Dell PowerVault MD Family
Modular
storage
The Dell PowerVault MD
storage family
Dell PowerVault MD Family
The affordable
choice
The Dell™ PowerVault™ MD family is an affordable
choice for reliable storage. The new MD3 models
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Scale capacity as your needs grow
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Our modular, scalable design supports
growth in capacity and performance with
a variety of options including the new
MD3060e enclosure supporting Dell
PowerEdge™ servers.1
improve connectivity and performance while
scaling capacity with the MD expansion enclosures.
Software features provide data protection, improved
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Dell PowerVault MD Family
The affordable choice for reliable storage
IT organizations are being challenged by the need to store and manage rapidly increasing amounts of data with
limited resources and budgets. The Dell PowerVault MD family addresses these challenges with versatile solutions that
are optimized for smaller-scale storage consolidation and virtualization projects. PowerVault MD products include a
series of high-performance SANs, direct-attached storage arrays and high-capacity dense arrays, all with expansion
enclosures. Robust and easy to manage software delivers an affordable, reliable, and versatile storage solution.
Versatile options
The PowerVault MD series is available in a variety of
models built to suit your environment or storage needs.
The product family includes DAS (direct-attach) or SAN
arrays with SAS, iSCSI or Fibre Channel connectivity
options. It is available in a 2U or 4U form factor, and you
can mix and match drives as needed, in the solution
you need. The MD expansion enclosures offer 12-drive,
24-drive and 60-drive options to ensure you can add
capacity as your business grows.
Superior performance, functionality and versatility
The PowerVault MD3 series is introducing the next
generation of affordable storage supporting 12Gb SAS,
10GBASE-T Ethernet iSCSI, and 16Gb Fibre Channel
connectivity, ensuring you have the right technology
needed to grow your business. The new MD3 models
also offer 8GB cache per controller doubling the
controller memory available on existing MD3 models.
The premium features available on the MD3 are now
bundled into two options, to make it easier to align
features to priorities. One option is designed to support
the high demand for performance, and includes the
High-Performance Tiering (HPT) feature. If protecting
data is a priority, then the Data Protection option ensures
the full suite of premium data protection features are
available. The MD3 next generation models continue
to follow the same high standards of reliability as the
current MD3 series provides, without sacrificing quality
and performance. This latest generation of arrays
maintains the ability to scale up to 192 hard drives2 with
the 2U models, and up to 180 hard drives2 on the dense 4U
array using the same PowerVault MD expansion enclosures.
Storage consolidation and virtualization
The PowerVault MD3 10GbE iSCSI SAN is ideal for
network storage consolidation and virtualization
deployments with up to 64 host servers. This 10GbE
iSCSI array series can deliver high capacity and excellent
performance while offering versatile options including
a 2U 12- or 24-drive chassis, or the dense chassis that
supports up to 60 drives in a small 4U footprint.
Proven Fibre Channel-based network storage
The PowerVault MD3 Fibre Channel array series is ideal
for data intensive applications. Now with 16Gb Fibre
Channel, existing investments in Fibre Channel are
protected with a solution that is scaleable and reliable.
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The MD3 Fibre Channel arrays provide high throughput
and high efficiency with improved performance3 that is
expected when bandwidth is doubled.
High availability storage
The PowerVault MD3 SAS array series incorporates
the latest 12Gb/s SAS technology into the PowerVault
MD3 storage portfolio. The MD3 12Gb SAS series is
ideal for shared storage and virtualized environments
that are hosted on PowerEdge servers. These arrays
offer exceptional flexibility, scalability and performance.
Similar to the other MD3 models, the SAS series has a
12- or 24-drive chassis option, and the 60-drive, 4U
dense array option. The newest 8GB cache dualcontroller models can connect up to four highavailability servers or eight non-redundant servers for
balanced performance in mixed virtualized environments.
Simplified expansion
For performance
The PowerVault MD1200, MD1220 and the MD3060e
dense enclosure are direct-attach 6Gb/s SAS expansion
enclosures that can be connected to the 12-, 24- or
60-drive MD3 array models and Dell PowerEdge servers
to provide additional capacity for high-performance
and data-intensive applications.
The PowerVault MD1200 Series delivers the speed,
flexibility and reliability to satisfy data-hungry,
performance-intensive applications that store active
and frequently changing information. These highperformance 2U arrays scale up to 96TB or 192TB of
storage when using 4TB hard drives.
