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Adding capacity to your data center
As data needs continue to grow and capacity expansion becomes a necessity, you have to address the delicate balance
between the need for additional storage and the finite space within your data center. The answer is to seamlessly expand
your PowerEdge servers or Dell Storage arrays with Dell’s direct attached storage (DAS) options. The new MD1400 and
MD1420 enclosures are designed to offer high-efficiency DAS for the 13th generation of PowerEdge servers, with
configurations ranging from 12 x 4TB HDDs to 24 x 12Gb 2.5" SSDs.

Introducing the new DAS for the latest generation of PowerEdge servers Introducing the new DAS for the latest generation of
PowerEdge servers

Versatile, reliable and cost effective, the MD1400 and MD1420
enclosures provide high-density and performance-optimized DAS
configurations for the latest generation of Dell PowerEdge servers.
Up to eight MD enclosures can be connected to each server using
a 12Gb SAS host bus adapter (HBA) or the PowerEdge RAID
Controller 9 (PERC9) card. Scaling capacity behind innovative
next-generation servers enables end-to-end 12Gb solutions,
including all-flash configurations, offering exceptional storage
flexibility and IO performance for such applications as:

• High-performance databases
• Streaming digital media
• Storage-intensive applications

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High-density MD3060e expansion enclosure
Server expansion is affordable with the MD3060e dense expansion enclosure. The compact 4U form factor enables you to
dramatically increase capacity and efficiency behind PowerEdge rack servers, supporting 6Gbps SAS connectivity with a
host bus adaptor (HBA). With up to four attached expansion enclosures, the MD3060e can maximize capacity to almost a
petabyte of storage per server while saving space, power and cooling expenses. It 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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MD1400 and MD1420
direct-attached storage

MD3060e dense expansion enclosure

MD1220 direct-attached storage

MD1200 direct-attached storage

MD1400 and MD1420 direct attached storage MD3060e dense expansion enclosure³ MD1220 direct attached storage MD1200 direct attached storage
Specifically engineered to
work with the latest
generation of PowerEdge
servers using the newest
line of PowerEdge RAID
Controller 9 (PERC9)
12Gb SAS cards, these
DAS enclosures have
the flexibility to mix and
match NL-SAS, SAS
and SSD drives.
Configurations range
from high-density
12 x 4TB 6Gb HDDs
(MD1400) to
performance-optimized
24 x 12Gb 2.5" SSDs
(MD1420).
A 6Gb SAS dense enclosure
that is designed to add
capacity for the Dell
PowerEdge servers,
models R620, R720 and
R720xd. The compact
4U form factor increases
capacity and efficiency
with a small footprint. It
supports up to 60 NL SAS,
SAS HDDs or SSDs. This
model requires a two-port
LSI 9207-8E 6Gb SAS HBA.
An energy-efficient storage-expansion array that provides
the performance to satisfy
demanding single server
applications. Mix SAS and
near-line SAS drives to
combine both performance
and capacity. It supports up
to 24 x 2.5" SAS HDDs or
SSDs, including self-encrypting
drives (SEDs), in a 2U array.
Offers versatility and high
-capacity storage for
mainstream applications
with optimal performance
in sequential (streaming)
applications. It supports
twelve 3.5" or 2.5" SAS
HDDs or SSDs in a 2U
array, with the flexibility
to mix drives behind a
single PERC H800 Host-
RAID adapter.

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PowerVault Direct Attached Storage
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