PowerVault MD3 Serial Attached SCSI Storage Series

High performance, high availability

Affordable PowerVault MD3 array series designed for maximum performance and capacity.

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Dell PowerVault MD3 Serial Attached SCSI StorageTechnology that delivers high-performance and high-capacity storage

Consolidate your storage with the new PowerVault MD3 12Gb serial-attached SCSI (SAS) array. The 12Gb MD3 SAS array series is ideal for entry-level storage consolidation requiring high availability, high performance, business continuity, ease of use and reliability. Designed for versatility, the MD3 series supports a range of drive types, premium software features and a choice of a 2U or high density 4U chassis.

Get affordable enterprise-level capabilities

PowerVault MD3 SAS arrays come with the following features:

  • Improved performance: Get up to 2x performance with the new 12Gb SAS arrays.
  • Controller options: Maximize throughput with 16GB total.
  • Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP): Improved DDP functionality that supports 20 disk pools, and can support up to 120 SSDs.
  • Thin provisioning: Allocate and consume physical storage capacity as needed in disk pools.
  • SSD Cache: Increase execution speed of applications by caching previously read data (available with High Performance tier only).
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support: Integrate array commands with VMware in the host environment.
  • Try and buy: Determine which premium features suit your environment with a 90-day trial software license for specific software.

Protect your data

Keep your valuable information safe with these additional PowerVault options:

  • Remote Replication: Replicate data to any global location that includes mirroring thin provisioned pools.
  • Snapshots: Easily recover files after accidental deletion or alteration with point-in-time copies of data.
  • Virtual Disk Copy (VDC): Enable quick and seamless virtual disk relocation and disk-based backup and recovery with a full, replicated copy of source data.
  • Self-encrypting drives (SEDs): Render data useless to unauthorized users with drive-level encryption, even if the drive has been removed from the enclosure.
  • Instant Secure Erase: Permanently and securely remove data when SEDs are repurposed or decommissioned.

Spend less managing your data

The PowerVault MD3 SAS series brings affordability to primary storage and allows you to add capacity and software as needed. This design keeps your storage directly attached to your data infrastructure. It is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer® and VMware® ESX. In addition, the MD-series storage arrays support vSphere® Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA). Simplify physical and virtual resource management with MD Storage Manager and PowerVault VMware vCenter™ Plug-In 5.0.