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PowerVault MD3060e Dense Enclosure

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Make server expansion affordable.

Optimize your server space, and help cut power and cooling expenses with up to 240 HDDs (four MD3060e enclosures) per server in just 16U of space.

 
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Software

  • OS Support
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2,
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.5,
    Ubuntu® 12.04 LTS, and Debian 7.4
    Nexenta™

Storage

  • Drives

    MD3200/MD3400: Up to twelve (12) 3.5" SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
    MD3220/MD3420: Up to twenty-four (24) 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
    MD3260/MD3460: Up to sixty (60) 2.5” or 3.5”SAS, NL-SAS and SSD

    MD3200/MD3400   
    3.5”--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB and 600GB 
    3.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
    Solid State Drive (SSD) available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5" HDD carriers) 

    MD3220/MD3420    
    2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB and 300GB 
    2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB,600GB,900GB and 1.2TB 
    2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB
    2.5"--SSD available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB

    MD3260/MD3460   
    3.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
    2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB and 300GB 
    2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 600GB, 900GB and 1.2TB 
    2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB
    2.5"--SSD available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

    MD3060e 
    3.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
    2.5"-- 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB and 300GB 
    2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 600GB, 900GB and 1.2TB 
    2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB 
    2.5"--SSD available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available in 3.5” HDD carriers)

    See PowerVault MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220 Support Matrix dfor the most current list of supported hard drives
    http://www.dell.com/support/my-support/us/en/04/product-support/product/powervault-md3200/

    See PowerVault MD3460/MD3260 Support Matrix for the most current list of supported hard drives on the dense array http://www.dell.com/support/my-support/us/en/04/product-support/product/powervault-md3260/

    Expansion Capabilities*
    Up to 192 drives with MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures on the MD3200, MD3220, MD3400, and MD3420 arrays
    Up to 180 drives with MD3060e expansion enclosures on the MD3260 and MD3460 arrays

Scalability

  • Expansion capabilities
    Up to 4 dense enclosures behind a single server (240 HDDs)

Performance

  • Drive type
    3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
    Maximum host
    4
    Maximum HA host
    2

Maximum Usable Capacity

  • 3.5”drive capacity
    7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
    SSDs: 200GB and 400GB; read-intensive
    SSDs: 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5” HDD carriers)
    2.5”drive capacity
    15K RPM SAS: 146GB and 300GB
    10K RPM SAS: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB and 1.2TB
    7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB and 1TB
    SSDs: 200GB and 400GB; read-intensive SSDs: 800GB and 1.6TB
    3.5” 10K and 15K HDDs are not supported on the dense model

Connectivity

  • Hot-swappable controllers
    MD34x0 and MD38x0x controllers are not compatible with the older generation arrays (MD32x0x and MD36x0x).

    Single controller models:
    MD3200/MD3220:
    Directly connect up to two high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3200 or MD3220 storage system. Available with 2GB cache controllers.
    MD3400/MD3420: Directly connect up to two high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3200 or MD3220 storage system. Available with 4GB cache controllers.

    Dual controller models: MD3400/MD3420/MD3460/MD3200/MD3220/MD3260
    Directly connect up to four HA-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single SAS storage system. Available with an option of 2GB, 4GB or 8GB cache controllers.

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

    Controller features
    Each controller provides four 6Gbps (MD3200/MD3220/MD3260) or 12Gbps SAS ports (MD3400/MD3420/MD3460); a total of eight for dual controller models
    Each controller contains 2GB, 4GB or 8GB 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 are required for the MD3260/MD3460 dense array
    2GB available as single or dual controller option; 4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option

    RAID
    Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
    Up to 180/192* physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
    Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
    Up to 512 virtual disks
    DDP*

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®
    See PowerVault MD3200/MD3220 Support Matrix for a list of currently supported operating systems.

Server Compatibility

  • Dell PowerEdge R620, R720 and R720xd servers

Chassis

  • Chassis (height x width x depth)

    MD3400: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 60.20cm (23.70 inches)
    MD3420: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 54.90cm (21.61 inches)
    MD3460: 17.78cm (7.0") x 48.26cm (19.0") x 82.55cm (32.5")
    MD3200: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 56.1cm (22.09")
    MD3220: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 50.8 (20")
    MD3260: 17.78cm (7.0") x 48.26cm (19.0") x 82.55cm (32.5”)
    MD3060e: 17.78cm (7.0") x 48.26cm (19.0") x 82.55cm (32.5”)

    Weight

    MD3400: 29.30 kg (64.6 lbs) (maximum configuration)
    MD3420: 24.22 kg (53.4 lbs) (maximum configuration)
    MD3460: 105.20 kg (232.0 lbs) (maximum configuration)
    MD3200: 29.3kg (64.59 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3220: 24.2kg (53.35 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3260: 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.

