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PowerVault MD1200

PowerVault MD1200

Dell PowerVault MD1200
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Versatile, High-Capacity Direct-Attached Storage Array


DellTM  PowerVaultTM  MD1200 direct-attached storage array offers versatility and high-capacity storage for mainstream applications, with optimal performance in sequential (streaming) applications.

  • Seamless server expansion for 6Gb/s SAS environments
  • Supports mainstream and capacity-intensive applications such as e-mail, backup to disk and video streaming
  • Deployment and drive versatility good for investment protection and data tiering

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DellTM  PowerVaultTM  MD1200 direct-attached storage array 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

DellTM  PowerVaultTM  MD1200 direct-attached storage array is the second generation of Dell’sTM  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 PowerVaultTM  MD1200 offers seamless expansion for DellTM  PowerEdgeTM  servers with the and provides you with the most drive flexibility of any Dell direct-attach storage arrays.

Easily Expand Your Server Capacity: The PowerVaultTM  MD1200 is engineered to seamlessly expand the capacity of DellTM  PowerEdgeTM  servers. This expansion array 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 .

Versatility and Flexibility to Meet Most Business Needs: The PowerVaultTM  MD1200 is Dell’sTM  most versatile direct-attached storage array. 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, PowerVaultTM  MD1200 delivers capacity and performance to support most customer deployments.


PowerVault MD1200: Support the Business, No Matter the Need

Support the Business, No Matter the Need

The PowerVaultTM  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 .

PowerVault MD1200: Support the Business, No Matter the NeedThis 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.
 
PowerVault MD1200: Support the Business, No Matter the NeedSupport for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives in PowerVaultTM  MD1200. Additionally, customers can mix 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch enclosures behind a single PERC H800 Host-RAID adapter
 
PowerVault MD1200: Support the Business, No Matter the NeedMix 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 are key to the success of any business. The PowerVaultTM  MD1200 has been engineered to help maximize your uptime and security of your data.

PowerVault MD1200: Redundant Path with I/O Load BalancingRedundant 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.
 
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.
 
PowerVault MD1200: Hot-Swappable DrivesHot-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.
 
PowerVault MD1200: Keeping Your Data Safe


Leveraging the PERC H800 RAID Controller

The PowerVaultTM  MD1200 leverages the 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 array as a single unit, regardless of how many disks are activated for storage in the array. 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.
  • DellTM  PowerVaultTM  MD1200 storage array is engineered to work optimally with Dell PowerEdgeTM  servers. DellTM  OpenManageTM  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. The PowerVaultTM  MD1200 utilizes the same 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives as 11th Generation PowerEdgeTM  servers, and the same power supplies and fans as the PowerVaultTM  MD1220, helping to reduce the number of spares required.
  • The PowerVaultTM  MD1220 is supported behind the following servers: R210,T310,T410,R410,R510,R610,T610,R710,T710,R910,R810. See PERC H800 server compatability matrix for a list of currently supported servers.

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