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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 MD36x0

PowerVault MD3 SAS Series

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

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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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GREAT FOR

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.

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

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)
Drives Up to twenty four (24) 2.5-inch hot-pluggable SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) at 7200, 10K, 15K rpm and SAS Solid State Drives (SSDs).

2.5" SAS HDDs

15,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives available in 300GB* and 146GB*
10,000 RPM 6Gb/s SAS drives available in  300GB* ,600GB*,900GB and 1.2TB
7,200 RPM (Nearline) 6Gb/s SAS drives available in 500GB* and 1TB

2.5" SAS SSDs

3Gb/s SSDs available in 200GB and 400GB

Maximum Capacity (per enclosure)

28.8TB* using twenty four (24) -1.2TB* 10K- RPM 6Gb/s SAS HDDs

Expansion Capabilities

PERC H800 enables expansion to 8 enclosures, 4 per port
Drives
60
Controllers
Dual Enclosure Management Modules (EMMs)
HBA
Requires a two port LSI 9207-8E 6Gb SAS host bus adaptor (HBA).
Drives

MD3200/MD3400: Up to twelve (12) 3.5" SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
MD3220/MD3420: Up to twenty-four (24) 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
MD3260/MD3460: Up to sixty (60) 2.5” or 3.5”SAS, NL-SAS and SSD

MD3200/MD3400   
3.5”--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB and 600GB 
3.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
Solid State Drive (SSD) available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5" HDD carriers) 

MD3220/MD3420    
2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB and 300GB 
2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB,600GB,900GB and 1.2TB 
2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB
2.5"--SSD available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB

MD3260/MD3460   
3.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB and 300GB 
2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 600GB, 900GB and 1.2TB 
2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB
2.5"--SSD available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

MD3060e 
3.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
2.5"-- 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB and 300GB 
2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 600GB, 900GB and 1.2TB 
2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB 
2.5"--SSD available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available in 3.5” HDD carriers)

See PowerVault MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220 Support Matrix dfor the most current list of supported hard drives
http://www.dell.com/support/my-support/us/en/04/product-support/product/powervault-md3200/

See PowerVault MD3460/MD3260 Support Matrix for the most current list of supported hard drives on the dense array http://www.dell.com/support/my-support/us/en/04/product-support/product/powervault-md3260/

Expansion Capabilities*
Up to 192 drives with MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures on the MD3200, MD3220, MD3400, and MD3420 arrays
Up to 180 drives with MD3060e expansion enclosures on the MD3260 and MD3460 arrays

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.
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 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:
MD3200/MD3220:
Directly connect up to two high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3200 or MD3220 storage system. Available with 2GB cache controllers.
MD3400/MD3420: Directly connect up to two high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3200 or MD3220 storage system. Available with 4GB cache controllers.

Dual controller models: MD3400/MD3420/MD3460/MD3200/MD3220/MD3260
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 2GB, 4GB or 8GB cache controllers.

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

Controller features
Each controller provides four 6Gbps (MD3200/MD3220/MD3260) or 12Gbps SAS ports (MD3400/MD3420/MD3460); a total of eight for dual controller models
Each controller contains 2GB, 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 MD3260/MD3460 dense array
2GB available as single or dual controller option; 4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option

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*

Operating System

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

PERC H800
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:

8.7cm (3.43 inches)

Width:

48.2cm (18.98 inches)

Depth:

54.1 (21.30 inches)

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")
MD3200: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 56.1cm (22.09")
MD3220: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 50.8 (20")
MD3260: 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)
MD3200: 29.3kg (64.59 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
MD3220: 24.2kg (53.35 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
MD3260: 105.23kg (232 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
MD3060e: 105.23kg (232 lbs.) (maximum configuration)

Rack Support for MD3200 and MD3220:
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 (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3460, MD3660i, MD3660f, MD3860i, MD3860f)

Dimensions are identical to the dense array series (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3460, MD3660i, MD3660f, MD3860i, MD3860f)

Controllers on the MD3 dense series arrays have either one 6Gbps SAS Out port (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3660i, and MD3660f) 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)

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

MD3200/MD3220/MD3400/MD3420: AC - 600W peak output; DC – 700W (2U arrays support DC power supplies)
MD3260/MD3460: AC - 1755W (dense arrays do not support DC power supplies)

Heat Dissipation (max)

MD3200/MD3220/MD3400/MD3420: 2047 BTU/hr
MD3260/MD3460: 5988 BTU/hr

Voltage
MD3200/MD3220/MD3400/MD3420: 100 to 240V AC ;48V DC
MD3260/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

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/MD3200/MD3220 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

MD3260/MD3460 Standard Features

Same features as MD3200/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
SSD Cache: accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drives as extended controller read cache*

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

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
Regulatory Models E08J

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
PowerVault 3400 Regulatory Model: E03J
PowerVault 3400 Regulatory Type: E03J001
PowerVault 3420 Regulatory Model: E04J
PowerVault 3420 Regulatory Type: E04J001
PowerVault 3460 Regulatory Model: E08J
PowerVault 3460 Regulatory Type E08J001
PowerVault 3200 Regulatory Model: E03J
PowerVault 3200 Regulatory Type: E03J001
PowerVault 3220 Regulatory Model: E04J
PowerVault 3220 Regulatory Type: E04J001
PowerVault 3260 Regulatory Model: E08J
PowerVault 3260 Regulatory Type: E08J001

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

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)

Performance

Drive type
3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
Maximum host
4
Maximum HA host
2

Maximum Usable Capacity

3.5”drive capacity
7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
SSDs: 200GB and 400GB; read-intensive
SSDs: 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5” HDD carriers)
2.5”drive capacity
15K RPM SAS: 146GB and 300GB
10K RPM SAS: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB and 1.2TB
7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB and 1TB
SSDs: 200GB and 400GB; read-intensive SSDs: 800GB and 1.6TB
3.5” 10K and 15K HDDs are not supported on the dense model

Server Compatibility

Dell PowerEdge R620, R720 and R720xd 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/MD3200/MD3220
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
MD3200/MD3220: Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
MD3460/MD3260: Operating 5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew point.

 

Altitude

MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220
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/MD3260
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.
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