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PowerVault MD3 1GB iSCSI SAN storage array series

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Exceptional performance, flexibility and scalability

Entry-level storage consolidation in high-availability virtualized environments with increased density and higher performance requirements

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Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows® , Linux, VMware® , Microsoft Hyper-V®
    See PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i Support Matrix for a list of currently supported operating systems

Connectivity

  • Hot Swappable controllers
    Eight 1 Gb Ethernet ports (4 per controller)

    Single Controller Models (MD3200i and MD3220i)
    Supports up to 32 servers when configured with 1Gigabyte iSCSI. Available with 2GB cache controllers.

    Dual Controller Models (MD3220i, MD3220i, and MD3260i)
    Supports up to 32 servers when configured with 1Gigabyte iSCSI. Available with option of 2GB or 4GB cache controllers.

    MD3060e Contains two hot-swappable enclosure management modules (EMMs)

    Controller features
    Each controller contains 2GB or 4GB of battery-backed cache
    Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other’s cache
    Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
    Dynamic Disk Pools* (DDP) eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations

    Dual controllers required for the MD3260 dense array

    4GB cache controller option is only available in dual controller configuration

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature
    Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
    MD3200i and MD3220i: Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35 degrees Celsius

    Relative humidity
    Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

    Altitude
    MD3200i and MD3220i
    Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
    Note: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 ft.

    MD3260i
    Operating: –30.5 m to 3000 m (–100 ft to 9,840 ft)
    Note: For altitudes above 2950 ft, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1.8 ºF/1000 ft.

Power

  • Wattage-MD3200i and MD3220i support DC power supply
    MD3200i/MD3220i: AC - 600 W peak output; DC – 700 W
    MD3260i: AC - 1755 W

    Heat Dissipation (max)
    MD3200i/MD3220i: 2047 BTU/hr
    MD3260i: 5988 BTU/hr

    Voltage
    MD3200i/MD3220i: 100 to 240 VAC ; 48V DC
    MD3260i: 220V AC, auto ranging, 50 Hz/60Hz

Management

  • 2nd generation multi-protocol Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface
    Multi-path graphical software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array

    MD3200i and MD3220i Standard Features:
    Dynamic Disk Pools*- Optional configuration to RAID disk management
    VAAI support- Available for customers using VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration,
    vCenter Plugin- Available for customers using VMware vSphere
    VASA- vStorage API for Storage Awareness, available for use in conjunction with the vCenter Plugin
    SRA-Sight Recover Manager, available for use with vCenter Plugin
    ALUA-Active Active LUN Access
    Supports Self Encrypting Drives (SED) that provide an additional level of data protection
    Thin Provisioning- Allocate and consume physical storage capacity as needed
    Try and Buy licensing- 90 day trial license of premium feature software
    Microsoft Windows ODX

    MD3260i Standard Features
    Same features as MD3200i
    High Performance Tiering-increases array IO performance
    SSD Cache-accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drives as extended controller read cache

    Optional Premium Features
    Snapshots: Up to 128 snapshots per virtual disk and 512 per system
    Snapshots Plus Virtual Disk Copy: Up to 512 simultaneous virtual disk copies
    High Performance Tier (HPT)firmware upgrade increases array IO performance*
    Additional Hard Drives - capacity up to 180* or 192* hard drives
    Remote Replication - providing business continuity and disaster recovery
    SSD Cache: accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drives as extended controller read cache*

Storage

  • Drives

    Hot swappable drives:
    MD3200i: Up to Twelve (12) 3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED
    MD3220i: Up to Twenty-four (24) 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED
    MD3260i: Up to Sixty (60) 2.5’ or 3.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

    MD3200i 3.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 450GB* and 600GB*
    3.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB
    3.5” -- 10K RPM SAS: 600GB
    Solid State Drive (SSD) available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6T (RI) (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

    MD3220i
    2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*, 1.2TB
    2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
    2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
    2.5"--SSD available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)

    MD3260i 3.5" --7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB
    2.5"-- 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*, 1.2TB
    2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
    2.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
    2.5"-- SSD available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

    MD3060e 3.5" --7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB
    2.5"-- 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*, 1.2TB
    2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
    2.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
    2.5"-- SSD available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

    See the Dell PowerVault MD Series Support Matrix on Dell Support

    Expansion Capabilities

    Up to 192 drives with MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures (MD3200i and MD3220i)*
    Up to 180 drive with the MD3060e dense enclosure (MD3260i only)*


Chassis

  • Chassis (height x width x depth)
    MD3200i: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 56.1cm (22.09")
    MD3220i:8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 50.8 (20")
    MD3260i:177.80mm(7.0”) x 482.60mm(19.0”) x 85.50mm (32.5”)
    MD3060e: 177.80mm (7.0”) x 482.60mm (19.0”) x 85.50mm (32.5”)

    Weight
    MD3200i: 29.3kg (64.59 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3220i:24.2kg (53.35 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3260i:105.23kg(232 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3060e: 105.23kg (232 lbs.) (maximum configuration)

    Rack Support for MD3200 and MD3220:
    Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks

RAID

  • Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
    Up to 192 physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
    Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
    Up to 512 virtual disks
    See PERC H810 server compatibility matrix for a list of currently supported servers