Optimized for
smaller-scale storage
consolidation and
virtualization projects.
Dell PowerVault MD Family
Match drive and performance to your needs
For capacity
The PowerVault MD3060e dense enclosure has been
designed to scale to meet the expansion needs of the
MD3 dense arrays and the PowerEdge R620, R720 and
R720xd servers (to support the PowerEdge servers, a
two-port LSI 9207-8E 6Gb SAS host bus adapter [HBA]
is required). Its small footprint takes up less space and
saves on power and cooling. Using just 4U, MD3060e
can scale to 180 hard drives when used with the MD3
dense array, or it can scale to 240 hard drives when
attached to a server, using 3.5” or 2.5” SAS, near-line
SAS, or SSDs.
Modular flexibility
The modularity of the PowerVault MD family enables
you to easily upgrade an existing system and evolve
current storage infrastructures to meet changing
business needs. For example, migrating from a standard,
single-controller to a highly available, dual-controller
solution simply requires you to slide in a second
controller module — no data migration or extended
downtime required. Plus, this modularity offers easy and
economical expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers and
PowerVault MD storage array.
Powerful storage management
The PowerVault MD family is supported by a robust
suite of easy-to-use, intelligent storage management
software. For the MD3 array series the Modular Disk
Storage Manager combines an intuitive interface,
wizard-guided tools and a task-based management
structure to significantly reduce the complexity of
installation, configuration, management and diagnostic task.
For MD1200 and MD1220 systems deployed behind
a PowerEdge RAID Controller, Dell OpenManage™
Storage Management provides a comprehensive set of
standards-based tools for the proactive management
information and control functions needed to optimize
deployment, health status monitoring, fault recovery
and change management.
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The PowerVault MD family is designed to provide the
versatility to match storage drives to different tiers of
application data performance and space requirements
in order to maximize capacity at the lowest cost per
gigabyte. To satisfy the near-line speed, performance
and reliability requirements of mainstream and server
applications, 10K and 15K RPM near-line SAS, selfencrypting drive (SED), and SSDs can be used in all
MD family arrays. If data protection is priority, any of
the MD3 array series can be equipped with SEDs for
additional security.
PowerVault storage and PowerEdge server
commonalities
The PowerVault MD family uses the same disk drives as
PowerEdge servers, so you only need to stock a single
type of spare drive, fan or power supply. PowerVault
storage arrays are designed and engineered to pair
perfectly with PowerEdge servers, offering a complete
solution that enhances usability and can make support
and service easier.
Supporting your unique environment
Dell ProSupport4 for IT provides tech-to-tech support
for IT professionals, database administrators, and
internal service desks or help desks. Features such as
Fast-Track Dispatch, direct access to Dell Expert Centers
and customer-controlled severity levels were designed
with your specific challenges in mind. Dell Infrastructure
Consulting helps organizations — from small-tomedium-size companies to large corporations — select
the right storage infrastructure to ensure data availability
and optimize it with a variety of service options to
meet their requirements for backup, recovery and
archiving. Dell Global Services incorporates operational
excellence, accountability and value to deliver end-toend service and support solutions designed to maximize
your IT investment by simplifying your IT environment.
