All-in-one (dual controllers, internal drive bays, networking and expansion ports)
2 hot-swappable per chassis (active/active)
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3, 2.4GHz, 8 cores
Internal storage capacity
30 x 2.5” drive bays
128GB per SC5020 array (64GB per controller)
Supported expansion enclosures
Dell EMC SC420: 24 x 2.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)
Dell EMC SC400: 12 x 3.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)
Dell EMC SC460: 60 x 3.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)
Maximum drive count
222 per array (30 internal, plus 192 external), more in federated systems*
Max raw capacity
2PB per array (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems*
Max raw capacity (NAS)
2 PB per array with optional FS8600 4PB in single namespace (with FS8600 and multiple SC Series arrays)
SAS and NL-SAS drives; different drive types, transfer rates and rotational speeds can be mixed in the same system.
SSD: write-intensive and read-intensive drives
HDD: 15K, 10K, 7.2K RPM
FC, iSCSI, SAS (supports simultaneous multiprotocol)
Max 32Gb FC ports
8 per array (SFP+)
Max 16Gb FC ports
8 per array (SFP+)
Up to 16 SFP+ or BaseT ports per array.
Up to 8 SFP+ or BaseT ports per array
Max 12Gb SAS ports
Up to 8 12Gb SAS ports*
2 per array (1Gb BASE-T)
Back-end expansion protocols
Max back-end expansion ports
4 per array
Up to 16 expansion enclosures per array
All-flash, hybrid or HDD arrays
Block (SAN) and/or file (NAS) from same pool*
Policy-based migration based on real-time data usage, customizable 512KB-4MB page size.
Up to 3 primary (media-based) tiers total, up to 2 SSD tiers (write- and read-intensive SSDs)
User-defined profiles, option to “pin” volumes to any tier
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, RAID 10, and RAID 10 DM (Dual Mirror); any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single array
Auto-provisions and dynamically restripes multiple RAID levels on the same tier; no need to pre-allocate RAID groups
Active by default on all volumes, operates at full performance across all features
Records changes only, snapshots auto-migrate to lower-cost storage
Intelligent deduplication and compression
Selectable option per volume on SSD and/or HDD tiers in hybrid configurations
Compression-only option also available on any configuration
FastTrack moves frequently accessed data to outer tracks for quicker response times
Synchronous/Asynchronous via FC or iSCSI
Target/source relationships may be one-to-many or many-to-one
Supports all SC data services on source and target volumes
Change replication types and topologies on demand
Supports cross-platform replication with PS Series/EqualLogic arrays (either direction)
Live Migrate (included in base product) enables host-transparent data movement among arrays; see also Federation section
Federated multi-array systems
Live Migrate (included in base product) enables host-transparent movement of volumes among arrays
Snapshots maintained/preserved during migration
Space-efficient, non-disruptive data migration from PS Series (EqualLogic) arrays
Clone standalone volumes with zero duplication of data
Clones maintain independent snapshots and replication
Ideal for VDI, test/dev, other applications that require discrete instances of common data
More efficient than dedupe for database copies
Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, Security
Live Volume bi-directional auto-failover, auto-repair*
Continuous operations, disaster recovery, disaster avoidance
Includes third-site (tertiary) replication options with Live Volume Managed Replication*
Zero RTO/RPO with customizable site failover SLAs per volume
Does not require identical hardware at each site
VMware Metro Stretch Cluster support
VMware Site Recovery Manager
Records changes only, snapshots auto-migrate to lower-cost storage
Application-consistent snapshots in Microsoft or VMware environments
Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) in SSD or HDD formats
Full Disk Encryption (FCE) based on AES-256
Drives certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 2
Key Management Server (KMS) options available for FIPS 140-2 Level 1, 2 and 3
External key manager support
Gemalto’s SafeNet KeySecure k460, SafeNet KeySecure k250, SafeNet KeySecure k150v
Thales EMS 200
Dell Storage Manager
Multi-array, multi-site, cross-platform management from single interface*
Create large multi-array systems under unified management, with seamless workload migration between arrays via included Live Migrate feature. Add arrays non-disruptively, efficiently utilizing their combined capacity and performance. Volume Advisor monitors federated arrays to suggest optimal data placement and load balancing. Volume movement does not impact snapshots or replication data protection.*
