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Versatile and uncomplicated virtualized Fibre Channel storage that needs to scale quickly to meet unexpected demands​.

Dell Storage SC9000

Dell Storage SC9000

Turbocharge your data center and lower TCO with the fast, highly scalable Dell Storage SC9000.

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Dell Compellent SC8000

Dell Storage SC8000

Enhance storage performance, efficiency and scalability with the Dell Storage SC8000 Array Controller.

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Compellent SC4020 Storage Controller

Dell Storage SC4020

Provide all-flash or hybrid storage at an exceptional value, and support up to 10,000 MS-Exchange mailboxes in just 2U of rack space.*

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Dell Storage SC2000

Dell Storage SCv2000 Series

Dell Storage SCv2000 offers many of the same software and data protection features in Storage Center with entry-level affordability.

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Dell Compellent FS8600 Storage

Compellent FS8600

Next-gen, enterprise-class scale-out NAS with competitive TCO, up to 4PB in a single file system & over 20PB in a single global namespace.

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Compellent SC280 Storage

Dell Compellent SC280

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

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PowerVault MD36x0f

PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel Series

Add high-throughput, highly efficient Fibre Channel storage to your data center, including the latest 16Gb Fibre Channel technology.

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GREAT FOR

Large-scale storage systems, high-end workload performance and distributed enterprise environments like private cloud.

Enterprise storage area networks (SANs) that need enhanced efficiency and diagnostics as well as nondisruptive capacity scaling for future data center requirements.

Small to mid-sized organizations with large amounts of data. Those who need scalable, enterprise-class storage priced and sized for small to mid-sized organizations.

Small and medium businesses needing entry-level storage, or larger data centers looking for project based storage solutions.

Unified storage for enterprise project and file sharing, industry use cases like medical imaging, media and entertainment, and higher ed.

Large-scale enterprise deployments, co-location facilities and file workflows, such as radiology, life sciences and media archival.

Data centers that require Fibre Channel throughput and easy scalability along with streamlined data management, protection and recovery.

Product Configurations

Storage controller
SC9000 (2U chassis)

Controllers per array
2 (active/active)

Operating system
Dell Storage Center 6.7 or greater

Processor
Dual 3.2GHz, 8-core Intel® processors per controller

Maximum system memory
256GB per controller (512GB total per array)*
Internal Storage
24 x 2.5” drive bays

Supported expansion enclosures
Dell SC200: 12 x 3.5” drive bays
Dell SC220: 24 x 2.5” drive bays
Dell SC280: 84 x 3.5” drive bays

Maximum drive count
192 (24 internal, plus 168 external)

Total storage capacity
1.054PB, more in federated systems*

Supported drive types
HDD: 15K, 10K, 7.2K RPM; SSD: write-intensive and read-intensive drives in SLC, MLC and TLC formats. Drive types can be mixed in the same system.

Controllers
2 hot-swappable controller modules per SC4020 chassis

Processor

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1265L v2, 2.50GHz, 4 cores

Memory
32GB per SC4020 array (16GB per controller)

Network/server connectivity (front-end)

Fibre Channel model: 8 x 8Gb FC ports per SC4020 array (4 per controller) or 4 x 16Gb FC ports per SC4020 array (2 per controller); simultaneous multiprotocol support available with optional upgrade to firmware v6.6. Management/Replication ports may also provide two ports of front-end iSCSI network I/O per controller.

iSCSI model: 4 x 10Gb iSCSI ports per SC4020 array (2 per controller); additional iSCSI network connectivity available with optional upgrade to firmware v6.6. Management/Replication ports may also provide two more ports of front-end iSCSI per controller.

