Dell PowerStore 500

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Intelligent, flexible unified storage

PowerStore 500 all-flash data storage appliances eliminates traditional tradeoffs to deliver performance, scalability and storage efficiency, all in an affordable package.

PowerStore 500
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Scalable all-flash storage for today’s infrastructure

Scalable all-flash storage for today’s infrastructure

The PowerStore 500 all-flash array is uniquely able to address your organization’s full range of storage needs from block and vVol data to multi-platform file storage that enables interchange and collaboration. PowerStore 500 consolidates your data efficiently by delivering a host of powerful enterprise-level features, but without enterprise complexity or price. Combining the advantages of cutting-edge storage hardware with the flexibility and simplicity of modern software design, PowerStore gives you unprecedented freedom to evolve your IT, keeping pace with a rapidly changing world.

Built from the ground up with next-generation storage technology to make your business more agile and prepared for growth and change.

  • NVMe all-flash and SCM storage devices optimize performance
  • “Always on” data reduction with 4:1 guarantee delivers storage efficiency
  • Native support for block, file, vVols, containers
  • Scales up to 1.2PBe per appliance to support growing capacity requirements
  • Cluster up to four PowerStore appliances for increased performance
  • Anytime Upgrade keeps PowerStore continuously modern without disruption
Storage for All

Storage for All

By providing a unified approach to shared storage, PowerStore 500 enables organizations to consolidate all of their application and user data in one reliable platform with a full set of powerful management and data protection tools.
  • Provide applications with access to fast and responsive block storage over Fibre Channel or iSCSI SANs
  • Flexible file storage for Windows, Unix and MacOS clients
  • Native vVol storage supports the needs of VMware virtualized environments
  • Intelligent clustering technology enables connection of up to four PowerStore appliances into a centrally managed storage resource, supporting your data and applications wherever growth takes them
Advanced Storage Technology

Advanced Storage Technology

PowerStore utilizes enterprise technology and features to maximize application performance and scalability while controlling cost.
  • All-SSD storage with NVMe Flash and Intel Optane for high performance and low latency
  • Advanced data reduction combines hardware-enabled data compression and deduplication for efficient use of storage capacity
  • 25Gb Ethernet and optional 32Gb FC with NMVe/FC provide enterprise SAN connectivity
Comprehensive Software Capabilities Included

Comprehensive Software Capabilities Included

PowerStore’s unique, container-based software design delivers a comprehensive set of data management and protection tools in an integrated package.
  • PowerStore Manager
  • CloudIQ: Cloud-based storage analytics
  • Thin Provisioning and Dynamic RAID
  • Advanced Data Reduction: Zero Detect/Deduplication/Compression
  • Quality of Service (Block and vVols)
  • Protocols: Block, vVols, SMB, NFS
  • SED-based Data Encryption
  • Snapshots and Thin Clones
  • Native Asynchronous Block Replication
  • AppSync Basic
  • Dell Common Event Enabler; AntiVirus Agent
  • Native on-line block migration from Dell Unity, XtremIO, VNX, SC Series, PS Series
Learn more about the PowerStore family.

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  • Intel 12-Core 2.2GHz

Drive Bays

  • 25 x 2.5” drive bays

Media Types

  • Hard Drive Configuration
    NVMe Flash and Intel Optane (SCM) SSD

    Storage Devices
    NVMe Flash SSD: 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB, 15.36 TB
    NVMe Intel Optane SSD (SCM): 375GB, 750GB, 1.5TB


  • Management Software:
    PowerStore Manager
    CloudIQ: Cloud-based storage analytics
    Thin Provisioning
    Dynamic RAID
    Data Reduction: Zero Detect, Deduplication, Compression
    Proactive Assist: Configure remote support, online chat, open service request
    Quality of Service (Block and vVols)

    Protocols: PowerStore T Models:

    Local Protection:
    SED Based Encryption with self-managed key management
    Local Point-In-Time Copies (Snapshots and Thin Clones)
    AppSync Basic
    Dell Common Event Enabler; AntiVirus Agent

    Remote Protection:
    Native Asynchronous Block


    Native Block migration from Dell Unity, XtremIO, VNX, SC Series, PS Series

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height cm/inches 8.72/3.43
    Width cm/inches 44.72/17.61
    Depth cm/inches 79.55/31.32

Expansion Capacity

  • Maximum Usable Capacity
    1.2 PBe


  • Memory


  • Services
    Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite
    Anytime Upgrades
    Dell Optimize for Storage
    SupportAssist Enterprise

Network and Expansion I/O

  • Select Embedded IO Adapter
    25/10/1 GbE or 10/1 GbE BaseT

    Add-in IO Modules
    32/16/8 Gb/s FC, 25/10 GbE, 10/1 GbE BaseT


  • Chassis Configuration
    2U Appliance