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Dell PowerVault MD3 storage arrays help you cost-effectively address the challenges of data growth with versatile solutions that are optimized for smaller-scale storage consolidation, flexible virtualization projects and high business continuity.

PowerVault MD1200 Direct Attached Storage

PowerVault MD1200

Customers seeking versatility and high-capacity storage for mainstream applications with optimal performance in sequential (streaming) applications.

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PowerVault MD1220
Powervault md3060e Series

MD3060e

Optimize your server space, and help cut power and cooling expenses with up to 240 HDDs (four MD3060e enclosures) per server in just 16U of space.

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PowerVault MD32x0

PowerVault MD3 SAS Series

Affordable PowerVault MD3 array series designed for maximum performance and capacity.

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MD1280 Dense Enclosure

Benefit from the Dell Storage MD1280 Dense Enclosure — ultra-dense server storage capacity at an affordable price per gigabyte.

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PowerVault MD1400 Storage

MD1400 and MD1420 DAS

Meet your storage density and performance requirements with simple, cost-effective 12Gb DAS for the latest generation of PowerEdge servers.

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Customers seeking versatility and high-capacity storage for mainstream applications, with optimal performance in sequential (streaming) applications.

Hosting companies and HPC deployments in universities, government agencies, manufacturing, oil and gas, video surveillance and financial institutions.

Entry-level to medium businesses who need affordable, powerful storage consolidation.

Great for Dell PowerEdge servers, the MD1280 delivers Dell’s highest storage density of up to 672TB in a space saving 5U enclosure¹.

Addressing high-capacity, performance-driven storage demands in data centers powered by the 13th generation of PowerEdge servers.

Storage

Drives*

Up to twelve (12) hot-pluggable SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) at 7.2K, 10K and 15K rpm and SAS Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Drive performances and capacities

3.5” 6Gbps SAS:

HDD 15K – 300GB, 450GB, 600GB
HDD 7.2K – 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
HDD 7.2K NL-SAS 512e – 6TB


3.5” 12Gbps SAS:

HDD 7.2K NL-SAS 512e – 6TB, 8TB, 10TB

2.5” 6Gbps SAS with 3.5” carrier:

HDD 10K – 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
HDD 10K 512e– 1.8TB
SSD – 400GB mainstream SLC
SSD – 200GB, 800GB value SLC
SSD – 800GB RI MLC
SSD – 200GB, 400GB WI SLC

 

2.5” 12Gbps SAS with 3.5” carrier:

7.2K HDD NL-SAS 512e – 2TB
SSD – 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB MU MLC
SSD – 200GB, 400GB, 800GB WI MLC
SSD – 800GB, 1.6TB RI MLC

 

Maximum Capacity (per enclosure)

Up to 120TB when using 12 x 10TB NL-SAS 3.5" HDDs


Expansion Capabilities

PERC H810 Host-RAID adapter enables expansion to 8 enclosures (4 enclosures per port)
Drives
Up to twenty four (24) 6 cm (2.5") hot-pluggable SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) at 7200, 10K, 15K rpm and SAS Solid State Drives (SSDs).

6 cm (2.5") SAS HDDs
15,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives available in 73GB and 146GB
10,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB and 600GB
7,200 RPM (Nearline) 6Gb/s SAS drives available in 500GB

6 cm (2.5") SAS SSDs*
3Gb/s SSDs available in 150GB

Maximum Capacity (per enclosure)
14.4TB using twenty four (24) 600GB 10K RPM 6Gb/s SAS HDDs

Expansion Capabilities
PERC H800 enables expansion to 8 enclosures, 4 per port

More Details on PERC
Drives
60
Controllers
Dual Enclosure Management Modules (EMMs)
HBA
Requires a two port host bus adapter (HBA).
Drives

MD3400: Up to twelve (12) 3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED
MD3420: Up to twenty-four (24) 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED
MD3460: Up to sixty (60) 2.5” or 3.5”SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

MD3400   
3.5”--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 450GB*, 600GB* 
3.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
3.5” -- 10K RPM SAS: 600GB 
Solid State Drive (SSD) available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5" HDD carriers) 

MD3420    
2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in  300GB*
2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
2.5"--SSD available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)

MD3460
   
3.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in  300GB* 
2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB 
2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
2.5"--SSD available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

MD3060e 
3.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
2.5"-- 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*,
1.8TB 
2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB 
2.5"--SSD available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available in 3.5” HDD carriers)

See the Dell PowerVault MD Series Support Matrix on Dell.com/Support

Expansion Capabilities*
Up to 192 drives with MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures on the MD3400 and MD3420 arrays
Up to 180 drives with MD3060e expansion enclosures on the MD3460 array

Drive performance and capacity:

3.5" NL-SAS 6Gb HDD (7.2K): 4TB, 6TB
3.5" NL-SAS 4kn 6Gb HDD (7.2k): 6TB
3.5" NL-SAS 512e 6Gb HDD (7.2K): 8TB

Connectivity

Support for the following configurations:

Unified mode (single path) for daisy chaining of up to 8 enclosures per PERC H810 (4 enclosures per port, single path)

Unified mode (redundant path) for daisy chaining up to 4 enclosures per PERC H810 (4 enclosures connected to both ports via redundant path cabling)

Split mode with dual Enclosure Management Modules providing direct connectivity to drives 0 through 5 and a separate connectivity to drives 6 through 11.
Support for the following configurations:

Unified mode (single path) for daisy chaining of up to 8 enclosures per PERC H810 (4 enclosures per port, single path)

Unified mode (redundant path) for daisy chaining up to 4 enclosures per PERC H810 (4 enclosures connected to both ports via redundant path cabling)

Split mode with dual Enclosure Management Modules providing direct connectivity to drives 0 through 11 and a separate connectivity to drives 12 through 23.
6Gb SASHot-swappable controllers
MD34x0 and MD38x0x controllers are not compatible with the older generation arrays (MD32x0x and MD36x0x).

Single controller models:
MD3400/MD3420: Directly connect up to two high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3400 or MD3420 storage system. Available with 4GB cache controllers.

Dual controller models: MD3400/MD3420/MD3460
Directly connect up to four HA-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single SAS storage system. Available with an option of 4GB or 8GB cache controllers.

MD3060e
contains two hot-swappable enclosure management modules (EMMs)

Controller features
Each controller provides four 12Gbps SAS ports (MD3400/MD3420/MD3460); a total of eight for dual controller models
Each controller contains 4GB or 8GB of battery-backed cache
Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other’s cache
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP)* eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations
Dual controllers are required for the MD3460 dense array

RAID
Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 180/192* physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 512 virtual disks
DDP*
6GB SAS

Operating System

Refer to RAID Card for details on supported Operating Systems:
PERC H810
Refer to the PERC RAID Card details for supported Operating Systems 

PERC H810
Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®
See PowerVault MD3200/MD3220 Support Matrix for a list of currently supported operating systems.

Chassis

Height

8.7cm (3.43 inches) 

Width

48.2cm (18.98 inches)

Depth

59.4 (23.39 inches)

Weight

28.39 kg (62.6 lb) (maximum configuration)
8.84 kg (19.5 lb) (empty)
Height
9 cm (3.41")

Width
45 cm (17.57")

Depth
55 cm (21.6")

Weight
23.31 kg (51 lb) (maximum configuration)
8.61 kg (19 lb) (empty)
Form factor
4U rack enclosure
Physical dimensions
(height x width x depth)177.8mm (7.0”) x 482.6mm (19.0”) x 825.5mm (32.5”)
Maximum weight
105.20 kg (232.0 lb)
Chassis (height x width x depth)

MD3400: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 60.20cm (23.70 inches)
MD3420: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 54.90cm (21.61 inches)
MD3460: 17.78cm (7.0") x 48.26cm (19.0") x 82.55cm (32.5")
MD3060e: 17.78cm (7.0") x 48.26cm (19.0") x 82.55cm (32.5”)

Weight

MD3400: 29.30 kg (64.6 lbs) (maximum configuration)
MD3420: 24.22 kg (53.4 lbs) (maximum configuration)
MD3460: 105.20 kg (232.0 lbs) (maximum configuration)
MD3060e: 105.23kg (232 lbs.) (maximum configuration)

Rack Support for MD3400 and MD3420 :
Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks.

MD3060e Dense Enclosure
EBOD expansion enclosure designed for use with the MD3 dense array series only (MD3260i, MD3460, MD3860i, MD3860f)

Dimensions are identical to the dense array series (MD3260i, MD3460, MD3860i, MD3860f)

Controllers on the MD3 dense series arrays have either one 6Gbps SAS Out port (MD3260i) or one 12Gbps SAS Out port (MD3460, MD3860i, and MD3860f) for connecting to the MD3060e enclosure expansion for additional capacity (max 2 per dense array). For systems without premium feature activation, the physical disk limit is 120.


MD3060e contains two hot-swappable enclosure management modules (EMMs)
5U, 84 hot-pluggable 3.5" drive bays

Power

Two fully redundant power supplies; supports DC power

Wattage: AC - 600 W; DC – 700 W

Heat dissipation:
AC - 2047BTU/hr; DC - 2388 BTU/hr

Voltage:
100-240 VAC, auto sensing; 48V DC

Frequency: 
50/60 Hz

Amperage:
8.6 A at 100 V, 4.3 A at 240 V

Available Drive Power (per slot)
Supported drive power consumption (continuous):
up to 1.16 A at +5V
up to 1.6 A +12V
Two fully redundant power supplies; supports DC power

Wattage: AC - 600 W; DC - 700 W

Heat dissipation: AC - 2047 BTU/hr; DC - 2388 BTU/hr

Voltage: 100-240VAC; 48V DC

Frequency: 50/60Hz

Amperage: 8.6 A at 100 V, 4.3 A at 240 V

Available Hard Drive Power (per slot)
Supported drive power consumption (continuous):
up to 1.2 A at +5V
up to 0.5 A +12V
AC: 1755WWattage