Internal drive connectivity (back-end)
4 x 6Gb SAS ports per SC4020 array (2 per controller)

NAS deployment connectivity (optional)
Supports file-based storage via FS8600 NAS appliance

FS8600 with FluidFS version 5 Specifications

Storage arrays supported
SCv2080, SC4020, SC8000 and SC9000 controllers
SCOS 6.5.3 or newer; Enterprise Manager 2015 or newer
Controller hardware
Dell Compellent SC8000

Software
Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.4 or later

Scalability
42 or 84 drives per 5U enclosure

Drives
3.5” SAS HDD (7.2K): 4TB, 6TB

Capacity
Up to 504TB per 5U enclosure

Technical Highlights

Array configurations
All-flash, hybrid or HDD arrays

Auto-tiering method
Policy-based migration based on real-time data usage, customizable 512KB-4MB page size

Auto-tiering structure
Up to 3 primary (media-based) tiers total, up to 2 SSD tiers (write- and read-intensive SSDs)

Tiering customizations
User-defined profiles, option to “pin” volumes to any tier 

RAID support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, RAID 10, and RAID 10 DM (Dual Mirror); any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single array  

RAID tiering
Auto-provisions and dynamically restripes multiple RAID levels on the same tier; no need to pre-allocate RAID groups 

Thin provisioning
Active by default on all volumes, operates at full performance across all features

Thin snapshots
Records changes only, snapshots auto-migrate to lower-cost storage 

Intelligent deduplication and compression
Selectable option per volume on SSD and/or HDD tiers
Compression-only option also available

Standard replication
Synchronous/Asynchronous via FC or iSCSI

Federated multi-array systems

Live Migrate (included in base product) enables host-transparent data movement among arrays*
Volume Advisor continually monitors federation to suggest optimal data placement based on customizable capacity or performance load balancing policies
Dell Storage Manager provides data center-level viewpoint and control*

Coexistence with PS Series arrays*

Replication in either direction
Day-to-day management from a single interface
Thin import: space-efficient, non-disruptive data migration from PS Series arrays

Business continuity
Live Volume auto-failover, auto-repair, VMware Metro Stretch Cluster support, Microsoft® Azure Site Recovery

Application data protection
Restore host-side data from array in Oracle, Microsoft or VMware environments 

Data-at-rest encryption
Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) in SSD or HDD formats
Full Disk Encryption (FCE) based on AES-256
Drives certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 2
Key Management Server (KMS) options available for FIPS 140-2 Level 1, 2 and 3

External key manager support
Gemalto’s SafeNet KeySecure k460, SafeNet KeySecure k250, SafeNet KeySecure k150v
Thales EMS 200
 
Product OS
Storage Center 6.1 or greater

Array configurations
All-flash, hybrid or HDD arrays
Auto-tiering method
Policy-based migration based on real-time data usage, customizable 512KB-4MB page size

Auto-tiering structure

Up to 3 primary (media-based) tiers total, up to 2 SSD tiers (write- and read-intensive SSDs)

Tiering customizations
User-defined profiles, option to “pin” volumes to any tier

RAID support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, RAID 10, and RAID 10 DM (Dual Mirror); any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single array

RAID tiering

Auto-provisions and dynamically restripes multiple RAID levels on the same tier; no need to pre-allocate RAID groups

Thin provisioning

Active by default on all volumes, operates at full performance across all features

Thin snapshots
Records changes only, snapshots auto-migrate to lower-cost storage

Intelligent deduplication* and compression

Selectable option per volume on SSD and/or HDD tiers
Compression-only option also available

Standard replication
Synchronous/Asynchronous using FC or iSCSI

Federated multi-array systems
Live Migrate (included in base product) enables host-transparent data movement among arrays*
Volume Advisor continually monitors federation to suggest optimal data placement based on customizable capacity or performance load balancing policies
Dell Storage Manager provides data center-level viewpoint and control*

Coexistence with PS Series arrays*

Replication in either direction
Day-to-day management from a single interface
Thin import: space-efficient, non-disruptive data migration from PS Series arrays

Business continuity

Live Volume auto-failover, auto-repair
VMware Metro Stretch Cluster support
Microsoft® Azure Site Recovery

Application data protection
Restore host-side data from array in Oracle, Microsoft or VMware environments

Data-at-rest encryption
Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) in SSD or HDD formats
Full Disk Encryption (FCE) based on AES-256
Drives certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 2
Key Management Server (KMS) options available for FIPS 140-2 Level 1, 2 and 3

External key manager support

Gemalto’s SafeNet KeySecure k460, SafeNet KeySecure k250, SafeNet KeySecure k150v
Thales EMS 200
Product OS
Storage Center 6.5 or greater

Array configurations
All-flash, hybrid or HDD arrays
Auto-tiering method
Policy-based migration based on real-time data usage, customizable 512KB-4MB page size.

