Dell Storage PS6610 Series Arrays

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More capacity and performance

Increase capacity and improve performance with an ultra-dense array for midsized deployments.

Dell Storage PS6610 Series Arrays


Hard Disk Drives42 x 2TB, 4TB, or 6TB or 84 x 4TB or 6TB hot-pluggable 3.5” 7.2K RPM NL-SAS drives84 x 600GB, or 42 or 84 x 900GB or 1.2TB hot-pluggable 2.5” 10K RPM SAS drives14 hot-pluggable 2.5” SSDs and
70 hot-pluggable 3.5” 7.2K RPM NL-SAS drives
Drive Capacities2TB, 4TB, 6TB NL-SAS drives600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB SAS drives400GB, 800GB SSD and
2TB, 4TB NL-SAS drives
System CapacitiesUp to 504TBUp to 100.8TBUp to 291.2TB
Self Encrypting
Drives (SED)
4TB NL-SAS SEDs in the 84 drive configuration1.2TB SAS SEDs in the 84 drive configurationNA
RAID SupportRAID 6, RAID 10RAID 6, RAID 10RAID 6 Accelerated

The below specs apply to all PS6610 Series models:

Storage Controller

Dual controllers with 32GB non-volatile memory per controller

Network Interfaces

Management network: One 100BASE-TX dedicated management per controller
Interface ports: Two 10GBASE-T with RJ45 and two 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling


512 per volume / up to 10,000 total per group

Volume connections per PS series group

Up to 1024 per pool / 4,096 per group

Host Protocol

Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

Operating systems and hypervisors

Microsoft® Windows Server® including Hyper-V®
VMware® ESX Server™
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL)
SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES)
Oracle® Linux
Citrix® XenServer®
For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs, and HBAs, please see the Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/dtcmedia/m/mediagallery/20438558.

TCP Network Support

IPv4, IPv6 compliant. USGv6 certified.

Expansion Option

Can be combined with other PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online. Up to 16 total arrays per group. Additionally, PS and SC Series offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between arrays, providing PS Series customers the flexibility to add SC Series arrays to their environment, if and when they choose.


Redundant hot-swappable controllers
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Unified storage

Adding an FS7600 or FS7610 NAS appliance to PS Series group enables both block and file storage from a single storage solution.

Enclosure Monitoring System

Automatic spare configuration and utilization
Automatic bad block replacement
Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives

Management Interfaces

Dell Storage Manager (DSM): Allows you to perform day-to-day tasks across SC and PS Series arrays from a single management interface
PS Series Group Manager
SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Multi-administrator support


CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support
Common Criteria Certification with FW 7.1.1

Notification Methods

SAN Headquarters alerting including Dell SupportAssist, SNMP traps, email, syslog


Dual 2800W, 200-240VAC, 50/60Hz (high AC line power source only)

Environmental Operating Conditions

Temperature range: 10 to 35°C / 50 to 95°F
Storage temperature: -40 to 65°C / -40 to 149°F
Altitude: maximum altitude of 12,000m (39,370ft)
Inlet type: 0 to 3,048m (0 to 10,000ft)
NOTE: Up to 35°C / 95°F maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/300m (1°F/547ft) above 950m (3,117ft)
Operating relative humidity: 10% to 80% (noncondensing) with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point
Non-operating relative humidity: 5% to 95% (noncondensing) with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point
Operational shock: 5g 10ms ½ sine operational –done for XYZ axis
Non-operational shock: 20g 10ms ½ sine, for X and Y axis
Non-operational shock: 30g 10ms ½ sine for Z axis only
Vibration: Random 21grms @ 5-500Hz operational / Random 1.04grms 2-200Hz non-operational
Acoustics: LwA 8.0Bels
Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985


Height: 5U / 22.23cm (8.8in)
Width: 48.26cm (19in)
Depth: 91.44cm (36in)
Weight: 130.7kg (287.5lb) (max config)

Dell support and optional storage service offerings

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support are recommended to provide you the right support services for your PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information.


