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Dell Storage NX3240 Network Attached Storage
Effectively manages both file and block data with advanced software for efficient, adaptable data sharing

Dell Storage NX3240 Network Attached Storage

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Dell Storage NX3240 Network Attached Storage
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Effectively manages both file and block data with advanced software for efficient, adaptable data sharing.

  • Dual-socket, 2U rack mount NAS server
  • Intel Xeon Bronze 3104 or 3106 or Silver 4114 processors
  • Up to 64GB* memory
  • SATA, NL-SAS or SAS drive options
  • Up to 16 hot-swap 3.5” drives for data; two 2.5” drives for OS
  • Up to 192TB* raw capacity
  • Leveraging the PowerEdge R740xd server precision technology

Dell EMC NX Windows NAS Series

Dell EMC NX Windows NAS Series storage appliances combine the latest Dell EMC PowerEdge technology with Windows Storage Server 2016 from Microsoft for rapid deployment, easy management, and enhanced performance.

The Dell EMC NX Windows NAS Series is an affordable storage solution for customers who want the simplicity of Microsoft Windows Server together with the power of Dell EMC servers and storage - all in a ready-to-deploy NAS appliance.

New storage innovations from Microsoft

All Dell EMC NX Windows NAS Series storage appliances ship with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016 preinstalled for fast and easy deployment. Based on Windows Server 2016, Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard includes all of the major storage innovations in Microsoft’s latest server operating system:

  • Storage-agnostic, block-level, synchronous replication between servers or clusters
  • Enhancements to Storage quality of service (QoS), data deduplication and ReFS


Enhanced NAS

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

  • OS pre-installed for easy deployment
  • Optimized for file serving with Windows Storage Server 2016
  • Clustering capabilities when using the NX3340

PowerEdge platforms

Rely on high speed and efficiency with NAS appliances built on 13th and 14th Generation PowerEdge rack mount server technology.

  • The latest generation multi-core Intel Xeon processors
  • Up to 64GB* of memory and 192TB* raw capacity (NX3240)
  • Options for SATA, NL-SAS and SAS drives

NAS gateway optionNAS gateway option

Leverage additional SAN arrays for massive external expansion by installing the NX3340 option as a NAS gateway. Support for clustering up to 64 nodes leveraging Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV) when connected to PowerVault MD3, EqualLogic or Dell Compellent storage arrays.

Simple Management

Spend less time managing data and more time building your business using Microsoft® System Center and the Remote Desktop for Administration feature in Windows Storage Server 2016 or the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC9 or iDRAC8) Enterprise Edition to manage your data. In addition, you’re able to efficiently utilize NAS capacity resources and optimize your disk space with integrated features within the Dell Storage NX family, including:

  • Data reduplication
  • 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

Updated OS

The Dell Storage NX family features Windows Storage Server 2016 software offering Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016 performance and versatility in the NAS appliances. It includes:

  • Latest SMB 3.0 features that support Hyper-V and SQL server
  • Continuous availability and failover clustering with NFS and iSCSI
  • Automatic detection and use of multiple network connections between SMB client and server

Technical Specifications:

Dell Storage NX3240
Product Configurations
Storage Up to 12x3.5" HDDs in front bay, 4x3.5" HDDs in mid bay and 2x3.5” HDDs in rear bay (2.5” OS HDDs in carrier)
Max Internal Capacity 192TB raw capacity (with 12TB NL-SAS)
Types of Data File and Block (Microsoft iSCSI target)
Drive Capacities SATA (7.2K): 2TB, 4TB
NL-SAS (7.2K): 4TB, 8TB,
8TB FIPS, 10TB, 12TB SAS (10K): 600GB, 1.2TB,
1.2TB FIPs, 1.8TB SAS (15K): 600GB
External Expansion Not preconfigured for external expansion. To enable expansion add supported SAS HBA or PERC H840 card and attach MD1400/MD1420 expansion modules
Technical Highlights
Form Factor 2U rack-mount system
  Single and Dual
Processor Intel Xeon Bronze 3104, 1.7G, 6C/6T, 8M Cache or Intel Xeon3106 1,7G, 8C/8T, 11M Cache or Intel Xeon Silver 4114, 2.2G, 10C/20T, 14M Cache
File Access Protocols CIFS, NFS, FTP, SMB3.0, SMB Direct (RDMA)
Block Access Protocols Microsoft iSCSI target
OS supported Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard Edition
Internal RAID options Standard options: OS HDDs (on rear 2.5” HDDs) is always RAID1. Data HDDs can be configured from factory in RAID5 or RAID6 (minimum 4 HDDs)
PERC H730 (internal drives)
External RAID PERC H830 (optional)
AC Power/Max Current Redundant and non-redundant hot-plug 750W and Redundant 1100W PSU
Bezel LCD Bezel with Quick Sync 2 (at-the-box management)
Dimensions Height: 86.8mm (3.42”)
Width: 482.0mm (18.98”, with rack ears)
Maximum Depth: 715.5mm
Maximum weight: 28.1 kg (61.95 lbs)
Availability Hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant power, hot-plug redundant cooling, ECC memory
Cluster Support Not recommended
Slots Four PCIe 3.0 slots (four with x8 bandwidth)
Systems/Data Management
Management Dell OpenManage Essentials, iDRAC9 Enterprise
Data protection feature Replication (DFS-R), Snapshots (VSS)
Optional TPM 1.2/2.0

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Pricing Notes:

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