Auto-tiering structure

Up to 3 primary (media-based) tiers total, up to 2 SSD tiers (write- and read-intensive SSDs)

Tiering customizations
User-defined profiles, option to “pin” volumes to any tier

RAID support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, RAID 10, and RAID 10 DM (Dual Mirror); any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single array

RAID tiering
Auto-provisions and dynamically restripes multiple RAID levels on the same tier; no need to pre-allocate RAID groups

Thin provisioning
Active by default on all volumes, operates at full performance across all features

Thin snapshots
Records changes only, snapshots auto-migrate to lower-cost storage

Intelligent deduplication* and compression

Selectable option per volume on SSD and/or HDD tiers
Compression-only option also available

Standard replication
Synchronous/Asynchronous using FC or iSCSI

Federated multi-array systems

Live Migrate (included in base product) enables host-transparent data movement among arrays*
Volume Advisor continually monitors federation to suggest optimal data placement based on customizable capacity or performance load balancing policies
Dell Storage Manager provides data center-level viewpoint and control*

Coexistence with PS Series arrays*
Replication in either direction
Day-to-day management from a single interface
Thin import: space-efficient, non-disruptive data migration from PS Series arrays

Business continuity
Live Volume auto-failover, auto-repair
VMware Metro Stretch Cluster support
Microsoft® Azure Site Recovery

Application data protection
Restore host-side data from array in Oracle, Microsoft or VMware environments

Data-at-rest encryption

Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) in SSD or HDD formats
Full Disk Encryption (FCE) based on AES-256
Drives certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 2
Key Management Server (KMS) options available for FIPS 140-2 Level 1, 2 and 3

External key manager support

Gemalto’s SafeNet KeySecure k460, SafeNet KeySecure k250, SafeNet KeySecure k150v
Thales EMS 200
NFS v3 file protocol support
NFS over UDP and TCP, Kerberos 5 security options, UTF8 and ASCII support, NLM

NFS v4 file protocol support
Kerberos 5 security options, UTF8 and ASCII support, pseudo file system, locking, share modes and access control lists (ACLs)

NFS 4.1 file protocol support
Core features (no pNFS support), Kerberos 5 security options

SMB file protocol support
SMB 1.0, 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0
Persistent file handles, continuous availability, SMB signing and encryption (MD5 and HMAC-SHA-256), large MTU, file leases and oplocks

IPv6 and IPv4 protocol support for client networks
Full support for client IPv6 and IPv4 connections, including load balancing mechanism and access control for NFS exports

NAS volumes
Max NAS volumes per NAS cluster: 1,024
Max NAS volume size: as large as the file system

Shares/exports
Max number of CIFS shares per system: 1,024
Max number of NFS mounts/exports per system: 1,024

Concurrent active CIFS connections
Max for single appliance: 30,000 (for 48GB appliances)
Max for a 4-appliance cluster: 120,000
("active" defined as clients engaging in I/O in the last 15 minutes)

User authentication
For CIFS clients: Kerberos 5 and NTLMv2 on Microsoft Active Directory Server
For NFS v4, 4.1 clients: Kerberos 5

Directory services
Windows CIFS and NFS clients: Microsoft Active Directory 2003, 2003R2 2008R2, 2012
Linux/UNIX clients: NIS and LDAP

Max quotas
Max quota rules per volume: 1,024 
Max user quotas per system: 1,024 

Local users
Max number of local users per cluster: 100
Max number of local groups per cluster: 100

Directories
Max number of directories per appliance: 32 billion
Max number of directories per 4-appliance cluster: 128 billion
Max number of files in a directory: 1 million
Max directory depth: 255

Files
Max file size: 16TB
Max number of files per appliance: Unlimited
Max number of files per 4-appliance cluster: Unlimited
Max file name length: 255 bytes

Snapshots
Redirect-on-write snapshots and thin volume cloning
Max number of snapshots per NAS volume: 10,000
Max number of snapshots per FS8600 system: 100,000
Max number of snapshot policies per system: 1,024

