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PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel Storage Array Series

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High-speed Fibre Channel storage.

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

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Powervault MD36x0f Series - MD3800f 16Gb Fibre Channel array 

MD3800f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity allows customers to take their Fibre Channel architecture to a higher level of performance and availability. The MD3800f features:

  • Up to twelve 3.5" or 2.5" SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives in a 2U chassis
  • Support for a maximum of 180 or 192 drives when utilizing the Premium Feature Key to expand beyond the 120 standard configurations
  • Single or dual active/active controllers
  • 4GB cache per controller or 8GB per controller in dual-controller configurations

Powervault MD36x0f Series - MD3820f 16Gb Fibre Channel array 

MD3820f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity allows customers to take their Fibre Channel architecture to a higher level of performance and availability. The MD3820f features:

  • Up to 24x 2.5" SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives in a 2U chassis
  • Support for a maximum of 180 or 192 drives when utilizing the Premium Feature Key to expand beyond the 120 standard configurations
  • Single or dual active/active controllers
  • 4GB cache per controller or 8GB per controller in dual-controller configurations
 

 Powervault MD36x0f Series - MD3860f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

MD3860f 16Gb Fibre Channel array

16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity allows customers to take their Fibre Channel architecture to a higher level of performance and availability. The MD3860f features:

  • Up to 60-drive configuration (20 HDDs minimum), supporting 2.5" and 3.5" SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives in a 4U chassis
  • Support for a maximum of 180 or 192 drives when utilizing the Premium Feature Key to expand beyond the 120 standard configurations
  • Standard High Performance Tiering with SSD Cache and Thin Provisioning to optimize performance and capacity
  • Single or dual active/active controllers
  • 4GB cache per controller or 8GB per controller in dual-controller configurations
 

Powervault MD36x0f Series - MD3600f 

MD3600f

Ideal for entry-level storage consolidation that requires high availability, high performance and business continuity without sacrificing ease of use and reliability. The design supports a range of drive types, RAID levels, and versatile software options.

  • Up to twelve 3.5" SAS, near-line SAS, and SSD drives
  • Supports up to 64 hosts
  • Expand capacity with up to eight MD1200 or MD1220 expansion enclosures
  • Single or dual-controller options
 

Powervault MD36x0f Series - MD3620f 

MD3620f

Effectively consolidate storage to support the value of your existing Fibre Channel environment with performance to meet the needs of high bandwidth applications with the MD3620f array. Keep pace with the needs of a virtual environment with optional software features.

  • Up to 24x 2.5" SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives
  • Supports up to 64 hosts
  • Up to 768TB* of raw capacity when expanding with 192 HDDs* using MD1200 or MD1220 expansion enclosures
  • Single- or dual-controller options
 

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MD3660f

The PowerVault MD3660f is a dense array has been designed to scale and meet the needs of applications that can be used in both general purpose computing and high bandwidth computing environments.

  • Space saving 4U form factor saves power, and cooling costs
  • Options for mix and match of 3.5", 2.5", SED or SSD drives*
  • Scale up to 180 drives in just 12U, providing up to 720TB of raw capacity*
  • Standard High Performance Tiering with SSD Cache and Thin Provisioning to optimize performance and capacity
 

Powervault MD36x0f Series - MD3060e expansion enclosure 

MD3060e expansion enclosure

A 60-drive expansion enclosure specifically designed for the MD3 dense array series, the MD3060e* dense enclosure is an eBOD (expansion bunch of disks), which operate in the same fashion as a JBOD (just a bunch of disks). There are two enclosure management modules (EMM) that allow for management of the expansion drives via the MD3 Dense Array controllers.

  • Up to two expansion enclosures can be daisy chained to an MD3 SAS Dense array
  • Options for mix and match of 3.5", 2.5", SED or SSD drives*
  • Add two MD3060e enclosures (max) for up to 180 drives in just 12U, providing up to 720TB of raw capacity*
  • Dual EMM controller option only, using the enclosure management modules
 

Management

  • Array 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, MD3600f and MD3620f Standard Features
    2GB, 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

    MD3860f and MD3660f Standard Features
    SAME features as MD3800f/MD3600f 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: Provides business continuity and disaster recovery
    SSD Cache: Accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drives as extended controller read cache*

Power

  • Wattage
    MD3800f/MD3820f/MD3600f/MD3620f support DC power supply
    MD3800f/MD3820f/MD3600f/MD3620f: AC - 600W peak output; DC – 700W
    MD3860f/MD3660f: AC - 1755W

    Maximum Heat Dissipation
    MD3800f/MD3820f/MD3600f/MD3620f: 2047 BTU/hr
    MD3860f/MD3660f: 5988 BTU/hr

    Voltage
    MD3600f/MD3620f: 100 to 240 VAC ; 48V DC
    MD3860f/MD3660f: 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/MD3600f/MD3620f 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/MD3600f/MD3620f 
    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/MD3660f

    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.

