Dell Storage PS4210 Array Series

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Dell Storage PS4210 Array Series


Optimized performance and connectivity

Optimized performance and connectivity

The Dell Storage PS4210 10GbE iSCSI arrays increase performance and connectivity options for small- to mid-sized businesses. With the latest software releases, PS and SC Series offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between arrays, allowing you to take advantage of new functionality while leveraging existing investments. As part of the PS Series line, the Dell Storage PS4210 arrays provide tight integration in common application environments while offering:

  • Better performance—up to six times the performance with new hybrid-flash arrays compared to previous generation arrays*
  • Dual 10GbE ports, twice as many ports as the previous generation  
  • Support for server and desktop virtualization

Simplified management

Manage day-to-day tasks, replicate volumes and initiate migration from PS Series to SC Series arrays with the latest software releases, which include Dell Storage Manager (DSM). Dell Storage PS Series Array Software enables sound strategies for data protection, storage management, virtualization and optimization for the Dell Storage PS4210 arrays. The easy-to-use PS Series software includes:

  • PS Series Host Software to extend the functionality of the array-based software and enable cooperation with host operating systems, hypervisors and applications
  • Host Integration Tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® products
  • SAN HQ management software with an interface for monitoring groups of PS Series arrays to ensure storage resources are utilized for maximum benefit and integrated into Dell Services with SupportAssist
  • Support for block and file data along with FS Series network attached storage (NAS)

Simplified management

Economical and flexible

Dell Storage PS4210 Series includes four models that retain the simplicity and reliability of the EqualLogic PS Series product line but are right-sized and priced for small to medium businesses. The PS4210XS hybrid-flash array enables high performance and HDD capacity in a single array by automatically tiering hot data to SSDs and colder data to HDDs. The hybrid array is ideal for mission-critical workloads such as VDI and OLTP deployments.
Economical and flexible
The full line of PS4210 Array Series brings 10GbE iSCSI SAN speed and efficiency to real-world applications, featuring:

  • Dual controllers, each with 8GB* non-volatile cache (twice as much memory as the previous version)
  • Two 10GBASE-T RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) ports, allowing auto negotiation from 1Gb to 10Gb to make your environment easier to manage
  • Two 10GbE SFP+ ports for fiber or copper cabling
  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable drives, including SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
  • Model options for 2.5" drives and 3.5" drives 
  • Up to 72TB capacity per array

Enhances the value of your data center

Dell Storage PS Series storage customers achieved up to a 513 percent ROI and earned back their investment in 6.2 months on average*. What’s more, the PS4210 Series arrays can be tailored to fit your exact needs, and grow with you, simply and cost effectively, with:
  • All-inclusive software functionality
  • No-forklift upgrades
  • Multigenerational compatibility that allows mix-and-match arrays to build tiered storage
  • Seamless rollout or retirement of arrays
  • Long-term investment protection with PS Series and SC Series coexistence

PS4210EPS4210X PS4210XV PS4210XS
Hard Disk Drives12 hot-pluggable 3.5" 7.2K NL-SAS24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K SAS 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 15K SAS7 hot-pluggable 2.5" SSDs plus 17 hot-pluggable 2.5” 10K RPM SAS drives
Drive Capacities2TB, 3 TB, 4TB, 6TB600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB300GB, 600GB400GB SSD plus 600GB SAS
System CapacitiesUp to 72TB per array (up to 144TB with 2 arrays)Up to 28.8TB (up to 57.6TB with 2 arrays)Up to 14.4TB (up to 28.8TB with 2 arrays)Up to 13TB (up to 26TB with 2 arrays)
RAID SupportRAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50* RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50*
RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50*
Accelerated RAID 6
The below specs apply to all PS4210 series models:

Storage Controller

Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)with up to 32GB non-volatile memory in a group of 2 arrays

Network Interfaces

Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller; 10GbE connectivity

Interface ports

Two 10GBASE-T with RJ45 or 2 x 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling


128 per volume / up to 2,048 total per group

Volume connections per PS series group

Up to 512 per pool / 1024 per group

Host Protocol

Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

Operating systems and hypervisors

Microsoft® Windows Server® including Hyper-V®
VMware® ESX Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL)
SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES)
Oracle® Linux
Citrix® XenServer®

For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs, and HBAs, please see the Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix:

TCP Network Support

IPv4, IPv6 compliant. USGv6 certified.

Expansion option

Can be combined with other PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online with a maximum of 16 total arrays per group that can support up to 2 PS4xxx arrays and 14 PS6xxx arrays. A maximum of two arrays can be in a group of PS4xxx series with up to 144TB. Additionally, PS and SC Series offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between arrays, providing PS Series customers the flexibility to add SC Series arrays to their environment, if and when they choose.


