Dell PowerVault MD1000 Storage Array Enclosure [CUSTOM BUILD]


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Dell PowerVault MD1000 Direct-Attached Storage Array

Modular direct-attached disk storage expansion enclosure for Dell PowerEdge servers.


The Dell PowerVault MD1000 is a modular disk storage expansion enclosure for PowerEdge servers. The PowerVault MD1000 is capable of housing up to fifteen (15) 3.5-inch disk drives in a single 3U rackable chassis. The direct-attached storage enclosure supports both Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives to give extensive configuration and optimization flexibility.


When used in combination with a host-based Dell PowerEdge RAID controller (PERC) or a PowerVault internal RAID array, the modular enclosure can be daisy chained for scaling disk performance and capacity. The PERC 6/E enables up to three 15-drive SAS disk enclosures—a total of 45 drives—to be daisy chained to a single host connection, delivering an extended total capacity of 90TB when using 2TB disk drives. Alternatively, the enclosure’s disk drives can be split between two servers with up to eight drives assigned to one server and up to seven drives assigned to a second server. Furthermore, the enclosure’s disk drives, power supplies and cooling modules are hot-pluggable so they can be replaced while the system stays up-and-running.

Dell Official Documentation & User Guides

Dell PowerVault MD1000 Specifications & Features

Dell PowerVault MD1000 Hardware Owner's Manual

Dell PowerVault MD1000 Support Matrix

Dell PowerVault MD1000 Optimization Guide

Dell PowerVault MD1000 Manuals & Documents

Scaling Direct-Attached Storage: MD1000

Warranty Information

90-day parts replacement warranty


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  • 5

    Posted by Ambrose on 24th Sep 2013

    Easy and cheap way to add simple storage. Arrived on time and worked nicely.

  • 4
    Great Product and Great Service

    Posted by Emerson Furry on 4th Jul 2011

    Ordered 4 of the MD1000s. Filled them each with 15 WD1TB RE3s in Raid 5. They have been working flawlessly for 3 weeks. Thanks!

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