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SC7020

Save rack space with a 3U, 30-drive bay chassis that can expand up to 500 drives with 12Gb SAS expansion enclosures

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SC7020

Hardware highlights

  • Dual Intel® Xeon® E5 8-core processors
  • 3 PCIe slots per controller
  • 6Gb/12Gb SAS back-end
  • Multiprotocol front-end support (FC, iSCSI)
  • Easy expansion with Dell Storage enclosures
  • ENERGY STAR® power efficiency

Software highlights

  • Intelligent deduplication and compression on SSDs and HDDs
  • Live Migrate multi-array federation included
  • Live Volume auto-failover and auto-repair
  • 100% host-side data protection in Oracle, Microsoft and VMware environments
  • Thin snapshots, replication and provisioning
  • Manage/replicate with PS Series arrays

World-class services

  • Proactive monitoring and integrated support
  • Deployment, education and consulting services

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Tech Specs
Feature Description
Processors Dual 2.5GHz 8-core Intel Xeon processors per controller
Controllers 2 dual-active controllers per array
Operating system Dell Storage Center 7.1 or higher
Max system memory 256GB per array (128GB per controller)
Internal storage 30 x 2.5” drive bays
Max drive count 500 (30 internal, plus 470 external)
Max raw capacity 3PB per array (SSD or HDD)
SC7020 specifications

Processors

Dual 2.5GHz, 8-core Intel® Xeon® processors per controller

Controllers

2 dual-active controllers per array

Operating system

Storage Center 7.1 or higher

Max system memory

256GB per array (128GB per controller)

Internal storage

30 x 2.5” drive bays

Max drive count

500 (30 internal, plus 470 external)

Max raw capacity

3PB per array (SSD or HDD)

Storage media

SAS and NL-SAS drives; different drive types, transfer rates and rotational speeds can be mixed in same system:
SSDs: write-intensive, read-intensive (SLC, MLC and TLC formats)
HDDs: 15K, 10K, 7.2K RPM

Expansion enclosures

Dell Storage SC420 (24 x 2.5” drive slots, 12Gb SAS)
Dell Storage SC400 (12 x 3.5” drive slots, 12Gb SAS)
Dell Storage SC280 (84 x 3.5” drive slots, 6Gb SAS)
Dell Storage SC220 (24 x 2.5” drive slots, 6Gb SAS)
Dell Storage SC200 (12 x 3.5” drive slots, 6Gb SAS)

File support

FS8600 NAS Gateway Support

Network/server (front-end)

4 on-board 10Gb iSCSi ports (SFP+ or Base-T) per array (2 per controller)
Optional front-end connectivity: 8Gb/16Gb FC, 1Gb/10Gb iSCSI (SFP+ and Base-T), simultaneous interface support

Maximum front-end ports

24 (Fibre Channel), 12 (1Gb iSCSI), 12 (10Gb iSCSI) per array

Back-end connectivity

SAS (6Gb, 12Gb)

Minimum back-end ports

4 x 12Gb SAS ports per array (2 per controller)

Maximum back-end ports

28 x 12Gb SAS ports per array including on-board ports

Data replication

Multiprotocol replication support; supports Fibre Channel and iSCSI replication

Auto-tiering method

Policy-based migration based on real-time data usage, customizable 512KB-4MB page size

Auto-tiering structure

Up to 3 primary (media-based) tiers total, up to 2 SSD tiers (write- and read-intensive SSDs)

Tiering customizations

Default and user-defined profiles, option to “pin” volumes to any tier

RAID

Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, RAID 10, and RAID 10 DM (dual mirror). Any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single Storage Center. Multiple RAID levels can exist on the same storage tier within an array.

Thin provisioning

Active by default on all volumes, operates at full performance across all features

Deduplication and compression

Selectable option per volume on lowest tier (SSD or HDD)
Compression-only option also available

HDD optimization

FastTrack moves frequently accessed data to outer tracks for quicker response times

Replication

Synchronous/asynchronous for SAN via FC or iSCSI
Target/source relationships may be one-to-many or many-to-one
Supports all SC data services on source and target volumes
Change replication types and topologies on demand
Supports cross-platform replication with PS Series/EqualLogic arrays (either direction)

Volume mobility

Live Migrate (included with base product) enables host-transparent data movement between arrays; see also Federation section
Maintains snapshots/replication relationships

Thin import

Space-efficient, non-disruptive data migration from PS Series (EqualLogic) arrays

Thin clones

Clone standalone volumes with zero duplication of data
Clones maintain independent snapshots and replication
Ideal for VDI, test/dev, other applications that require discrete instances of common data
More efficient than dedupe for database copies

Business continuity

Live Volume bi-directional auto-failover, auto-repair
Continuous operations, disaster recovery, disaster avoidance
Includes third-site (tertiary) replication options
Zero RTO/RPO with customizable site failover SLAs per volume
Does not require identical hardware at each site
VMware Metro Stretch Cluster support
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery support

Thin snapshots

Records changes only, snapshots auto-migrate to lower-cost storage

Application data protection

Application Protection Manager Suite protects and restores host-side data from array in Oracle, Microsoft or VMware environments

Data-at-rest encryption

Self-encrypting drives (SED) in SSD or HDD formats
Full-disk encryption (FDE) based on AES-256
Drives certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 2
Key Management Server options available for FIPS 140-2 Level 1, 2 and 3

External key manager support

Gemalto’s SafeNet KeySecure k460, SafeNet KeySecure k250, SafeNet KeySecure k150v
Thales EMS 200

Data on wire encryption

AES encryption for SMB v3 and for NFS v4.x with Kerberos authentication

Backup

NDMP 3-way and 2-way backup with certified vendor

Management interface

Dell Storage Manager (included, server-installable), Storage Center Manager (included, on-board browser-based), Dell Storage Manager Chargeback, Replay Manager, command-line interface; multi-array, multi-site, cross-platform management from single interface

Federation

Create large multi-array systems under unified management, with seamless workload migration between arrays via included Live Migrate feature. Add arrays non-disruptively, efficiently utilizing their combined capacity and performance. Volume Advisor monitors federated arrays to suggest optimal data placement and load balancing. Volume movement does not impact snapshots or replication data protection. Federate like or unlike arrays: SC9000, SC8000, SC7000, SC4020.

Scripting support

Microsoft PowerShell API, RESTful API

Host OS support

Microsoft Windows Server®, Oracle® Solaris, HP®-UX, Oracle Linux, IBM® AIX®, Novell® NetWare®, SUSE® Enterprise Linux®, Apple®, HPTru64, VMware, Citrix® XenServer®, RedHat®

Third-party application integration

VMware, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, OpenStack™, Symantec™, CommVault®, Foglight™ — see the SC Series Management spec sheet for additional integrations and details

Coexistance with PS Series (EqualLogic) arrays

Replication in either direction
Day-to-day management from a single interface
Thin import: space-efficient, non-disruptive data migration from PS Series arrays

Certifications

VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster, VMware SRM, Veritas Storage Foundations Suite, IBM VIOS Recognized, Oracle Validated Infrastructure (OVI); see Dell Storage Support Matrix for additional certifications and details

Reporting/Alerts

ProSupport powered by Copilot, remote diagnostics and performance monitoring, automated alerts, reports and notifications

Power

Power/wattage: 2 hot-swappable 1485W power supplies; 1485W maximum power
Heat dissipation: 5,067 BTU/hr maximum
Voltage: 200-240 VAC
Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Inlet type

NEMA 5-15/CS22.2, n°42

Chassis

Height: 13.33 cm (5.25 in)
Width: 44.5 cm (17.52 in)
Depth: 78.5 cm (30.9 in)
Weight: 24.22 kg (53.4 lb) (maximum configuration), 15.15 kg (33.4 lb) (empty)

Rack support

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

Environmental

Operating temperature: 50 - 95°F (10 - 35°C)
Non-operating temperature: -40 - 149°F (-40 - 65°C)
Operating humidity ranges (non-condensing): 10% to 80% with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point
Non-operating humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95% with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point

Services*

Dell ProSupport powered by Copilot support with deployment and consulting services. Optional ProSupport Plus powered by Copilot is available offering proactive and preventative services to improve performance and stability. Dell Optimize is available for additional ongoing strategic counsel and guidance from a highly trained system analyst.