Replication
Asynchronous to peer FS8600 appliance(s), (client network speeds and array configurations can vary)
Max number of replication partners (or destinations): 100
Max number of replication policies per FS8600 system: 1,024
Max number of simultaneous volume replications: 10 outgoing, 100 incoming
Max volumes enabled for replication: 1,024

NDMP backup
Remote and three-way NDMP over Ethernet ports (backup over backend Fibre Channel not supported)
Certified with Quest NetVault Backup 9; CommVault Simpana 9.x; Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3; Symantec NetBackup 7.x and Backup Exec 2010R3 and 2012, EMC Networker 8.0

ICAP antivirus
Certified with Symantec ScanEngine 5.2 and Protection Engine 7.0; McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise 8.8 and Enterprise for Storage 1.0.2; Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.0; TrendMicro InterScan Web Security
Suite 3.1

Thin provisioning
File-level and block-level NAS volume- or file system-level thin provisioning to oversubscribe the file system capacity visible to users

Data reduction
Post-process policy-based variable block (128KB +/- 64KB) data deduplication and LZPS compression per NAS volume

Management

Management interface
Dell Storage Manager, formerly Enterprise Manager
Multi-array, multi-site, cross-platform management from single interface*

Workload management
QoS, VVOLs

Scripting support
SMI-S, Microsoft PowerShell API, RESTful API

Host OS support
Microsoft® Windows Server®, Oracle® Solaris, HP®-UX, Oracle Linux, IBM® AIX®, Novell® NetWare, SLES, Apple, HPTru64, VMware®, Citrix® XenServer®, RedHat® 

Third-party application integration
VMware, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, OpenStack™, Symantec™, Commvault®, Foglight™, Docker™ -- see SC Series Management spec sheet for more details 

Certifications
VMware Metro Stretch Clusters, VMware SRM, IBM VIOS Recognized 

Reporting/alerts
Support assist (phone home), remote diagnostics and performance monitoring, automated alerts, reports and notifications, departmental chargeback
Management interface
Dell Storage Manager, formerly Enterprise Manager
Multi-array, multi-site, cross-platform management from single interface*

Workload management
QoS*
VVOLs*

Scripting support
SMI-S
Microsoft PowerShell API
RESTful API

Host OS support

Microsoft® Windows Server®, Oracle® Solaris, HP®-UX, Oracle Linux, IBM® AIX®, Novell® NetWare, SLES, Apple, HPTru64, VMware®, Citrix® XenServer®, RedHat®

Third-party application integration
VMware, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, OpenStack, Symantec, Commvault, Foglight, Docker (see SC Series Management spec sheet for more details)

Certifications
VMware Metro Stretch Clusters
VMware SRM
IBM VIOS Recognized

Reporting/alerts
Support assist (phone home), remote diagnostics and performance monitoring, automated alerts, reports and notifications, departmental chargeback
Management interface
Dell Storage Manager, formerly Enterprise Manager
Multi-array, multi-site, cross-platform management from single interface*

Workload management

QoS*
VVOLs*

Scripting support
SMI-S
Microsoft PowerShell API
RESTful API

Host OS support

Microsoft® Windows Server®, Oracle® Solaris, HP®-UX, Oracle Linux, IBM® AIX®, Novell® NetWare, SLES, Apple, HPTru64, VMware®, Citrix® XenServer®, RedHat®

Third-party application integration
VMware, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, OpenStack, Symantec, Commvault, Foglight, Docker (see SC Series Management spec sheet for more details)

Certifications

VMware Metro Stretch Clusters
VMware SRM
IBM VIOS Recognized

Reporting/alerts
Support assist (phone home), remote diagnostics and performance monitoring, automated alerts, reports and notifications, departmental chargeback
Enterprise Manager 2015, FluidFS v5 CLI, PowerShell, RESTful APIArray 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.