Connectivity

  • RAID and Controllers

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

    Single controller models:
    MD3600f and MD3620f: Support up to 64 servers when configured with a Fibre Channel switch, available with 2GB cache controllers
    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/MD3600f/MD3620f/MD3660f: Support up to 64 servers when configured with Fibre Channel switches, available with an option of 2GB, 4GB or 8GB cache controllers.

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

    Controller features
    Each controller contains 2GB, 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 and MD3660f dense arrays
    4GB or 8GB cache controller option is only available in dual controller configuration

    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)

Storage

  • Hard Disk Drives
    Hot-pluggable hard drives

    MD3800f/MD3600f – Up to twelve (12) 3.5 inch SAS, Near-line SAS and SSD drives
    MD3820f/MD3620f – Up to twenty-four (24) 2.5 inch SAS, Near-line SAS and SSD drives 
    MD3860f/MD3660f – Up to sixty (60) 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch SAS, Near-line SAD and SSD drives

    MD3800f/MD3600f
    3.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB and 600GB
    3.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
    SSDs available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

    MD3820f/MD3620f
    2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB and 300GB
    2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
    2.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB
    2.5" -- SSD available in 200GB and 400GB, and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB

    MD3860f/MD3660f

    3.5"-- 7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
    2.5"--15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB and 300GB
    2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 600GB, 900GB and 1.2TB
    2.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB
    2.5"--SSD available in 200GB and 400GB, and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)

    MD3060e
    3.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
    3.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB
    2.5"-- 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB and 300GB
    2.5"--10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 600GB, 900GB and 1.2TB
    2.5"--7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB
    2.5"--SSD available in 200GB and 400GB, and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5" HDD carriers)



    See PowerVault MD3800f/MD3820f/MD3600f/MD3620f Support Matrix for the most current list of supported hard drives.
    See PowerVault MD3860f/MD3660f Support Matrix for the most current list of supported hard drives on the dense array.

    Expansion Capabilities* 
    MD3800f/MD3820f/MD3600f/MD3620f expand up to 192 drives with the MD1200 and MD1220*
    MD3860f/MD3660f 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 (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3660i, MD3660f, MD3860i, MD3860f)

    Dimensions are identical to the dense array series (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3660i, MD3660f, MD3660f, MD3860i, MD3860f)

    Controllers on the MD3 dense series arrays have either one 6Gbps SAS Out port (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3660i, and MD3660f) 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).

RAID

  • Hot Swappable controllers

    Single Controller Models (MD3600f and MD3620f)
    Supports up to 64 servers when configured with a Fibre Channel switch

    Dual Controller Models
    (MD3620f, MD3620f, and MD3660f)
    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

Chassis

  • Height x Width x Depth
    MD3800f/MD3600f: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 56.1cm (22.09")
    MD3820f/MD3620f: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 50.8 (20")
    MD3860f/MD3660f: 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”)

    Weight
    MD3800f/MD3600f: 29.3kg (64.59 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3820f/MD3620f: 24.2kg (53.35 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3860f/MD3660f: 105.23kg (232 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3060e: 105.23kg (232 lbs.) (maximum configuration)

    Rack Support for MD3800f, MD3820f, MD3600f and MD3620f:
    Dell 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

Regulatory

  • PowerVault 3600f Regulatory Model: E03J
    PowerVault 3600f Regulatory Type: E03J001
    PowerVault 3620f Regulatory Model: E04J
    PowerVault 3620f Regulatory Type: E04J001
    PowerVault 3660f Regulatory Model: E08J
    PowerVault 3660f Regulatory Type: E08J001
    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, MD3620i, and MD3620f arrays with the MD1200 expansion enclosure have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation.
    The Dell Storage MD3220i, MD3620i, and MD3620f arrays with the MD1220 expansion enclosure have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation.
    The Dell Storage MD3260i and MD3660i 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

Introducing 16Gb Fibre Channel Technology that delivers high-performance and high-capacity storage

Consolidate your Fibre Channel storage with the PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel array series. The arrays are ideal for entry-level storage consolidation that requires high availability, high performance and business continuity without sacrificing ease of use and reliability. Featuring the next generation of high-performance 16Gb Fibre Channel models, the MD3 arrays are designed for versatility, supporting a range of drive types, premium software features and a choice of 2U or high-density 4U chassis.
Powervault MD36x0f Series - Introducing 16Gb Fibre Channel Technology that delivers high-performance and high-capacity storage

