High capacity server storage expansion
PowerVault™ MD1000 is a 3Gb/s serial attached SCSI (SAS) expansion enclosure that offers seamless capacity expansion for existing PoweVault MD3000 and MD3000i arrays.
- Expand with up to two enclosures behind the PowerVault MD3000 or MD3000i
- Enables mixing SAS and serial ATA (SATA) drives in a single enclosure
- Fifteen 3.5" drives in just 3U of rack space
- Hard Drives
Up to fifteen (15) 1-inch-by-3.5-inch SAS hot-pluggable 3.0 Gbps hard drives, at speeds of 10,000 or 15,000 RPM
Up to fifteen (15) 1-inch-by-3.5-inch SATA II hot-pluggable 3.0 Gbps hard drives, at speeds of 7,200 RPM
Drive speeds and capacitiesSAS Drives
15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 73GB, 146GB, 300GB, 450GB and 600GB
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 400GB* and 600GB
Nearline SAS (7,200 RPM) drives available in 500GB, 750GB* or 1TB*
7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 250GB, 500GB, 750GB* or 1TB*
Energy efficient SATA II (5,400 RPM) drives available in 1TB* and 2TB*
Maximum Capacity (per enclosure)
30TB using fifteen 2TB1 5,400 RPM SATA II disk drives in one enclosure
PERC RAID Controller enables expansion to 6 enclosures
More Details on PERC
PowerVault MD3000 and MD3000i enable expansion to 3 enclosures
- Support for either of the following configurations:
Unified mode (single path) for daisy chaining of up to 6 enclosures per PERC 6/E controller (3 enclosures per port, single path)
Unified mode (redundant path) for daisy chaining up to 3 enclosures per PERC 6/E controller (3 enclosures connected to both ports via redundant path cabling)
Split mode with dual Enclosure Management Modules providing direct connectivity to drives 0 though 6 and a separate connectivity to drives 7 through 14
13.11 cm (5.16 inches)
44.63 cm (17.57 inches)
48.01 cm (18.9 inches)
35.37 kg (78 lb) (maximum configuration)
488 W maximum continuous; 550 W peak
100-240 V rated (actual 90-264 V)
7.2 A at 100 V, 3.6 A at 200 V
Available Hard Drive Power (per slot):
Up to 1.3 A at +12 V; Up to 1.5 A at +5 V
1 or 2 modules
A second EMM provides redundant enclosure management capability
Environmental Operating Conditions
Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Storage: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F)
Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage: -16 to 10,600 m (-50 to 35,000 ft)
BTU per hour:
Simple Storage Expansion for Capacity
Excellent Drive Flexibility
|The PowerVault MD family enables organizations to mix SAS and SATA drives, delivering excellent flexibility to align data requirements with drive capabilities, speed, capacity and cost to help optimize your storage environment.|
SAS for Performance
SAS can deliver the speed, performance and reliability to satisfy mainstream single server applications. SAS performance makes it ideal for demanding server applications, such as email or database applications, that store active and frequently changing information.
Nearline SAS — Performance of SAS, Capacities of SATA
The new 7,200 rpm SAS drives leverage the performance efficiencies of SAS, making it ideal for customers who are looking for the low cost per GB but can't sacrifice performance. In everyday use, customers can see up to a 30 percent performance increase with the 7,200 rpm SAS drive over the 7,200 rpm SATA drives.
|SATA for Capacity|
SATA disk drives deliver a compelling cost-per-Gigabyte alternative to SAS. SATA drives are ideal for high-capacity applications, such as digital imaging, file archiving, audio/video storage, or back-up to disk applications, where data is accessed and modified less frequently.
Energy-Efficient SATA — Superior GB per Watt Solution
The 5,400 rpm SATA drive offers customers a high-capacity, energy-efficient alternative to traditional SATA drives. It is ideal for capacity-intensive applications in power-constrained environments. This 5,400 rpm SATA drive can reduce power consumption up to 30 percent with less than a 10 percent degradation in random I/O (input/output) performance over some 7,200 rpm SATA drives.
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