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PowerVault NX3200 Network Attached Storage
Up to 32GB2 of memory and 48TB2 raw capacity

Dell PowerVault NX3200 Network Attached Storage (NAS)

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The Dell™ PowerVault™ NX3200 is a capacity-dense, dedicated NAS solution integrated with advanced file-sharing software designed to help smaller offices stay efficient and productive. It's also flexible enough to support applications (block data) to make sure people with limited resources can save time and don't have to manage separate types of storage.

Effectively manages both file and block data with advanced software for efficient, adaptable data sharing.

  • Dual-socket, 2U rack mount NAS server
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family
  • Up to 32GB2 memory
  • SATA, NL-SAS or SAS drive options
  • Up to 12 hot-swap 3.5" drives for data; two 2.5" drives for OS
  • Up to 48TB2 raw capacity

Enhanced NAS

The PowerVault NX storage appliances are easy to use and manage through a familiar, central management interface for stand-alone or cluster configurations:

  • OS preinstalled for easy deployment
  • Optimized for file serving with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

PowerEdge platforms

Rely on high speed and efficiency with NAS appliances built on 12th generation PowerEdge rack mount server technology.

  • The latest generation multi-core Intel® Xeon® processors
  • Up to 32GB2 of memory and 48TB2 raw capacity (NX3200)
  • Options for SATA, NL-SAS and SAS drives

Updated OS

The PowerVault NX family features Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 software offering Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 performance and versatility in the NAS appliances. It includes the latest SMB 3.0 features that support Hyper-V® and SQL Server®, continuous availability and failover clustering with NFS and Internet SCSI (iSCSI), as well as the automatic detection and use of multiple network connections between small and medium business (SMB) client and server.

Data management

Efficiently utilize your NAS capacity resources and optimize your disk space with integrated features within the PowerVault NX family, including:

  • Data deduplication
  • Thin provisioning
  • DFS-R synchronization capabilities across limited bandwidth network connections in distributed and remote office environments
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) for SMB file shares that allows backup operations using snapshots of remote file shares supporting SMB-based server applications
  • Work Folders that facilitate Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), while maintaining a high level of security
  • New Storage Spaces functionality that includes SSD write-back cache improved API that adds cluster awareness and remote management of Storage Spaces features

Simple management

Spend less time managing data and more time building your business using either Microsoft® System Center and the Remote Desktop for Administration feature in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, or the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC7) Enterprise Edition to manage your data.


Share files and applications in your office

The PowerVault NX3200 has been designed to meet the needs of customers who prefer a Windows® OS environment. The NX3200 can store up to 48TB* in a single 2U chassis. This high-density appliance is ideal for branch offices needing capacity, or as a backup and disaster recovery option. The NX NAS series provides file shares for centrally storing unstructured data, such as: word processing, spreadsheet and presentation files among many users.

Dell integrates the established Microsoft Windows Storage Server operating system with the PowerVault NX NAS appliance. Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 is designed to improve reliability and performance. It offers quick deployment and easy management.

Put the latest storage technology to work for you

Integrated with Windows Storage Server 2012 (WSS2012) R2, the NX3200 is a powerful and affordable storage appliance that allows users to take advantage of the best of both Dell PowerEdge™ server hardware and Windows Server 2012 R2 software to provide ease of use across your server and storage platforms with a familiar interface. The NX3200 is shipped from the factory with the operating system pre-installed, so the storage appliance can be up and running quicker than if the you had to build a file server from scratch.

Small or mid-size businesses will find the 2U NAS an easy to use storage appliance. The raw capacity for this storage solution can store up to 48TB* using 4TB* NL-SAS drives. You can choose from high-capacity or high-performance SAS, near-line SAS or SATA hard drives. The appliance can be managed in a remote office leveraging the familiar Microsoft Windows server management interface or Dell's iDRAC7.

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 features

A new feature in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 is called Work Folders. This feature allows you to Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) so you can access work files from our personal computer or device, while keeping your organization's data safe through centralized controls, encryption and lock screen passwords.

Additionally there are new Storage Spaces functions that include storage tiering, SSD write-back cache, parity storage spaces on failover clusters, dual parity storage spaces, and faster recovery. An improved Storage Management API adds cluster awareness and remote management for these new Storage Spaces features.

WSS2012 R2 also enhances several of the current WSS2012 features, such as SMB protocol, iSCSI Target, DFS Replication, Deduplication. Changes to Failover Clustering and enhanced support for Hyper-V® have made it faster and easier to implement continuous availability.

Dell integrates the best of our PowerEdge servers with Windows' latest Storage Server software designed to improve reliability and performance. WSS2012 R2 has enabled the Server Message Block 3.0 (SMB3.0) protocol, which can improve performance with multichannel failover and is designed to increase the reliability of application-specific capabilities for Microsoft SQL Server® and Hyper-V. Thin provisioning, deduplication and compression provides additional data management optimization by optimizing capacity allocation on the NAS. For remote offices, the new BranchCache® feature improves branch office connectivity on low-speed, high-latency links.

Technical Specifications:

PowerVault NX3200
Product Configurations
Storage Up to twelve (12) 3.5" hard drives and two (2) 2.5" rear accessible hot-swap drives for the OS
Max Internal Capacity 48 TB raw capacity (with 4TB NL-SAS)
Types of Data File and Block (Microsoft iSCSI target)
Drive Capacities SAS (10K or 15K): 146GB, 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB
nearline SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
External Expansion PowerVault MD1200/MD1220
Technical Highlights
Form Factor 2U rack mount system
Processor 1GB- 1 x E5-2609 2.40GHz,10M Cache or 2 x Intel E5-2630 2.50GHz,15M cache
10GB - 2 x Intel E5-2630 2.50GHz,15M cache
File Access Protocols CIFS, NFS, FTP, SMB3.0, SMB Direct (RDMA)
Block Access Protocols Microsoft® iSCSI Target
OS supported Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition)
Standard RAID Options OS (RAID 1), data drives RAID 5 or RAID 6 (minimum 4HDDs)
Custom RAID Options Hardware RAID levels (custom-configurable options) 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, 6 With PERC H310
RAID Controller PERC H710 (internal drives), H810 (external drives)
AC Power/Max Current Redundant, 750W (Platinum)
Weight (Maximum) 32.5 kg (71.65lb)
Height 8.73 cm (3.44")
Width 48.2 cm (18.98")
Depth (excludes bezel) 75.58 cm (29.75")
Availability Hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug power
Cluster Support No
Rack support Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post racks
Static ReadyRails™ for 4-post & 2-post racks
Slots 6 PCIe slots
Two x16 full length, full height
One x8 full length, full height
Three x8 half length, half height
Power Platinum efficiency 495W, 750W or Platinum+ efficiency 1100W power supplies, auto-ranging power supplies
Fans Standard redundant cooling
Data Protection Features SIS, DFS-R, snapshots (VSS), FCI
Regulatory and Environmental Compliance Regulatory model E14S; Regulatory type E14S001

Dell OpenManage™ featuring Dell Management Console, iDRAC 7 Enterprise, Native Java RDP plug-in or Windows Server Management interface

Data Protection Features
DFS-R (Replication), VSS (Snapshots)

Data Management Features
Data deduplication with compression, FCI (File Classification Infrastructure), FSRM (File Server Resource Manager)


Dell PowerVault NX3200 Datasheet (.PDF)

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