PS6100 series

Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS6100 Series arrays are designed to meet the performance and availability needs of virtualization environments in medium to large enterprises. These virtualized iSCSI storage area networks (SANs) combine intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability using innovative Fluid Data™ technology.

The PS6100 Series continues the EqualLogic tradition of performance scaling linearly with capacity. With up to 60% IOPS improvements on typical workloads over previous-generation EqualLogic arrays, the new arrays are designed to grow with data demands. PS6100 arrays fit your needs with 2.5” or 3.5” drives in 2U or 4U form factors—all while delivering an increase in drives per array of up to 50% over the previous generation


Open Storage Solutions is a Premier Dell Partner. "Enterprise Architecture" partners bring extensive storage expertise to your SAN implementation. As a member of the Dell Channel we have successfully installed over one thousand EqualLogic SANs. Call us to find out why buying your next SAN from OSS makes perfect sense.

Benefits of EqualLogic iSCSI SAN Storage Solutions:

  • Simpler management and reduced administrative overhead
  • Scalability with better performance
  • Integration with leading software vendors such as Microsoft (Windows Server 2008 & VMware)
  • Efficient Backup and Recovery operations
  • Affordable disaster recovery solutions
  • Cross Generation compatibility

Data services

  • Auto-replication
  • Automatic load balancing
  • Auto-snapshot Manager
  • Auto-stat Disk Monitoring System
  • Multi-path I/O2
  • Multi Volume, Writable SnapShots
  • PS Group Manager
  • Snapshot and Auto-Replication Scheduler
  • Storage virtualization
  • Volume cloning
  • Volume management
  • Volume Consistency Sets
  • Thin Clones
  • Instant Volume Restore
  • Non-disruptive Array addition and removal
  • Automatic & Manual storage tiering

PS6100 Storage Arrays

The PS6100 series is an enterprise-class iSCSI SAN ideal for organizations looking to consolidate storage cost-effectively without sacrificing capabilities. The EqualLogic peer storage architecture delivers a capable and affordable SAN that is extremely simple to manage and has an all-inclusive software suite which helps reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

If you are looking for a storage solution that solves tactical problems and can easily scale to meet your strategic goals, the PS6100’s modular scalability can assure you a SAN to fit your needs.

The PS6100E line spans from 12TB to 96TB in capacity in a single array, utilizing NL-SAS drives ranging from 1TB to 4TB . It is built from fully redundant, hot-swappable enterprise hardware. Built-in software functionality includes SAN HeadQuarters (SAN HQ) multi-SAN historical performance monitoring, automatic load balancing, Microsoft and VMware application integration, snapshots and replication, multi-path I/O, consistency sets, thin provisioning and much more.

Seamlessly integrated with all other PS Series storage arrays, the PS6100E expands your ability to optimize performance and capacity using storage pools and tiers matched to application demands. And with online data movement between tiers, you gain flexibility to adjust without disruption as your business evolves.

Databases email and virtual servers require large capacity and demand high performance storage. Dell’s EqualLogic PS6100X offers 10,000 RPM Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 2.5” disk drives to meet this need. The PS6100XV uses 15,000 RPM Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 2.5” disk drives to deliver even higher performance.

The PS6100S and PS6100XS introduce low-latency SSD drive options and the PS6100XV 3.5" offers a 15,000 RPM Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 3.5" disk drives option. (see details below)

All new software features are free for customers with valid support agreements. Existing users should enquire about requesting this upgrade to your local Open Storage Solutions representative.

For more information call 1(800) 387-3419 or contact us. or we would be happy to demonstrate a PS6000 at your location. request demo


A summary of our updated product portfolio can be seen in the grid below.

PS6100E PS6100E Product Configurations

Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with a total of 8 GB backup cache data to flash memory for data protection
Hard Disk Drives

Twenty-four (24) NL-SAS hot-pluggable hard drives (Twelve (12) drive configuration available. Please contact your OSS Sales Representative for details.)
(Self Encrycription Drive versions Available)
Drive Capacities

3.5" 7,200 RPM NL-SAS drives available in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB or 4TB
System Capacities

24TB using twenty-four (24) 1TB NL-SAS drives
48TB using twenty-four (24) 2TB NL-SAS drives
72TB using twenty-four (24) 3TB NL-SAS drives

96TB using twenty-four (24) 4TB NL-SAS drives

PS6100X PS6100X Product Configurations

Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with a total of 8 GB backup cache data to flash memory for data protection
Hard Disk Drives
Twenty-four (24) 10K SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives (Twelve (12) drive configuration available. )
(Self Encrycription Drive versions Available)
Drive Capacities
2.5" 10,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB, 600GB and 900GB
System Capacities

7.2TB using twenty-four (24) 300GB 10K SAS drives
14.4TB using twenty-four (24) 600GB 10k SAS drives
21.6TB using twenty-four (24) 900GB 10k SAS drives
PS6100XV PS6100XV Product Configurations

Storage Controllers

Dual controllers with a total of 8 GB backup cache data to flash memory for data protection
Hard Disk Drives

Twenty-four (24) 15K SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives (Twelve (12) drive configuration available. ) Drive Capacities
2.5" 15,000 RPM SAS drives available in 300GB
System Capacity
7.2TB using twenty-four (24) 300GB 15,000 SAS disk drives
PS6100S PS6100S Product Configurations

Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with a total of 8 GB backup cache data to flash memory for data protection
Hard Disk Drives
Twenty-four (24) SSD hot-pluggable hard disk drives (Twelve (12) drive configuration available. )
Drive Capacities

2.5" SSD drives available in 400GB
System Capacities

9.6TB using twenty-four (24) 400GB SSD drives
PS6100XS PS6100XS Product Configurations

Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with a total of 8 GB backup cache data to flash memory for data protection
Hard Disk Drives
Seven (7) hot-pluggable Solid State Disk (SSD) drives and seventeen (17) hot-pluggable SAS hard disk drives Drive Capacities
Combines 2.5" 400GB SSD drives and 2.5” 600GB 10,000 RPM SAS drives
System Capacities
13TB using seven (7) 400GB SSD drives
and seventeen (17) 600GB 10,000 SAS disk drives
PS6100XV3.5 PS6100XV 3.5" Product Configurations

Storage Controllers
Dual controllers with a total of 8 GB backup cache data to flash memory for data protection
Hard Disk Drives

Twenty-four (24) 15K SAS hot-pluggable hard disk drives (Twelve (12) drive configuration available. )
(Self Encrycription Drive versions Available)
Drive Capacities

3.5" 15,000RPM SAS drives available in 600GB
System Capacities
14.4TB using twenty-four (24) 600GB 15,000 3.5" SAS disk drives