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PowerVault ME5 Storage

Starting at $6,649.00 $6,649.00

Simple. Fast. Affordable.

PowerVault ME5 is the new gold standard for entry storage with blazing speed, higher capacity limits and even greater simplicity.

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Intel® Xeon Processor

Operating System

Windows 2022, 2019 and 2016
RHEL 8.2 and 7.8
SLES 15.2 and 12.5
VMware 7.0 and 6.7
Citrix XenServer 8.x and 7.x


All-flash, hybrid flash, HDD only arrays
Native block-level SAN or DAS

Expansion Capacity

Primary Hard Drive
ME5012: 12 x 3.5” drive bays (2.5” drive carriers supported)
ME5024: 24 x 2.5” drive bays
ME5084: 84x 3.5” drive bays (2.5” drive carriers supported)


10Gb iSCSI BaseT 8 port
25Gb iSCSI SFP+ 8 port
12Gb SAS 8 port
32Gb FC 8 port
1Gb BaseT 2 port (Management Port)

Network and Expansion I/O

Host interface: FC, iSCSI (optical or BaseT), SAS
Disk expansion protocol: 12Gb SAS

Disk interface expansion options:
Up to 9 2U expansion enclosures per 2U base array
Up to 3 5U expansion enclosures per 2U base array
Up to 3 5U expansion enclosures per 5U base array

Media Types

Storage Media
NLSAS 7.2K 3.5” – 4TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB, 16TB FIPS, 18TB
SAS 10K 2.5” – 1.2TB, 2.4TB, 2.4TB FIPS
SSD – 960GB, 1.6TB, 1.92TB, 1.92TB FIPS, 3.84TB, 3.84TB FIPS, 7.68TB
SDD and HDD: FIPS-certified SEDs


PowerVault ME5 provides simplified, all-inclusive software
CloudIQ (with ProSupport)
Key management
Management GUI
SSD Read Cache
Thin provisioning
Volume Copy

Data Optimization

RAID: 1, 5, 6, 10, or ADAPT RAID
SSD Read Cache
Thin provisioning

Data Protection

Extended Services
VMware Site Recovery Manager
Data-at-rest encryption (SED)
Key management


PowerVault Manager HTML5 GUI element manager, CLI
VMware vCenter plugin
Redfish/Swordfish REST API, CLI API scripting
VMware vSphere (ESXi), vCenter; SRM, Microsoft Hyper-V

Data Mobility

Asynchronous replication: FC or iSCSI – ME4 to ME5; ME5 to ME4; ME5 to ME5
Volume Copy


All-in-one: dual controllers, internal drive bays, networking and with expansion options
2U or 5U

Base system height:

ME5012: 8.79 cm (3.46 inches)
ME5024: 8.79 cm (3.46 inches)
ME5084: 22.23 cm (8.75 inches)

Base system width:
ME5012: 48.30 cm (19.01 inches)
ME5024: 48.30 cm (19.01 inches)
ME5084: 48.30 cm (19.01 inches)

Base system depth:
ME5012: 61.87mm (24.36 inches)
ME5024: 54.78mm (21.56 inches)
ME5084: 981mm (38.62 inches)

Weight (max. cfg):
ME5012: 32.00 kg (71.00 lbs)
ME5024: 30.00 kg (66.00 lbs)
ME5084: 135.00 kg (298.00 lbs)


Power Supply

Storage Enclosures:
ME5012: 580W, 1980 BTU
ME5024: 580W, 1980 BTU
ME5084: 2200W, 7507 BTU

Expansion Enclosures:
ME412: 580W, 1980 BTU
ME424: 580W, 1980 BTU
ME484: 2200W, 7507 BTU


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