Diagnostics engine*

Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)

System sizing*

Dell Performance Analysis Collection Kit (DPACK) tool

Drive warranty*

All SSDs and HDDs are warrantied for full lifetime wear-out replacement with valid service agreement. SSD warranty covers all formats: SLC, MLC and TLC.

*Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit Dell.com/ServiceDescriptions.
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SC400, SC420, SC200, SC220, SC280 expansion enclosures

Easily add capacity to the SC7020 with flexible and efficient enclosures

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SC400

  • Simplifies storage expansion
  • Supports a variety of drive types including SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
  • Helps lower data center power requirements with redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, and better protect your data with cooling efficiencies
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Form factor 2U
Controller-enclosure connection 12Gb SAS
Drives 12 x 3.5” or 2.5” with drive carrier
Maximum capacity per enclosure 96TB
SC400 specifications

Supported controllers

SC9000, SC7020, SC5020

Form factor

2U

Controller-enclosure connection (dual modules)

12Gb SAS

Drive size

3.5" or 2.5"*

Maximum drives per enclosure

12

Maximum capacity per enclosure

120TB

Intermixed drive capacities

Yes

SAS drive support

3.5” 7.2K HDD: 4TB, 6TB**, 8TB, 10TB
2.5”* write-intensive SSD: 1.6TB*
2.5”* read-intensive SSD: 3.84TB

Chassis

H: 8.7 cm (3.43 in) x W: 48.2 cm (18.98 in) x D: 59.4 cm (23.39 in)
Weight at max: 28.39 kg (62.6 lb)
Weight at empty: 8.84 kg (19.5 lb)

Rack

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

Power/wattage

Two 600W hot-swappable, redundant power supplies; 450W maximum draw

Heat dissipation

2,047 BTU/hr (at 600W)
1,621 BTU/hr

Voltage

100-240 VAC, auto sensing

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Amperage

8.6 A at 100 V, 4.3 A at 240 V
Maximum power draw: 74 amps

Operating temperature

10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with no direct sunlight on the equipment; maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour

Non-operating temperature

–40 to 65°C (–40 to 149°F) at a maximum altitude of 12,000 m (39,370 ft)

Operating humidity ranges (noncondensing)

10% to 80% (non-condensing) with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point

Non-operating humidity (noncondensing)

5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point

Inlet type

0 to 3,048 m (0 to 10,000 ft) NOTE: Up to 35°C maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/300 m (1°F/547 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft)

*Requires 3.5” drive carriers for 2.5” drives.
**Self-encrypting drives (SED) available.
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SC420

  • Simplifies storage expansion
  • Supports a variety of drive types including SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
  • Helps lower data center power requirements with redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, and better protect your data with cooling efficiencies
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Form factor 2U
Controller-enclosure connection 12Gb SAS
Drives 24 x 2.5”
Maximum capacity per enclosure 368.64TB
SC420 specifications

Supported controllers

SC9000, SC7020, SC5020

Form factor

2U

Controller-enclosure connection (dual modules)

12Gb SAS

Drive size

2.5"

Maximum drives per enclosure

24

Maximum capacity per enclosure

368.64TB

Intermixed drive capacities

Yes

SAS drive support

2.5" 15K HDD: 600GB*
2.5” 10K HDD: 1.2TB*, 1.8TB*
2.5” write-intensive SSD: 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB*
2.5” read-intensive SSD: 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB, 15.36TB

