Dell PowerVault MD2424 Direct-Attached Storage
Purpose-built and optimized for Dell PowerEdge Direct-Attached Storage (JBOD enclosures)
Global enterprise businesses continue to generate enormous amounts of data at record growth rates. They use this data to help create business opportunities with valuable insights and to streamline business processes. As enterprise data increases year over year, so has the need for high-capacity, cost-efficient and dense data storage. Dell’s PowerVault MD Series for PowerEdge Server DAS, extend the value of each server investment with flexible capacity expansion to multiple petabytes per server when running databases, virtualization, business and web applications, test/dev and other workloads.
Above all, PowerVault MD Series is designed to future proof your investment, with support for emerging technologies such as 24Gb SAS host connectivity and PERC SAS4 controllers. PowerVault MD and PowerEdge server products have united to provide businesses with a future-ready path that will ensure continued value into the distant future.
PowerVault JBODs are ideal for high-capacity workloads and are available in three affordable enclosures including MD2412 (2U), MD2424 (2U) and MD2460 (4U). The MD2412 and MD2424 2U models use 3.5” HDDs and 2.5” SSDs respectively while the MD2460 4U dense model uses 3.5” HDDs and will scale up to 2.4PB. Systems administrators can use iDRAC to monitor and manage each MD model connected to PowerEdge servers, even when the server is turned off. iDRAC simplifies local and remote management tasks for administrators with a choice of using web-based or command line interfaces.
Better Together: PowerEdge Servers & PowerVault Storage
Adding external storage to servers can create many tangible benefits for IT organizations. Separating servers from storage means you won’t be faced with server upgrades or server swaps due to lack of capacity. When connected to an MD system, server upgrades and maintenance can occur without data disruption as data remains in place. PowerEdge servers connected to PowerVault MD products give IT organizations a dynamic and scalable infrastructure for any size business – flexibly and economically.
- Affordably scale up capacity to 2.4PB1 for a single Dell PowerEdge server
- Keep data on a single device vs splitting up files and workloads
- Maintain your compute performance while easily adding storage capacity
- Multiple PowerEdge server generation support
- Familiar local and remote server management with iDRAC
- OEM-ready from bezel to packaging
- User Experience: Simple to order, quick to install and easy to expand
- DAS: Directly attach to previous and new generations of PowerEdge server
- Future-proof: Take advantage of highspeed connectivity modern server-based RAID controllers
- OpEx Savings: 2U and 4U models with high-capacity drives reduces data center footprint and lowers TCO
- Affordable: PowerVault MD Series starts as low as $11,000 (MLP USD)
Expand and accelerate data access
PowerVault MD Series with support up to 24Gb host connectivity are specifically built and optimized for all current PowerEdge servers using the newest PowerEdge RAID controllers. Scaling capacity behind existing and new generations of innovative PowerEdge servers with faster connectivity solutions enables exceptional storage flexibility and IO performance for applications such as:
- High-performance databases
- Streaming digital media
- Storage-intensive applications
Match your data requirements
PowerVault MD Series doubles host connectivity from previous generation enclosures to support a broad range of SAS, NL-SAS and SSD drives to fit your exact specifications of any workload.
Experience a valuable and reliable storage capacity solution for your PowerEdge workloads with options like the high-density MD2460 with up to 60 x 3.5" drive slots, the performance-optimized MD2424 with up to 24 x 2.5" drive slots for 10K HDDs and SSDs, and the low-cost dense MD2412 with 12 x 3.5" drive slots.
Manage and secure with ease
PowerEdge server management with iDRAC allows you to manage both the in-server storage and external DAS as a single interface, optimizing your 24Gb connectivity. The option to include self-encrypted drives (SEDs) in the MD Series enclosure with drive-level encryption allows you to prioritize drive security by ensuring your data is secure--even when the drive is removed. The SEDs also support instant Secure Erase, which permanently removes data when repurposing or decommissioning drives.
