Dell PowerVault MD1000 Direct Attached Storage

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Dell PowerVault MD1000 Direct Attached Storage

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.

Excellent Drive Flexibility
The PowerVault 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.

PERC RAID Controllers
PERC 6/E supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60.
PERC 5/E supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50.

Hard Drives
Up to fifteen (15) 1-inch-by-3.5-inch SAS hot-pluggable 3.0 Gbps hard drives, at speeds of 10,000 or 15,000 RPM
Up to fifteen (15) 1-inch-by-3.5-inch SATA II hot-pluggable 3.0 Gbps hard drives, at speeds of 7,200 RPM

SAS Drives
15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 73GB, 146GB, 300GB or 450GB
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB or 400GB
Nearline SAS (7,200 RPM) drives available in 500GB, 750GB or 1TB

SATA Drives
7,200 RPM SATA II drives available in 250GB, 500GB, 750GB or 1TB
Energy efficient SATA II (5,400 RPM) drives available in 1TB

Maximum Capacity (per enclosure)
15TB using fifteen 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA II disk drives in one enclosure

Expansion Capabilities
PERC RAID Controller enables expansion to 6 enclosures

PowerVault MD3000 and MD3000i enable expansion to 3 enclosures

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