MD3400/MD3420: AC - 600W peak output; DC – 700W (2U arrays support DC power supplies)
MD3460: AC - 1755W (dense arrays do not support DC power supplies)

Heat Dissipation (max)

MD3400/MD3420: 2047 BTU/hr
MD3460: 5988 BTU/hr

Voltage
MD3400/MD3420: 100 to 240V AC ;48V DC
MD3460: 220V AC, auto ranging, 50Hz/60Hz

Battery
MD3400/MD3420/MD3460: 6.0 DC, 100 mAh, 7.26 W Lithium Ion Battery

Frequency range
50/60Hz
Wattage: 2800 AC only
Input voltage range: 200-240 VAC
Frequency range: 50/60 Hz

Management

2 Enclosure Management Modules(EMM) provide redundant enclosure management capabilityEnclosure Management Modules (EMM)

2 EMM modules provide redundant enclosure management capability
Server controller dependent2nd generation multi-protocol Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface

Multi-path graphical software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array


MD3400/MD3420 Standard Features:
DDP*: Optional configuration to RAID disk management
VAAI support: Available for customers using VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration,
vCenter Plug-in: Available for customers using VMware vSphere
VASA: vStorage API for Storage Awareness, available for use in conjunction with the vCenter Plug-in
SRA: Sight Recover Manager, available for use with vCenter Plugin
ALUA: Active-Active LUN Access
Supports Self-encrypting Drives (SED): Provide an additional level of data protection
Thin Provisioning: Allocate and consume physical storage capacity as needed
Try and Buy licensing: 90-day trial license of premium feature software
Microsoft Windows ODX

MD3460 Standard Features

Same features as MD3400

High Performance Tier: Increases array I/O performance
SSD Cache: Accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drives as extended controller read cache

Optional Premium Features 
Snapshots: Up to 128 snapshots per virtual disk and 512 per system
Snapshots Plus Virtual Disk Copy: Up to 512 simultaneous virtual disk copies
High Performance Tier (HPT)firmware upgrade increases array I/O performance*
Additional Hard Drives: capacity up to 180* or 192* hard drives
Remote Replication: Asynchronous and synchronous 
SSD Cache: accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drives as extended controller read cache*
Server dependent

Environmental Operating Conditions

Temperature:

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with maximum temp gradation of 10°C per hour
Storage: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F) with temp gradation of 20°C per hour
Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35 degrees Celsius

Relative humidity:

Operating: 8% to 85% (non-condensing) with maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Altitude:

Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage: -16 to 10,600 m (-50 to 35,000 ft)
Temperature

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with maximum temp gradation of 10°C per hour
Storage: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F) with temp gradation of 20°C per hour
Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35 degrees Celsius

Relative humidity

Operating: 8% to 85% (non-condensing) with maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Altitude

Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage: -16 to 10,600 m (-50 to 35,000 ft)

Regulatory

Software

OS Support
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2,
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.5,
Ubuntu® 12.04 LTS, and Debian 7.4
Nexenta™

Scalability

Expansion capabilities
Up to 4 dense enclosures behind a single server (240 HDDs)
Up to 672TB when using 84 x 8TB NL-SAS 3.5" HDDs

Performance

Drive type
3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED
Maximum HA host
2

Maximum Usable Capacity

3.5”drive capacity
7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB1, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU);
800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” HDD carriers)
2.5”drive capacity
15K RPM SAS: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
10K RPM SAS: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)
3.5” 10K and 15K HDDs are not supported on the dense model
Up to 1.3PB when using 2 enclosures, maximum of 168 8TB HDDs

Server Compatibility

Dell PowerEdge R630, R730 and the R730xd servers

Environmental

Heat dissipation (max)
5988 BTU/hr
Voltage
220V AC, auto ranging
Frequency range 50/60Hz
Temperature
Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Relative humidity
Operating: 10% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Altitude
Operating: -30.5m to 3000m (-100 ft to 9,840 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 ft, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1.8°F/1000 ft.
Temperature for MD3400/MD3420
Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour, with no direct sunlight
Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C

Relative humidity

MD3400/MD3420:
Operating: 5% to 95% RH with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew point. Atmosphere must be non-condensing at all times 
MD3460: Operating 5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew point.

 

Altitude

MD3400/MD3420
Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
Note: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 ft.
MD3460
Operating: –30.5 m to 3000 m (–100 ft to 9,840 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 ft, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1.8°F/1000 ft.
Temperature:

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour Storage
Non-operating: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F) at a maximum altitude of 12,000 m (39,370ft)

Relative humidity: Operating: 10% to 80% (non-condensing) with 29° C (82.4°F) maximum dewpoint.
Non-operating: 5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33°C (91°F) maximum dewpoint.

Altitude: Operating -16 to 3048 m (-50 to10,000 ft.), Storage -16 to 10,600 m (-50 to 35,000 ft)

RAID Controllers

2 Enclosure Management Modules (EMM) provide redundant enclosure management capability
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