High Capacity Server Storage Expansion
PowerVault MD1000 is a 3Gb/s SAS expansion enclosure that offers seamless capacity expansion for existing PoweVault MD3000 and MD3000i arrays.
- Expand with up to two enclosures behind the PowerVault MD3000 or MD3000i
- Enables mixing SAS and SATA drives in a single enclosure
- 15 3.5 inch drives in just 3U of rack space
Simple Server Expansion for Capacity
Excellent Drive FlexibilityThe 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.
NEW 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 - Superior GB per Watt Solution
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.
PERC RAID ControllerThe PERC RAID controller leveraged by PowerVault MD1000 external RAID storage array is the best available in-class PCI Express interface, offering excellent performance for enterprise. The RAID configuring on the PowerVault MD1000 enables your software to recognize the entire array as a single unit, regardless of how many disks you have activated for storage in the array, helping to increase reliability and fault tolerance. PERC 6/E offers:
- Redundant connections offering failover protection, static load balancing and performance improvement over non-redundant path systems.
- Enclosure firmware and hard disk drive firmware updated to be done while the system is online, reducing the impact to critical storage systems and enabling “on the fly” updates.
- Advanced import enables administrators to import, or migrate, disk arrays created by a different PERC controller while the server remains online. The controllers can even import partial, or degraded, arrays and provide array preview capabilities before import to further enhance data serviceability.
- Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60.
Dell PowerVault direct attached storage is engineered to work optimally with Dell PowerEdge servers. Dell OpenManage™ Storage Manager software can manage both the external array 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.
- 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
- 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
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)
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
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:
SMB - PowerVault Storage
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