Dell Storage NX family of network attached storage (NAS) appliances

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Latest generation NX Windows NAS appliance.

Dell Storage NX network attached storage is an affordable NAS appliance harnessing the innovations of Windows Storage Server 2016.

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Dell Networking NX-Series nx3230


Product ConfigurationsModel NX430Model NX3230Model NX3330
StorageAlways four (4) 3.5” internal drives that must be identical in capacity and type (NL-SAS or SATA)Up to 12 x 3.5” drivesUp to 4 x 2.5” SAS hard drives
Max Internal Capacity40TB raw capacity (with 10TB NL-SAS)120TB raw capacity using 10TB HDDsLeverages shared storage arrays attached via SAS, iSCSI or FC
Types of Data

File and Block (Microsoft iSCSI target)

File and Block (Microsoft iSCSI target)File and Block
Drive Capacities

SATA (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB

NL-SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB

SATA (7.2K): 2TB, 4TB
NL-SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
SAS (10K): 600GB, 1.2TB
SAS (15K): 600GB


Leverages shared storage arrays attached via SAS, iSCSI or FC

External ExpansionPowerVault MD RBODs and MD JBODs (JBODs require PERC or OS level RAID)PowerVault, EqualLogic and Compellent controllers and
Gateway to PowerVault MD3, EqualLogic or Compellent
Technical HighlightsModel NX430Model NX3230Model NX3330
Form Factor1U rack mount system2U rack mount system1U rack mount system
ProcessorIntel® Xeon® processor E3-1220 v5Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 1.9GHz, 15M Cache, 85W or Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 2.4GHz, 20M Cache, 85WIntel Xeon E5-2609 v3 1.9GHz,15M Cache, 85W or Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 2.4GHz,20M Cache, 85W
File Access ProtocolsCIFS, NFS, FTP, SMB3, SMB Direct (RDMA)CIFS, NFS, FTP, SMB3.0, SMB Direct (RDMA)CIFS, NFS, FTP, SMB3.0, SMB Direct (RDMA)
Block Access ProtocolsMicrosoft iSCSI TargetMicrosoft iSCSI targetLeverages shared storage back end for block access or Microsoft iSCSI Target
OS supportedWindows Storage Server 2016 (Standard and Workgroup Editions)Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard EditionMicrosoft Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard Edition
Standard RAID OptionsRAID 5OS HDDs (on rear 2.5” HDDs) are always RAID1. Data HDDs can be configured from factory in RAID5 or RAID6 (minimum 4 HDDs).The internal PERC can support additional customer configurable RAID options.2 HDDs for OS (RAID 1) or 4 HDD for OS (RAID 5) with PERC
Custom RAID Options0, 1, 5, 6 and 10 with the PowerEdge Raid Controller (PERC) H730As supported by internal PERC H730 (0,1,5,6,10,50,60)n/a
RAID ControllerPERC H730 (internal drives) or H830 (optional for external drives)PERC H730 (internal HDDs)PERC H330
PowerModel NX430Model NX3230Model NX3330
AC Power/Max CurrentRedundant, 350WRedundant and non-redundant hot-plug 750W and 1100W PSU optionsRedundant and non-redundant hot-plug 750W PSU options
ChassisModel NX430Model NX3230Model NX3330
Weight (Maximum)13.8 kg (30.42lb)27.6kg (60.84lb)16.9kg (37lbs)
Height42.8 mm (1.68 in)8.73 cm (3.44 in)4.28 cm (1.68 in)
WidthWith rack latches - 482.4mm (18.99")
Without rack latches - 434.0mm
44.40 cm (17.49 in)48.23 cm (18.98 in)
DepthWith redundant power supply
unit - 677.3mm  (26.66")(includes
68.40 cm (26.92 in)
(excludes bezel)
70.05 cm (27.57 in)
(excludes bezel)
AvailabilityHot-plug hard drives, hot-plug powerHot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant power, hot-plug redundant cooling ECC memoryHot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant power, hot-plug redundant cooling ECC memory
Cluster SupportNot recommendedNoYes, up to 64 nodes
Rack support ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm
for 4-post racks (optional 
adapter brackets required for 
threaded hole racks)
ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting
in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional
toolless cable management arm
ReadyRails II sliding rails for
tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled
Slots2 x PCle (both with Gen3)
PCle Slot-1: PCle x8 connector
with x4 bandwidth; half-length / half-height
PCle Slot-2: PCle x16 connector
with x8 bandwidth; half-length /
Six PCIe 3.0 slots (four with x16 bandwidth and two with x8 bandwidth)3 PCIe 3.0 slots (2 with x16 bandwidth and 1 with x8 bandwidth); all slots are LP (low profile)