Microsoft PowerShell API
Host OS support
Microsoft® Windows Server®, Oracle® Solaris, HP®-UX, Oracle Linux, IBM® AIX®, Novell® NetWare, SLES, Apple, HPTru64, VMware®, Citrix® XenServer®, RedHat®
Third-party application integration
VMware, Microsoft, IBM, OpenStack, Oracle, Symantec, Commvault, Foglight, Docker (see SC Series Management spec sheet for more details)
Coexistence with PS Series arrays
Replication in either direction
Day-to-day management from a single interface
Thin import: space-efficient, non-disruptive data migration from PS Series arrays
VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster, VMware SRM, Veritas Storage Foundations Suite, IBM VIOS Recognized, Oracle Validated Infrastructure (OVI); see Dell Storage Support Matrix for additional certifications and details
Support assist (phone home), remote diagnostics and performance monitoring, automated alerts, reports and notifications, departmental chargeback
Rack size: 3U
Height: 13.33 cm (5.25 inches)
Width: 44.5 cm (17.52 inches)
Depth: 78.5 cm (30.9 inches)
Weight at maximum configuration: 24.22 kg (53.4 lb)
Weight empty: 15.15 kg (33.4 lb)
Power/wattage: 2 hot-swappable 1485W power supplies; 1485W maximum power
Heat dissipation: 5,067 BTU/hr maximum
Voltage: 200-240 VAC
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Amperage: 1485/100 – 14A, 1485/240 – 6.2A
Operating temperature: 50 - 95°F (10 - 35°C)
Non-operating temperature: -40 - 149°F (-40 - 65°C)
Operating humidity ranges (non-condensing): 10% to 80% with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point
Non-operating humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95% with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point
Inlet type: NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42
SC5020 makes storage cost savings automatic with a modern architecture that optimizes your data center for economics while delivering transformational SSD, HDD or hybrid performance.
SC Series provides the lowest effective price/GB for flash and hybrid flash*, giving companies of any size the technology advantage they need to compete in today’s fast-changing markets. Highlights include:
Designed as the next-generation successor to the popular SC4020 array, SC5020 is a performance powerhouse. With dual 8-core Intel processors, 4x more memory and a 12Gb SAS back end, the SC5020 delivers
Based on actual use and application performance requirements, SC Series Data Progression dynamically tunes multiple drive tiers and manages RAID levels for performance and cost savings. By default, all new data is written to fastest Tier 1 drives at RAID 10 performance levels, then converted to economical RAID 5/6 (on the same drives) for subsequent reads.
As data ages, it’s moved to less expensive storage until it becomes more active again. Data is precisely where it’s needed, when it’s needed – the perfect combination of high IOPs and cost savings.
Target specific price/performance ratios with any mix of SSDs and HDDs – then modify the mix as your needs change. Add more flash to boost performance, or “cheap and deep” spinning disk as cold data volumes grow. Hot data will always be written to your fastest drives at the fastest RAID levels.
Like many SC services, Deduplication and Compression are applied dynamically at a sub-LUN level to optimize performance and reduce capacity needs throughout the data lifecycle. Fully integrated with Data Progression, SC data reduction saves money on SSDs, HDDs – or both in hybrid systems.
Keep mission-critical apps running during unexpected outages and disasters with seamless volume-level auto-failover between local and remote arrays. Innovative Live Volume feature is native to SCOS – no extra hardware or software is required to create your “always available” storage environment.
Despite its low initial and lifecycle costs, SC5020 includes all the advanced tools and integrations you need to be sure your array continues to provide value as your business grows.
SC Series arrays are efficient in ANY configuration (all-flash, hybrid and HDD) – but we know many businesses are especially concerned about expense when deploying all-flash arrays. That’s why we’re taking the risk out of AFAs by guaranteeing 4:1 efficiency for all-flash SC configurations. Dell EMC promises our all-flash arrays will provide an effective logical storage capacity at least four times the physical capacity of your purchased drives – or we’ll give you more drives at no charge.*
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