Redundant hot-swappable controllers with vertical port sharing
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Enclosure Monitoring System

CHAP authentication; Access control lists for iSCSI as well as Access Control Policies; Access control for management interfaces including Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support

Management Interfaces

Dell Storage Manager (DSM): Allows you to perform day-to-day tasks across SC and PS Series arrays from a single management interface
PS Series Group Manager
SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Multi-administrator support


CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support
Common Criteria Certification with FW 7.1.1

Notification Methods

SNMP traps, email, syslog


AC voltage: 100-240 VAC +10% single phase
700W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
Power supplies: Dual 700W

Environmental Operating Conditions

Temperature range: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
Storage temperature: –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Altitude: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.
Operating Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Operational shock: Half-sine shock 31G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in operational orientations only
Operating Vibration: 0.26 Grms (5 to 350 Hz) for 5 minutes in operational orientations
Acoustics Category 4: <=7.2 bels at 23C +/- 2C
Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985


Height: 2U/8.68 cm (3.41 in)
Width: 44.63 cm (17.57 in)
Depth: 59.4 cm (23.4 in)
Weight: 29.2 Kg (64.4 lb)

Dell support and optional storage service offerings

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support are recommended to provide you the right support services for your PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information.


Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets 
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

The Dell PS4210 series arrays have earned the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage designation. Click Here to learn more about the ENERGY STAR Storage 1.0 designation.

* RAID 5 is also available for non-production data, but is generally not recommended; RAID 50 is similarly not recommended for production data on drives larger than 2TB.
** Actual unit & packaged weights will vary slightly by on drive type and packaging, and over time

Flexible and powerful arrays right-sized for your business

The new generation of Dell Storage PS4210 Series offers self-managing storage arrays designed to meet the requirements of your small or midsize business or enterprise branch office with your choice of performance and capacity configurations. Build out and customize your storage system to meet your needs by combining new PS4210 arrays and FS76x0 NAS appliances with existing EqualLogic arrays. The PS4210 series offers four models, including a hybrid array that combines the low-latency advantage of SSD storage with high HDD capacity in a single array to optimize workloads in your datacenter.
Equallogic PS4210 series - PS4210XS Array

PS4210XS Array

Enables SSD speed and HDD capacity within one array.

  • Automated data tiering within an array with hot data placed on SSDs 
  • Ideal for VDI deployments, databases and other mixed workloads 
  • 7 hot-pluggable 400GB SSDs 
  • 17 hot-pluggable 600GB 10K RPM SAS drives 
  • Up to 13TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity 
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)
Equallogic PS4210 series - PS4210E Array

PS4210E Array

Provides entry-level options with affordable-capacity and high-capacity configurations for data-intensive applications.
  • Up to 12 hot-pluggable 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5" HDDs 
  • 2TB, 3TB, 4TB and 6TB HDD options 
  • Up to 72TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity 
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller) 
  • Ideal for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint or other collaboration applications
Equallogic PS4210 series - PS4210X Array

PS4210X Array

Great balance of cost, performance and capacity for smaller data centers, including virtual server environments and databases.
  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS HDDs 
  • 600GB, 900GB, and 1.2TB options 
  • Up to 28.8TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity 
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)
Equallogic PS4210 series - PS4210XV Array

PS4210XV Array

For your critical applications, it is the highest-performing HDD system in the PS4210 Series.
  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 15K RPM SAS HDDs 300GB, 600GB HDDs 
  • Up to 14.4TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity 
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)
Enterprise power with everyday simplicity

Enterprise power with everyday simplicity

Dell Storage PS Series software helps you store and manage your data more efficiently and cost-effectively. PS Series array, host and management software are included in your storage array purchase — virtually all the tools your organization needs for a complete solution. PS Series software virtualizes and simplifies your environment to help protect business-critical data, optimize storage performance and streamline operations. Additionally, the latest SC and PS Series software releases offer common management and cross-platform replication capabilities between SC and PS Series storage arrays, allowing you to take advantage of new functionality while leveraging existing investments.
Simplified management and data protection deliver lasting value

Simplified management and data protection deliver lasting value

Dell Storage PS Series Array Software, including PS Series Firmware, Group Manager and the Manual Transfer Utility, delivers advanced Storage Area Network (SAN) functions that automatically virtualize and optimize storage resources while providing advanced data protection and SAN management. Integrated across the entire family of PS Series arrays, the PS Series Firmware is a SAN operating system based on a unique peer storage architecture that automatically adjusts system resources. In addition, Dell Storage Update Manager simplifies the firmware upgrade process.
Advanced cross-platform streamlined management and disaster recovery

Advanced cross-platform capabilities and streamlined management

If you are adding an SC Series array to your environment, Dell Storage Manager (DSM) provides a common management tool for PS and SC Series day-to-day activities. You can also initiate volume replication between PS and SC Series with DSM, and easily configure and monitor replication task. To simplify migration, you can import data from PS to SC Series using the Thin Import feature.*
Data center automation with integration and monitoring tools

Data center automation with integration and monitoring tools

This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the PS Series array and the host. Dell Storage PS Series Host Integration Tools (HIT) for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments offer comprehensive data protection and reliable performance.

Dell Storage PS Series SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ) is a centralized monitoring and reporting tool that gathers and provides in-depth performance and capacity information and provides alerts across multiple groups of PS Series arrays. SAN HQ with SupportAssist further streamlines management and improves productivity with automatic case creation and case tracking.
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