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PowerVault NX3300 Network Attached Storage
Two or four hot-swap 2.5" NL-SAS or SAS drives for OS

Dell PowerVault NX3300 Network Attached Storage (NAS)

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PowerVault™ NX3300 HA provides an affordable solution that offers the simplicity of an integrated Microsoft® Windows® operating system.

Cluster-ready NAS that offers efficient deployment and integration with high availability to simplify data management.

  • Dual-socket, 1U rack mount NAS server and gateway
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family
  • Up to 32GB2 memory
  • Two or four hot-swap 2.5" NL-SAS or SAS drives for OS

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
  • Clustering capabilities when using the NX3300

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
  • Options for SATA, NL-SAS and SAS drives

NAS gateway option

Leverage additional storage area network (SAN) arrays for massive external expansion by installing the NX3300 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.

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.


Advanced file management software for efficient data sharing

The NX3300 HA appliance offers improved performance and enhanced reliability using the award-winning Dell™ PowerEdge™ 12th generation server tightly integrated with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012. With added advanced storage technologies, the PowerVault NX3300 HA is designed to provide an efficient, highly available, clustered storage appliance with enterprise-class features for businesses of all sizes. NX3300 HA can be used as a universal gateway to create a unified storage solution when paired with Compellent™, EqualLogic™ or PowerVault MD3 storage arrays.

Customers can easily manage through a single, familiar interface using the factory-installed Windows Storage Server 2012 (WSS2012) R2 software. NX3300 HA is tightly integrated with WSS2012 R2 and offers performance and versatility in a NAS storage appliance. The appliance provides small business to enterprise-level file serving solutions that are easy to manage with powerful file serving features. The solutions are provided on a mature and multi-generational platform using PowerEdge enterprise hardware.

Put the latest storage technology to work

Dell integrates the best of its PowerEdge servers with the latest Windows Storage Server software for a solution 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. Improve efficiency with thin provisioning deduplication and compression to optimize capacity allocation on the NAS.

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 your 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.

Easy management and integration into your environment

PowerVault NX3300 HA provides improved storage capabilities, simplified deployment and easier management than previous generations, while assuring seamless synergy in your existing Windows infrastructure in a cost-effective and high-performance platform. For administrators that are familiar with the Windows Server 2008 R2 OS or Windows Server 2012, implementing this clustered, high availability solution is easy. You can cluster two or more NX3300 appliances for up to a maximum of 64 high availability cluster nodes, allowing the PowerVault NX3300 to grow.

Technical Specifications:

PowerVault NX3300
Product Configurations
Storage Up to four (4) 2.5" drives
Types of Data File and Block
Drive Capacities 300GB 10K SAS
External Expansion Dell Compellent, EqualLogic and PowerVault MD3 arrays
Technical Highlights
Form Factor 1U rack mount system
Processor 1 x E5-2609 2.40GHz,10M cache or 2 x Intel E5-2640 2.50GHz,15M cache
File Access Protocols CIFS, NFS, FTP, SMB3.0, SMB Direct (RDMA)
Block Access Protocols Leverages shared storage back end for block access; Microsoft iSCSI Target
OS supported Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition)
Standard RAID Options RAID 1 or RAID 5
Custom RAID Options Each appliance in a clustered configuration 2 HDDs for OS (RAID 1) or 4 HDD for OS (RAID 5) with PERC H310
RAID Controller PERC H310
AC Power/Max Current Single or redundant, 750W (Platinum)
Weight (Maximum) 19.3 kg (42.55 lb)
Empty Weight 16.33 kg (36 lb)
Height 42.8 mm (1.68 in)
Width 48.2 cm (18.98")
Depth (excludes bezel) 607.0 mm (23.9 inch)
Availability Hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug power
Cluster Support Yes, up to 64 nodes
Rack support Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post racks
Static ReadyRails™ for 4-post & 2-post racks
Slots 2 PCIe slots
Two x16 slots with x16 bandwidth, half height, half length
One x16 slot with x8 bandwidth, half height, half length
Power Hot-plug PSUs 750W (single PSU on value configuration, redundant PSUs on performance configurations)
Fans Standard redundant cooling
Data Protection Features SIS, DFS-R, snapshots (VSS), FCI
Regulatory and Environmental Compliance Regulatory model: E16S
Regulatory type: E16S001

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 NX3300 Datasheet (.PDF)

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