EqualLogic PS4100 Series

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Next-generation GbE iSCSI SAN arrays designed for growing environments



Empower your small or midsize business with storage capacity and performance in the cost-effective EqualLogic™ PS4100E next-generation GbE iSCSI SAN arrays.

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Small and midsize businesses seeking cost-effective, high-capacity GbE iSCSI SAN arrays for their growing storage needs.

Product Configurations

Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with 4GB non-volatile memory per controller

Hard Disk Drives
Twelve (12) NL-SAS hot-pluggable hard drives.

Drive Capacities
3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS drives available in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB 

System Capacities
12TB* using twelve (12) 1TB NL-SAS disk drives
24TB using twelve (12) 2TB NL-SAS disk drives
36TB using twelve (12) 3TB NL-SAS disk drives
48TB using twelve (12) 4TB NL-SAS disk drives

Technical Highlights

Up to 256

128 per volume / up to 2,048 total per group

Volume Connections
Up to 512 per pool / 1024 per group

Host Protocol
Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

Operating Systems Supported

Microsoft® Windows Server® including Hyper-V®
VMware® ESX Server™
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL)
SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES)
Oracle® Linux
Citrix® XenServer®

For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs, and HBAs, see the Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix on http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/dtcmedia/m/mediagallery/20438558.

RAID Support
RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50*

GbE Network Interfaces
Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller
Interface ports: Two 1000BASE-T ports per controller

TCP Network Support
IPv4, IPv6 compliant. USGv6 certified.

Expansion Option
Can be combined with other PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online. A maximum of two (2) PS4x00 arrays can be in a group. Additionally, PS and SC Series offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between arrays, providing PS Series customers the flexibility to add SC Series arrays to their environment, if and when they choose.*


Redundant hot-swappable controllers with vertical port sharing
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Enclosure Monitoring System

Automatic spare configuration and utilization
Automatic bad block replacement
Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives


Dell Storage Manager (DSM): Allows you to perform day-to-day tasks across SC and PS Series arrays from a single management interface*
PS Series Group Manager
SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Multi-administrator support


CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support

Notification Methods

SNMP traps, e-mail, syslog


AC voltage: 100-240 VAC ±10% single phase
700 W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
Power supplies: Dual 700 W


Height: 2U / 87 mm (3.42 inches)
Width: 446 mm (17.57 inches)
Depth: 600 mm (23.62 inches)
Weight: 29.3 kg (64.6 lbs)

Packaged physical: Length: 851 mm (33.50 inches) Width: 629 mm (24.75 inches) Depth: 395 mm (15.56 inches)
Packaged weight: 39.54 kg (87.17 lbs)

Rack Support
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

Environmental Operating Conditions

Temperature range: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
Storage temperature: –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Altitude: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.
Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Shock: Half-sine shock 31G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in operational orientations only
Vibration: 0.26 Grms (5 to 350 Hz) for 5 minutes in operational orientations
Acoustics Category 4: <=7.2 bels at 23C +/- 2C
Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985


Regulatory Model: E03J
Regulatory Type: E03J001

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance
Dell and the Environment

The Dell PS4100 series arrays have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation. Click Here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation.