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Dell Network Attached Storage
File-Level Storage Over Your Network

Dell Network Attached StorageNetwork attached storage (NAS) is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Preinstalled network communication protocols are enabled so that clients and servers in heterogeneous environments with different operating systems may read and write data on the NAS server. Organizations may add disk storage arrays, tape drives or tape automation to a file/print NAS server, helping to simplify management and backup operations, improve utilization of storage resources and serve as a centralized platform for cost-effective scaling. A NAS gateway connects to disk storage arrays or tape automation systems in a storage area network (SAN).

Dell PowerVault™ NX Series network-attached storage (NAS) solutions support a wide variety of requirements. NX Series products feature Windows® Storage Server 2008, a time-proven enterprise-class operating system which simplifies setup, integration and maintenance of your NAS system and requires no additional Client Access Licenses (CALs). All NX devices protect your data with RAID on enterprise-class hard drives with high 24/7 duty cycles. Remote system monitoring and management is enabled through iDRAC Express and Remote Desktop Protocol.

A range of solutions ensures that you can select the right one for your environment. The entry-level NX200 offers 8 TB raw capacity and both CFS and FTP support, while the modular NX300 comes in 4 TB rack-mountable units and adds NFS support. For growing organizations, the NX3000 includes redundant hot pluggable drives, power and cooling, Single Instance Store capabilities, and expandability with external DAS or as a NAS gateway to iSCSI devices. The NX3000 has 24TB of internal capacity and is expandable externally up to 348TB. Finally, the NX3100 is a super-dense network attached storage that adds block storage support.

Key Benefits

Network-Attached Storage Models

PowerVault NX200

PowerVault NX200

PowerVault NX200 tower features four hot-swappable SATA hard drives with up to 8TB of total NAS capacity, an Intel CPU and 2GB memory for sustained high performance with low power consumption.

  • Four 3.5" SATA drives
  • High-speed Intel processor, 2 GB of system memory and dual Gigabit network ports.
  • Power Cord, NEMA 5-15P to C13, wall plug, 10 feet
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 x64 Basic Edition

PowerVault NX300

PowerVault NX300

Smaller businesses or remote offices that want dedicated file sharing, consolidation and collaboration across a network.

  • Four 3.5" SATA, SAS and NL-SAS drives
  • Supports up to 12TB in a compact 1U chassis.
  • Select from several SATA/NLSAS drive offerings to satisfy your capacity needs
  • Arrives integrated with everything you need to start file sharing, including an automated initial setup and configuration wizard to save you valuable time.

PowerVault NX400


PowerVault NX400

NX400 array is designed to improve performance with the latest version of Microsoft® Windows® Storage Server.

  • Single-socket, 1U rack mount NAS server
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 product family
  • Up to 16GB2 memory
  • Up to four hot-swap 3.5” NL-SAS or SAS drives for data and OS (OS partition is 120GB2)
  • Up to 16TB2 raw capacity

PowerVault NX3000

PowerVault NX3000

Customers with data growth needing high-performance file sharing with flexibility to handle block data.

  • Six 3.5" SATA, SAS and NL-SAS drives
  • Advanced software for more efficient data sharing
  • No time wasted to set up or manage
  • Integration that adapts to your environment
  • Integrated or gateway deployment
  • Easy to deploy high availability solution

PowerVault NX3100

PowerVault NX3100

2U Rack-mount chassis, 36TB internal maximum capacity, SIS, FSRM, FCI, DFS and DFS-R data protection features

  • Twelve 3.5" SAS and NL-SAS drives
  • Supports up to 24TB in a compact 2U chassis
  • Expands up to 384TB total external capacity with Dell PowerVault, EqualLogic™ and EMC™ arrays
  • The automated initial setup and configuration wizard lets you easily set and forget

PowerVault NX3200

PowerVault NX3200

NX3200 is a capacity-dense, dedicated NAS solution integrated with advanced file-sharing software designed to help smaller offices stay efficient and productive.

  • Dual-socket, 2U rack mount NAS server
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family
  • Up to 32GB2 memory
  • SATA, NL-SAS or SAS drive options
  • Up to 12 hot-swap 3.5” drives for data; two 2.5” drives for OS
  • Up to 48TB2 raw capacity

PowerVault NX3300

PowerVault NX3300

NX3300 HA provides a 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

PowerVault NX3500

PowerVault NX3500

Bring unified storage to PowerVault iSCSI deployments. The NX3500 uses Dell Fluid File System and the MD back end to store block and file data, enabling a single file share to scale up to the limit of the MD deployment, currently 389TB of usable capacity.

  • Consolidate block and file data with high-availability unified storage
  • Easily add or modify iSCSI-, NFS- and CIFS-based storage as needs grow
  • Built-in data protection features like snapshots and replication help provide security and data integrity
  • Tested and certified to be compatible with VMware ESX release 5.0, 4.1 and 4.0

EqualLogic FS7500

EqualLogic FS7500

Organizations with midsize and smaller deployments seeking a scale-out unified storage system with high-performance multiprotocol (iSCSI, CIFS and NFS) access to block and file data.

  • Unified IP storage solution (iSCSI, CIFS, NFS) with scale-out NAS performance
  • Single file share scalability up to the full capacity of the EqualLogic deployment, currently validated to 509TB
  • Integrated with Group Manager, easy-to-use EqualLogic management software
  • User accessible snapshots
  • NDMP Back-Up
  • Inclusive software delivery model
  • Single namespace with load balanced IO
  • Write cache is mirrored and battery backed