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Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage
Meet your storage density and performance requirements with simple, cost-effective 12Gb DAS for the latest generation of PowerEdge servers


Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage

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Dell Server JBOD Expansion
Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage with 2 x 300GB SAS Hard Drives
12-bay 3.5" or 2.5" Drive Slots
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Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage with 10 x 1.2TB SAS Hard Drives
12-bay 3.5" or 2.5" Drive Slots
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Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage with 12 x 4TB SAS Hard Drives
12-bay 3.5" or 2.5" Drive Slots
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Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage with 12 x 6TB SAS Hard Drives
12-bay 3.5" or 2.5" Drive Slots
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Overview:

Dell Storage 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.

Cost-effective storage

As data continues to grow, the need to store and access that data increases exponentially as well. The Dell Storage MD Series offers affordable storage expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers.1 The MD1400 and MD1420 models are designed to scale capacity behind Dell’s 13th generation of 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 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 PERC9 series of 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.

Seamless integration and management

Leveraging the technology and design of the 13th generation of PowerEdge servers, the MD1400 and the MD1420 use the same hot-swappable drives, fans and power supplies to minimize the cost of spares. If drive security is a priority, the option to use self-encrypted drives (SED) with drive-level encryption ensures your data is secure, even if the drive is removed. Additionally, SEDs support instant Secure Erase of drives which permanently removes data when repurposing or decommissioning drives.

Data can be managed simply through Dell OpenManage system management technology, leveraging iDRAC (Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller) to help simplify and automate your most essential management tasks across server, storage and networking platforms in multi-hypervisor and OS environments. You can manage both the internal and external storage as a single interface, optimizing performance with the end-to-end 12Gbps connectivity. This helps reduce resource load on the system, and enables easier navigation for the user.

If your data management has standardized on using Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, you can take advantage of the many features offered with Storage Spaces, including automatic storage tiering and disk resiliency. When combined with Dell’s storageoptimized PowerEdge servers and the new MD Series of expansion enclosures, you have an affordable direct-attached storage option in Microsoft environments.

Features:

Technology that delivers all-around simplicity, high-performance and high-capacity entry storage

Consolidate your storage with the new PowerVault ME4 Series storage for entry-level SAN and DAS workloads. The ME4 Series is ideal for accelerated performance for HPC, Exchange, backup, VDI and many more applications. Designed for versatility, the ME4 Series supports a variety of drive types, multi-protocols, all-inclusive software features and a choice of two 2U or a high density 5U base systems with expansion enclosure options.


Match your data requirements

Match your data requirements

With twice the data throughput as previous generation enclosures and flexibility to mix and match NL-SAS, SAS and SSD drives, the MD1400 and MD1420 offer you a wide variety of options that can fit your exact specifications. From the high-density MD1400 with up to 12 x 10TB 12Gb HDDs to the performance -optimized MD1420 with up to 24 x 12Gb 2.5" SSDs, whatever configuration you choose provides a viable storage solution for your particular workload.

Directly connect up to eight MD enclosures behind your PowerEdge server using a 12Gb SAS host bus adapter (HBA) or the PERC9 card. Provide up to 960TB maximum capacity (eight MD1400 enclosures, each with 12 x 10TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SAS HDDs) or up to 192 high-speed SSDs (eight MD1420 enclosures, each with 24 x 12Gb SAS 2.5" SSDs) for each server.


Manage and secure with ease

Dell OpenManage storage manager software allows you to manage both the in-server storage and external DAS as a single interface, optimizing with the end-to-end 12Gb connectivity. If drive security is a priority, the option to include self-encrypted drives (SEDs) with drive-level encryption ensures your data is secure, even when the drive is removed. What's more, the SEDs support instant Secure Erase, which permanently removes data when repurposing or decommissioning drives.

The MD series complements the existing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 software currently operating on the PowerEdge servers, allowing users who are familiar with, or have standardized on, the Windows OS management tool to take advantage of their tightly integrated management tools through Storage Spaces. Windows Storage Spaces is simple and easy to use regardless of the user’s level of familiarity with storage systems. With the MD series you can take advantage of the many features offered with Storage Spaces, including automatic storage tiering and disk resiliency.

