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Dell PowerVault RD1000 Removable Disk Storage
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Overview:

The Dell™ PowerVault™ removable disk storage combines the speed of a hard disk with the portability of optical media for quick, easy and affordable backups.

  • Low-cost alternative to entry-level tape backup
  • 8X faster backups compared to DAT 72
  • Shock-proof cartridges provide added reliability
  • Drag and drop functionality make backup and restore easy 
  • Software included for easily scheduled backups

RD1000 rackable solutionRD1000 rackable solution

114X RD1000 — Rackable solution, configurable with up to two RD1000 drive bases and upgradeable up to four drives using drive upgrade kit, USB 3.0. The USB cables come in two different lengths of 2 m and 3 m. Includes backup software for easily scheduled backups.

Removable Disk Drive vs. Other StorageRemovable Disk Drive Versus Other Storage

The benefits of using a high-capacity, removable disk drive and accompanying cartridge like Dell PowerVault RD1000 are evident when compared to alternative backup media. Rugged, removable disk media offers increased portability and durability over standard USB-based hard drive storage. The PowerVault RD1000 cartridges are built to withstand a fall from nearly one meter so they are very durable, and the removable disk cartridges are small and lightweight and can be stored off-site for better disaster recovery protection. PowerVault RD1000 provides easy expandability — when you reach capacity with one removable disk cartridge, just insert in a new one. There's no need to buy additional hardware. PowerVault RD1000 includes backup software that provides data protection for faster data restores and reduced downtime.

PowerVault RD1000 features a protective disk drive cartridge that is available in 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB, and 1.5TB capacities. The RD removable disk cartridges are all interchangeable and preformatted. Archiving a collection of PowerVault RD1000 disk cartridges takes considerably less room than a similar amount of DVDs or CDs — it would take over 200 standard DVDs to hold the volume of a single 1TB removable disk cartridge — all while saving shelf space.

Hard Drive Speed and ReliabilityHard Drive Speed and Reliability

The PowerVault™ RD1000 removable disk cartridge contains a Serial ATA (SATA) II hard drive, the same technology that Dell uses across the PowerVault disk storage line, PowerEdge™ server line and Dell Precision™ workstations external drive. SATA II hard drive technology is a reliable industry standard for storage and an ideal long-term and durable media. Files transfer to PowerVault RD1000 at about the same time it would take to save to your regular PC drive, up to 80MB/sec.

Cartridge Drop Test:
RD1000 cartridges have been qualified to withstand a drop of one meter to a tile over concrete floor. In most cases the RD1000 cartridges can withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters.

Tough and Compact FormTough and Compact Form

The PowerVault RD1000 functions lying flat or on its edge. Its compact profile takes up very little space on a desk or close to your server, allowing a backup solution that doesn't require rethinking your office arrangement. The removable disk cartridge is designed for durability and easily fits into a briefcase, backpack or even a coat pocket. The PowerVault RD1000's simple plug-and-play USB connection allows you to back up more than one system, or move it from home to office as you need. Each removable disk drive cartridge weighs about as much as a cell phone and is only slightly larger.

Key Benefits:

Removable disk drive for backup

Dell PowerVault™ RD1000 removable disk drive lets you quickly protect all your important information and take it with you. Designed as a sensible, affordable alternative to tape and CD/DVD backup, the PowerVault RD1000 is fast, user-friendly, and reliable. Symantec Backup Exec™ QuickStart is included with every PowerVault RD1000 for Backup and Recovery protection. The PowerVault RD1000 is available in capacities up to 1TB, and the media cartridge weighs about as much as a cell phone. 114X RD1000 is a rack mounted solution configured with up to four RD1000 USB drives and supported on Dell PowerEdge™ servers using USB 2.0 connections.

Rugged. Removable. Ready

At the heart of the PowerVault RD1000 is the removable disk media that combines a tough exterior design and an internal shock absorber — all rigorously tested to the highest standards. It's faster and easier than tape or CD/DVD to back up large amounts of information. Simply pop in the removable disk media, select the files or folders you want to protect, then drag-and-drop them into the directory folder. To restore files, just reverse the process. Drag-and-drop capability gives you random access for much quicker restoration of the files you need most. The PowerVault RD1000 comes with everything you need to protect data quickly and easily: dock unit, removable disk cartridge, and Symantec Backup Exec QuickStart software.

Sensible and affordable alternative

When comparing the PowerVault RD1000 to other backup methods, it's easy to see why a removable disk drive offers an affordable alternative to tape-based systems, a sensible substitute for CD or DVD optical media, and a better alternative than USB based hard drives.

