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PowerVault MD3000 Disk Storage Array
PowerVault MD1120 Disk Storage Enclosure
PowerVault MD1000 Disk Storage Enclosure
PowerVault MD3000 Disk Storage Array
PowerVault MD1120 Disk Storage Enclosure
PowerVault MD1000 Disk Storage Enclosure
GREAT FOR
High performance storage array for critical applications and two node clusters
Redundant architecture with dual active-active RAID controllers, mirrored cache, and IO multi-pathing
SAS disk drives offer high performance for email, database, web, or file serving applications
GREAT FOR
Space and energy efficient enclosure for high performance applications
Modular SAS architecture for easy storage expansion on a PowerEdge server
GREAT FOR
Versatile storage expansion enclosure for high performance or high capacity applications
Modular SAS architecture for easy storage expansion on a PowerEdge server and PowerVault MD3000 and MD3000i
HIGHLIGHTS
Enhanced protection or performance offered through RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10
Dual Active/Active controllers for high availability
Can mix both SAS and SATA drives in the same enclosure
Easy to use task based configuration tool
HIGHLIGHTS
Support for 2.5" SAS disk drives in a single enclosure.
Supports daisy chaining of 2 more MD1120 per RAID port for higher capacity expansion requirements.
Supports Dual-Ported PERC 6/E RAID Controllers allowing for up to 6 MD1120s to be connected to a single server (3 enclosures per port)
HIGHLIGHTS
Support for both SAS and SATA disk drives in a single enclosure.
Supports daisy chaining of 2 more MD1000 for higher capacity expansion requirements.
Supports PERC 5/E as well as PERC 6/E RAID Controllers and MD3000 and MD3000i storage arrays
Drive Bays
Holds up to 15 SAS or SATA drives, can be expanded to 45 drives with 2 MD1000 expansion enclosures
Drive Bays
Holds up to 24 SAS drives, can be expanded with up to 6 MD1120 expansion to 144 total drives behind a RAID PERC 6/E connection
Drive Bays
Holds up to 15 SAS or SATA drives, can be expanded to 90 drives with 6 MD1000 expansion enclosures behind a PERC RAID controller
Storage Capacity
Store up to 45TB1 storage capacity per array with 1TB SATA drives
Storage Capacity
Store up to 12TB1 of capacity per enclosure with 500GB drives expandable to 72TB per PERC RAID controller (72 drives per port on Dual-Ported PERC 6/E for a total of 144 drives)
Storage Capacity
Store up to 15TB1 of capacity per enclosure with 1TB1 SATA drives expandable 90TB per PERC RAID controller.
Model
PowerVault MD3000 Rack Mounted Enclosure consuming only three units (3U) of rack space
Model
PowerVault MD1120 Rack Mounted Enclosure consuming only two units (2U) of rack space
Model
PowerVault MD1000 Rack Mounted Enclosure consuming only three units (3U) of rack space

Simple Server Expansion for Capacity
    Dell PowerVault MD1000 storage expansion enclosure scales from 15 to 45 drives when 3 units are daisy-chained
The PowerVault MD1000 direct attached storage array leverages higher capacity 3.5" drives and supports mixing both SAS and SATA drives within a single enclosure making it ideal for high-capacity applications. The modular design enables simple expansion, behind a PowerEdge RAID Controller 5/E and 6/E (PERC5/E and PERC6/E), up to 3 enclosures or 45 drives per RAID port. Or expand your existing PowerVault MD3000 and MD3000i external controller based storage arrays by daisy chaining 2 additional PowerVault MD1000 enclosures for a total of 45 drives. The versatility of the PowerVault MD1000 storage array enables you to configure the specific combination of storage resources you need now, and add more storage volume later, while ensuring life-cycle and usability of your hardware for the long-term.

SAS drives are used for high performance storage
Excellent Drive Flexibility
The PowerVaultTM  MD family enables organizations to mix SAS and SATA drives delivering excellent flexibility to align data requirements with drive capabilities, speed, capacity and cost, to help optimize your storage environment.
 
