RD1000 AND 114X
Removable disk drive combines the speed
of a hard disk with the portability of optical
media for quick, easy, affordable backups with
continuous data protection.
Dell PowerVault RD1000 removable disk drive lets you quickly protect all your important information
and take it with you. Designed as a sensible, affordable alternative to tape and CD/DVD backup, the
PowerVault RD1000 is fast, user-friendly, and reliable. Continuous data protection and bare metal
disaster recovery are included with the PowerVault RD1000 using FileKeeper Pro XE for easy, “always
on” data and file protection. The PowerVault RD1000 is available in capacities up to 640GB, and
the media cartridge weighs about as much as a cell phone. 114X RD1000 is a rack mounted solution
configured with up to four RD1000 USB drives and supported on Dell PowerEdge servers using USB
2.0 connections.
At the heart of the PowerVault RD1000 is the removable disk media that combines a tough exterior
design and an internal shock absorber — all rigorously tested to the highest standards. It’s faster and
easier than tape or CD/DVD to back up large amounts of information. Simply pop in the removable
disk media, select the files or folders you want to protect, then drag-and-drop them into the directory
folder. To restore files, just reverse the process. Drag-and-drop capability gives you random access for
much quicker restoration of the files you need most. The PowerVault RD1000 comes with everything
you need to protect data quickly and easily: dock unit, removable disk cartridge, and software.
When comparing the PowerVault RD1000 to other backup methods, it’s easy to see why a removable
disk drive offers an affordable alternative to tape-based systems, a sensible substitute for CD or DVD
optical media, and a better alternative than USB based hard drives.
Entry-level tape-based systems have lower storage capacities than a removable disk drive, and
can be significantly more expensive per gigabyte stored. CD and DVD optical media — while very
inexpensive — are slower and less durable when compared to removable disk media. Plus it can
be difficult to manage and find data later on CD and DVD media. USB-based hard drive storage
systems offer larger storage capacities than tape or CD/DVD, but don’t offer the portability, durability,
continuous data protection or easy expendability of the PowerVault RD1000 with removable disk
cartridges in capacities up to 640GB.
Select an external USB-connected RD drive dock or an internal SATA-connected RD drive dock
that fits into a standard workstation or server bay. The PowerVault RD1000 is available in 160GB,
320GB, 500GB and 640GB disk cartridge capacities. Removable disk media of all capacities are
interchangeable, designed for transportability, and fit in both internal and external configurations so
you can easily share information between systems. Designed to be forward-compatible with future
planned expanded-capacity removable disk media, the PowerVault RD1000 removable disk drive
lets you protect your investment as your storage needs grow.
Internal Dock: 41.4 mm (1.63"); External Dock: 51.8 mm (2.04"); RD Cartridge: 23.68 mm (0.93") 114X:
86.9 mm (3.42")
Internal Dock (3.5"): 101.6 mm (4.00"); Internal Dock (5.25"): 146 mm (5.75");
External Dock: 109.8 mm (4.32"); RD Cartridge: 86.6 mm (3.4") 114X: 482.5 mm (19.00")
Length (Depth)
Internal Dock (3.5"): 159.4 mm (6.28"); Internal Dock (5.25"): 171.9 mm (6.77");
External Dock: 177.5 mm (7.00"); RD Cartridge: 119.18 mm (4.69"); 114X: 480.7 mm (18.93") including bezel
Internal Dock (3.5"): 408 g (0.90 lbs.); Internal Dock (5.25"): 635 g (1.40 lbs.)
External Dock: 540 g (1.19 lbs.); RD Cartridge: 173 g (0.38 lbs.); 114X: 8300g (18.4 lbs)
Dock can be oriented either horizontally or vertically; 114X is supported horizontally only
Internal SATA connect in 3.5" or 5.25" bay; External or 114X USB 2.0 connect
Supported Cartridge
160GB compressed capacity5 (320GB)
320GB compressed capacity5 (640GB)
500GB compressed capacity5 (1TB)
640GB compressed capacity5 (1.28TB)
Code Updates
Supported through SATA and USB
SATA (internal dock) 30MB/s; USB 2.0 (external dock and 114X) 25MB/s
User Interface
Hardware status – dual color push button on front of RD dock
Cartridge status – dual color LED on front of RD media
System management – Windows interface
OPERATING: 10°C to 40°C
NON-OPERATING: (-40°C to 65°C)
Thermal Gradient
OPERATING: 10°C / hour
NON-OPERATING: (20°C /hour)
Relative Humidity
OPERATING: 20% to 80%
NON-OPERATING: (10% to 90%), non-condensing
Max Wet Bulb Temperature
NON-OPERATING: (38°C), non-condensing
OPERATING: -50 ft to 10,000 ft.
