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PowerVault MD3 Serial Attached SCSI storage array series

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Affordable PowerVault MD3 array series designed for maximum performance and capacity.

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Storage

  • Drives

    MD3200/MD3400: Up to twelve (12) 3.5" SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
    MD3220/MD3420: Up to twenty-four (24) 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
    MD3260/MD3460: Up to sixty (60) 2.5” or 3.5”SAS, NL-SAS and SSD

    MD3200/MD3400   
    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
    Solid State Drive (SSD) available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB (available with 3.5" HDD carriers) 

    MD3220/MD3420    
    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 NL-SAS drives available in 500GB and 1TB
    2.5"--SSD available in 200GB and 400GB and Read Intensive SSDs in 800GB and 1.6TB

    MD3260/MD3460   
    3.5"--7,200 RPM NL-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 NL-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 NL-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 NL-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 in 3.5” HDD carriers)

    See PowerVault MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220 Support Matrix dfor the most current list of supported hard drives
    http://www.dell.com/support/my-support/us/en/04/product-support/product/powervault-md3200/

    See PowerVault MD3460/MD3260 Support Matrix for the most current list of supported hard drives on the dense array http://www.dell.com/support/my-support/us/en/04/product-support/product/powervault-md3260/

    Expansion Capabilities*
    Up to 192 drives with MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures on the MD3200, MD3220, MD3400, and MD3420 arrays
    Up to 180 drives with MD3060e expansion enclosures on the MD3260 and MD3460 arrays

Connectivity

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

    Single controller models:
    MD3200/MD3220:
    Directly connect up to two high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3200 or MD3220 storage system. Available with 2GB cache controllers.
    MD3400/MD3420: Directly connect up to two high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3200 or MD3220 storage system. Available with 4GB cache controllers.

    Dual controller models: MD3400/MD3420/MD3460/MD3200/MD3220/MD3260
    Directly connect up to four HA-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single SAS storage system. Available with an option of 2GB, 4GB or 8GB cache controllers.

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

    Controller features
    Each controller provides four 6Gbps (MD3200/MD3220/MD3260) or 12Gbps SAS ports (MD3400/MD3420/MD3460); a total of eight for dual controller models
    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
    Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP)* eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations
    Dual controllers are required for the MD3260/MD3460 dense array
    2GB available as single or dual controller option; 4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option

    RAID
    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*

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®
    See PowerVault MD3200/MD3220 Support Matrix for a list of currently supported operating systems.

Chassis

  • Chassis (height x width x depth)

    MD3400: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 60.20cm (23.70 inches)
    MD3420: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 54.90cm (21.61 inches)
    MD3460: 17.78cm (7.0") x 48.26cm (19.0") x 82.55cm (32.5")
    MD3200: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 56.1cm (22.09")
    MD3220: 8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 50.8 (20")
    MD3260: 17.78cm (7.0") x 48.26cm (19.0") x 82.55cm (32.5”)
    MD3060e: 17.78cm (7.0") x 48.26cm (19.0") x 82.55cm (32.5”)

    Weight

    MD3400: 29.30 kg (64.6 lbs) (maximum configuration)
    MD3420: 24.22 kg (53.4 lbs) (maximum configuration)
    MD3460: 105.20 kg (232.0 lbs) (maximum configuration)
    MD3200: 29.3kg (64.59 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3220: 24.2kg (53.35 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3260: 105.23kg (232 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
    MD3060e: 105.23kg (232 lbs.) (maximum configuration)

    Rack Support for MD3200 and MD3220:
    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.