MD3800f, MD3820f Standard Features
4GB or 8GB cache per controller
Dynamic Disk Pools (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 Plug-in
ALUA-: Active-Active LUN Access
Self-encrypting drive (SED) support: Provides 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
Microsoft Windows ODX

MD3860f Standard Features
SAME features as MD3800f plus:
High Performance Tiering (HPT): 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
HPT firmware upgrade: Increases array I/O performance*
Additional Hard Drives: Capacity up to 180* or 192* hard drives
Remote Replication: Asynchronous and synchronous
SSD Cache: Accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drives as extended controller read cache*

Power

Power supplies
Dual, redundant 1100W 80 PLUS® Platinum certified power supplies

Max power
425W 

Inlet type
NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42

Operating voltage
100 to 240 VAC, 50-60Hz, 12A-6.5 Amp 

Power supply heat dissipation
Max 4,100 (at 1100W) 

Fans
6 hot-swappable fan modules
Power/wattage: 2 hot-swappable 580W power supplies; 580W maximum power
Heat dissipation: 1,978 BTU/hr maximum
Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Amperage: 7.6-3.0 A
Primary power supply
2 PSUs per appliance

Backup power supply
1 battery per controller, 2 batteries per appliance

Input voltage
90-264 VAC

Output wattage
717W

Heat dissipation
2446 BTU/hr

Line frequency
47-63 Hz

Current
10.5Amp at 90 VAC steady state, 5.2Amp at 180 VAC steady state
Wattage
MD3800f/MD3820f support DC power supply
MD3800f/MD3820f: AC - 600W peak output; DC – 700W
MD3860f: AC - 1755W

Maximum Heat Dissipation
MD3800f/MD3820f: 2047 BTU/hr
MD3860f: 5988 BTU/hr

Voltage
MD3860f: 220V AC, auto ranging, 50 Hz/60Hz

Frequency Range
50/60Hz

Temperature
Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
MD3800f/MD3820f support Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C

Relative humidity
Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

Altitude
MD3800f/MD3820f
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.

MD3860f

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.

Storage

Storage format
Block (SAN) and/or file (NAS) from same pool*

Storage media
SAS and NL-SAS drives; different drive types, transfer rates and rotational speeds can be mixed in same system
SSD: Write-intensive, read-intensive (SLC, MLC and TLC formats)
HDD: 15K, 10K, 7.2K RPM
Drive Interfaces
SAS and NL-SAS drives. Also backwards compatible with existing Compellent Fibre Channel and SATA drives.
Different drive types, transfer rates and rotational speeds can be mixed in same system
Hard Disk Drives
Hot-pluggable hard drives

MD3800f – Up to twelve (12) 3.5 inch SAS, Near-line SAS, SSD, SED
MD3820f – Up to twenty-four (24) 2.5 inch SAS, Near-line SAS, SSD, SED 
MD3860f – Up to sixty (60) 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch SAS, Near-line SAS, SSD, SED

MD3800f
3.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 450GB*, 600GB*
3.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB
3.5” -- 10K RPM SAS: 600GB
Solid State Drive (SSD) available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

MD3820f
2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
2.5"--7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
2.5"--SSD available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)

MD3860f
3.5"-- 7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB
2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
2.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
2.5"--SSD available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

MD3060e
3.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB
2.5"-- 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
2.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB*,1TB*, 2TB
2.5"--SSD available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)


See the Dell PowerVault MD Series Support Matrix on Dell.com/Support

Expansion Capabilities* 
MD3800f/MD3820f expand up to 192 drives with the MD1200 and MD1220*
MD3860f expand up to 180 hard drives with two of the MD3060e dense enclosures

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

Dimensions are identical to the dense array series (MD3260i, MD3860i, MD3860f)

Controllers on the MD3 dense series arrays have either one 6Gbps SAS Out port (MD3260i) or one 12Gbps SAS Out port (MD3460, MD3860i, and MD3860f) for connecting to the MD3060e enclosure expansion for additional capacity (maximum of 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).

Scalability

Min/max drives
6/960 per array, more in federated systems*

Max raw capacity (SAN)
3PB per array (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems*

Max raw capacity (NAS)
3PB per array with optional FS8600
6PB in single name space (with FS8600 and multiple SC9000 arrays)  