Manage and secure with ease


Keep your budget low

Each uses the same hot-swappable drives, fans and power supplies as the 13th generation of PowerEdge servers, helping you simplify upkeep and minimize the cost of replacements. The simple design, multiple configurations and shared technology with the host servers helps make the MD1400 and MD1420 reliable, cost-effective DAS for virtually any data center need, including critical applications such as backup and disaster recovery storage.

Technical Specifications:


  MD1400 MD1420
Expansion Capacity
Drives Up to 12 hot-pluggable 3.5” or 2.5” drives (2.5” available with adapter) Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5” drives
Drive performance and capacities 3.5” NL-SAS 6Gb/12Gb HDD (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
3.5” NL-SAS 12Gb HDD (7.2K): 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
2.5” SAS 12Gb HDD (7.2K): 500GB
2.5” SAS 12Gb HDD (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB
2.5” NL-SAS 12Gb HDD (7.2K): 2TB
2.5” SAS 12Gb SED (15K): 600GB
2.5” SAS 12Gb HDD (15K): 300GB, 600GB
2.5” SAS 12Gb SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI);
200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)
2.5” NL-SAS 6Gb HDD (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB
2.5” NL-SAS 12Gb HDD (7.2K): 2TB
2.5” SAS 6Gb HDD (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB
2.5” SAS 6Gb HDD (15K): 300GB, 600GB
2.5” SAS 6Gb SED (10K): 1.2TB
2.5” SAS 12Gb SED (15K): 600GB
2.5” SAS 12Gb SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI);
200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)
Maximum capacity per enclosure Up to 120TB when using 12 x 10TB NL-SAS 3.5” HDDs Up to 48TB when using 24 x 2TB NL-SAS 2.5” HDDs
Expansion capabilities PERC H830 HBA enables expansion to 8 enclosures, PCIe 3.0, 12Gbps SAS, dual-port, 4 ports per enclosure
Host connectivity
Unified mode Unified mode (single path) for daisy chaining of up to 8 enclosures per PERC H830 (4 enclosures per port, single path) Unified mode (recommended redundant path) for daisy chaining up to 4 enclosures per PERC H830 (4 enclosures connected to both ports via redundant path cabling)
Enclosure management modules (EMM) and RAID levels
EMM 2 EMM provide redundant enclosure management capability
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Back-panel connectors per EMM
Connectivity 4 mini-SAS HD connector for connection to the host or expansion
Service management USB mini-B connector (for factory use only)
Power supplies per PSU
Wattage - AC and DC power AC - 600W; DC - 700W
Host heat dissipation AC - 2047BTU/hr; DC - 2388BTU/hr
Input voltage range 100-240V AC, auto-sensing; 48V DC
Frequency range 50/60Hz
Amperage 8.6A at 100V, 4.3A at 240V
Available hard drive power (per slot)
Supported continuous consumption Up to 1.2A at +5V
Up to 0.5A at +12V
Physical
Rack support Dell ReadyRails II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks
Height x width x depth 8.7 cm (3.39”) x 48.2 cm (18.8”) x 54.1 cm (29.1”)
Weight 28.59 kg (63.03 lb) (maximum configuration)
9.0 kg (19.8 lb) (empty)
24.2 kg (53.35 lb) (maximum configuration)?
8.8 kg (19.4 lb) (empty)
Environmental
Temperature Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Storage: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F) with temperature gradation of 20°C per hour
Relative humidity Operating: 8% to 85% (non-condensing) with maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude Operating: -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage: -16 to 10,600 m (-50 to 35,000 ft)

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Pricing Notes:

Dell Products
Dell Server JBOD Expansion
Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage with 2 x 300GB SAS Hard Drives
12-bay 3.5" or 2.5" Drive Slots
#MD1400-2x300GBSAS
Our Price: Request a Quote
Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage with 10 x 1.2TB SAS Hard Drives
12-bay 3.5" or 2.5" Drive Slots
#MD1400-10x1.2TBSAS
Our Price: Request a Quote
Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage with 12 x 4TB SAS Hard Drives
12-bay 3.5" or 2.5" Drive Slots
#MD1400-12x4TBSAS
Our Price: Request a Quote
Dell Storage MD1400 Direct-Attached Storage with 12 x 6TB SAS Hard Drives
12-bay 3.5" or 2.5" Drive Slots
#MD1400-12x6TBSAS
Our Price: Request a Quote