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Dell PowerVault MD1420
2U DAS Storage Array
Dell PowerVault MD1420

The Dell PowerVault MD1420 offers low-cost storage expansion with double the bandwidth using 12Gbps SAS connectivity to support your growing application workloads.  The MD1420 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 Series offers a simple and cost-effective solution while ensuring your performance requirements are met.

The MD1420 supports 24 2.5-inch hard drives in a 2U form-factor, expanding up to 8 enclosures and up to 192 hard drives supporting high storage capacity requirements.

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Dell PowerVault MD1420
Technical Specifications
Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5” drives
Drive types:
2.5” NL-SAS, SAS and SSD drives
Maximum capacity per enclosure:
Up to 57.6TB when using 24 x 2.4TB NL-SAS 2.5” HDDs
Expansion capabilities:
PERC H830/H840 HBA enables expansion to 8 enclosures, PCIe 3.0, 12Gbps SAS, dual -port, 4 ports per enclosure
Host Connectivity:
Unified mode (single path) for daisy chaining of up to 8 enclosures per PERC H830/H840 (4 enclosures per port, single path)
Unified mode (recommended redundant path) for daisy chaining up to 4 enclosures per PERC H830 (4 enclosures connected to both ports via redundant path cabling)
2 EMM provide redundant enclosure management capability
RAID Levels:
0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Back-panel connectors per EMM:
Connectivity: 4 mini-SAS HD connector for connection to the host or expansion
Service management: USB mini-B connector (for factory use only)
Power supplies per PSU:
Wattage - AC and DC power: AC - 600W; DC - 700W
Host heat dissipation: AC - 2047BTU/hr.; DC - 2388BTU/hr.
Input voltage range: 100-240V AC, auto-sensing; 48V DC
Frequency range: 50/60Hz
Amperage: 8.6A at 100V, 4.3A at 240V
Available hard drive power (per slot):
Up to 1.2A at +5V
Up to 0.5A at +12V
Physical Dimensions:
Height x width x depth:
8.7 cm (3.43”) x 48.2 cm (18.98”) x 53.9 (21.22”) depth includes PSU


24.2 kg (53.35 lb) (maximum configuration)
8.8 kg (19.4 lb) (empty)


Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks

More information can be found on the official Dell PowerVault MD1420 Data Sheet PDF.

PowerVault MD1420

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