Dell OpenManage™ featuring Dell Management Console, iDRAC8 Enterprise, Native Java RDP plug-in or Windows Server Management interface

Data Protection Features
DFS-R (Replication), VSS (Snapshots)

Data Management Features
Data deduplication with compression, FCI (File Classification Infrastructure), FSRM (File Server Resource Manager)
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
PowerVault NX family – Enhanced NAS

Enhanced NAS

The Dell Storage NX storage appliances are easy to use and manage through a familiar, central management interface for stand-alone or cluster configurations:
  • OS pre-installed for easy deployment
  • Optimized for file serving with Windows Storage Server 2016
  • Clustering capabilities when using the NX3330

PowerVault NX family – PowerEdge platforms

PowerEdge platforms

Rely on high speed and efficiency with NAS appliances built on 13th Generation PowerEdge rack mount server technology.

  • The latest generation multi-core Intel® Xeon® processors
  • Up to 32GB* of memory and 120TB* raw capacity (NX3230)
  • Options for SATA, NL-SAS and SAS drives

NAS gateway option

Leverage additional SAN arrays for massive external expansion by installing the NX3330 option as a NAS gateway. Support for clustering up to 64 nodes leveraging Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV) when connected to PowerVault MD3, EqualLogic or Dell Compellent storage arrays.
PowerVault NX family – NAS gateway option

Simple Management

Spend less time managing data and more time building your business using Microsoft® System Center and the Remote Desktop for Administration feature in Windows Storage Server 2016 or the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC7) Enterprise Edition to manage your data. In addition, you’re able to efficiently utilize NAS capacity resources and optimize your disk space with integrated features within the Dell Storage NX family, including:

  • Data reduplication 
  • Thin provisioning
  • DFS-R synchronization capabilities across limited bandwidth network connections in distributed and remote office environments
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) for SMB file shares that allows backup operations using snapshots of remote file shares supporting SMB-based server applications 
PowerVault NX family – Updated OS

Updated OS

The Dell Storage NX family features Windows Storage Server 2016 software offering Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016 performance and versatility in the NAS appliances. It includes:

  • Latest SMB 3.0 features that support Hyper-V and SQL server
  • Continuous availability and failover clustering with NFS and iSCSI
  • Automatic detection and use of multiple network connections between SMB client and server
Dell Storage NX family – NX3230

Dell Storage NX3230

Effectively manages both file and block data with advanced software for efficient, adaptable data sharing.

  • Dual-socket, 2U rack mount NAS server 
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family 
  • Up to 32GB* memory 
  • SATA, NL-SAS or SAS drive options 
  • Up to 12 hot-swap 3.5” drives for data; two 2.5” drives for OS 
  • Up to 120TB* raw capacity
  • Leveraging the PowerEdge R730xd server precision technology

Dell Storage NX3330

Cluster-ready NAS that offers efficient deployment and integration with high availability to simplify data management.

  • Dual-socket, 1U rack mount NAS server and gateway 
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family 
  • Up to 32GB* memory 
  • Two or four hot-swap 2.5” SAS drives for OS 
  • Leveraging the PowerEdge R630 server precision technology.

Powervault NX430

Network attached storage that offers automated setup and data management capabilities for efficient data sharing.

  • Single-socket, 1U rack mount NAS server 
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1220 v5
  • Up to four hot-swap 3.5” NL-SAS or SATA drives for data and OS (OS partition is 120GB*
  • Up to 40TB* raw capacity
  • Leveraging the R330 PowerEdge Server technology.

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