    MD3060e Dense Enclosure
    EBOD expansion enclosure designed for use with the MD3 dense array series only (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3460, MD3660i, MD3660f, MD3860i, MD3860f)

    Dimensions are identical to the dense array series (MD3260, MD3260i, MD3460, MD3660i, 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 (max 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)

Power

  • Wattage

    MD3200/MD3220/MD3400/MD3420: AC - 600W peak output; DC – 700W (2U arrays support DC power supplies)
    MD3260/MD3460: AC - 1755W (dense arrays do not support DC power supplies)

    Heat Dissipation (max)

    MD3200/MD3220/MD3400/MD3420: 2047 BTU/hr
    MD3260/MD3460: 5988 BTU/hr

    Voltage
    MD3200/MD3220/MD3400/MD3420: 100 to 240V AC ;48V DC
    MD3260/MD3460: 220V AC, auto ranging, 50Hz/60Hz

    Battery
    MD3400/MD3420/MD3460: 6.0 DC, 100 mAh, 7.26 W Lithium Ion Battery

    Frequency range
    50/60Hz

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


    MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220 Standard Features:
    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 Plugin
    ALUA: Active-Active LUN Access
    Supports Self-encrypting Drives (SED): Provide 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

    MD3260/MD3460 Standard Features

    Same features as MD3200/MD3400

    High Performance Tier: 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
    High Performance Tier (HPT)firmware upgrade increases array I/O performance*
    Additional Hard Drives - capacity up to 180* or 192* hard drives
    SSD Cache: accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drives as extended controller read cache*

Environmental

  • Temperature for MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220
    Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour, with no direct sunlight
    Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C

    Relative humidity

    MD3400/MD3420:
    Operating: 5% to 95% RH with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew point. Atmosphere must be non-condensing at all times
    MD3200/MD3220: Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
    MD3460/MD3260: Operating 5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew point.

     

    Altitude

    MD3400/MD3420/MD3200/MD3220
    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.
    MD3460/MD3260
    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.

Regulatory

  • PowerVault 3400 Regulatory Model: E03J
    PowerVault 3400 Regulatory Type: E03J001
    PowerVault 3420 Regulatory Model: E04J
    PowerVault 3420 Regulatory Type: E04J001
    PowerVault 3460 Regulatory Model: E08J
    PowerVault 3460 Regulatory Type E08J001
    PowerVault 3200 Regulatory Model: E03J
    PowerVault 3200 Regulatory Type: E03J001
    PowerVault 3220 Regulatory Model: E04J
    PowerVault 3220 Regulatory Type: E04J001
    PowerVault 3260 Regulatory Model: E08J
    PowerVault 3260 Regulatory Type: E08J001

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

Technology that delivers high-performance and high-capacity storage

Consolidate your storage with the new PowerVault MD3 12Gb serial-attached SCSI (SAS) array. The 12Gb MD3 SAS array series is ideal for entry-level storage consolidation requiring high availability, high performance, business continuity, ease of use and reliability. Designed for versatility, the MD3 series supports a range of drive types, premium software features and a choice of a 2U or high density 4U chassis.
Powervault MD32x0 Series - Get affordable enterprise-level capabilities

Get affordable enterprise-level capabilities

PowerVault MD3 SAS arrays come with the following features:

  • Improved performance: Get up to 2x performance with the new 12Gb SAS arrays*.
  • Controller options: Maximize throughput with 16GB total*.
  • Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP): Improved DDP functionality that supports 20 disk pools, and can support up to 120 SSDs.
  • Thin provisioning: Allocate and consume physical storage capacity as needed in disk pools.
  • SSD Cache: Increase execution speed of applications by caching previously read data (available with High Performance tier only).
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support: Integrate array commands with VMware in the host environment.
  • Try and buy: Determine which premium features suit your environment with a 90-day trial software license for specific software.
Powervault MD32x0 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 SAS series brings affordability to primary storage and allows you to add capacity and software as needed. This design keeps your storage directly attached to your data infrastructure. It 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 MD32x0 Series - MD Storage Manager Powervault MD32x0 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 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 MD32x0 Series - Global Services and Support

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Powervault MD32x0 Series - MD3400 12Gb SAS array 

MD3400 12Gb SAS array

This SAS array provides high-availability and high-capacity when using 12Gb near-line SAS drives with Direct Attach Storage (DAS). In a 2U, 12-drive enclosure, it can support 4GB cache per controller, or 8GB cache per controller with the dual controller configuration.