SAS for Performance
SAS can deliver the speed, performance and reliability to satisfy mainstream single server applications. SAS performance makes it ideal for demanding server applications such as email or database applications that store active and frequently changing information.
 
NEW Nearline SAS - Performance of SAS, Capacities of SATA
The new 7.2K RPM SAS drives leverage the performance efficiencies of SAS making it ideal for customer who are looking for the low cost per GB but can't sacrifice performance. In everyday usage situations customers can see up to a 30% performance increase with the 7.2 RPM SAS drive over the 7.2 RPM SATA drives.
 
SATA for Capacity
SATA disk drives deliver a compelling cost-per-Gigabyte alternative to SAS. SATA drives are ideal high capacity applications where data is accessed and modified less frequently, such as digital imaging, file archiving, audio/video storage, or back-up to disk applications.
 
NEW Energy Efficient SATA - - Superior GB per Watt Solution
The new 5.4K RPM SATA drive offers customers a high capacity, energy efficient alternative to traditional SATA drives. Ideal for capacity intensive applications in a power constrained environments. This 5.4K RPM SATA drive can reduce power consumption up to 30% with less than a10% degradation in random I/O performance over some 7.2K RPM SATA drives.
 


Configuration and Expansion - Up to 144 Drives

Configuration and Expansion - Up to 144 Drives

 
The modular design of the PowerVault MD1120 direct attached storage array is engineered for easy expansion - giving you more room to store data from your server. Up to six PowerVault MD1120 24 -drive expansion enclosures can be connected to a dual port PERC6/E giving you between 24 and 144 disk drives options. To keep management simple the PowerVault MD1120 connects to and can be controlled by a single PERC 6/E RAID controller equipped PowerEdge server. Configure the specific combination of storage resources you need now, and add more storage volume later, quickly and easily.
Don't sacrifice capacity for performance, the PowerVault MD1120 now supports the new 7.2K RPM 500GB1 SAS makes it ideal for customers who need performance but can’t sacrifice capacities.


SAS for Performance

2.5" SAS Drives for Performance

 
The PowerVault MD1120 is Dell's first storage array to feature 2.5-inch SAS drive technology that consume 70% less space and use up to 50% less power than the 3.5" drives. Now with 500GB1 Nearline SAS drives, there is no need to trade performance for capacity. The PowerVault MD1120 supports up to 12TB of data per enclosure. When configured with SAS disk drives, the PowerVault MD1120 RAID storage array can deliver the speed, performance and reliability to satisfy mainstream and demanding single server applications such as email or database applications that store active and frequently changing information. SAS specifies a transfer rate of 3.0 Gbps (300 MB/sec) for each drive on the channel to help provide these high levels of performance.


Hot Swappable

Hot Swappable

 
The hot-swappable technology of the PowerVault MD 1120 allows you to remove and replace drives even when your system is operating, no need to turn it off, and no need to reboot - new drives are available right away. The unique combination Small Form Factor SAS drive technology and high spindle count in one modular form gives the PowerVault MD1120 it's edge over the MD1000 for fast access storage when your applications needs it.


Maximize Efficiency

Maximize Efficiency

 
The small form factor of the PowerVault MD1120 helps manage power, heat, and space consumption in your data center. In fact, 2.5" disks consume up to 50% less power and 70% less space than 3.5" drives. Additionally, the MD1120 uses high-efficiency power supplies and variable speed, temperature controlled fans to help minimize power consumption.


PERC RAID Controller

PERC RAID Controller

 
The PowerVault MD1120 leverages the PERC RAID controller with the best available in-class PCI Express interface, offering excellent performance for enterprise. The configuration of the PERC RAID controller enables the software to recognize the entire array as a single unit, regardless of how many disks you have activated for storage in the array, helping to increase reliability and fault tolerance. With the PERC 6/E customers can choose the RAID option that supports their application. The PERC 6/E supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60.
 
Dell PowerVault storage is engineered to work optimally with Dell PowerEdge servers. Dell OpenManageTM  Storage Manager Software can manage both the external array and internal storage within the server itself. Streamlining storage management through a single, common interface helps reduce resource load on the system, and is easier to navigate for the user as well.


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