PowerVault MD3 Serial Attached SCSI Storage Series

Affordable PowerVault MD3 array series designed for maximum performance and capacity

Consolidate your storage with the new PowerVault MD3 12Gb serial-attached SCSI (SAS) array. The 12Gb MD3 SAS array series is ideal for entry-level storage consolidation requiring high availability, high performance, business continuity, ease of use and reliability. Designed for versatility, the MD3 series supports a range of drive types, premium software features and a choice of a 2U or high density 4U chassis.

Dell PowerVault MD3

PowerVault MD3 SAS arrays come with the following features:

  • Improved performance: Get up to 2x performance with the new 12Gb SAS arrays.
  • Controller options: Maximise throughput with 16GB total.
  • Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP): Improved DDP functionality that supports 20 disk pools, and can support up to 120 SSDs.
  • Thin provisioning: Allocate and consume physical storage capacity as needed in disk pools.
  • SSD Cache: Increase execution speed of applications by caching previously read data (available with High Performance tier only).
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support: Integrate array commands with VMware in the host environment.
  • Try and buy: Determine which premium features suit your environment with a 90-day trial software license for specific software.

MD3400 12Gb SAS array

Dell PowerVault MD3

This SAS array provides high-availability and high-capacity when using 12Gb near-line SAS drives with Direct Attach Storage (DAS). In a 2U, 12-drive enclosure, it can support 4GB cache per controller, or 8GB cache per controller with the dual controller configuration.

  • Up to 2x performance with the new12Gb SAS array
  • Up to twelve 3.5-inch or 2.5″ SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives
  • Directly connect up to four high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3400 storage system
  • Expand capacity with up to eight MD1200 or MD1220 expansion enclosures

MD3420 12Gb SAS array

Dell PowerVault MD3
The PowerVault MD3 SAS series has been designed with the entry-level to medium business customer in mind. It uses 12Gb near-line SAS drives and DAS with single or dual active/active controllers in a 2U, 24-drive enclosure. It can support 4GB cache per controller, or 8GB cache per controller with the dual controller configuration.

  • Up to 2x performance with the new 12Gb SAS array
  • Up to twenty-four 2.5-inch SAS, near-line SAS and SSD drives
  • Directly connect up to four high-availability (HA)-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers to a single MD3420 storage system
  • Single- or dual-controller options

MD3460 12Gb SAS array

Dell PowerVault MD3
The MD3 dense SAS array has a 4U form factor that supports more drives than ever before within the MD3 product line, allowing you to save space, power and cooling while maintaining its ease-of-management. It uses 12Gb near-line SAS drives and DAS with dual active/active controllers, with a 60-drive capacity per enclosure. It can support 4GB or 8GB cache per controller.

  • Up to 2x performance with the new 12Gb SAS array
  • Options for mix and match of 3.5″, 2.5″, SED or SSD hard drives
  • Scale up to 180 drives in just 12U, providing up to 1.8PB of raw capacity
  • Standard high-performance tiering with SSD cache, dynamic disk pools and thin provisioning to optimise performance and capacity
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support
  • vCenter Plug-in to monitor and manage the PowerVault MD series arrays in conjunction with VMware virtualisation software

MD3060e expansion enclosure

Dell PowerVault MD3
A 60-drive expansion enclosure specifically designed for the MD3 dense array series, the MD3060e 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 Series array
  • Options for mix and match of 3.5″, 2.5″, SED or SSD hard drives
  • Add 2 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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