PowerVault MD3200i & MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array


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PowerVault MD3200i & MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array

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The PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i arrays are next-generation Ethernet-based array designed for exceptional performance and flexibility for storage consolidation, with system scalability for unexpected business demands, optional data protection features for added security and optional turbo mode for enhanced performance.

  • Implement your SAN on cost-effective 1Gb Ethernet networks
  • Single and dual controller models available
  • Mix and match drives to create a tiered-storage environment PowerVault MD3200i & MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array - The Dell TechCenter
  • Scale up to 96 drives with PowerVault MD1200 and/or MD1220 expansion enclosures
The MD3200i/MD3220i arrays offer several advantages over Fibre Channel systems to support your virtual server environment.
  • 1Gb Ethernet is a mature, well-understood technology that is less complicated than Fibre Channel technology.
  • Ethernet hardware is cost-effective and readily available.
  • Widespread familiarity with Ethernet technology can help cut training time and costs.
MD3200i storage systems are fully qualified for use in virtualized application environments with VMware® and Microsoft® Hyper-VTM software.
PowerVault MD3200i & MD3220i iSCSI SAN Storage Array - The Dell TechCenter
MD3200i/MD3220i arrays enable you to mix and match components to create your optimal tiered-storage environment.
Deploy up to 96 HDDs by simply plugging in PowerVault MD1200 and/or PowerVault MD1220 enclosures behind MD3200i arrays. This means you can scale your system with a mix of both 3.5” and 2.5” hard drives.
In dual-controller systems, hot plug additional storage enclosures without shutting down the system.

PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i Quick Links

PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i Technical Guidebook
PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i Spec Sheet
PowerVault MD Storage Family Brochure PowerVault MD3200i/MD3220i Transition Guide
PowerVault MD32x0 and MD32x0i Data Protection Whitepaper
PowerVault MD3200i And MD3000i Mixed Workload Comparison
PowerVault MD3200i Performance Tuning Whitepaper
Dell vs HP 6GB Performance Comparison conducted by Principled Technologies
Performance Results for 6Gb SAS vs 3Gb SAS – Principled Technology Report PowerVault MD3200 Series Hyper-V Implementation
PowerVault MD3200 Series Hyper-V Planning PowerVault MD3200 Series Hyper-V Protection

MD3200i Videos

MD Storage Manager Interface

Tech Specs

RAID Levels
Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
MD3200i: Up to Twelve (12) 3.5" SAS, NL SAS and SSD
MD3220i: Up to Twenty-four (24) 2.5" SAS, NL SAS and SSD
3.5" Drive Performance and Capacities
15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 450GB and 600GB
7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB, 1TB1 and 2TB1
2.5" Drive Performance and Capacities
15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 73GB1 and 146GB1
10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 146GB1 and 300GB1
7,200 RPM Near-line SAS drives available in 500GB1
Solid State Drive (SSD) available in 149GB (available in 3.5" HDD carriers)
Up to 96 drives with MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures
Eight 1 Gb Ethernet ports (4 per controller)
Next generation MD Storage Manager
Back-Panel Connectors
Four RJ-45 1Gb Ethernet for host connectivity, One 6Gb SAS for drive expansion, One RJ-45 1Bb Ethernet for remote management; One PS/2 Serial service
LED Indicators
Front panel:
1 two-color LED indicator for system status, 1 single-color LED indicator for power, 1 LED unused in this system

Hard Drive Carrier:
1 single-color activity LED, 1 two-color LED status indicator per drive

Storage Controller:
1 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 Module:
3 one-color LED status for AC status, DC status and power supply cooling fan fault
600 W peak output

Heat Dissipation (max):
150 W

Input Voltage Range:
90 to 264 VAC

Frequency range:
47 to 63 Hz

Maximum Input Current at Rated Power:
55 A for 10ms or less, 25 A for 10-150ms

Available hard drive power:
3.5" drive: 25 Watts
2.5" drive: 12 Watts
Chassis(height x width x depth)
8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 56.1cm (22.09")

8.68cm (3.42") x 44.63cm (17.57") x 50.8 (20")
29.3kg (64.59 lbs.) (maximum configuration)

24.2kg (53.35 lbs.) (maximum configuration)
Environmental Operating Conditions
Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour

Relative humidity:
Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)

Note: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 ft.
Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-VTM