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MD3400

  • 12Gb shared storage solution providing high availability data access
  • Four SAS ports per controller
  • High Performance Tier (HPT) firmware upgrade to boost performance
  • Dual 4GB or 8GB cache controllers
Tech Specs Fast Facts
Feature Description
Drives 12 x 3.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
Connection 12Gb SAS
Controller 16GB (8GB per controller)

MD34x0 12Gb SAS arrays

2x the performance for the new 12Gb SAS.

Source: Based on January 2014 Dell internal testing using the an IOMeter performance tool comparing the new MD34x0 12Gb SAS and MD38x0f 16Gb FC arrays, versus the previous MD3 generation for large block sequential read. Actual performance will vary.
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Product specificationsMD3400MD3420

Drives

12 x 3.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

24 x 2.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Drive capacities

SAS 15K RPM: 300GB, 450GB*, 600GB*
NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
SAS 10K RPM: 600GB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” carriers)

SAS 15K RPM: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
SAS 10K RPM: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)

Dimension

8.68 cm (3.42 in) x 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x 56.1 cm (22.09 in)

8.68 cm (3.42 in) x 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x 50.8 cm (20 in)

Maximum weight

29.30 kg (64.6 lb)

24.2 kg (53.35 lb)

The following specifications apply to both models:

Expansion capabilities**

Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220

Management

2nd generation multi-protocol Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface
Multi-path graphical software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array

Standard features

Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP)***, thin provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in, VASA, SRA, SED, Microsoft Windows ODX

Optional features

Snapshot, VDC, HPT, HDD expansion option**

Controllers

Single 4GB cache; Dual 4GB or 8GB cache

Controller features

Each controller provides four 12Gbps SAS ports; a total of eight for dual controller models
Each controller contains 4GB or 8GB of battery-backed cache
Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other’s cache
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
DDP*** eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations
4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option

Maximum cache

4 x 12Gb SAS

Server support

Dell PowerEdge™ servers

RAID

Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 180/192** physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 512 virtual disks
DDP***

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows®, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Red Hat® and SUSE®

Rack support

Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks.

Power

Wattage: AC – 600W peak output; DC – 700W (2U arrays support DC power supplies)
Heat dissipation: 2047 BTU/hr
Voltage: 100 to 240V AC; 48V DC
Frequency: 50/60Hz

Temperature

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C

Relative humidity

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

Altitude

Operating: -16 m to 3048 m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1°F/550 ft

*Self-encrypting drives (SED) available
**Expansion beyond 120 drives is based on the purchase of a premium feature for additional drives
***MD34x0 arrays are limited to a maximum of 20 DDPs per array
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MD3420

Support for your most performance-hungry applications

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MD3420

  • 12Gb shared storage solution providing high availability data access
  • Four SAS ports per controller
  • High Performance Tier (HPT) firmware upgrade to boost performance
  • Dual 4GB or 8GB cache controllers
Tech Specs Fast Facts
Feature Description
Drives 24 x 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
Connection 12Gb SAS
Controller 16GB (8GB per controller)

MD34x0 12Gb SAS arrays

2x the performance for the new 12Gb SAS.

Source: Based on January 2014 Dell internal testing using the an IOMeter performance tool comparing the new MD34x0 12Gb SAS and MD38x0f 16Gb FC arrays, versus the previous MD3 generation for large block sequential read. Actual performance will vary.
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Product specificationsMD3400MD3420

Drives

12 x 3.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

24 x 2.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Drive capacities

SAS 15K RPM: 300GB, 450GB*, 600GB*
NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
SAS 10K RPM: 600GB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” carriers)

SAS 15K RPM: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
SAS 10K RPM: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)

Dimension

8.68 cm (3.42 in) x 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x 56.1 cm (22.09 in)

8.68 cm (3.42 in) x 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x 50.8 cm (20 in)

Maximum weight

29.30 kg (64.6 lb)

24.2 kg (53.35 lb)

The following specifications apply to both models:

Expansion capabilities**

Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220

Management

2nd generation multi-protocol Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface
Multi-path graphical software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array

