Hard Drives & Trays
Dell PowerVault MD3000 Hard Drives & Trays
The Dell PowerVault MD3000 direct-attached storage array will hold up to fifteen (15) hot-swappable 3.5" SAS or SATA hard drives. SAS hard drives below ship with required trays for installation into the PowerVault MD3000 enclosure.
SATA hard drives ship with a standard tray by default but require a special tray with an interposer (p/n: CC852) when installed in the PowerVault MD3000. These trays are sold separately.
The PowerVault MD3000 is designed to use 3Gbps hard drives but will also accommodate newer 6Gbps drives that will perform at 3Gbps throughput.
The PowerVault MD3000 requires Dell OEM hard drives as they contain specific firmware to optimize performance on Dell systems. Individual (physical) hard drives are limited to 2TB in capacity.
Only healthy disks are approved for resale to our customers. All used/refurbished hard drives are cleaned, fully tested and vetted for surface defects and wear. Hard drives are formatted and wiped of any previous data via the latest DOD standards. We do NOT disassemble, modify or replace individual hard drive components as part of our refurbishing process.