    MD3060e Dense Enclosure
    EBOD expansion enclosure designed for use with the MD3 dense array series only (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3460, MD3660i, MD3660f, MD3860i, MD3860f)

    Dimensions are identical to the dense array series (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3460, MD3660i, MD3660f, MD3860i, MD3860f)

    Controllers on the MD3 dense series arrays have either one 6Gbps SAS Out port (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3660i, and MD3660f) or one 12Gbps SAS Out port (MD3460, MD3860i, and MD3860f) for connecting to the MD3060e enclosure expansion for additional capacity (max 2 per dense array). For systems without premium feature activation, the physical disk limit is 120.


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

Power

  • Wattage

    MD3200/MD3220/MD3400/MD3420: AC - 600W peak output; DC – 700W (2U arrays support DC power supplies)
    MD3260/MD3460: AC - 1755W (dense arrays do not support DC power supplies)

    Heat Dissipation (max)

    MD3200/MD3220/MD3400/MD3420: 2047 BTU/hr
    MD3260/MD3460: 5988 BTU/hr

    Voltage
    MD3200/MD3220/MD3400/MD3420: 100 to 240V AC ;48V DC
    MD3260/MD3460: 220V AC, auto ranging, 50Hz/60Hz

    Battery
    MD3400/MD3420/MD3460: 6.0 DC, 100 mAh, 7.26 W Lithium Ion Battery

    Frequency range
    50/60Hz

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


    MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220 Standard Features:
    DDP*: Optional configuration to RAID disk management
    VAAI support: Available for customers using VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration,
    vCenter Plug-in: Available for customers using VMware vSphere
    VASA: vStorage API for Storage Awareness, available for use in conjunction with the vCenter Plug-in
    SRA: Sight Recover Manager, available for use with vCenter Plugin
    ALUA: Active-Active LUN Access
    Supports Self-encrypting Drives (SED): 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

    MD3260/MD3460 Standard Features

    Same features as MD3200/MD3400

    High Performance Tier: Increases array I/O 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 I/O performance*
    Additional Hard Drives - capacity up to 180* or 192* hard drives
    SSD Cache: accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drives as extended controller read cache*

Environmental

  • Temperature for MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220
    Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour, with no direct sunlight
    Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C

    Relative humidity

    MD3400/MD3420:
    Operating: 5% to 95% RH with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew point. Atmosphere must be non-condensing at all times
    MD3200/MD3220: Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
    MD3460/MD3260: Operating 5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew point.

     

    Altitude

    MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220
    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.
    MD3460/MD3260
    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°F/1000 ft.

Regulatory

PowerVault MD3060e Dense JBOD — Affordable density for Dell servers

Affordable density for Dell servers

When it comes to expanding DAS in your server deployment, there are several important questions to consider:
  • How much space do you need?
  • How quickly you can add more storage?
  • How can you add capacity while keeping power and cooling costs under control?
Your answer is the Dell PowerVault MD3060e dense enclosure, or JBOD (just a bunch of disks). The high-density storage solution in a compact 4U chassis enables quick expansion for PowerEdge R620, R720 or R720xd servers while saving space, power and cooling expenses.* The versatile design allows you to:
  • Mix and match up to 60 HDDs and SSDs in one chassis
  • Scale to 240 HDDs (with four MD3060e enclosure) per server
  • Maximize capacity to almost 1PB per R620 or R720 server*
  • Store over 1PB of data in less than one-half of a standard rack*

Reliable, versatile performance

The MD3060e offers a high-density option in the PowerVault MD series of JBODs, which have an established record of reliability and efficient performance. Easily manage your data through the host server, with OS support that includes:
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012, Storage Spaces
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® - RHEL
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise
  • Ubuntu
  • Nexenta™
If you choose to manage your server through Windows Server 2012, Storage Spaces is integrated within the MD3060e. Storage Spaces is simple and easy to use, regardless of the user’s level of familiarity with storage systems.
PowerVault MD3060e Dense JBOD — Capacity based on your design

Capacity based on your design

Easily scale with versatile enclosure options, drive types and operating system choices, and have the flexibility to design solutions for your specific needs. The MD3060e is a modular platform that allows you to add or reconfigure enclosures, as your workloads require.
  • Mix and match SAS, NL-SAS HDDs or SSDs to optimize performance or capacity.
  • Hot-swap drives, fans, enclosure management modules (EMMs) and power supplies for quick modifications and maintenance.
With small-scale-to-hyperscale flexibility, the MD3060e dense enclosure is an ideal solution for:
  • Hosting companies that need affordable and dense storage
  • Work groups within a large IT organization, such as an R&D department
  • Universities or government agencies with high performance computing (HPC) deployments that require high-density storage
  • High-bandwidth or modular infrastructures, such as manufacturing, oil and gas, and video surveillance
  • Financial institutions that need to process volumes of data without increasing their data center footprint
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