Back-Panel Connectors

  • Back-Panel Connectors
    Four RJ-45 1Gb Ethernet for host connectivity,
    One 6Gb SAS for drive expansion,
    One RJ-45 1Gb Ethernet for remote management;
    One PS/2 Serial service

Regulatory

  • Environmental and Regulatory Standards and Compliance

    PowerVault 3200i Regulatory Model: E03J
    PowerVault 3200i Regulatory Type: E03J001
    PowerVault 3220i Regulatory Model: E04J
    PowerVault 3220i Regulatory Type: E04J001
     
    PowerVault 3260i Regulatory Model: E08J
    PowerVault 3260i Regulatory Type: E08J001

    Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
    Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
    Dell and the Environment
    ENERGY STAR®
    The Dell Storage MD3200i, MD3400, MD3800i and MD3800f arrays with the MD1200 expansion enclosure have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation.
    The Dell Storage MD3220i, MD3420, MD3820i and MD3820f arrays with the MD1220 expansion enclosure have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation.
    The Dell Storage MD3260i, MD3860i and MD3860f arrays have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation.
    Click Here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation.
    ENERGY STAR
Dell PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array - Consolidation = Efficiency

Consolidation = Efficiency

Reduce the effort required to store and manage your data. The MD3200i/MD3220i arrays raise the bar for performance, flexibility and scalability.
  • Supports up to 32 physical servers when connected to one or more 1 Gb Ethernet switches
  • Scales up to 96 hard disk drive (HDD) storage capacity with PowerVault MD1200 and/or MD1220 enclosures
  • Cuts management complexity with a single management interface and a single system to back up
Now it's simple to improve storage utilization by pooling storage resources. Increase availability with redundant hardware and a streamlined management and backup process.
Dell PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array - iSCSI storage is ideal for virtual server environments

iSCSI Storage Is Ideal for Virtual Server Environments

The MD3200i/MD3220i arrays offer several advantages over Fibre Channel systems to support your virtual server environment.
  • 1 Gb Ethernet is a mature, well-understood technology that is less complicated than Fibre Channel technology.
  • Ethernet hardware is cost-effective and readily available.
  • Widespread familiarity with Ethernet technology can help cut training time and costs.
MD3200i storage systems are certified for use in virtualized application environments with VMware® ESX 4.1, Citrix XenServer 5.6.0 and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ software.
Dell PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array - System management is easy

System management is easy

The MD3200i/MD3220i arrays are managed by next-generation MD Storage Manager software, an intuitive, easy-to-use client-based Java application.
  • Two different management paths offer easy user interaction, even for those with only a basic familiarity of storage systems.
  • The enterprise window feature monitors multiple systems through a single interface.
  • Wizard-based array management helps simplify the configuration process.
Software detects and alerts you of any problems and launches an automatic Recovery Guru to help troubleshoot and resolve the issues.

Reach new levels of flexibility and scalability

MD3200i/MD3220i arrays enable you to mix and match components to create your optimal tiered-storage environment.
Deploy up to 96 HDDs by simply plugging in PowerVault MD1200 and/or PowerVault MD1220 enclosures behind MD3200i arrays. This means you can scale your system with a mix of both 3.5” and 2.5” hard drives.
In dual-controller systems, hot plug additional storage enclosures without shutting down the system.
Dell PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array - Reach new levels of flexibility and scalability

Keep pace with ever-increasing performance demands

The MD3200i/MD3220i arrays deliver an excellent performance/price ratio.
  • Four iSCSI ports per controller enable twice the throughput compared to previous Dell 3000i iSCSI arrays.
  • Increased cache sizes of up to 2GB per controller meet large database application needs.
  • SSD support optimizes the system for the most demanding I/O applications.

Optional Data Protection

The MD3200i/MD3220i's optional data protection features include snapshots, virtual disk copy (VDC) and self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with Secure Erase.
  • Snapshots
    Each virtual disk supports up to eight snapshots, with a total of 128 snapshots per system. These are typically used when data needs to be "frozen" in time.  
  • Virtual disk copy
    Virtual disk copy is full replication of an existing virtual disk at any point in time, often used for decision support and application development testing. 
  • Self-encrypting drives
    If a drive is removed, the SED, which encrypts data written to the drive and decrypts data read from the drive, "locks" to prevent unauthorized access.
Having the right backup solution is key to protecting your critical information. So is having the right support. Dell ProSupport is a portfolio of globally-consistent, customer-driven support services that provide businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable and easier support solutions.

Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:
  • 7x24 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology – rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.
SPEED OF RESPONSEPROTECTIONPREMIUM PROACTIVE
Mission Critical * - Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour onsite* service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.Keep Your Hard Drive *- Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities.Enterprise-Wide Contract – Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Proactive Maintenance
- Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

Remote Advisory Options - Provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization, and more.

Basic Hardware Warranty

Basic Support
Ideal for non-essential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support* for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.


Additional Service Offerings

Comprehensive Storage Training and Certification
Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skill sets for company compliance, the Dell Certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.

Backup and Recovery
To sustain the continued operation of your storage solution, you should engineer availability, security and reliability into every process from the outset. Dell can provide backup and recovery solutions that help ensure adequate procedures are in place to minimize or avoid data loss.

Storage Consolidation
Our storage experts analyze existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a storage consolidation. They will also develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.
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