Standard features

Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP)***, thin provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in, VASA, SRA, SED, Microsoft Windows ODX

Optional features

Snapshot, VDC, HPT, HDD expansion option**

Controllers

Single 4GB cache; Dual 4GB or 8GB cache

Controller features

Each controller provides four 12Gbps SAS ports; a total of eight for dual controller models
Each controller contains 4GB or 8GB of battery-backed cache
Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other’s cache
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
DDP*** eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations
4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option

Maximum cache

4 x 12Gb SAS

Server support

Dell PowerEdge™ servers

RAID

Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 180/192** physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 512 virtual disks
DDP***

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows®, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Red Hat® and SUSE®

Rack support

Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks.

Power

Wattage: AC – 600W peak output; DC – 700W (2U arrays support DC power supplies)
Heat dissipation: 2047 BTU/hr
Voltage: 100 to 240V AC; 48V DC
Frequency: 50/60Hz

Temperature

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C

Relative humidity

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

Altitude

Operating: -16 m to 3048 m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1°F/550 ft

*Self-encrypting drives (SED) available
**Expansion beyond 120 drives is based on the purchase of a premium feature for additional drives
***MD34x0 arrays are limited to a maximum of 20 DDPs per array
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MD3460

Flexibility for enabling data tiering and optimizing system performance

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MD3460

  • 12Gb shared storage solution providing high availability data access
  • Four SAS ports per controller
  • High Performance Tier (HPT) firmware upgrade to boost performance
  • Dual 4GB or 8GB cache controllers
Tech Specs Fast Facts
Feature Description
Drives 60 x 3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
Connection 12Gb SAS
Controller 16GB (8GB per controller)

MD34x0 12Gb SAS arrays

2x the performance for the new 12Gb SAS.

Source: Based on January 2014 Dell internal testing using the an IOMeter performance tool comparing the new  16GbMD34x0 12Gb SAS and MD38x0f FC arrays, versus the previous MD3 generation for large block sequential read. Actual performance will vary.
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MD3460 specifications

Drives

Mix and match up to 60 x 3.5” and 2.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Drive capacities

3.5” NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
2.5” SAS 15K RPM: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
2.5” SAS 10K RPM: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*
2.5” NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” carriers)

Dimensions (height x width x depth)

17.78 cm (7.0”) x 48.26 cm (19”) x 82.55 cm (19”)

Maximum weight

105.24 kg (232 lb)

Expansion capabilities**

Up to 180 drives using the MD3060e

Management

2nd generation multi-protocol Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface
Multi-path graphical software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array

Standard features

DDP***, thin provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in, VASA, SRA, HPT, SSD cache, SED, Microsoft Windows ODX

Optional features

Snapshot, VDC, HDD expansion option**

Controllers

Support up to 64 servers when configured with a Fibre Channel switch, available with 4GB cache controllers

Controller features

Each controller provides four 12Gbps SAS ports; a total of eight for dual controller models
Each controller contains 4GB or 8GB of battery-backed cache
Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other’s cache
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
DDP*** eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations
Dual controllers are required for the MD3460 dense array
4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option

Cache

Dual 4GB or 8GB cache
Up to 16GB cache (8GB per controller)

Server support

Dell PowerEdge™ servers

RAID

Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 180** physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 512 virtual disks
DDP***

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows®, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Red Hat® and SUSE®

Rack support

Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks.

Power

Wattage: AC – 1755W (dense arrays do not support DC power supplies)
Heat dissipation: 5988 BTU/hr
Voltage: 220V AC, auto ranging, 50Hz/60Hz
Frequency: 50/60Hz

Temperature

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour

Relative humidity

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

Altitude

Operating: -30.5 m to 3000 m (-100 ft to 9,840 ft) NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 ft, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1.8°F/1000 ft

*Self-encrypting drives (SED) available
**Expansion beyond 120 drives is based on the purchase of a premium feature for additional drives
***MD34x0 arrays are limited to a maximum of 20 DDPs per array
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