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


The Dell PS6610 Series arrays have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation. Click Here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation.

Dell Storage PS6610 Series Arrays - High-performing ultra-dense arrays

High-performing, ultra-dense arrays

The Dell Storage PS6610 arrays combine next-generation powerful controllers and an updated dense storage architecture to meet large data repository requirements. PS and SC Series latest software releases offer common management and cross-platform replication, allowing you to leverage existing investments while taking advantage of new functionality.

The PS6610 can scale out to over 8PB in a group of 16 arrays with improved density, memory and performance than the previous generation.
  • Provides up to 7x greater performance in a hybrid configuration than previous generation arrays*
  • Supports over half a petabyte in a single array and up to 3.5x* greater capacity than the previous generation
  • Offers space savings with 2.8x* more density per U than the previous generation

Advanced software optimizes disk space and simplifies management

Manage day-to-day tasks, replicate volumes and initiate migration from PS Series to SC Series arrays with the latest software releases, which include Dell Storage Manager (DSM). Dell Storage PS Series Software automatically virtualizes and optimizes storage resources while providing advanced data protection and SAN management. The full PS Series software suite includes:

Cooperation with host operating systems, hypervisors and applications
Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® product integration
Storage resource automation, case creation and tracking through SAN HQ management software and Dell SupportAssist
Support for block and file data along with Dell FS Series NAS through a single intuitive interface
Compression of snapshots and replicas up to 50 percent to optimize disk space*

Dell Storage PS6610 Series Arrays - Advanced software optimizes disk space and simplifies management
Dell Storage PS6610 Series Arrays - Flexible, high-capacity options

Flexible, high-capacity options

Dell Storage PS6610 Series arrays include three different models that provide high capacity and space savings in your data center with the simplicity and reliability of the Dell Storage PS Series product line. Bring speed and efficiency to your applications with:

  • Dual controllers, each with 32GB non-volatile cache
  • Two 10GBASE-T RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) ports including auto-negotiation from 1Gb to 10Gb
  • Two 10GbE SFP+ ports for fibre or copper cabling
  • Up to 42 or 84 hot-pluggable drives, including SAS, NL-SAS, SSD and SED
  • Model options for 2.5" drives and 3.5" drives
  • Up to 504TB capacity per array

Enhance the value of your data center

Dell Storage PS Series customers achieved up to a 513 percent return on investment in 6.2 months on average.* The PS6610 Series arrays offer low TCO through a family of solutions that can be tailored to fit your exact needs and grow with you simply and cost effectively with:

All-inclusive software functionality
No forklift upgrades
Multigenerational compatibility that allows mix-and-match arrays to build tiered storage
Seamless rollout or retirement of arrays
Long-term investment protection with PS Series and SC Series coexistence

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Performance and density without compromise

Powered by 8.0 firmware, the PS6610 family of dense arrays is ideal for customers with large data repository requirements.
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Hybrid array that optimizes SSD speed and HDD capacity within one array to support mission-critical workloads such as warehousing and online transactional databases.

Automated data tiering within an array placing hot data on SSDs
14 400GB or 800GB hot-pluggable 2.5” SSDs and 70 hot-pluggable 3.5” 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 2TB or 4TB HDDs
Up to 291.2TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity Dual controllers with 64GB non-volatile memory (32GB per controller)



 storage ps6610-PS6610E ArrayPS6610E Array

Affordable high capacity configurations for data-intensive workloads such as Archival/Secondary storage and Video Surveillance. 


42 hot-pluggable 3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS HDD (2TB, 4TB, or 6TB)
84 hot-pluggable 3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS HDD (4TB or 6TB)
84 hot-pluggable 3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS SED (4TB SED)
Up to 504TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
Dual controllers with 64GB non-volatile memory (32GB per controller)





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Balances cost, performance and capacity for consolidating mixed workloads such as Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint.

