Dell Compellent SC280 Dense Enclosure

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Redefining high-density storage.

Store more data in a smaller footprint with the densest storage enclosure from any major storage vendor in its class.

Dell Storage Compellent - SC280 Dense Enclosure


Maximize your rack density

High-density storage takes on a whole new meaning with the Dell Compellent SC280 dense enclosure. With the best rack unit density of any major storage solution, the SC280 is up to 2.8 times denser compared to traditional 2U 3.5" disk-drive enclosure solutions. You can easily add capacity for your SAN and NAS environments.

   • Up to 504TB* of storage in a 5U chassis

   • Up to 4PB* (usable) storage per 48U rack with two Dell Compellent Storage Center systems

   • Available with either 42 or 84 x 6TB or 4TB* 7200 rpm drives

   • 6Gbps SAS connectivity

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Optimize storage economics

As an all-in-one, fast-write bulk storage solution, the SC280 can help deliver a low total cost of ownership. It is an ideal solution for:

   • Large-scale enterprise deployments

   • Co-location environments where you may have to pay separately for your rack space

   • File workflows, such as radiology, life sciences and media archival

   • Replication-intensive environments


Global Support 

Global services and support


Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team delivers distinctive capabilities, including Copilot support and optimization as well as full data migration solutions to facilitate consolidation from multiple file systems. Dell takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives, and uses established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help lower your total cost of ownership.

Product Configurations

  • Controller hardware
    Dell Compellent SC8000

    Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.4 or later

    42 or 84 drives per 5U enclosure

    3.5” SAS HDD (7.2K): 4TB, 6TB

    Up to 504TB per 5U enclosure


  • Height: 22.230 cm (8.8 inches)

    Width: 48.260 cm (19 inches)

    Depth: 91.44 cm (36 inches)

    Weight: 130.7 kg (287.5 lbs) when full

    Wattage: 2184 power supply rating

    Heat Dissipation: 7,455 BTU/hr (at 2184W) 6,144 BTU/hr (at max power of 1800W)

    Voltage: 208-240 VAC

    Frequency: 50/60 Hz

    Amperage: 7.4A at 241V

    Operating Temperature: 5˚ to 35˚C (41˚ to 95˚F)

    Non-operating Temperature: -40˚ to 70˚C (-40˚ to 158˚F)


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