The Dell EMC PowerVault MD3000 Series offers a SAN solution with multi-protocol connectivity via 10Gbe iSCSI, SAS and Fibre. The MD3460, 3660 and 3860 models add expansion capability through the MD3060e high density expansion, making the series ideal for scaled capacity expansion. The MD3000 also uses the MD1200/1220 shelves offering a wide selection of supported drives.

Dell EMC MD3xxx Technical Specifications

Model MD32xxConectivityGeneral CharacteristicsDrive SelectionSupported Expansions
MD3200Connects to 4 HA Servers or 8 nonredundant serversDual Controllers supporting 12 x 3.5" 6GB/s SAS Drives; Max capacity: 192 Drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS: 300GB, 450GB, 600GB NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB SSD: 149GBMD1200, MD1220
MD3200iConnects to 4 HA Servers or 8 nonredundant servers and can connect up to 32 servers when configured with an Ethernet switchDual Controllers supporting 12 x 3.5" 6 GB/s SAS Drives; Max capacity: 192 Drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS: 300GB, 450GB, 600GB NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB SSD: 149GBMD1200, MD1220
MD3220Connects to 4 HA Servers or 8 nonredundant serversDual Controllers supporting 24 x 2.5" 6GB/s SAS Drives; Max Capacity: 192 Drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS : 73GB, 146GB 10K SAS: 146GB, 300GB NL-SAS: 500GB SSD: 149GBMD1200, MD1220
MD3220iConnects to 4 HA Servers or 8 nonredundant servers and can connect up to 32 servers when configured with an Ethernet switchDual Controllers supporting 24 x 6 GB/s SAS 2.5" Drives; Max Capacity: 192 Drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS : 73GB, 146GB 10K SAS: 146GB, 300GB NL-SAS: 500GB SSD: 149GBMD1200, MD1220
Model MD34xxConectivityGeneral CharacteristicsDrive SelectionSupported Expansions
MDS3400Connects to 4 HA Servers or 8 nonredundant serversDual Controllers supporting 12 x 3.5" 12 GB/s SAS Drives; Max Capacity: 192 Drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS: 300GB, 450GB, 600GB NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB 10K SAS: 600GB SSD/WI: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU: 800GB, 1.6TB MD1200; MD1220
MD3420Connects to 4 HA Servers or 8 nonredundant serversDual Controllers supporting 24 x 2.5" 12 GB/s SAS Drives; Max Capacity: 192 Drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS: 300GB 10K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB SSD/WI: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU: 800GB, 1.6TBMD1200; MD1220
MD3460Connects to 4 HA Servers or 8 nonredundant serversDual Controllers supporting 60 x 2.5" or 3.5" 12 GB/s SAS Drives; Max Capacity: 180 Drives using 2 MD3060e15K SAS 2.5" : 300GB 2.5"10K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB 2.5" NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB 3.5" NL-SAS: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB 2.5" SSDS ALSO IN 3.5" CARRIERS: WI: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU: 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB SSD/RI: 1.6TBMD3060e
Model MD36xxConectivityGeneral CharacteristicsDrive SelectionSupported Expansions
MD3600iSupports up to 64 servers configured through a 1GB or 10 GB Ethernet switchDual Controller supporting 12 x 3.5" 12 GB/s SAS drives. Max Capacity is 192 drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS: 300GB, 450GB, 600GB NL-SAS : 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB SSD: 149GBMD1200, MD1220
MD3620iSupports up to 64 servers configured through a 1GB or 10 GB Ethernet switchDual Controller supporting 24 x 2.5" 12 GB/s SAS drives. Max Capacity is 192 drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS : 73GB, 146GB 10K SAS : 146GB, 300GB NL-SAS : 500GB SSD: 149GBMD1200, MD1220
MD3600fSupports up to 64 servers, fibre channel attachDual Controller, fibre channel based, supporting 12 x 3.5" 12 GB/s SAS drives. Max capacity is 192 drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS : 300GB, 600GB NL-SAS : 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB SSD: 200GB, 400GB SSD/RI: 800GB, 1.6TBMD1200, MD1220
MD3620fSupports up to 64 servers, fibre channel attachDual Controller, fibre channel based, supporting 24 x 2.5" 12 GB/s drives. Max capacity is 192 drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS: 146GB, 300GB 10K SAS: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB NL-SAS : 500GB, 1TB SSD: 200GB, 400GB SSD RI: 800GB, 1.6TBMD1200, MD1220
MD3660fSupports up to 64 servers, fibre channel attachDual Controller, fibre channel based, supporting 60 x 2.5" or 3.5" 12 GB/s SAS drives. Max capacity is 180 drives using 2 x MD3060e expansion enclosuresNL SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB 15K SAS : 146GB, 300GB 10K SAS : 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB SSD: 200GB, 400GB SSD RI : 800GB, 1.6TBMD3060e
Model MD38xxConectivityGeneral CharacteristicsDrive SelectionSupported Expansions
MD3800iSupports up to 64 servers when configured with a 10Gb Ethernet switchDual Controller, 10Gbe iSCSI connections, supporting 12 x 3.5" 12GB/s SAS drives. Max Capacity is 192 drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS : 300GB, 450GB, 600GB NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB 10K SAS : 600GB SSD/WI : 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU : 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB SSD/RI : 800GB, 1.6TBMD1200, MD1220
MD3820iSupports up to 64 servers when configured with a 10Gb Ethernet switchDual Controller, 10Gbe iSCSI connections, supporting 24 x 12 GB/s SAS 3.5" drives. Max Capacity is 192 drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 600GB 10K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB SSD/WI: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU : 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB SSD/RI: 800GB, 1.6TBMD1200, MD1220
MD3860iSupports up to 64 servers when configured with a 10Gb Ethernet switchDual Controller, 10GBe iSCSI connections, supporting 60 x 2.5" or 3.5" 12GB/s SAS Drives. Max capacity is 180 drives using 2 x MD3060e expansions.NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB 15K SAS : 146GB, 300GB, 600GB 10K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB SSD/WI: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU: 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TG SSD/RI: 800GB, 1.6TBMD1200, MD1220
MD3800FSupports up to 64 servers when configured with a fibre channel switchDual Controller, 16GB FC connections, supporting 12 x 3.5" 12GB/s SAS drives. Max Capacity is 192 drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS : 300GB, 450GB, 600GB NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB 10K SAS : 600GB SSD/WI : 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU : 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB SSD/RI : 800GB, 1.6TBMD1200, MD1220
MD3820FSupports up to 64 servers when configured with a fibre channel switchDual Controller, 16GB FC connections, supporting 24 x 12 GB/s SAS 3.5" drives. Max Capacity is 192 drives using a combination of MD1200/MD1220 expansion enclosures15K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 600GB 10K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB; SSD/WI: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU : 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB SSD/RI: 800GB, 1.6TBMD1200, MD1220
MD3860FSupports up to 64 servers when configured with a fibre channel switchDual Controller, 16GB FC connections, supporting 60 x 2.5" or 3.5" 12GB/s SAS Drives. Max capacity is 180 drives using 2 x MD3060e expansions.NL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB 15K SAS : 146GB, 300GB, 600GB 10K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB SSD/WI: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU: 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB SSD/RI: 800GB, 1.6TBMD1200, MD1220
MD3060eExpansion supporting MD3460, MD3660, MD3860 seriesN/ANL-SAS: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB 15K SAS : 146GB, 300GB, 600GB 10K SAS: 146GB, 300GB, 900GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB SSD/WI: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB SSD/MU: 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB SSD/RI: 800GB, 1.6TBN/A