NON-OPERATING: (-50 ft to 35,000 ft.)
OPERATING: sine vib 0.25 G peak, 3-200 Hz
NON-OPERATING: (random vib 1.54 G RMS)
OPERATING: half sine 31 G @ 2.6ms
NON-OPERATING: (half sine 71 G @ 2ms)
Power Ratings
Internal RD1000 External 114X
Voltage Tolerance
+ 5VDC ± 5%
+ 12VDC ± 10% + 12VDC
± 10%
Power Consumption 7.5 W / 13 W
6.6 W / 13 W
Up to
30 W /
52 W for
4 drives
(Typical / Peak)
AC Adapter
Universal Adapter 100- 240
100-240 VAC, VAC
50-60Hz input
Supported Operating Systems
SuSE Linux® Enterprise Server 9.0 (Service Pack 3) x64: External
RD1000 only
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 x64
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux v3 and v4 (for both 32-bit & EM64T)
Windows® Storage Server 2003 (x64)
Windows Server 03 Standard Edition (32-bit & EM64T) Enterprise
Edition (32-bit & EM64T)
Web Edition (32 bit)
Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 – Standard (32-bit) &
Premium Editions (32-bit)
Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows
Small Business Server (2000)
Server Appliance Kit 2.0
Windows Vista,® XP
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003
Enterprise Linux 4 x86
Enterprise Linux 4 x86_64
Enterprise Linux 5 x86
Enterprise Linux 5 x86_64
SUSE Linux ES 10 x86_64
SUSE Linux ES 9 x86_64
Hardware Platforms4
Int./ext. models: PowerEdge™ 830, 840, 1900, 2900, 2950, 2970,
SC430, SC440, SC1430, T605 and T105 servers; Dell Precision™ 390,
490, 690, T3400, T5400 and T7400 Workstations
114X RD1000: PowerEdge Dell Rack Servers with USB 2.0 connections
Ext. models: PowerEdge™ 800, 850, 860, 1800, 1850, 1950, 1955,
2800, 2850, 6800, 6850, 6950 and SC1420 servers; Dell Precision,™
M20 Mobile, M65 Mobile, M70 Mobile and M90 Mobile Workstations;
OptiPlex™ 755 and 740; PowerVault™ NF 100, NF 500 and NF 600
Backup Software
Dell Backup software for the RD1000 by Yosemite Technologies
(included) supports Windows 2000/2003/2008, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux v3 & v4, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. Upgrades available for
expanded capabilities with Yosemite Backup™ and Symantec™ Backup
Exec (SBS Suite, 12.5 (to Windows 2000/2003/2008.), Backup Exec
Server and Workgroup Protection Suite, Quic) Symantec Backup Exec
System Recovery 8.5 Computer Associate BrightStor Arceserve
ISV Certified
EMC | Dantz Retrospect
ome models support external RD1000 drive only. Please check the Dell website for up-to-date support information at
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Using the software compression feature built into standard backup applications.
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With the Enterprise-Wide Contract option, you get enhanced, proactive capabilities via a designated Service Delivery
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Our storage experts can analyze your existing infrastructure, operational practices, and technical readiness and develop
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average speed of answer, provided the correct, toll-free ProSupport number is called by the customer. Hold times in the ProSupport Queue may be affected
by multiple variables including, but not limited to: time of day, product release cycle, product recall occurrences and total number of ProSupport customers.
roSupport Service Plans: Service may be provided by a third party. Technician will be dispatched if necessary in parallel with phone-based troubleshooting
for severity level 1 issues on systems with ProSupport Mission Critical or Same Day Response service. Technician will be dispatched if necessary following
phone-based troubleshooting for all other severity levels and on-site response service levels. Repair time is measured from dispatch time of the on-site
response service. Subject to parts availability, geographical restrictions and terms of service contract. Service timing dependent upon time of day call
placed to Dell. U.S. only.
The defective hard drive must still be covered by the hardware limited warranty.
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