Versatile density and performance.
Meet your storage density and performance requirements with simple, cost-effective 12Gb JBOD expansion for the latest generation of PowerEdge servers.
Expand and accelerate data access
Match your data requirementsWith 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.
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
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
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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- PERC H830/H840 HBA enables expansion to 8 enclosures, PCIe 3.0, 12Gbps SAS, dual-port, 4 ports per enclosure
- 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
USB mini b connector (for factory use only)
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
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)
- 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
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
- Enclosure Management Modules (EMM)
2 EMM provide redundant enclosure management capability
- Drive type
3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED (2.5” available with adapter)
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED
Maximum Capacity (per enclosure)
Up to 120TB when using 12 x 10TB NL-SAS 3.5" HDDsMD1420:
Up to 48TB when using 24 x 2TB NL-SAS
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)
- RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60
- 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