Building on the industry-leading capabilities of the Dell EqualLogic PS Series line, the Dell Storage PS6610 Series storage solution takes you to the next level by providing superior density and improved performance compared to the previous generation. This series can scale out to over 8PB of capacity, in a group of 16 arrays, while using less space in your data center.

More performance in less space

The Dell Storage PS6610 Series combines the power of 10GbE and dense storage, offering up to 3.5 times more capacity  and up to 7 times increased performance  compared to the previous generation. The dense design of the PS6610 easily fits in your data center while offering over a half a petabyte of capacity in one array. With next-generation controllers and advanced software, the PS6610 offers 16 times more memory than previous generation, and up to 50% space savings with compression of snapshots and replicas. The Dell Storage PS6610 is ideal for archival/secondary storage, mixed workload consolidation and video surveillance solutions.

Scale your solution to meet your storage needs

The Dell Storage PS6610 solution is designed to meet growing capacity requirements without the administrative overhead. PS Series arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network connections, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional. Based on a virtualized modular storage architecture — you purchase only the storage you need, when you need it — the PS Series arrays help prevent both underuse and over-provisioning in the data center. All PS Series arrays in a SAN work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources, and expand to meet your growing storage needs. With the addition of EqualLogic FS Series appliances, you can effectively store both block and file data in a unified storage solution. Plus, the Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage solution has the lowest total cost of ownership over a five period compared to two comparable SAN arrays in the market.

Product Configurations

Features

PS6610E

PS6610X

PS6610ES

Product configurations

Provides affordable, high-capacity storage for data-intensive workloads such as archival/secondary storage.

Balances cost, performance and capacity for consolidating mixed workloads such as Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint.

Provides high-speed, low-latency solid- state drives (SSDs) and high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) together in a single array.

Storage controllers

Dual controllers with 32GB6 non-volatile memory per controller

Network interfaces

10GbE connectivity; management network: 1 x 100BASE-TX per controller; interface ports: 2 x 10GBASE-T with RJ45 or 2 x 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling

Drive types

42 x 2TB, 4TB or 6TB, or 84 x 4TB or 6TB hot-pluggable 3.5” 7.2K RPM
NL-SAS drives

84 x 600GB, or 42 or 84 x 900GB or 1.2TB hot-pluggable 2.5” 10K RPM SAS drives

14 x 400GB or 800GB hot-pluggable 2.5” SSDs + 70 x 2TB or 4TB hot-
pluggable 3.5” 7.2K RPM NL-SAS drives

System capacities

Up to 504TB
(up to 8.06PB with 16 arrays)

Up to 100.8TB
(up to 1.6PB with 16 arrays)

Up to 291.2TB
(up to 4.6PB with 16 arrays)

Self-encrypting drives (SED)

4TB NL-SAS SED in the 84 drive configuration

1.2TB SAS SED in the 84 drive configuration

 

NA

RAID

RAID 6, RAID 10

RAID 6, RAID 10

RAID 6 Accelerated

Technical highlights

Host protocol

Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

Expansion option

Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online with up to 16 total members per group.

Operating systems and hypervisors

Microsoft® Windows Server® including Hyper-V®, VMware® ESX Server, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL), SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES), Oracle® Linux, Citrix® XenServer®
For a complete list of supported OS versions including software initiators, NICs/CNAs, and HBAs, please see the EqualLogic Compatibility Matrix.

TCP network support

IPv4 SAN and management traffic supported, and IPv6 SAN and in-band management supported

Reliability

Redundant hot-swappable controllers; hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Enclosure monitoring system

Automatic spare configuration and utilization, SMART, Automatic bad block replacement, Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives

Management interfaces

SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool; Serial console; Ability to configure a separate management network; SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting; Multi-administrator support

Security

CHAP authentication; Access control lists and policies for iSCSI;  Access control for management interfaces including Active Directory, LDAP or RADIUS support

Notification methods

SAN Headquarters alerting including Dell SupportAssist, SNMP traps, email, syslog

Physical

Height: 5U/22.23 cm (8.8 in) Width: 48.26 cm (19 in)
Depth: 91.44 cm (36 in)
Weight: 130.7 kg (287.5 lb) (max config)

Power

Dual 2800W, 220-240VAC, 50/60Hz (high AC line power source only)