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PowerVault ME4 Series Storage

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Simple. Fast. Affordable.

Affordable PowerVault ME4 Series storage, purpose-built and optimized for SAN/DAS simplicity and accelerated performance.

 
 
PowerVault ME4 Series

 

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2016 and 2012 R2, RHEL 6.9 and 7.4, SLES 12.3, VMware® 6.5 and 6.0, Microsoft Hyper-V®

Expansion Capacity

  • ME412: 2U 12 x 3.5" drive bays (12Gb SAS)
    ME424: 2U 24 x 2.5" drive bays (12Gb SAS)
    ME484: 5U 84 x 3.5" drive bays (12Gb SAS)

Physical

  • Storage Enclosure Weight (Maximum):
    ME4012: 32 kg (71 lbs) 
    ME4024: 30 kg (66 lbs) 
    ME4084: 135 kg (298 lbs)

    Storage Enclosure Height:
    ME4012: 8.79 cm (3.46 inches) 
    ME4024: 8.79 cm (3.46 inches) 
    ME4084: 22.23 cm (8.75 inches)

    Storage Enclosure Width:
    ME4012: 44.3 cm (17.44 inches) 
    ME4024: 44.3 cm (17.44 inches) 
    ME4084: 44.45 cm (17.50 inches)

    Storage Enclosure Depth:
    ME4012: 57.6 cm (22.71 inches) 
    ME4024: 57.6 cm (22.71 inches) 
    ME4084: 89.22 cm (35.12 inches)

Network and Expansion I/O

  • All-in-one (single/dual controllers, internal drive bays, networking) with expansion options
    ME4012: 2U 12 x 3.5” drive bays (2.5” drive carriers supported)
    ME4024: 2U 24 x 2.5” drive bays
    ME4084: 5U 84 x 3.5” drive bays (2.5” drive carriers supported)

Processor

  • Intel® 2-core, 2.2GHz

Connectivity

  • 16Gb Fibre Channel
    10Gb iSCSI
    12Gb SAS
    Multiprotocol: 16Gb Fibre Channel SFP+ / 10Gb iSCSI SFP+

Drive Bays

  • ME4012: 2/264
    ME4024: 2/276
    ME4084: 28/336
  • Storage Enclosures:
    ME4012: 580W, 1980 BTU, 100-240 VAC, 7.6-3.0A (x2), 50/60 Hz
    ME4024: 580W, 1980 BTU, 100-240 VAC, 7.6-3.0A (x2), 50/60 Hz
    ME4084: 2200W, 7507 BTU, 200-240 VAC, 11.07-9.23A (x2), 50/60 Hz

    Expansion Enclosures:
    ME412: 580W, 1980 BTU, 100-240 VAC, 7.6-3.0A (x2), 50/60 Hz
    ME424: 580W, 1980 BTU, 100-240 VAC, 7.6-3.0A (x2), 50/60 Hz
    ME484: 2200W, 7507 BTU, 200-240 VAC, 11.07-9.23A (x2), 50/60 Hz
  • ME Storage Manager (MESM) HTML5 GUI, CLI, REST

Media Types

  • NLSAS: 7.2K 3.5" – 4TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB, 12TB SED
    NLSAS: 7.2K 2.5" – 2TB, 2TB SED
    SAS: 10K 2.5" – 1.2TB, 1.8TB, 2.4TB, 2.4TB SED
    SAS: 15K 2.5" – 900GB, 900GB SED
    SSD: 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 1.92TB SED
    SDD / HDD: FIPS-certified SEDs

Software

  • PowerVault ME4 Series provides simplified, all-inclusive software licensing, including:
    - Adapt (Distributed RAID): (like Dynamic Disk Pooling) reduces drive rebuild times
    - Thin Provisioning: Allocate and consume physical storage capacity as needed in disk pools. Thin is virtual mode only.
    - SSD Read Cache: Increase execution speed of applications by caching previously read data
    - IP & FC Remote Replication: Safely replicate data to any global location that             includes mirroring thin provisioned pools
    - Snapshots: Easily recover files after accidental deletion or alteration with Redirect on Write snaps
    - 3 Level Tiering: Get great performance with less hardware expense
    - Volume Copy/Clones: Enable seamless volume relocation and disk-based backup and recovery with a full, replicated copy of source data
    - Encryption (SEDs): Render data useless to unauthorized users with drive-level encryption, even if the drive has been removed from the enclosure (internal key management included)
    - Virtualization Integrations: VMware vSphere, vCenter SRM, Microsoft Hyper-V

Additional Features

  • Configures from 0 to 100% flash
    Supports VMware vCenter plugin to manage the ME4 arrays through vCenter
    Supported with NX Series Windows NAS appliance
Technology that delivers all-around simplicity, high-performance and high-capacity entry storage

Technology that delivers all-around simplicity, high-performance and high-capacity entry storage

