Dell MD1420 DAS Storage System
Dell EMC introduces the latest technology in the MD Series of direct-attach storage enclosures designed to maximize your server storage capacity. The MD1400 and the MD1420 offer low-cost storage expansion with double the bandwidth using 12Gbps SAS connectivity to support your growing application workloads.
As data continues to grow, the need to store and access that data increases exponentially as well. The Dell EMC MD Series offers affordable storage expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers1. The MD1400 and MD1420 models are designed to scale capacity behind Dell's PowerEdge servers, without busting your storage budget. When cost is an issue, and you need to optimize your cost per terabyte, the MD Series offers a simple and cost-effective solution while ensuring your performance requirements are met.
The intelligence of the Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H830 or H840 HostRAID adapter, which enables the software to recognize all of your storage as a single unit, helps increase reliability and fault tolerance. You can place up to eight MD enclosures behind a PowerEdge server using a 12Gb SAS HBA or the PERC9 series with a 12Gb RAID controller. Directly connected to your PowerEdge server, either configuration gives you a viable storage solution, creating an end-to-end performance centric 12Gb solution.
Designed for capacity and performance
The MD Series offers the versatility needed to meet both your storage capacity and performance requirements. The MD1400 and MD1420 models are specifically designed to work with the latest PowerEdge servers using the PERC H830 or H840 RAID controllers with 12Gbps SAS offering unmatched I/O performance for database applications, streaming digital media environments and storage intensive applications.
Meet your high-capacity storage requirements with the MD Series by choosing the drive type and speed that meets your data center specifications. The MD1400 and MD1420 models offer the flexibility to mix and match NL-SAS, SAS and SSD drives within an enclosure to assist with your data tiering initiatives. With the option of either 12 or 24 hard drives in an enclosure, you can scale non-disruptively to meet your application demands.
The MD1400 offers the flexibility of 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives (with specially designed carriers) in a 2U, 12-drive enclosure. This model can expand to 8 enclosures and up to 96 hard drives behind the PowerEdge server.
The MD1420 supports 24 2.5-inch hard drives in a 2U form-factor, expanding up to 8 enclosures and up to 192 hard drives supporting high storage capacity requirements.