  • Up to 2x performance with the new 12Gb SAS array*
  • Up to twelve 3.5-inch or 2.5" SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives
  • Directly connect up to four high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3400 storage system
  • Expand capacity with up to eight MD1200 or MD1220 expansion enclosures
 

Powervault MD32x0 Series - MD3420 12Gb SAS array 

MD3420 12Gb SAS array

The PowerVault MD3 SAS series has been designed with the entry-level to medium business customer in mind. It uses 12Gb near-line SAS drives and DAS with single or dual active/active controllers in a 2U, 24-drive enclosure. It can support 4GB cache per controller, or 8GB cache per controller with the dual controller configuration.

  • Up to 2x performance with the new 12Gb SAS array*
  • Up to twenty-four 2.5-inch SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives
  • Directly connect up to four high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3220 storage system
  • Up to 768TB of raw capacity* when expanding with 192 HDDs using MD1200 or MD1220 expansion enclosures
  • Single- or dual-controller options
 

Powervault MD32x0 Series - MD3460 12Gb SAS array 

MD3460 12Gb SAS array

The MD3 dense SAS array has a 4U form factor that supports more drives than ever before within the MD3 product line, allowing you to save space, power and cooling while maintaining its ease-of-management. It uses 12Gb near-line SAS drives and DAS with dual active/active controllers, with a 60-drive capacity per enclosure. It can support 4GB or 8GB cache per controller.

  • Up to 2x performance with the new 12Gb SAS array*
  • Options for mix and match of 3.5", 2.5", SED or SSD hard drives*
  • Scale up to 180 drives in just 12U, providing up to 720TB of raw capacity*
  • Standard high-performance tiering with SSD cache, dynamic disk pools and thin provisioning to optimize performance and capacity
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support
  • vCenter Plug-in to monitor and manage the PowerVault MD series arrays in conjunction with VMware virtualization software
 

Powervault MD32x0 Series - MD3200 SAS array 

MD3200 SAS array

Ideal for entry-level storage consolidation that requires high availability, high performance, business continuity, ease of use and reliability, the MD3200 supports a range of drive types, RAID levels and versatile software options:

  • Up to twelve 3.5-inch SAS, nearline SAS and SSD drives
  • Directly connect up to four high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3200 storage system
  • Expand capacity with up to eight MD1200 or MD1220 expansion enclosures
  • Single- or dual-controller options
 

 Powervault MD32x0 Series - MD3220 SAS array

MD3220 SAS array

Consolidate storage with high performance for high bandwidth applications.

  • Up to twenty-four 2.5-inch SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives
  • Directly connect up to four high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3220 storage system
  • Up to 768TB of raw capacity* when expanding with 192 HDDs using MD1200 or MD1220 expansion enclosures
  • Single- or dual-controller options
 

Powervault MD32x0 Series - MD3260 Dense array 

MD3260 Dense array

The MD3260 dense array offers the same software, firmware and management features as the MD3200-series 2U arrays, but has a larger 60-drive capacity in a 4U enclosure. Whether you need a general-purpose or high-bandwidth storage solution, the MD3260 allows you to add substantial capacity to your rack while saving on power and cooling expenses.

  • Space-saving 4U form factor saves power, and cooling costs
  • Options for mix and match of 3.5", 2.5", SED or SSD hard drives*
  • Scale up to 180 drives in just 12U, providing up to 720TB of raw capacity*
  • Standard high-performance tiering with SSD cache, dynamic disk pools and thin provisioning to optimize performance and capacity
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support
  • vCenter Plug-in to monitor and manage the PowerVault MD-series arrays in conjunction with VMware virtualization software

Powervault MD32x0 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 2 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 hard drives*
  • Add 2 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
 
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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.
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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 

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