Dell MD3820F PowerVault 24X2.5'' 2U FC Storage Array


Product Line:
Storage Array
Maximum Number of Drives Supported:
Drive Form Factor:
2.5 in
Drive Interface:
RAID Support:
RAID 0,1,5,6,10


Used Dell MD3820F PowerVault 24X2.5'' 2U Fibre Channel Storage Array

The Dell Powervault MD3 series is a versatile solution to consolidate storage and meet increasing demands for data-intensive applications in a reliable and affordable 2U form factor.

The MD3820F offers the latest 16GB fiber channel controllers and includes 16GB of Cache per array for improved performance and increased bandwidth.

The MD3820F can support up to 192 drives using the MD1200 and/or MD1220 expansion enclosures. It supports a variety of 2.5" drive options including SAS 10k, SAS 15K, NL- SAS 7.2K and SSD drives in a variety of sizes. The MD3820F supports Raid Levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6 (dependent on the physical disks per group). Dynamic Disk Pools are available on all models, separate or parallel to traditional RAID.
The MD3820F uses dual 600W power supplies and 120V-240V AC.

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Manufacturer: Dell

Model number: MD3820F

Number of drives/form factor: 24/2U  

Drive types: SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Power Supplies: Two (2) Hot Swap 600W 100-240V Input 50/60Hz 8.6 Max. 

Expansion capabilities: Up to 192 drives

Connection: 4 x 16Gb Fibre Channel and 2 x 12Gb SAS ports per controller

Host connectivity: Single or Dual controllers support up to 64 servers on 12-drive and 24-drive 2U arrays Dual controllers on dense 60-drive 4U arrays Single controller: 2GB, 4GB cache Dual controller: 2GB, 4GB. 8GB cache

RAID levels: Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6; Up to 180/1924 physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10; Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6; Up to 512 virtual disks; DDP

Dynamic Disk Pools: DDP available on all models, separate or parallel to traditional RAID

OS support: Microsoft Windows, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat and SUSE

Power: MD3 2U models — AC: 600W peak output; DC: 700W

Voltage: MD3 2U models: 100V to 240V AC; 48V DC

Frequency range: 50/60Hz


Dual power, and dual contrtollers are included.

No drives included.