Affordable for any budget
PowerVault MD Series use the same hot-swappable drives, fan, and power supplies to simplify and to minimize the cost of replacements. The simple design, multiple configurations, and shared technology with the host servers helps make these capacity expansion enclosures reliable and cost-effective DAS for virtually any data center need, including critical applications such as databases, business applications, and disaster recovery storage.
|Drive bays||12 x 3.5”
|24 x 2.5”
|60 x 3.5”
|Max. drive count for 14G/15G PE servers||Up to 96 for HBA355e
Up to 48 for H840 PERC
|Up to 96 for HBA355e
Up to 96 for H840 PERC
|Up to 120 for HBA355e
Up to 120 for H840 PERC
|Max. drive count for 16G PE servers||Up to 96 for HBA355e||Up to 96 for HBA355e||Up to 120 for HBA355e|
|Max. enclosures for 14G/15G PE servers||8 (with HBA355e)
4 (with H840 PERC)
|4 (with HBA355e)
4 (with H840 PERC)
|2 (with HBA355e)
2 (with H840 PERC)
|Max. enclosures for 16G PE servers||8 (with HBA355e)||4 (with HBA355e)||2 (with HBA355e)|
|Max capacity2||1.92PB (20TB HDD)||230.40TB (2.4TB 10K)
737.28TB (7.68TB SSD)
|2.40PB (20TB HDD)|
|Storage media||7.2K SAS/FIPS 3.5” drives
− 20TB; 16TB; 12TB; 8TB; 4TB
− FIPS: 8TB
|10K SAS/FIPS 2.5” drives
− 2.4TB; 1.2TB; 600GB
− FIPS: 2.4TB, 1.2TB
SAS SSD/FIPS 2.5” (mixed use)
− 1.6TB; 800GB
− FIPS: 3.84TB; 1.92TB, 960GB
SAS SSD/FIPS 2.5” (Read Intensive)
− 7.68TB; 3.84TB; 1.92TB
− FIPS: 7.68TB; 3.84TB; 1.92TB
|7.2K SAS/FIPS 3.5” drives
− 20TB; 16TB; 12TB; 8TB; 4TB
− FIPS: 8TB
|Host interface (autosensing)||12Gb/24Gb SAS||12Gb/24Gb SAS||12Gb/24Gb SAS|
|I/O & Ports||2x 4-lane 24Gbps SAS host connect per EMM (MD2412, MD2424)
4x 4-lane 24Gbps SAS host connect per EMM (MD2460)
1x USB-C debug ports per EMM
|Expansion protocol||24Gb SAS4||24Gb SAS4 3||24Gb SAS4|
|Supported||All-Flash, Hybrid Flash (10K HDD only (MD2424); 7.2K HDD only (MD2412, MD2460)|
|Management||Enclosure Management Modules (EMM)
2 HA EMM per enclosure provide redundant enclosure management capability with iDRAC or SHMCLI
|PowerEdge servers4||14G/15G servers; R760, R660, R7625, R6625, R7615, R6615 servers|
|Physical Base System|
|Base system height||86.8 mm
|Base system width||444.0 mm
|Base system depth||545 mm
|Weight (with drives)||25.58 kg
|Weight (without drives)||15.98 kg
|Voltage||100-127/200-240 VAC; 240 VDC (China only)||100-127/200-240 VAC; 240 VDC (China only)||200-240 VAC; 240 VDC (China only)|
|Frequency||50/60 Hz||50/60 Hz||50/60 Hz|
|Environmental Operating Conditions|
|Operating temperature||0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)|
|Operating temperature (ASHRAE A3)||5ºC to 40ºC (41ºF to 104ºF)|
|Non-operating temperature||-40ºC to +65ºC (-40ºF to +149ºF)|
|Operating humidity ranges (non-condensing)||8% to 85% non-condensing|
|Non-operating humidity (non- condensing)||10% to 95% non-condensing|
|Operating max. temperature gradient||20ºC per hour|
|Service and Warranty|
|Service and Warranty||Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite and Dell ProDeploy Enterprise Suite. Optional ProSupport Plus is available offering proactive and preventative.|
1 PERC support for 16G servers is post-launch
2 Capacities supported at launch.
3 MD2424 supports 24Gb SAS4 internally as well as for 24Gb SSDs
4 Additional new generation servers will be available post-launch
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