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PowerVault MD1400 and MD1420 Direct-Attached Storage

Starting at $4,749.00 $4,749.00

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Versatile density and performance.

Meet your storage density and performance requirements with simple, cost-effective 12Gb DAS for the latest generation of PowerEdge servers.

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Unified mode (single path) for daisy chaining of up to 8 enclosures per PERC H830 or PERC H840 (4 enclosures per port, single path)
Unified mode (recommended redundant path) for daisy chaining up to 4 enclosures per PERC H830 or PERC H840 (4 enclosures connected to both ports via redundant path cabling)

Connectivity per EMM:
4 mini-SAS HD connector for connection to the host or expansion

Service management:
USB mini b connector (for factory use only)

Dimensions & Weight

Height x width x depth:
MD1400: 8.7 cm (3.43") x 48.2 cm (18.98") x 59.2 cm (23.3") (depth includes PSU handle)
MD1420: 8.7 cm (3.43") x 48.2 cm (18.98") x 53.9 cm (21.22") (depth includes PSU handle)


28.59 kg (63.03 lb) (maximum configuration)
9.0 kg (19.8 lb ) (empty)

24.2 kg (53.35 lb) (maximum configuration)
8.8 kg (19.4 lb) (empty)

Environmental Operating Conditions

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Storage: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F) with temperature gradation of 20°C per hour

Relative Humidity:
Operating: 8% to 85% (non-condensing) with maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
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)

Expansion Capacity

PERC H830/H840 HBA enables expansion to 8 enclosures, PCIe 3.0, 12Gbps SAS, dual-port, 4 ports per enclosure


Enclosure Management Modules (EMM)
2 EMM provide redundant enclosure management capability


Wattage – also supports DC power:
AC – 600W; DC – 700W

Host heat dissipation:
AC – 2047 BTU/hr; DC – 2388 BTU/hr

Input voltage range:
100-240 VAC, auto-sensing; 48 V DC

Frequency range:
50/60 Hz

8.6 A at 100 V, 4.3 A at 240 V

Supported continuous consumption:
Up to 1.2 A at +5V
Up to 0.5 A at +12V

Dell Storage MD1420 - Expand and accelerate data access

Expand and accelerate data access

PowerVault MD1400 and MD1420 Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) enclosures with 12Gb SAS throughput have been specifically engineered to work with the 13th and 14th generation of PowerEdge servers using the newest line of PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC H830/H840) and 12Gb SAS cards. Scaling capacity behind innovative next-generation servers enables end-to-end 12Gb solutions with exceptional storage flexibility and IO performance for such applications as:

 - High-performance databases
 - Streaming digital media
 - Storage-intensive applications
Dell Storage MD1420 - Match your data requirements

Match your data requirements

With twice the data throughput as previous generation enclosures and flexibility to mix and match NL-SAS, SAS and SSD drives, the MD1400 and MD1420 offer you a wide variety of options that can fit your exact specifications. From the high-density MD1400 with up to 12 x 10TB 12Gb HDDs to the performance –optimized MD1420 with up to 24 x 12Gb 2.5" SSDs, whatever configuration you choose provides a viable storage solution for your particular workload.

Directly connect up to eight MD enclosures behind your PowerEdge server using a 12Gb SAS host bus adapter (HBA) or the PERC H830/H840 card. Provide up to 960TB maximum capacity (eight MD1400 enclosures, each with 12 x 10TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SAS HDDs) or up to 192 high-speed SSDs (eight MD1420 enclosures, each with 24 x 12Gb SAS 2.5" SSDs) for each server.
Dell Storage MD1420 - Manage and secure with ease

Manage and secure with ease

Dell OpenManage storage manager software allows you to manage both the in-server storage and external DAS as a single interface, optimizing with the end-to-end 12Gb connectivity. If drive security is a priority, the option to include self-encrypted drives (SEDs) with drive-level encryption ensures your data is secure, even when the drive is removed. What's more, the SEDs support instant Secure Erase, which permanently removes data when repurposing or decommissioning drives.

The MD series complements the existing Microsoft® Windows Server® software currently operating on the PowerEdge servers, allowing users who are familiar with, or have standardized on, the Windows OS management tool to take advantage of their tightly integrated management tools.

Keep your budget low

Both PowerVault MD1400 and MD1420 use the same hot-swappable drives, fan, and power supplies to help you simplify and minimize the cost of replacements. The simple design, multiple configurations and shared technology with the host servers helps make the MD1400 and MD1420 reliable, cost-effective DAS for virtually any data center need, including critical applications such as backup and disaster recovery storage.

Dell Storage MD1400 direct-attached storage
PowerVault MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage

High-density direct-attached storage (DAS) designed to work with the latest generation of PowerEdge servers. Offers exceptional storage flexibility and IO performance and includes support for:
  • Up to 12 x 12Gb HDDs or SSDs
  • Up to 960TB maximum capacity with eight MD1400 enclosures (each with 12 x 10TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SAS HDDs) per server
Dell Storage MD1420 direct-attached storage
PowerVault MD1420 Direct-Attached Storage

Performance-optimized direct-attached storage (DAS) designed to work with the latest generation of PowerEdge servers. Offers exceptional storage flexibility and IO performance and includes support for:
  • Up to 24 x 6Gb or 12Gb 2.5" HDDs or SSDs
  • Up to 192 high-speed HDDs or SSDs with eight MD1420 enclosures (each with 24 SAS 2.5" HDDs or SSDs) per server

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