Dell PowerVault MD1000 Direct-Attached Storage Array
Modular direct-attached disk storage expansion enclosure for Dell PowerEdge servers.
VERSATILE STORAGE EXPANSION
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.
MODULAR EXPANSION 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.