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Dell PowerVault MD1420 - hard drive array

Manufacturer part number (MPN): 1420-0978
Dell PowerVault MD1420 - Hard drive array - 10.8 TB - 24 bays (SAS-3) - 6 x HDD 1.8 TB - SAS 12Gb/s (external) - rack-mountable - 2U - BTO
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Meet your storage density and performance requirements with simple, cost-effective 12Gb DAS for the latest generation of PowerEdge servers.

  • Versatile density and performance
  • Expand and accelerate data access
  • Match your data requirements
  • Manage and secure with ease
  • Keep your budget low
  • Cost-effective storage
    As data continues to grow, the need to store and access that data increases exponentially as well. The Dell storage MD offers affordable storage expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers. The MD1420 model is designed to scale capacity behind Dell's PowerEdge servers, without busting your storage budget. When cost is an issue, and you need to optimize your cost per terabyte, the MD offers a simple and cost-effective solution, while ensuring your performance requirements are met. You can place up to eight MD enclosures behind a PowerEdge server using a 12 Gb SAS HBA or the PERC9 with a 12 Gb RAID controller. Directly connected to your PowerEdge server, either configuration gives you a viable storage solution, creating an end-to-end performance centric 12 Gb solution.
  • Designed for capacity and performance
    The MD offers the versatility needed to meet both your storage capacity and performance requirements. The MD1420 model is specifically designed to work with the advanced PowerEdge servers using the PERC9 series of RAID controllers with 12 Gbps SAS offering unmatched I/O performance for database applications, streaming digital media environments and storage intensive applications. Meet your high-capacity storage requirements with the MD by choosing the drive type and speed, that meet your data center specifications. The MD1420 model offers the flexibility to mix and match hard drives within an enclosure to assist with your data-tiering initiatives.
  • Seamless integration and management
    Leveraging the technology and design of the PowerEdge servers, the MD1420 uses the same hot-swappable drives, fans and power supplies to minimize the cost of spares. If drive security is a priority, the choice to use self-encrypted drives (SED) with drive-level encryption ensures your data is secure, even if the drive is removed. Additionally, SEDs support instant Secure Erase of drives, which permanently removes data, when repurposing or decommissioning drives. Data can be managed simply through Dell OpenManage system management technology, leveraging iDRAC (integrated Dell remote access controller) to help simplify and automate your essential management tasks across server, storage and networking platforms in multi-hypervisor and OS environments. You can manage both the internal and external storage as a single interface, optimizing performance with the end-to-end 12 Gbps connectivity. This helps reduce resource load on the system, and enables easier navigation for the user.

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