84 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS HDD (600GB)
42 or 84 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS HDD (900GB, 1.2TB)
84 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS SED (1.2TB)
Up to 100.8TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
Dual controllers with 64GB non-volatile memory (32GB per controller) 


Enterprise power with everyday simplicity

Enterprise power with everyday simplicity

Dell Storage PS Series software helps you store and manage your data more efficiently and cost-effectively. PS Series array, host and management software are included in your storage array purchase — virtually all the tools your organization needs for a complete solution. PS Series software virtualizes and simplifies your environment to help protect business-critical data, optimize storage performance and streamline operations. Additionally, the latest SC and PS Series software releases offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between SC and PS Series storage arrays, allowing you to take advantage of new functionality while leveraging existing investments.
Simplified management and data protection deliver lasting value

Simplified management and data protection deliver lasting value

Dell Storage PS Series Array Software, including PS Series Firmware, Group Manager and the Manual Transfer Utility, delivers advanced Storage Area Network (SAN) functions that automatically virtualize and optimize storage resources while providing advanced data protection and SAN management. Integrated across the entire family of PS Series arrays, the PS Series Firmware is a SAN operating system based on a unique peer storage architecture that automatically adjusts system resources. In addition, Dell Storage Update Manager simplifies the firmware upgrade process.
Advanced cross-platform streamlined management and disaster recovery

Advanced cross-platform capabilities and streamlined management

If you are adding an SC Series array to your environment, Dell Storage Manager (DSM) provides a common management tool for PS and SC Series day-to-day activities. You can also initiate volume replication between PS and SC Series with DSM, and easily configure and monitor replication task. To simplify migration, you can import data from PS to SC Series using the Thin Import feature.*
Data center automation with integration and monitoring tools

Data center automation with integration and monitoring tools

This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the PS Series array and the host. Dell Storage PS Series Host Integration Tools (HIT) for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments offer comprehensive data protection and reliable performance.

Dell Storage PS Series SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ) is a centralized monitoring and reporting tool that gathers and provides in-depth performance and capacity information and provides alerts across multiple groups of PS Series arrays. SAN HQ with SupportAssist further streamlines management and improves productivity with automatic case creation and case tracking.

End-to-end services

Dell offers a wide range of professional services and tools to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your PS Series environment, including Dell ProSupport and SupportAssist.

Dell Services storage experts go beyond everyday administration to help you improve the performance and utilization of your Dell Storage systems. The Dell Storage Services portfolio provides system installation and implementation as well as training. From disaster recovery planning to physical relocation, the Dell Services team is available to provide professional assistance when you need it.

Comprehensive, proactive support

With Dell ProSupport, you get the most out of your investment with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. Dell ProSupport doesn’t just extend your IT team, it offers a single point of contact for all your hardware and software issues. Innovative tools like SupportAssist offer proactive issue notification and automated case creation to help streamline your support experience.

We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for comprehensive hardware and software support for your Dell Storage PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.

Implement fast. Implement correctly. Implement once.

Dell ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* can reduce costs and relieve your IT department of time-consuming implementation tasks that otherwise divert valuable IT resources from business-critical activities. We bring two unmatched values to every Dell Storage implementation: deep knowledge of our products and broad experience from performing thousands of deployments every year, in just about every type of customer environment. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.

Start on the right path with Dell Education Services

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to simplify administration, optimize resources and improve disaster recovery with Dell Storage training. Choose from online courses designed to introduce Dell Storage to hands-on training that dive into the advanced features and best practices to prepare for a successful implementation right from the start. Learn more about the right classes for your organization.

Transform your data center

Dell Storage Consulting Services can help you meet your complex storage infrastructure and data management needs while optimizing resources and budgets. Consulting services can help with:

 • Storage infrastructure consolidation and risk-managed migration for both PS and SC Series systems
 • Storage infrastructure optimization for virtual environments
 • Data protection process development and backup/restore policies
 • Data archiving to address long-term data retention, access and regulatory compliance
 • Classification and categorization of data for storage tiering and archival
 • Storage high availability and disaster recovery planning, design and implementation

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