Dell PowerVault MD3000 Storage Array Enclosure 15x 1TB 7.2K SATA Hard Drives


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Dell PowerVault MD3000 Storage Array Enclosure

The Dell PowerVault MD3000 Storage Array is a highly available modular disk storage expansion enclosure that scales to 90 terabytes. The Dell PowerVault MD3000 scales to 30 terabytes per enclosure using 15 (fifteen) 2-terabyte SATA drives; the array expands to three enclosures and 45 drives. If you're looking for flexibility, the Dell Powervault MD3000 array allows you to mix SAS and SATA drives in the same enclosure. With hot-spare drives, you'll be able to retrieve lost data if there ever is a disk failure.


The Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000 is a modular disk storage expansion enclosure for PowerEdge servers. The PowerVault MD3000 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 5/E or 6/E controller 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.

PowerVault MD3000 Enclosure as Configured

  • 15x 1TB 7.2K SATA 3.5" Hard Drives Installed
  • Dual Power Supplies
  • Two Controllers Installed
  • Dell Rapid Rails for Dell Racks
  • Two Power Cords
  • Dell SAS 5/E 8-Port PCIe x8 HBA Controller Card for Host Server
  • SAS Cables NOT Included
  • 1-Year Parts Replacement Warranty from Flagship Technologies

Warranty Information

90-day parts replacement warranty


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