Dell PowerVault MD3 10Gb iSCSI Array Series

Scalable PowerVault MD3 10Gb iSCSI Storage

Simplify the challenges of large-data storage, management and access with the high-speed PowerVault MD3 10Gb array series. The 10GbE arrays are ideal for iSCSI storage consolidation that requires high availability, high performance and business continuity without sacrificing ease of use and reliability. Designed for versatility, the array series supports a range of drive types, premium software features and a choice of 2U or high-density 4U chassis.

PowerVault MD3 10Gb

Get affordable enterprise-level performance with Dell’s PowerVault MD3 10Gb Series

Take advantage of the enhanced features offered on all PowerVault MD3 10Gb arrays, including the latest generation of 10GbE iSCSI models.

  • Controller options: 16GB total for maximised throughput
  • Dynamic Disk Pools: Improved DDP functionality that supports 20 disk pools, and can support up to 120 SSDs
  • Multi-protocol connectivity from the host: Get 10Gb iSCSI and 12Gb SAS connectivity
  • Thin Provisioning: Allows allocating and consuming physical storage capacity as needed in disk pools
  • SSD Cache: Increases execution speed of applications by caching previously read data (available with High Performance tier only)
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support: Allows integration of array commands with VMware in the host environment
  • Try and Buy: Allows 90-day trial software licenses for specific software to determine what premium features suit your environment

MD3800i 10Gb iSCSI ArraysPowerVault MD3 10Gb

Supporting up to 64 hosts with 10Gb iSCSI connectivity, the MD3800i array offers high performance and high scalability, featuring:

  • Up to twelve 3.5″ or 2.5″ SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives in a 2U chassis
  • Support for a maximum of 180 or 192 drives when utilising the Premium Feature Key to expand beyond the 120 standard configurations
  • Single or dual active/active controllers
  • 4GB cache per controller or 8GB per controller in dual-controller configurations
  • Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) that can support up to 20 disk pools with up to 120 SSD drives

MD3820i 10Gb iSCSI ArraysPowerVault MD3 10Gb

Supporting up to 64 hosts with 10Gb iSCSI connectivity, the MD3860i array offers high performance and high scalability, featuring:

  • Up to 24x 2.5″ SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives in a 2U chassis
  • Support for a maximum of 180 or 192 drives when utilising the Premium Feature Key to expand beyond the 120 standard configurations
  • Single or dual active/active controllers
  • 4GB cache per controller or 8GB per controller in dual-controller configurations
  • Dynamic Disk Pools that can support up to 20 disk pools with up to 120 SSD drives

MD3860i 10Gb iSCSI ArrayPowerVault MD3 10Gb

Supporting up to 64 hosts with 10Gb iSCSI connectivity, the MD3820i high-density array offers high performance and scalability, featuring:

  • Up to 60-drive configuration (20 HDDs minimum), supporting 2.5″ and 3.5″ SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives in a 4U chassis
  • Support for a maximum of 180 or 192 drives when utilising the Premium Feature Key to expand beyond the 120 standard configurations
  • Standard High Performance Tiering with SSD Cache and Thin Provisioning to optimise performance and capacity
  • Single or dual active/active controllers
  • 4GB cache per controller or 8GB per controller in dual-controller configurations
  • Dynamic Disk Pools that can support up to 20 disk pools with up to 120 SSD drives

MD3060e expansion enclosurePowerVault MD3 10Gb

A 60-drive expansion enclosure specifically designed for the MD3 dense array series, the MD3060e5 dense enclosure is an eBOD (expansion bunch of disks), which operate in the same fashion as a JBOD (just a bunch of disks). There are two enclosure management modules (EMM) that allow for management of the expansion drives via the MD3 Dense Array controllers. The MD1200 and MD1220 are designed for use as expansion for the MD3 2U arrays.

  • Up to 2 expansion enclosures can be daisy chained to an MD3 SAS Dense array
  • Options for mix and match of 3.5″, 2.5″, SED or SSD hard drives
  • Add two MD3060e enclosures (max) for up to 180 drives in just 12U, providing up to 1.8PB of raw capacity
  • Dual EMM controller option only, using the enclosure management modules

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