Get affordable enterprise-level performance

Take advantage of the enhanced features offered on all PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel arrays, including the latest 16Gb models.  
  • Improved performance: Get up to 2x performance with the new 16Gb FC array*
  • Controller options: Have 16GB total cache* for maximized throughput
  • Dynamic Disk Pools: Improved DDP functionality that supports 20 disk pools, and can support up to 120 SSDs
  • Multi-protocol connectivity from the host: Get 16Gb FC and 12Gb SAS connectivity
  • Thin Provisioning: Allows allocating and consuming physical storage capacity as needed in disk pools
  • SSD Cache: Increases execution speed of applications by caching previously read data (available with High Performance tier only)
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support: Allows integration of array commands with VMware in the host environment
  • Try and Buy: Allows 90-day trial software licenses for specific software to determine what premium features suit your environment
Powervault MD36x0f Series - Protect your data

Protect your data

Keep your valuable information safe with these additional PowerVault options:

 

  • Remote Replication: Replicate data to any global location that includes mirroring thin provisioned pools
  • Snapshots: Easily recover files after accidental deletion or alteration with point-in-time copies of data.
  • Virtual Disk Copy (VDC): Enable quick and seamless virtual disk relocation and disk-based backup and recovery with a full, replicated copy of source data.
  • Self-encrypting drives (SEDs): Render data useless to unauthorized users with drive-level encryption, even if the drive has been removed from the enclosure.
  • Instant Secure Erase: Permanently and securely remove data when SEDs are repurposed or decommissioned.

Spend less managing your data

The PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel array series brings affordability to primary storage and allows you to add capacity and software as needed. It keeps your storage directly attached to your data infrastructure and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer® and VMware® ESX. In addition, the MD-series storage arrays support vSphere® Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA).
Simplify physical and virtual resource management with MD Storage Manager and PowerVault VMware vCenter™ Plug-In 5.0.
 Powervault MD36x0f Series - MD Storage Manager Powervault MD36x0f Series - VMware vCenter Plug-In 5.0

MD Storage Manager

With wizard-based array configuration and single-pane management, MD Storage Manager can alert you to problems and launch its recovery guru to automatically help troubleshoot and resolve issues.

 

VMware vCenter Plug-In 5.0

Monitor, manage, provision and optimize storage for performance and availability across your virtual infrastructure. You can also implement Storage Replication Adapters (SRA) to simplify management of disaster recovery with centralized recovery plans and VASA to create profiles that map to volumes and virtual machines. 

Upgrade with the Premium Feature Key bundles that meet your priorities.

Powervault MD Series - Data Protection

Data Protection:

Ensure your data is protected with Snapshot, VDC and Remote Replication.
Powervault MD Series - High Performance

High Performance:

Data is increasing at an alarming rate, but performance should not be impacted. This bundle includes the High Performance tier, SSD cache and the additional drive capacity license.

Speed recovery with Dynamic Disk Pools.

Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) protect data by dynamically distributing data across pools of drives. In the event of a drive failure, DDP will identify the critical data and dynamically rebalance the data so the array can return to an optimal state faster than it would in the typical RAID environment. DDP can now support up to 20 disk pools and up to 120 SSDs.
Powervault MD36x0f Series - Global Services and Support

Global services and support

Reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. You can count on Dell for end-to-end solutions to maximize your performance and uptime. A proven leader in servers, storage and networking, Dell Enterprise Solutions and Services deliver innovation at any scale. And if you’re looking to preserve cash or increase operational efficiency, Dell Financial Services has a wide range of options to make technology acquisition easy and affordable. Contact your Dell Sales Representative for more information.
Having the right backup solution is key to protecting your critical information. So is having the right support. Dell™ ProSupport™ is a portfolio of globally consistent, customer-driven support services that provides businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable and easier support solutions.

Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 24x7 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Speed of responseProtectionPremium proactive
Mission Critical* — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour on-site*service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch.
Keep your hard drive* — Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities.Enterprise-wide contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Proactive maintenance
 — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

Remote advisory options — Provides telephone and internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more.

Basic Hardware Warranty*

Basic support
Ideal for nonessential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.
Training Services                                                                                                                                                                                

Dell Education Services
Decrease downtime, improve utilization and ensure business continuity with storage training from Dell Education Services. A self-paced online training course jump starts the Storage Administrator on managing the PowerVault MD Storage environment.

Additional service offerings 

Comprehensive storage training and certification
Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skill set for company compliance, the Dell-certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.

Backup and recovery
To sustain the continued operation of your storage solution, you should engineer availability, security and reliability into every process from the outset. Dell can provide backup and recovery solutions that help ensure adequate procedures are in place to minimize or avoid data loss.

Storage consolidation
Our storage experts analyze existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a storage consolidation. They will also develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.
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