High Capacity Server Storage Expansion
Customers seeking a space-efficient direct-attached storage solution that enables mixing SAS and SATA drives in a single enclosure.
- Support for either of the following configurations:
Unified mode (single path) for daisy chaining of up to 6 enclosures per PERC 6/E controller (3 enclosures per port, single path)
Unified mode (redundant path) for daisy chaining up to 3 enclosures per PERC 6/E controller (3 enclosures connected to both ports via redundant path cabling)
Split mode with dual Enclosure Management Modules providing direct connectivity to drives 0 though 6 and a separate connectivity to drives 7 through 14
Environmental Operating Conditions
Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Storage: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F)
Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage: -16 to 10,600 m (-50 to 35,000 ft)
BTU per hour:
488 W maximum continuous; 550 W peak
100-240 V rated (actual 90-264 V)
7.2 A at 100 V, 3.6 A at 200 V
Available Hard Drive Power (per slot):
Up to 1.3 A at +12 V; Up to 1.5 A at +5 V
- Enclosure Management Modules (EMM):
1 or 2 modules
A second EMM provides redundant enclosure management capability
- Hard Drives
Up to fifteen (15) 1-inch-by-3.5-inch SAS hot-pluggable 3.0 Gbps hard drives, at speeds of 10,000 or 15,000 RPM
Up to fifteen (15) 1-inch-by-3.5-inch SATA II hot-pluggable 3.0 Gbps hard drives, at speeds of 7,200 RPM
Drive speeds and capacities
15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 73GB, 146GB, 300GB, 450GB and 600GB
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 400GB* and 600GB
Nearline SAS (7,200 RPM) drives available in 500GB, 750GB* or 1TB*
7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 250GB, 500GB, 750GB* or 1TB*
Energy efficient SATA II (5,400 RPM) drives available in 1TB* and 2TB*
Maximum Capacity (per enclosure)
30TB using fifteen 2TB* 5,400 RPM SATA II disk drives in one enclosure
PERC RAID Controller enables expansion to 6 enclosures
More Details on PERC
PowerVault MD3000 and MD3000i enable expansion to 3 enclosures
13.11 cm (5.16 inches)
44.63 cm (17.57 inches)
48.01 cm (18.9 inches)
35.37 kg (78 lb) (maximum configuration)
- PERC 6/E supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60.
PERC 5/E supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50.
- SAS connectors (per EMM):
1 12.0 Gbps SAS (SFF 8470) "IN" connector for connection to the host
1 12.0 Gbps SAS (SFF 8470) "OUT" connector for expansion to an additional enclosure
Serial connector (per EMM):
1 6-pin UART mini-DIN connector (for factory use only
- Front panel:
1 two-color LED indicator for system status
2 single-color LED indicators for power and split mod
1 single-color activity LED
1 two-color LED status indicator per drive
3 two-color LED status indicators: one each for the two EMM SAS ports and one for the EMM status
Power supply/cooling fan module:
3 LED status indicators for power supply status, power supply/fan fault and AC status
Simple Storage Expansion for Capacity
|Excellent Drive Flexibility |
The PowerVault™ MD family enables organizations to mix SAS and SATA drives delivering excellent flexibility to align data requirements with drive capabilities, speed, capacity and cost, to help optimize your storage environment.
SAS for Performance
SAS can deliver the speed, performance and reliability to satisfy mainstream single server applications. SAS performance makes it ideal for demanding server applications such as email or database applications that store active and frequently changing information.
Nearline SAS - Performance of SAS, Capacities of SATA
The new 7.2K RPM SAS drives leverage the performance efficiencies of SAS making it ideal for customer who are looking for the low cost per GB but can't sacrifice performance. In everyday usage situations customers can see up to a 30% performance increase with the 7.2 RPM SAS drive over the 7.2 RPM SATA drives.
SATA for Capacity
SATA disk drives deliver a compelling cost-per-Gigabyte alternative to SAS. SATA drives are ideal high capacity applications where data is accessed and modified less frequently, such as digital imaging, file archiving, audio/video storage, or back-up to disk applications.
NEW Energy Efficient SATA
The new 5.4K RPM SATA drive offers customers a high capacity, energy efficient alternative to traditional SATA drives. Ideal for capacity intensive applications in a power constrained environments. This 5.4K RPM SATA drive can reduce power consumption up to 30% with less than a10% degradation in random I/O performance over some 7.2K RPM SATA drives.
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