Dell Powervault MD3420 24bay Storage Array

Dell Part #/MPN: MD3420

DiscTech Item #: DEL-MD3420-NP-OE

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Enterprise Grade

Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, Ethernet RJ45, SFF-8088

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Electrical Interface: SAS-3 Serial Attached SCSI v3 - 12.0Gbps

Bays/Ports/Slots: 24

U Height: 2U

Wattage/VA: 600W

Voltage: 110-240V Multi

Compatible Systems: Dell 14th Gen. R640/R740, Dell 13th Gen. R730/T630

Dell Powervault MD3420 SAS Storage Array - Dual Quad Port iSCSI Controller - Dual Redundant Power Supplies - 24 2.5 inch Bays - New Pull

Dell PowerVault MD3 Series The PowerVault™

The Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3 series introduces the next generation of affordable storage. Whether you need to consolidate your storage, support the demands of data intensive applications or optimize your virtual environments, the MD3 series has been designed to meet your growing business needs. The versatility of the MD3 series lets you decide the protocol, supports a wide range of drive types, and has many optional premium software features that you can add as you choose.

Next-generation Ethernet-based network storage
The new 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10GbE iSCSI, and 12Gb SAS controllers offer the latest technology in high speed connectivity. The newest MD3 models offer improved performance and doubles the existing bandwidth.1  Your data should be available when you need it. The MD3 series offers 8GB cache on dual controller options in SAS,iSCSI, or Fibre Channel providing up 16GB total cache per array.  The next generation of MD3 has the efficiency you need to meet your demanding I/O requirements. You get high availability and high performance without sacrificing the ease of use for which the PowerVault MD family is known.

Versatile options your way

Reduce the effort required to store and manage your data. The MD3 series is available in 12 x 3.5-inch hard drive form factors, 24 x 2.5-inch hard drive form factors, or in the high density enclosure that holds up to 60 x 2.5” or 3.5” hard drives. And because your storage needs are almost guaranteed to grow, capacity can be added as you need it. The 12- and 24-drive form factors can scale up to 192 drives. when attached to the PowerVault MD1200 or MD1220 expansion enclosures. The 60 HDD array can expand to 180 drives with its own, specially designed, high density enclosure. 

This Version comes with dual EMM Controller modules and dual Power Supplies.  No trays or faceplate.

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FeatureDell™ PowerVault™ MD3 Series
Hard Disk DrivesMD3420 - Up to Twenty-Four (24) 2.5 inch SAS, Near-line SAS and SSD drives 
3.5" Drive Performance and Capacities MD3400i only15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300 GB, 600 GB and 900 GB
7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in , 1TB to 12TB
2.5" Drive Performance and Capacities15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300 GB, 600 GB and 900 GB
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300 GB, 600 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB, 2.4 TB
7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in up to 2 TB
Solid State Drive (SSD) available in 200 GB to 7TB
Expansion CapabilitiesUp to 192 drives using MD1200 and/or MD1220 expansion enclosures: MD3820f/MD3800f/MD3820i/MD3800i/MD3620f/MD3600f/MD3620i/MD3600i/MD3420/MD3400/MD3220i/MD3220/MD3200i/MD3200 Up to 180 drives using MD3060e dense enclosures: MD3860f/MD3860i/MD3660f/MD3660i/MD3460/MD3260i/MD3260 Host Connectivity
Single Controller ModelsSupports up to 4 servers directly connected or up to 32 servers when configured with an Ethernet switch
Dual Controller ModelsSupports up to 8 servers directly connected or up to 32 servers when configured with Ethernet switches
Storage Controllers and RAID Levels
Storage ControllersEach controller contains 2GB of battery-backed cache
Support for dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other's cache -  (1 Quad Port iSCSI controller included.)
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
RAID LevelsSupport for RAID levers 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 96 physical disks per group in RAID 0, 1, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 256 virtual disks
Array Management and Optional Premium Features
Array Management2nd generation Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface
Multi-path software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array
Optional Premium FeaturesSnapshots: Up to 8 snapshots per virtual disk and 128 per system
Snapshots Plus Virtual Disk Copy: Up to 8 simultaneous virtual disk copies
High Performance Tier firmware upgrade increases array IO performance
Back-Panel Connectors (per controller)
Host ConnectivityFour RJ-45 1Gb Ethernet
Expansion ConnectivityOne x4 6Gb SAS (8088 mini connector)
Remote ManagementOne RJ-45 1Bb Ethernet
Service ManagementOne PS/2 Serial
LED Indicators
Front Panel1 two-color LED indicator for system status, 1 single-color LED indicator for power, 1 LED unused in this system
Hard Drive Carrier1 single-color activity LED, 1 two-color LED status indicator per drive
Storage Controller1 one-color LED power indicator, 1 one-color LED controller fault indicator, 1 one-color LED controller identifier, 1 one-color LED cache activity indicator, 1 one-color LED battery fault indicator
Power Supply/Cooling Fan Module3 one-color LED status for AC status, DC status and power supply cooling fan fault
Power Supplies (per supply)
Wattage600 W peak output
Maximum Heat Dissipation150 W
Input Voltage Range90 to 264 VAC
Frequency Range47 to 63 Hz
Maximum Input Current at Rated Power55 A for 10ms or less, 25 A for 10-150ms
Available Hard Drive Power (per slot)
Supported Continuous Consumption3.5" drive: 25 Watts
2.5" drive: 12 Watts
Height x Width x Depth + WeightMD3800f/MD3800i/MD3600f/MD3600i/MD3400/MD3200i/MD3200: 29.3kg (64.59 lb) 
MD3820f/MD3820i/MD3620f/MD3620i/MD3420/MD3220i/MD3220: 24.2kg (53.35 lb), MD3860f/MD3860i/MD3660f/MD3660i/MD3460/MD3260i/MD3260/MD3060e: 105.24kg (232 lb)
TemperatureOperating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour / MD3 2U models support Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C / Relative Humidity Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
AltitudeOperating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
MD3 2U models: Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft) NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1°F/550 ft MD3 dense models: Operating: -30.5m to 3000m (-100 ft to 9,840 ft) / NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 ft, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1.8°F/1000 ft

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Weight: 80 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

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