10GBASE-T iSCSI
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Maximum HA host
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
60.20 cm (23.70")
29.30 kg (64.6 lb)
Physical
dimensions (height
x width x depth)
Maximum weight
24.22 kg (53.4 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
54.90 cm (21.61")
105.20 kg (232.0 lb)
17.78 cm (7") x
48.26 cm (19.0") x
82.55 cm (32.5")
29.30 kg (64.6 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
60.20 cm (23.7")
24.22 kg (53.4 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
54.90 cm (21.61")
105.20 kg (232.0 lb)
17.78 cm (7") x
48.26 cm (19.0") x
82.55 cm (32.5")
29.30 kg (64.6 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
60.20 cm (23.70")
24.22 kg (53.4 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
54.90 cm (21.61")
Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6; Up to 180/1921 physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10; Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6; Up to 512 virtual disks; Dynamic Disk Pooling6
RAID levels
2U rack enclosure
16Gb Fibre Channel
Microsoft® Windows®, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer®, Red Hat® and SUSE®
Dell PowerEdge servers
64
•15K RPM SAS: 146GB,
300GB
•10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
24
MD3820f
Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220
•15K RPM SAS:
300GB, 600GB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB, 2TB,
3TB, 4TB
•SSD: 200GB,
400GB, 800GB;
read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
(available with 3.5”
HDD carriers)
3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
12
MD3800f
OS support
Server support
Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, HPT, HDD expansion option2
Optional features
4U rack enclosure
Dynamic Disk Pools6, Thin Provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in, VASA, SRA, SEDs
MD Storage Manager
2U rack enclosure
Up to 180 drives using
the MD3060e
•3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB,
4TB
•2.5" 15K RPM SAS:
146GB, 300GB
•2.5" 10K RPM SAS:
300GB, 600GB,
900GB, 1.2TB
•2.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
(available with 3.5”
HDD carriers)
Mix and match 3.5" and
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
60
MD3860i
Standard features
Management
software
Form factor
8
Maximum host
16GB (8GB per controller)
4U rack enclosure
•15K RPM SAS:
146GB, 300GB
•10K RPM SAS:
300GB, 600GB,
900GB, 1.2TB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB,
400GB, 800GB;
read-intensive SSD:
800GB, 1.6TB
Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220
•15K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB, 2TB,
3TB, 4TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; readintensive SSD: 800GB,
1.6TB (available with
3.5” HDD carriers)
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
Maximum cache
2U rack enclosure
Up to 180 drives using
the MD3060e
•3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB,
4TB
•2.5" 15K RPM SAS:
146GB, 300GB
•2.5" 10K RPM SAS:
300GB, 600GB,
900GB, 1.2TB
•2.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
(available with 3.5”
HDD carriers)
3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
Mix and match 3.5" and
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
24
MD3820i
Dual 4GB or 8GB cache
12Gb SAS
Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220
•15K RPM SAS: 146GB,
300GB
•10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; readintensive SSD: 800GB,
1.6TB
•15K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB, 2TB,
3TB, 4TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
(available with 3.5”
HDD carriers)
12
MD3800i
60
MD3460
Controllers5
Connection
Expansion
capabilities2
Drive capacity
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
24
MD3420
3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
12
Drives
Drive type
MD3400
Feature
PowerVault MD3 storage arrays technical specifications
105.20 kg (232.0 lb)
17.78 cm (7") x
48.26 cm (19.0") x
82.55 cm (32.5")
4U rack enclosure
Up to 180 drives using
the MD3060e
•3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB, 2TB,
3TB, 4TB
•2.5" 15K RPM SAS:
146GB, 300GB
•2.5" 10K RPM SAS:
300GB, 600GB,
900GB, 1.2TB
•2.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
(available with 3.5”
HDD carriers)
Mix and match 3.5" and
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
60
MD3860f
4
Maximum HA host
32
32
60
MD3260i
Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy,
Remote Replication, HPT
Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy,
Remote Replication
29.3 kg (64.59 lb)
Maximum weight
24.2 kg (53.35 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
54.90 cm (21.61")
105.24 kg (232 lb)
17.78 cm (7") x
48.26 cm (19.0") x
82.55 cm (32.5")
29.3 kg (64.59 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
56.1 cm (22.09")
24.2 kg (53.35 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
50.8 cm (20”)
105.24 kg (232 lb)
17.78 cm (7") x
48.26 cm (19.0") x
82.55 cm (32.5")
29.3 kg (64.59 lb)
Exceptional flexibility, scalability and balanced performance for mixed virtualized workloads.