Entry-level tape-based systems have lower storage capacities than a removable disk drive, and can be significantly more expensive per gigabyte stored. CD and DVD optical media — while very inexpensive — are slower and less durable when compared to removable disk media. Plus it can be difficult to manage and find data later on CD and DVD media. USB-based hard drive storage systems offer larger storage capacities than tape or CD/DVD, but don't offer the portability, durability, continuous data protection or easy expendability of the PowerVault RD1000 with removable disk cartridges in capacities up to 1TB.

Flexible capacity and configuration

Select an external USB-connected RD drive dock or an internal SATA-connected RD drive dock that fits into a standard workstation or server bay. The PowerVault RD1000 is available in 160GB, 320GB, 500GB, and 1TB disk cartridge capacities. Removable disk media of all capacities are interchangeable, designed for transportability, and fit in both internal and external configurations so you can easily share information between systems. Designed to be forward-compatible with future planned expanded-capacity removable disk media, the PowerVault RD1000 removable disk drive lets you protect your investment as your storage needs grow.

Designed to address the technology challenges you face today. Designed for IT professionals like you, Dell ProSupport1 for IT provides 7x24 direct access to Dell Expert Centers, fast-track dispatch of parts and labor without phone troubleshooting when desired for Dell-certified technicians, and escalation management through Dell's Global Command Centers. In addition, Dell ProSupport Options align with the way you use technology by providing rapid response to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity, and sensitive data, and enhancing proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Speed of Response
With the Mission Critical2 option, you get priority response for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time are critical. Includes priority 4-hour On-Site service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell's proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.

Protection
With Keep your Hard Drive3 you retain control of your sensitive data and comply with data privacy regulations (to help mitigate regulatory and civil liability risks) by keeping your hard drive.

Premium Proactive
With the Enterprise-Wide Contract option, you get enhanced, proactive capabilities via a designated Service Delivery Manager, performance benchmarking and custom reporting, and planning and assessments. Our Proactive Maintenance option proactively maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure. Includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems. Remote Advisory Options provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization, and more.

1 ProSupport Technical Support: Must be purchased in conjunction with Limited Warranty. The ProSupport Queue is designed to provide 2 minutes or less average speed of answer, provided the correct, toll-free ProSupport number is called by the customer. Hold times in the ProSupport Queue may be affected by multiple variables including, but not limited to: time of day, product release cycle, product recall occurrences and total number of ProSupport customers.
2 ProSupport Service Plans: Service may be provided by a third party. Technician will be dispatched if necessary in parallel with phone-based troubleshooting for severity level 1 issues on systems with ProSupport Mission Critical or Same Day Response service. Technician will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting for all other severity levels and on-site response service levels. Repair time is measured from dispatch time of the on-site response service. Subject to parts availability, geographical restrictions and terms of service contract. Service timing dependent upon time of day call placed to Dell. U.S. only.
3 The defective hard drive must still be covered by the hardware limited warranty.
4 Some models support external RD1000 drive only. Please check the Dell website for up-to-date support information at http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/matrix/ For ordering additional media, go to www.dell.com/RDmedia

Technical Specifications:

PowerVault RD1000 Devices
RD1000 Media Technical Specifications

1.5TB Media

  • Capacity (Native): 1.5TB
  • Capacity (Compressed): 3TB
  • Average sustained transfer rate: Internal SATA 30 MB/s / External USB 25 MB/s
  • Burst transfer rate: Internal SATA 1.5 Gbps / External USB 480 Mbps
  • Average access time (msec): 15
  • Function: Removable disk drive
  • Logical block size: 512 bytes
  • Support file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)
  • Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
  • MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours

1TB Media

  • Capacity (Native): 1TB
  • Capacity (Compressed): 2TB
  • Average sustained transfer rate: Internal SATA 30 MB/s / External USB 25 MB/s
  • Burst transfer rate: Internal SATA 1.5 Gbps / External USB 480 Mbps
  • Average access time (msec): 15
  • Function: Removable disk drive
  • Logical block size: 512 bytes
  • Support file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)
  • Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
  • MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours

750GB Media

  • Capacity (Native): 750GB
  • Capacity (Compressed): 1.5TB
  • Average sustained transfer rate: Internal SATA 30 MB/s / External USB 25 MB/s
  • Burst transfer rate: Internal SATA 1.5 GB/s / External USB 480 MB/s
  • Average access time (msec): 15
  • Function: Removable disk drive
  • Logical block size: 512 bytes
  • Support file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)
  • Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
  • MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours

500GB Media

  • Capacity (Native): 500GB
  • Capacity (Compressed): 1TB
  • Average sustained transfer rate: Internal SATA 30 MB/s / External USB 25 MB/s
  • Burst transfer rate: Internal SATA 1.5 GB/s / External USB 480 MB/s
  • Average access time (msec): 15
  • Function: Removable disk drive
  • Logical block size: 512 bytes
  • Support file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)
  • Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
  • MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours

320GB Media

  • Capacity (Native): 320GB
  • Capacity (Compressed): 640GB
  • Average sustained transfer rate: Internal SATA 30 MB/s / External USB 25 MB/s
  • Burst transfer rate: Internal SATA 1.5 GB/s / External USB 480 MB/s
  • Average access time (msec): 15
  • Function: Removable disk drive
  • Logical block size: 512 bytes
  • Support file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)
  • Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
  • MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours
 

Performance

Characteristic: Storage capacity varies by individual cartridge capacity
Average sustained transfer rate: USB 25 MB/s
Burst transfer rate: 480 MB/s
Typical transfer rate: 80MB/s
Maximum burst transfer rate: 230 MB/s
Max theoretical transfer rate: 375 MB/s
Average access time (msec): 15
Function: Removable disk drive
Command set:
Packet command feature set, per ATA/ATAPI-7
SCSI primary commands (SPC-2)
SCSI block commands (SBC-2)
Logical block size: 512 bytes
Supported file system: ext2, ext3, FAT32 and NTFS (Default)

Capacity and transfer rate will vary depending on the RD1000 cartridge type used.

Reliability

Unrecoverable error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read
MTBF Internal USB Device: 550,000 hours
Cartridge Drop Test: RD1000 cartridges have been qualified to withstand a drop of 1M to a tile over concrete floor. In most cases the RD1000 cartridges can withstand drops of up to 1.5M.

Server Compatibility

Dell and x86 IBM and HP Servers

Chassis

RD1000 Internal Devices

Form Factor: 5.25 inch internal
Height: 41.4 mm (1.63 inch)
Width: 146.0 mm (5.75 inch)
Depth: 171.9 mm (6.77 inch) including bezel
Weight: 635 g (1.40 lbs)

PowerVault 114X

Form Factor: 2U Rack Mount
Height: 86.9 mm (3.42 inch)
Width: 482.5 mm (19.00 inch)
Depth: 480.7 mm (18.93 inch) including bezel
Weight: 8.3 Kg (18.4 lbs)

Interfact Type: USB 3.0

RD1000 Media

Form Factor: Removable Cartridge
Height: 23.68 mm (0.93 inch)
Width: 86.6 mm (3.4 inch)
Depth: 119.18 mm (4.69 inch)
Weight: 173 g (0.38 lbs)

Power

Internal RD1000 Devices

Voltage Tolerance: +5VDC ±5%, +12VDC ±10%
Amperage Rating: 1.8A, 0.005A

PowerVault 114X

Voltage Tolerance: 100-240VAC
Amperage Rating: 1.9-0.8A

Environmental

Temperature

Operational: 10 to 40°C
Non-Operational: -40 to 65°C

Thermal Gradient

Operational: 10°C/hour
Non-Operational: 20°C/hour

Relative Humidity

Operational: 20 to 80%, non-condensing
Non-Operational: 10 to 90%, non-condensing

Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature

Operational: 29°C, non-condensing
Non-Operational: 38°C, non-condensing

Altitude

Operational: -50 ft to 10,000 ft
Non-Operational: -50 ft to 35,000 ft

Vibration

Operational: sine vib 0.25G peak, 3-200 Hz
Non-Operational: random vib 1.54G RMS

Shock

Operational: half sine 31G @ 2.6ms
Non-Operational: half sine 71G @ 2 ms

Services:

Having the right backup solution is key to protecting your critical information. So is having the right support. Dell ProSupport™ is a portfolio of globally consistent, customer-driven support services that provides businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable and easier support solutions.

Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 24x7 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Speed of Response Protection Premium Proactive
Mission Critical — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour on-site2 service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell's proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch. Keep Your Hard Drive — Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities. Enterprise-Wide Contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Proactive Maintenance — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems. 

Remote Advisory Options —Provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more.

Basic Hardware Warranty
Basic Support
Ideal for nonessential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support* for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.
Additional Service Offerings
Comprehensive Storage Training and Certification
Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skill sets for company compliance, the Dell Certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.

Storage Consolidation
Our storage experts analyze existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a storage consolidation. They will also develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.

Documentation:

Dell PowerVault RD1000 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

Dell Products
Dell Removable Disk Storage
Dell PowerVault RD1000 External Dock
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844-356-5140
Dell PowerVault RD1000 3.5" Internal Dock
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844-356-5140
Dell PowerVault RD1000 5.25" Internal Dock
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844-356-5140