PS6100 series

12Gb shared storage solutions providing high availability data access!

Product specifications MD3400 MD3420


12 x 3.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

24 x 2.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Drive capacities

SAS 15K RPM: 300GB, 450GB*, 600GB*
NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB
SAS 10K RPM: 600GB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” carriers)

SAS 15K RPM: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
SAS 10K RPM: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)


8.68 cm (3.42 in) x 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x 56.1 cm (22.09 in)

8.68 cm (3.42 in) x 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x 50.8 cm (20 in)

Maximum weight

29.30 kg (64.6 lb)

24.2 kg (53.35 lb)

The following specifications apply to both models:

Expansion capabilities**

Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220


2nd generation multi-protocol Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface
Multi-path graphical software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array

Standard features

Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP)***, thin provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in, VASA, SRA, SED, Microsoft Windows ODX

Optional features

Snapshot, VDC, HPT, HDD expansion option**


Single 4GB cache; Dual 4GB or 8GB cache

Controller features

Each controller provides four 12Gbps SAS ports; a total of eight for dual controller models
Each controller contains 4GB or 8GB of battery-backed cache
Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other’s cache
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
DDP*** eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations
4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option

Maximum cache

4 x 12Gb SAS

Server support

Dell PowerEdge™ servers


Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 180/192** physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 512 virtual disks

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows®, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Red Hat® and SUSE®

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.


Wattage: AC – 600W peak output; DC – 700W (2U arrays support DC power supplies)
Heat dissipation: 2047 BTU/hr
Voltage: 100 to 240V AC; 48V DC
Frequency: 50/60Hz


Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C

Relative humidity

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour


Operating: -16 m to 3048 m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1°F/550 ft