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
60.20 cm (23.70")
Physical dimensions
(height x width x
depth)
Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6; Up to 180/1922 physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10; Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6; Up to 512 virtual disks; Dynamic Disk Pooling6
RAID levels
8.68 cm (3.42") x
44.63 cm (17.57") x
56.1 cm (22.09")
Dynamic Disk Pools, Thin
Provisioning, VAAI, vCenter
Plug-in, VASA, SRA, SEDs
2U rack enclosure
64
64
Single or dual 2GB or
4GB cache
10GBASE-T iSCSI
Up to 192 drives using the
MD1200 or MD1220
•15K RPM SAS: 300GB, 600GB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB,
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB;
read-intensive SSD: 800GB,
1.6TB (available with 3.5” HDD
carriers)
3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
12
MD3600i
Dynamic Disk Pools, Thin
Provisioning, VAAI, vCenter
Plug-in, VASA, SRA, HPT, SSD
Cache, SEDs
4U rack enclosure
Dual 2GB or 4GB cache
Up to 180 drives using the
MD3060e
•3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB,
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
•2.5" 15K RPM SAS: 146GB,
300GB
•2.5" 10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•2.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB,
1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB;
read-intensive SSD: 800GB,
1.6TB (available with 3.5” HDD
carriers)
Mix and match 3.5" and 2.5" SAS,
NL-SAS, SSD
Industry-standard servers
Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Remote Replication, HPT
Dynamic Disk Pools, Thin Provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in,
VASA, SRA, SEDs
MD Storage Manager
2U rack enclosure
8GB (4GB per controller)
Single or dual 2GB or 4GB cache
1Gb iSCSI
Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220
•15K RPM SAS: 146GB,
300GB
•10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB,
1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive SSD:
800GB, 1.6TB
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
24
MD3220i
Microsoft Windows, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat and SUSE
Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy
Dynamic Disk Pools, Thin
Provisioning, VAAI, vCenter
Plug-in, VASA, SRA, HPT, SSD
Cache, SEDs
4U rack enclosure
Dual 2GB or 4GB cache
Up to 180 drives using the
MD3060e
•15K RPM SAS: 300GB, 600GB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB,
2TB, 3TB, 4TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB;
read-intensive SSD: 800GB,
1.6TB (available with 3.5” HDD
carriers)
3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
•3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
•2.5" 15K RPM SAS: 146GB,
300GB
•2.5" 10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•2.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB;
read-intensive SSD: 800GB,
1.6TB (available with 3.5” HDD
carriers)
12
60
MD3200i
Mix and match 3.5" and 2.5"
SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
MD3260
OS support
Dell PowerEdge servers
Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, HPT
Optional features
Server support
Dynamic Disk Pools, Thin Provisioning, VAAI, vCenter
Plug-in, VASA, SRA, SEDs
Standard features5
Management software
Form factor
8
2U rack enclosure
Single or dual 2GB or 4GB cache
6Gb SAS
Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220
•15K RPM SAS: 146GB,
300GB
•10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB,
1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive SSD:
800GB, 1.6TB
•15K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB,
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
(available with 3.5” HDD
carriers)
Maximum host
Maximum cache
Controllers5
Connection
Expansion capabilities2
Drive capacity
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
24
MD3220
3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
12
Drives
Drive type
MD3200
Feature
PowerVault MD3 storage arrays technical specifications
Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy,
Remote Replication
Snapshot, Virtual Disk
Copy, Remote Replication,
HPT
Dynamic Disk Pools,
Thin Provisioning, VAAI,
vCenter Plug-in, VASA,
SRA, SEDs
Snapshot, Virtual Disk Copy, Remote Replication, HPT
Dynamic Disk Pools,
Thin Provisioning, VAAI,
vCenter Plug-in, VASA,
SRA, SEDs
2U rack enclosure
24.2 kg (53.35 lb)
105.24 kg (232 lb)
29.3 kg (64.59 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42”) x
44.63 cm (17.57”) x
56.1 cm (22.09”)
24.2 kg (53.35 lb)
8.68 cm (3.42”) x
44.63 cm (17.57”) x
50.8 cm (20”)
2 for server enclosure
4 for server enclosure
Snapshot, Virtual
Disk Copy, Remote
Replication
Dynamic Disk Pools,
Thin Provisioning,
VAAI, vCenter Plug-in,
VASA, SRA, HPT, SSD
Cache, SEDs
105.24 kg (232 lb)
17.78 cm (7") x
48.26 cm (19.0") x
82.55 cm (32.5")
2U rack enclosure
Dell PowerEdge only
Controller dependent
OpenManage Storage Management
105.24 kg (232 lb)
17.78 cm (7") x
48.26 cm (19.0") x
82.55 cm (32.5")
28.39 kg (62.6 lb)
8.7 cm (3.43”) x
48.2 cm (18.98”) x
59.4 cm (23.39”)
23.31 kg (51 lb)
8.7 cm (3.43”) x
48.2 cm (18.98”) x
54.1 cm (21.30”)
MD3 dense expansion: controller dependent
PowerEdge expansion: supports Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.2, Ubuntu® 12.04 LTS and Debian 7.4
MD3 dense array series or
PowerEdge servers1
Controller dependent
Single or Dual Expansion
Management
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Simplify Your Storage at Dell.com/Storage.
