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PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel Storage Array Series

High-speed Fibre Channel storage.

Add high-throughput, highly efficient Fibre Channel storage to your data center, with the latest 16Gb Fibre Channel technology.
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PowerVault MD36x0f
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 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
  • 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.
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:
    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)
Storage
  • 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, 10TB
    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, 10TB
    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, 8TB, 10TB
    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).
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
Chassis
  • 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”)

Regulatory
  • 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
 
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