Chassis

H: 8.7 cm (3.43 in) x W: 48.2 cm (18.98 in) x D: 54.1 cm (21.30 in)
Weight at max: 23.31 kg (51 lb)
Weight at empty: 8.61 kg (19 lb)

Rack

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

Power/wattage

Two 600W hot-swappable, redundant power supplies; 450W maximum draw

Heat dissipation

2,047 BTU/hr (at 600W)
1,621 BTU/hr

Voltage

100-240 VAC, auto sensing

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Amperage

8.6 A at 100 V, 4.3 A at 240 V
Maximum power draw: 74 amps

Operating temperature

10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with no direct sunlight on the equipment; maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour

Non-operating temperature

–40 to 65°C (–40 to 149°F) at a maximum altitude of 12,000 m (39,370 ft)

Operating humidity ranges (noncondensing)

10% to 80% (non-condensing) with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point

Non-operating humidity (noncondensing)

5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point

Inlet type

0 to 3,048 m (0 to 10,000 ft) NOTE: Up to 35°C maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/300 m (1°F/547 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft)

*Self-encrypting drives (SED) available.
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SC200

  • Combine drive and enclosure technologies
  • Optimize capacity for maximum efficiency with a minimal footprint
  • Scale up and out, from terabytes to over 3 petabytes without disruption or downtime
  • Redundant 80 PLUS® Silver-certified power helps lower power requirements
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Drives types Up to 12 hot-pluggable 3.5” 7.2K 6Gb SAS HDDs and 2.5” 6Gb SAS SSDs (2.5” requires drive carrier)
Maximum capacity Up to 96TB per 2U enclosure
Intermixed drive capacities Yes
SC200 specifications

Supported controllers

SC9000, SC8000, SC7020, SC4020

Form factor

2U

Controller-enclosure connection (dual modules)

6Gb SAS

Drive size

3.5" or 2.5"*

Maximum drives per enclosure

12

Maximum capacity per enclosure

96TB (120TB**)

Intermixed drive capacities

Yes

SAS drive support

3.5” 7.2K HDD: 2TB, 3TB, 4TB***, 6TB***, 8TB, 10TB**
2.5” write-intensive SSD: 400GB, 1.6TB

Chassis

H: 8.7 cm (3.43 in) x W: 48.2 cm (18.98 in) x D: 59.4 cm (23.39 in)
Weight at max: 28.39 kg (62.6 lb)
Weight at empty: 8.84 kg (19.5 lb)

Rack

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

Power/wattage

"Two 700W hot-swappable, redundant power supplies; 450W

Heat dissipation

2,389 BTU/hr (at 700W)
1,621 BTU/hr

Voltage

100-240 VAC, auto sensing

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Amperage

8.6 A at 100 V, 4.3 A at 240 V
Maximum power draw: 74 amps

Operating temperature

10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with no direct sunlight on the equipment; maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour

Non-operating temperature

–40 to 65°C (–40 to 149°F) at a maximum altitude of 12,000 m (39,370 ft)

Operating humidity ranges (noncondensing)

10% to 80% (non-condensing) with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point

Non-operating humidity (noncondensing)

5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point

Inlet type

0 to 3,048 m (0 to 10,000 ft) NOTE: Up to 35°C maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/300 m (1°F/547 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft)

*Requires 3.5” drive carriers for 2.5” drives.
**Available in Q4 2016.
***Self-encrypting drives (SED) available.
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SC220

  • Combine drive and enclosure technologies
  • Optimize capacity for maximum efficiency with a minimal footprint
  • Scale up and out, from terabytes to over 3 petabytes without disruption or downtime
  • Redundant 80 PLUS® Silver-certified power helps lower power requirements
Tech Specs
Feature Feature
Drive types Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5” drives: 2.5" 7.2K, 10K, 15K 6Gb SAS HDD and 6Gb SAS SSD
Maximum capacity Up to 368.64TB per 2U enclosure
Intermixed drive capacities Yes
SC220 specifications