Supported servers include the PowerEdge R620, R720 and the R720xd.
The standard configuration supports up to 120 HDDs. 121-192 HDDs or 121-180 HDDs is a Premium Feature option.
Based on previous 8Gb FC MD3 models.
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Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit Dell.com/servicedescriptions.
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2GB available as single or dual controller option; 4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option.
6
MD32x0 and MD36x0f arrays are limited to a maximum of 10 DDPs up to 1024TB. MD32x0i and MD36x0i arrays are limited to a maximum of 10 DDPs up to 256TB. MD34x0, MD38x0i and MD38x0f arrays are limited to a
maximum of 20 DDPs per array up to 1024TB.
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OEM-ready available on certain models.
From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your storage arrays can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.7 For more information, visit Dell.com/OEM.
OEM-ready version available
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Maximum weight
17.78 cm (7") x
48.26 cm (19.0") x
82.55 cm (32.5")
Single or Dual Expansion
Management
Dual Expansion
Management Module
(EMM)
6Gb SAS
Controller dependent
6Gb SAS
Controller dependent for
the MD3 dense expansion
•15K RPM SAS: 146GB,
300GB
•10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
24
MD1220
Up to 192 drives behind the MD3 2U array series
•15K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB,
4TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
(available with 3.5” HDD
carriers)
3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
12
MD1200
6Gb SAS
Up to 2 expansion units
per MD3 dense array.
Up to 4 enclosures behind
a single PowerEdge server1
4U rack enclosure
Dual 2GB or 4GB
cache
Up to 180 drives using
the MD3060e
RAID levels
8.68 cm (3.42”) x
44.63 cm (17.57”) x
50.8 cm (20”)
MD3060e
•3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
•2.5" 15K RPM SAS: 146GB, 300GB
•2.5" 10K RPM SAS: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•2.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB; read-intensive SSD:
800GB, 1.6TB (available with 3.5” HDD carriers)
Microsoft Windows, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat and SUSE
Physical dimensions
(height x width x
depth)
60
Mix and match 3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
MD3660f
Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6; Up to 180/192 physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10; Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6;
Up to 512 virtual disks; Dynamic Disk Pooling6
Industry-standard servers
Dynamic Disk Pools, Thin
Provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plugin, VASA, SRA, HPT, SSD Cache,
SEDs
MD Storage Manager
Dynamic Disk Pools, Thin
Provisioning, VAAI, vCenter
Plug-in, VASA, SRA, SEDs
4U rack enclosure
8GB (4GB per controller)
64
8Gb Fibre Channel
Up to 192 drives using
the MD1200 or MD1220
Single or dual 2GB or 4GB cache
Up to 192 drives using the
MD1200 or MD1220
•15K RPM SAS: 146GB,
300GB
•10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
24
MD3620f
OS support
Server support
Optional features
5
Standard features
Management software
Form factor
Maximum HA host
Maximum host
2U rack enclosure
Dual 2GB or 4GB cache
Single or dual 2GB or 4GB
cache
Controllers5
Maximum cache
10GBASE-T iSCSI
Up to 180 drives using the
MD3060e
10GBASE-T iSCSI
Up to 192 drives using the
MD1200 or MD1220
•15K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB,
4TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
(available with 3.5” HDD
carriers)
3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
Mix and match 3.5" and 2.5" SAS,
NL-SAS, SSD
•3.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB,
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
•2.5" 15K RPM SAS: 146GB, 300GB
•2.5" 10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•2.5" 7.2K RPM NL-SAS: 500GB,
1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB;
read-intensive SSD: 800GB,
1.6TB (available with 3.5” HDD
carriers)
12
MD3600f
60
MD3660i
Connection
Expansion capabilities2
Drive capacity
•15K RPM SAS: 146GB,
300GB
•10K RPM SAS: 300GB,
600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
•7.2K RPM NL-SAS:
500GB, 1TB
•SSD: 200GB, 400GB,
800GB; read-intensive
SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB
2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
24
Drives
Drive type
MD3620i
Feature
PowerVault MD3 storage arrays technical specifications