Dell PowerVault MD3000i SAN Array
Entry Level iSCSI Storage Consolidation
The PowerVault MD3000i networked storage array leverages the modularity and availability of the PowerVault series to deliver an IP network storage solution that can consolidate up to 16 hosts. By extending the connectivity capability of todayâ€™s MD3000 controller architecture, Dell is able to bring to market a low cost, easy to use, expandable, and highly available iSCSI SAN storage array.
Excellent balance of reliability, ease of use and cost
Server commonality. Ideal small and medium business, remote offices and workgroups
Entry-level Storage for Virtualized Environments:
Shared storage is required to enable VM mobility the key benefit of a virtual environments. The PowerVault MD3000i is a networked shared storage solution, providing the high availability, expandability and ease of management desired in virtual environments. Leverages existing IP networks and offers small and medium businesses an easy to use iSCSI SANs without the need for extensive training or new expensive infrastructures.
1. Standard: This model has a single controller with two 1Gb Ethernet ports. The single controller model is the most cost effective option for directly connecting two non-HA hosts per system or deploying a shared configuration with an Ethernet switch for connecting up to 16 hosts non-redundantly.
2. High Availability: This model has dual controllers with two 1Gb Ethernet ports per controller for a total of four 1Gb Ethernet ports. This dual controller option is ideal for a redundant 2-node cluster, 4 non-HA hosts per system or deploying a HA shared configuration with an Ethernet switch for connecting up to 16 fully redundant hosts.
Up to fifteen (15) 3.5-inch SAS or SATA hot-pluggable hard drives, at speeds of 5.4K, 7.2K, 10K or 15K
Two expansion modules each holding up to fifteen (15) 3.5-inch SAS or SATA hot-pluggable hard drives, at speeds of 5.4K, 7.2K, 10K or 15K
Drive speeds and capacities
15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 73GB, 146GB, 300GB, 450GB and 600GB
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 400GB2 or 600GB
Nearline SAS (7,200 RPM) drives available in 500GB, 750GB2 or 1TB2
7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 250GB, 500GB, 750GB2 or 1TB2
Energy efficient SATA II (5,400 RPM) drives available in 1TB2 and 2TB2
Maximum Capacity (per enclosure)
30TB using fifteen using fifteen (15) 2TB2 SATA disk drives
Expands to 3 shelves (45 drives) with two PowerVault MD1000 expansion arrays