PowerVault MD3060e Dense Enclosure

Intel® Core™

Make server expansion affordable.

Optimize your server space, and help cut power and cooling expenses with up to 240 HDDs (four MD3060e enclosures) per server in just 16U of space.

Dell Storage - Model md3060e



  • 6Gb SAS


  • AC: 1755W


  • Server controller dependent
  • 3.5”drive capacity
    7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB1, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
    SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU);
    800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” HDD carriers)
    2.5”drive capacity
    15K RPM SAS: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
    10K RPM SAS: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
    7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
    SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)
    3.5” 10K and 15K HDDs are not supported on the dense model


  • Drives
    Dual Enclosure Management Modules (EMMs)
    Requires a two port host bus adapter (HBA).


  • Form factor
    4U rack enclosure
    Physical dimensions
    (height x width x depth)177.8mm (7.0”) x 482.6mm (19.0”) x 825.5mm (32.5”)
    Maximum weight
    105.20 kg (232.0 lb)

Server Compatibility

  • Dell PowerEdge R630, R730 and the R730xd servers


  • OS Support
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2,
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.5,
    Ubuntu® 12.04 LTS, and Debian 7.4


  • Expansion capabilities
    Up to 4 dense enclosures behind a single server (240 HDDs)


  • Drive type
    3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED
    Maximum HA host
PowerVault MD3060e Dense JBOD — Affordable density for Dell servers

Affordable density for Dell servers

When it comes to expanding DAS in your server deployment, there are several important questions to consider:
  • How much space do you need?
  • How quickly you can add more storage?
  • How can you add capacity while keeping power and cooling costs under control?
Your answer is the Dell PowerVault MD3060e dense enclosure, or JBOD (just a bunch of disks). The high-density storage solution in a compact 4U chassis enables quick expansion for PowerEdge R630, R730 and the R730xd servers while saving space, power and cooling expenses.* The versatile design allows you to:
  • Mix and match up to 60 HDDs and SSDs in one chassis
  • Scale to 240 HDDs (with four MD3060e enclosure) per server
  • Maximize capacity to 2.4PB per R630 or R730 server*
  • Store over 2PB of data in less than one-half of a standard rack*

Reliable, versatile performance

The MD3060e offers a high-density option in the PowerVault MD series of JBODs, which have an established record of reliability and efficient performance. Easily manage your data through the host server, with OS support that includes:

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 012
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® -RHEL
  • Novell® SUSE® LinuxEnterprise
  • Ubuntu
  • Nexenta™
PowerVault MD3060e Dense JBOD — Capacity based on your design

Capacity based on your design

Easily scale with versatile enclosure options, drive types and operating system choices, and have the flexibility to design solutions for your specific needs. The MD3060e is a modular platform that allows you to add or reconfigure enclosures, as your workloads require.
  • Mix and match SAS, NL-SAS HDDs or SSDs to optimize performance or capacity.
  • Hot-swap drives, fans, enclosure management modules (EMMs) and power supplies for quick modifications and maintenance.
With small-scale-to-hyperscale flexibility, the MD3060e dense enclosure is an ideal solution for:
  • Hosting companies that need affordable and dense storage
  • Work groups within a large IT organization, such as an R&D department
  • Universities or government agencies with high performance computing (HPC) deployments that require high-density storage
  • High-bandwidth or modular infrastructures, such as manufacturing, oil and gas, and video surveillance
  • Financial institutions that need to process volumes of data without increasing their data center footprint

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