Expansion enclosures

Mix and match from the following options:
SC420 (24 2.5" drive slots, 12Gb SAS)
SC400 (12 3.5" drive slots, 12Gb SAS)
SC280 (84 3.5" drive slots, 6Gb SAS)
SC220 (24 2.5" drive slots, 6Gb SAS)
SC200 (12 3.5" drive slots, 6Gb SAS)
Storage capacity: Up to 960 drives (3PB raw capacity) per dual-controller system; larger capacity available in federated systems*
Memory: Up to 128GB total available cache per dual-controller system; larger cache capacity available in federated systems*
2.5” drives: Up to 24 drives per SC220 expansion enclosure
3.5” drives: Up to 12 per SC200 expansion enclosure, 84 per SC280 expansion enclosure
Capacity scalability
Up to 4PB usable file capacity per NAS cluster, regardless of controller cluster size (requires multiple Storage Centers to reach max capacity)

Cluster scalability
Up to 4 FS8600 appliances (8 controllers) in a single NAS cluster

Connectivity

PCIe Gen 3 slots
7 per controller
4 full-height (cache card consumes one), 3 low-profile
Any slot may be used for either front-end network or back-end expansion capacity connections 

Front-end network protocols
FC, iSCSI, FCoE (supports simultaneous multiprotocol) 

Max 16Gb FC ports
20 per array 

Max 8Gb/4Gb FC ports
40 per array 

Max 10Gb iSCSI ports
20 per array (SFP+ and BASE-T)
iSCSI DCB
IPv6

Max 1Gb iSCSI ports
20 per array (SFP+ and BASE-T) 

Max 10Gb FCoE ports
12 per array 

Back-end expansion protocols
12Gb SAS (auto-negotiates to 6Gb) 

Max back-end expansion ports
40 per array
Per dual-controller system; multiple systems may be federated*

Front-End Connectivity
Fibre Channel (4Gb, 8Gb, 16Gb), iSCSI (1Gb, 10Gb), FCoE (10Gb)
Simultaneous interface support

Maximum Front-End Ports
16 (Fibre Channel), 10 (1Gb iSCSI), 10 (10Gb iSCSI), 10 (FCoE) per controller. NOTE: SC8000 controller can support up to 16 FC front-end ports with 4-port low-profile SAS back-end IO option.

Back-end Connectivity
SAS (6Gb & 3Gb), Fibre Channel (2Gb, 4Gb, 8Gb)

Maximum Back-End Ports
16 (Fibre Channel), 20 (SAS) per controller – NOTE: No SATA ports, FC and SATA enclosures are connected to FC8 IO card.

Fibre Channel and SATA expansion enclosures connect to SC8000 via Fibre Channel IO expansion card
8Gb FC configuration options
Frontend and interconnect traffic (two options):
1GbE: (2) Intel 1GbE quad-port NICs per controller, copper only, RJ-45
10GbE: (2) Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller, copper/optical, SFP+ standards

Backend: (1) QLogic dual-port FC HBA per controller, SFP+ standards

Switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported

10Gb iSCSI configuration options

Frontend: (1) Intel 10GbE dual-port NIC per controller, copper/optical, SFP+ standards

Backend and interconnect: (1) Intel 10GbE dual-port NIC per controller, copper/optical, SFP+ standards

Switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported; upgrades from FC to iSCSI or vice versa are not supported
RAID and Controllers

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

Single controller models:
MD3800f and MD3820f: Support up to 64 servers when configured with a Fibre Channel switch, available with 4GB cache controllers

Dual controller models:
MD3800f/MD3820f/MD3860f: Support up to 64 servers when configured with Fibre Channel switches, available with an option of 4GB or 8GB cache controllers.

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

Controller features
Each controller contains 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
DDP* eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations
Dual controllers required for the MD3860f dense arrays

RAID Levels
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*

Compatible Routers
QLogic ISR 6240 (provides Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity)

Chassis

Dimensions
Height: 2U/87.3 mm (3.44 in)Width: 482.4 mm (18.98 in) with rack latches; 444 mm (17.08 in) without rack latches
Depth: 755.8 mm (29.75 in) with bezel
Weight: 19.73 kg (43.5 lb) 

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
Storage Controller
Rack size: 2U
Height: 87.3 mm (3.44 inch)
Width: 482.4 mm (18.98 inch) with rack latches
444 mm (17.08 inch) without rack latches
Depth: 755.8 mm (29.75 inch) with bezel
Weight: 19.73 kg (43.5 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
Rack size: 2U
Height: 8.79 cm (3.46 inches)
Width: 48.2 cm (18.98 inches)
Depth: 54.68 cm (21.53 inches)
Weight at maximum configuration: 24 kg (53 lb)
Weight empty: 7 kg (15.4 lb)
Form factor
2U

