Storage Capacity (per enclosure)
Up to 840TB – 7,200rpm NL SAS HDDs; up to 33.6TB – SAS SSDs
Expandability (via Daisy-Chain)
Up to 4x D3284 enclosures per HBA
HBAs Supported
9380-4i4e SAS/SATA HBAs for System x; N2226 SAS/SATA HBAs for System x; ThinkServer 9300-8e PCIe 12Gb 8-Port External SAS Adapter by LSI
RAID Support
RAID-0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60 (HBA-dependent)
Power Supplies and Fans
2x 2214W (1+1) hot-swap/redundant 80 Plus Platinum power supplies; 5 hot-swap/redundant fans
Back Panel Connectors
Each expansion module (x2) includes: 4x ports: 3x 12Gbps Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) per ESM; 1x RJ45 Ethernet port for management
Form Factor / Dimensions / Weight
5U/Height: 219mm (9.5 in.); Width: 483mm (19 in. IEC60297 rack compliant); Depth: 933mm (36.75in.)/Weight: min. 64kg (141 lbs); max. 131kg (289 lbs)