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Dell Storage MD1280 Dense Enclosure


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Dell PowerVault MD3 storage arrays help you cost-effectively address the challenges of data growth with versatile solutions that are optimized for smaller-scale storage consolidation, flexible virtualization projects and high business continuity.

Add storage capacity to your data center
As your business acquires more data, you may have to balance the need for additional storage with the finite space available in your data center. You can address this challenge by seamlessly expanding your PowerEdge servers or Dell Storage arrays with Dell direct-attached storage (DAS) options.

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Store your data efficiently without sacrificing compute power or performance. Take advantage of a 5U 84 drive-bay chassis and scale to over a petabyte of data with 168 8TB hard drives with two enclosures. Tailor the ultra-dense storage MD1280 to meet your performance requirements by choosing the disk size you need within the enclosure, and non-disruptively scale to meet application demands.

Pair the space-saving MD1280 dense enclosure to award-winning PowerEdge servers to take advantage of the competitive price for each gigabyte, improve productivity and increase your ROI:

• Start with 28 drives and expand as needed.
• Lower operational costs with high density storage.
• Increase scalability and density with competitive pricing.
• Keep drives in an optimal space-saving position with a high-density
• Save space with two extremely dense 48-drive drawers.
• Ensure no down time for maintenance with hot-swappable hard
  drives, fans, EMMs, PSUs and drawer expander assemblies.

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MD1400 and MD1420
direct-attached storage

MD3060e dense expansion enclosure

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
24 x 12Gb 2.5" SSDs
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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