Consolidate your storage with the new PowerVault ME4 Series storage for entry-level SAN and DAS workloads. The ME4 Series is ideal for accelerated performance for HPC, Exchange, backup, VDI and many more applications. Designed for versatility, the ME4 Series supports a variety of drive types, multi-protocols, all-inclusive software features and a choice of two 2U or a high density 5U base systems with expansion enclosure options.
All-around simplicity

All-around simplicity

PowerVault ME4 Series provides features that simplify tasks such as system installation, configuration, and serviceability enabling IT generalists to manage resources more efficiently and focus on the bigger picture.
  • Simple to order with all-inclusive software
  • Customer installable/configurable in 15 minutes
  • Intuitive web-based (HTML5) management
  • Easily expandable without disruption
Get all-inclusive enterprise-class capabilities

Get all-inclusive enterprise-class capabilities

PowerVault ME4 Series storage arrays deliver all the software you’ll need to store, manage, and protect your data:

  • Adapt (Distributed RAID): Improved data protection functionality that delivers faster drive rebuild times
  • Thin Provisioning: Allocate and consume physical storage capacity as needed in disk pools
  • Snapshots: Easily recover data with point-in-time copies  
  • Replication: Replicate data to any global location
  • Volume Copy: Enables seamless volume relocation and disk-based backup and recovery
  • SSD Read Cache: Increase execution speed of applications by caching previously read data
  • 3-Level Auto-tiering: Optimizes data performance with less expense  
  • Virtualization integration: Integrate ME4 arrays with VMware vSphere and vCenter SRM and Microsoft Hyper-V
Optimized for SAN and DAS

Optimized for SAN and DAS

PowerVault ME4 Series is purpose-built and optimized for SAN and DAS virtualized workloads. Connecting the PowerVault ME4 Series to a Dell PowerEdge Server to address the challenges of server capacity expansion or to a SAN for flexibility and scalability ensures that business applications will always get high-speed and reliable access to their data – without compromise.
  • Direct-attach to Dell PowerEdge Servers over SAS, FC, or iSCSI
  • Consolidate SAN storage through a single port over FC or iSCSI

Protect your data

Protect your data

Keep your valuable information safe with these PowerVault ME Series features:
  • 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
Improved hardware and performance

Improved hardware and performance

Designed as the next-generation successor to the popular PowerVault MD3 array, PowerVault ME Series storage is simpler, faster, and as affordable. With dual core Intel Broadwell processors, active-active controllers, more drives and a faster back end, ME Series storage delivers:
  • Up to 320K IOPs performance
  • Up to 5500 MB/sec bandwidth 
  • Up to 4PB capacity
  • Performance at scale with 12G SAS backend
The ME4 Series base models include dual hot-swappable Intel controllers, iSCSI, Fiber Channel, and SAS protocols, support for 2U and 5U expansion enclosure options. Implement the PowerVault ME Series as shared SAN storage or direct attach them to Dell PowerEdge Servers.
Simplified data management

Simplified data management

The low cost PowerVault ME4 Series storage brings radical simplicity and exceptional affordability to the entry market. It’s simple to install and configure, comes with all-inclusive software and includes an intuitive web-based HTML5 GUI for “anywhere” management. ME4 Series storage flexibly configures as DAS or SAN, all flash or hybrid, and you can mix HDD and SSD drives in the configuration. It also includes built-in compatibility with Microsoft and VMware hypervisors simplifying physical and virtual resource management.

ME Storage Manager
This web-based management GUI simplifies ME4 Series storage configuration tasks, alerts you to problems and provides a recovery guru to automatically help troubleshoot and resolve issues.

VMware vCenter Plug-In 6.5
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.
Speed recovery with Adapt

Speed recovery with Adapt

PowerVault ME4 Series Adapt software protects data by dynamically distributing it across pools of drives. In the event of a drive failure, Adapt 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.
  • Saves time and money
  • Faster drive rebuilds
  • Add just the capacity you need
  • Supports up to 1PB capacity or up to 128 drives.
PowerVault ME4012

PowerVault ME4012

  • Up to 3.1PB capacity
  • 12 x 3.5" drive bays
  • Up to 264 drives
  • Intel® 2-core, 2.2GHz
  • Multi-protocols – SAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel
  • Single/Dual Controller
  • 12Gb SAS Backend
  • All premium software features included
PowerVault ME4024

PowerVault ME4024

  • Up to 3.0PB capacity
  • 24 x 2.5” drive bays
  • Up to 276 drives
  • Intel® 2-core, 2.2GHz
  • Multi-protocols – SAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel
  • Single/Dual Controller
  • 12Gb SAS Backend
  • All premium software features included
PowerVault ME4084

PowerVault ME4084

  • Up to 4.0PB capacity
  • 84 x 3.5" drive bays
  • Up to 336 drives
  • Intel® 2-core, 2.2GHz
  • Multi-protocols – SAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel
  • Dual Controller
  • 12Gb SAS Backend
  • All premium software features included

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