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PowerVault MD1200 Direct Attached Storage

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Versatile, high-capacity direct-attached storage DAS

Dell™ PowerVault™ MD1200 direct-attached storage enclosure offers versatility and high-capacity storage for mainstream applications with optimal performance in sequential (streaming) applications.

  • Seamless server and primary storage expansion for 6Gb/s SAS environments
  • Supports mainstream and capacity-intensive applications such as email, backup to disk and video streaming
  • Versatility for investment protection and data tiering

PowerVault MD1200 Storage System
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PowerVault MD1200 Series Expansion Enclosures

Storage

  • Up to twelve (12) hot-pluggable SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) at 7200, 10K and 15K rpm and SAS Solid State Drives (SSDs)

    3.5" SAS HDDs

    15,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives available in 300GB*, 450GB* and 600GB*
    7,200 RPM (Nearline) 6Gb/s SAS drives available in 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB* and 3TB*

    Maximum Capacity (per enclosure)

    48TB* using 4TB* 3.5" 7,200 RPM 6Gb/s SAS disk drives

    Expansion Capabilities

    PERC H800 Host-RAID adapter enables expansion to 8 enclosures (4 enclosures per port)

Connectivity

  • Support for the following configurations:

    Unified mode (single path) for daisy chaining of up to 8 enclosures per PERC H800 (4 enclosures per port, single path)

    Unified mode (redundant path) for daisy chaining up to 4 enclosures per PERC H800 (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.

Operating System

  • Refer to RAID Card for details on supported Operating Systems:
    PERC H800

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)

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

Management

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

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)

At a Glance

Dell PowerVault MD1200 direct-attached storage DAS offers versatility and high-capacity storage for mainstream applications, with optimal performance in sequential (streaming) applications.
PowerVault MD1200

Expansion for Mainstream and Capacity-Intensive Single Server Applications

Dell PowerVault MD1200 is the second generation of Dell’s low-cost, high-capacity expansion enclosure that improves density, versatility and performance over previous generation to enhance support for mainstream and capacity-intensive applications.

The PowerVault MD1200 offers seamless expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers with the PERC H800 Host-RAID adapter. It also offers drive flexibility when adding capacity or data tiering to any of Dell's primary storage arrays.

Easily Expand Your Server Capacity: The PowerVault MD1200 is engineered to seamlessly expand the capacity of Dell PowerEdge servers. This expansion enclosure can support twelve, 3.5- or 2.5-inch SAS hard-disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs)* in a 2U array and expands up to 8 arrays behind a single PERC H800 Host-RAID adapter.

Versatility and Flexibility to Meet Most Business Needs: The MD1200 is Dell’s most versatile direct-attached storage expansion enclosure. Featuring support for 2.5 inch drives, as well as the ability to mix 2.5-inch* and 3.5-inch enclosures behind a single PERC H800 Host-RAID adapter,the PowerVault MD1200 delivers capacity and performance to support most customer deployments.

Support the Business, No Matter the Need

The PowerVault MD1200 supports most mainstream business requirements with added flexibility and versatility to mix 2.5-inch drives in a 3.5-inch enclosure and mix 2.5- and 3.5-inch enclosures behind a single PERC H800 Host-RAID adapter.

PowerVault MD1200 Support the Business, no Matter the Need
Dell PowerVault MD1200 - Support the Business, No Matter the Need
This offers customers the ability to support mainstream, capacity-intensive and performance-intensive applications in a single storage solution. This flexibility makes it easy to tier your data by matching your data requirements and drive characteristics to maximize the efficiency of your storage solution.
Dell PowerVault MD1200 - Support the Business, No Matter the Need
Support for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives in PowerVault MD1200. Additionally, customers can mix 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch enclosures behind a single PERC H800 Host-RAID adapter
Dell PowerVault MD1200 - Support the Business, No Matter the Need
Mix and Match 7.2K (Nearline), 10,000 and 15,000 RPM SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) with Solid State Drives (SSD). This includes SAS HDDs that support SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) technology.

Keeping Your Data Safe

Access and accuracy of your data is key to the success of any business. The PowerVault MD1200 has been engineered to help maximize your uptime and security of your data.

PowerVault MD1200 Keeping Your Data Safe
Dell PowerVault MD1200 - Redundant Path with I/O Load Balancing
Redundant Path with I/O Load Balancing: You can rest assured that your data will be available when you need it. Even if a single cable path fails from one port of the PERC H800, you will continue to have access to your data through the second port.
Dell PowerVault MD1200 - Self-Encrypting Drives (SED)
Self-Encrypting Drives (SED): Self-encrypting drives help to ensure that your data is secure with drive-level encryption, so, even if a drive is removed from its storage system or the server in which it is housed, the data on the drive is encrypted and rendered useless to anyone who attempts to access it without the appropriate security authorization. Additionally, SED supports instant secure erase of drives, which permanently removes data when repurposing or decommissioning drives.
Dell PowerVault MD1200 - Hot-Swappable Drives
Hot-Swappable Drives: With hot-swappable drives, you can remove and replace drives even when your system is operating. No need to shut down, and no need to reboot: New drives are available right away.

Leveraging the PERC H800 RAID Controller

The PowerVault MD1200 leverages the PERC H800 Host-RAID adapter with the latest PCI Express 2.0 interface, offering excellent performance for enterprise.
  • The configuration of the PERC H800 Host-RAID adapter helps to increase reliability and fault tolerance by enabling the software to recognize the entire enclosure as a single unit, regardless of how many disks are activated for storage. With the PERC H800, customers can choose the RAID option that supports their application. The PERC H800 supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60.
  • Dell PowerVault MD1200 is engineered to work optimally with Dell PowerEdge servers. Dell OpenManage™ Storage Manager Software can manage both the external and internal storage within the server itself.
  • Streamlining storage management through a single, common interface helps reduce resource load on the system, and is easier to navigate for the user as well. The PowerVault MD1200 utilizes the same 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives as Dell's PowerEdge servers, and the same power supplies and fans as the PowerVault MD1220, helping to reduce the number of spares required.
  • The PowerVault MD1220 is supported behind most PowerEdge servers: See PERC H800 server compatibility matrix for a list of currently supported servers.

Dell ProSupport

Having the right backup solution is key to protecting your critical information. So is having the right support. Dell ProSupport* is a portfolio of globally consistent, customer-driven support services that provide businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable and easier support solutions.

Dell ProSupport starts with a service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 24/7 direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Additional Dell ProSupport options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

SPEED OF RESPONSEPROTECTIONPREMIUM PROACTIVE
Mission Critical*  — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must, this package includes priority four-hour on-site* service or optional two-hour response with six-hour hardware repair — Dell’s proven critical situation process and emergency dispatch.
Keep Your Hard Drive* — Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities.Enterprise-Wide Contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated service delivery manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments
Proactive Maintenance — Proactively maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

Remote Advisory Options — Provide telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more.

 

Basic Hardware Warranty

Ideal for nonessential application environments, this basic support service offers business-hour, phone-based support* for hardware-only issues with next-business-day, on-site service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.


Training Services                                                                                                                                                                   

Dell Education Services
Decrease downtime, improve utilization and ensure business continuity with storage training from Dell Education Services. A self-paced online training course jump starts the Storage Administrator on managing the PowerVault MD Storage environment. To learn more, visit learndell.com/storage.

Additional Service Offerings

Comprehensive Storage Training and Certification

Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skills for company compliance, the Dell-Certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.

Storage Consolidation
Our storage experts analyze existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a storage consolidation. They will also develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.
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