Height
8.64 cm (3.4 in)

Width
44.63 cm (17.6 in) (does not include rack flange)

Depth
81.30 cm (32.0 in) (includes bezel and controllers installed)

Weight
69.5 lbs. (31.5 kg)

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
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)
Height x Width x Depth
MD3800f: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 56.1cm (22.09")
MD3820f: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 50.8 (20")
MD3860f: 177.80mm (7.0”) x 482.60mm (19.0”) x 85.50mm (32.5”)
MD3060e: 177.80mm (7.0”) x 482.60mm (19.0”) x 85.50mm (32.5”)

Environmental Operating Conditions

Temperature
Operating: 41º to 104ºF ( 5º to 40ºC )
Non-operating: -40º to 149ºF ( -40º to 65ºC )

Humidity
Operating: 10% to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
SC8000 Controller:
Power: Dual, Redundant 750W 80 plus® Platinum certified power supplies
Maximum Power: 425W

Max Heat Dissipation: 1,450 BTU/hr

Operating Temperature: 50 - 95°F (10 - 35°C)
Non-Operating Temperature: -40 - 149°F (-40 - 65°C)
Operating Humidity Ranges (non-condensing): Operating, 20% to 80%
Non-Operating Humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95%
Inlet Type: NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42
Operating temperature: 50 - 95°F (10 - 35°C)
Non-operating temperature: -40 - 149°F (-40 - 65°C)
Operating humidity ranges (non-condensing): 10% to 80% with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point
Non-operating humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95% with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point
Inlet type: NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42
Temperature
Operating: 10° to 40°C
Non-operating: -40°C to 70°C

Relative Humidity
Operating: 8% to 85% non-condensing
Non-operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Maximum Vibration
Operating: 0.26 GRMS (5-350Hz @ 0.0002G2/Hz for 5 minutes)
Non-operating: 1.88 GRMS @ 10-500 Hz

Regulatory

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

ENERGY STAR®

The Dell SC8000 Storage Center Controller, SC200/SC220 Expansion Enclosures, and SC280 Dense Enclosure have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation. Click here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation*.
Energy Star


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

ENERGY STAR®

The Dell SC8000 Storage Center Controller, SC200/SC220 Expansion Enclosures, and SC280 Dense Enclosure have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation. Click here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation.
Energy Star
PowerVault 3800f Regulatory Model: E03J
PowerVault 3800f Regulatory Type: E03J001
PowerVault 3820f Regulatory Model: E04J
PowerVault 3820f Regulatory Type: E04J001
PowerVault 3860f Regulatory Model: E08J
PowerVault 3860f Regulatory Type: E08J001

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

ENERGY STAR®
The Dell Storage MD3200i, MD3400, MD3800i and MD3800f arrays with the MD1200 expansion enclosure have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation.
The Dell Storage MD3220i,MD3420, MD3820i and MD3820f arrays with the MD1220 expansion enclosure have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation.
The Dell Storage MD3260i, MD3860i and MD3860f arrays have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation.
Click Here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation.
ENERGY STAR

Processor

Two 2.5GHz 6-core Intel™ processors per controllerCPU per controller
Dual Intel E5620 4 core / 12MB L3/ 80W / 2.4GHz

Emissions/Safety

Controller
FCC Class A; EN55022 Class A; EN 61000-3-2/-3-3; CISPR 22 Class A; EN55024/CISPR 24; (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11); EN60950/IEC 60950 Compliant UL Listed (USA), CUL Listed (Canada), TUV Certified (Germany), CE Marking (Europe)

Notification Methods

Compellent Phone Home

RAID

Hot Swappable controllers

Single Controller Models (MD3800f and MD3820f)
Supports up to 64 servers when configured with a Fibre Channel switch

Dual Controller Models
(MD3800f, MD3820f and MD3860f)
Supports up to 64 servers when configured with Fibre Channel switches

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

Controller features
Each controller contains 2GB 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 alongside of existing RAID configurations

RAID Levels

Support for RAID levers 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
• Up to 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
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