Supported controllers

SC9000, SC8000, SC7020, SC4020

Form factor

2U

Controller-enclosure connection (dual modules)

6Gb SAS

Drive size

2.5"

Maximum drives per enclosure

24

Maximum capacity per enclosure

368.64TB

Intermixed drive capacities

Yes

SAS drive support

2.5” 15K HDD: 300GB, 600GB*
2.5” 10K HDD: 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB*
2.5” 7.2K HDD: 1TB*
2.5” write-intensive SSD: 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB*
2.5” read-intensive SSD: 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB**, 15.36TB**

Chassis

H: 8.7 cm (3.43 in) x W: 48.2 cm (18.98 in) x D: 54.1 cm (21.30 in)
Weight at max: 23.31 kg (51 lb)
Weight at empty: 8.61 kg (19 lb)

Rack

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

Power/wattage

Two 700W hot-swappable, redundant power supplies; 450W maximum draw

Heat dissipation

2,389 BTU/hr (at 700W)
1,621 BTU/hr

Voltage

100-240 VAC, auto sensing

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Amperage

8.6 A at 100 V, 4.3 A at 240 V
Maximum power draw: 74 amps

Operating temperature

10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with no direct sunlight on the equipment; maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour

Non-operating temperature

–40 to 65°C (–40 to 149°F) at a maximum altitude of 12,000 m (39,370 ft)

Operating humidity ranges (noncondensing)

10% to 80% (non-condensing) with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point

Non-operating humidity (noncondensing)

5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point

Inlet type

0 to 3,048 m (0 to 10,000 ft) NOTE: Up to 35°C maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/300 m (1°F/547 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft)

*Self-encrypting drives (SED) available.
**Available Q4 2016.
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SC280

  • Multiple SC280 and two Storage Center systems can scale to provide a unified solution with over 3PB SAN and/or NAS capacity with the FS8600
  • Up to 2.8 times denser than traditional 2U 3.5” disk-drive enclosure solutions, offering over 100TB of storage per rack unit
  • Automated tiering technology places less frequently accessed data on the cost- and space-efficient SC280
  • 2 power supplies, 5 hot-swappable fans for power and cooling, and redundant hot-swappable 6Gb SAS I/O modules
  • Optional configurations using a two-drawer drive bay design and up to 84 drives
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Drives 4TB, 6TB, 10TB 7.2K SAS HDDs
Drive capacity Up to 840TB per 5U enclosure
Power 1800W maximum power
SC280 specifications

Supported controllers

SC9000, SC8000, SC7020, SC4020

Form factor

5U

Controller-enclosure connection (dual modules)

6Gb SAS

Drive size

3.5"

Maximum drives per enclosure

84

Maximum capacity per enclosure

840TB

Intermixed drive capacities

7.2K HDD only

SAS drive support

3.5” 7.2K HDD: 4TB*, 6TB*, 10TB

Chassis

H: 22.23 cm (8.8 in) x W: 48.26 cm (19 in) x D: 91.44 cm (36 in)
Weight at max: 130.7 kg (287.5 lb)
Weight at empty: 62 kg (136.68 lb)

Rack

Built-in rack support

Power/wattage

Two 2184W hot-swappable, redundant power supplies; 1800W maximum power

Heat dissipation

7,455 BTU/hr (at 2184W)
6,144 BTU/hr

Voltage

208-240 VAC, auto sensing

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Amperage

7.4 A at 241V Max

Operating temperature

5˚C to 35˚C (41˚F to 95˚F)

Non-operating temperature

-40˚C to 70˚C (-40˚F to 158˚F)

Operating humidity ranges (noncondensing)

10% to 80% (non-condensing) with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point

Non-operating humidity (noncondensing)

5% to 95% (non-condensing) with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point

Inlet type

0 to 3,048 m (0 to 10,000 ft) NOTE: Up to 35°C maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/300 m (1°F/547 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft)

* Self-encrypting drives (SED) available
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