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Dell PowerVault ME4024
ME4 Series SAN/DAS Storage Array
Dell PowerVault ME4024

The PowerVault ME4024 is part of Dell's ME4 Series of storage arrays, which can be deployed in either SAN or DAS configurations. The ME4 Series is optimized to run a variety of mixed workload applications – physical and virtual – for small businesses. Whether you need to consolidate your block storage, support the demands of data intensive applications, take advantage of intelligent data management, or optimize your virtual environments, the ME4 Series has been designed to meet your growing business needs. The flexibility of the ME4 Series let’s you decide the protocol, supports a wide range of mixed drive types, scales to 4PB raw, is highly aligned with Dell PowerEdge Servers, and is delivered to you with all-inclusive software – everything you’ll need to store, manage, and protect your data.

Based on the family of Intel “Broadwell-DE” processors, Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 Series storage implements a block architecture with VMware virtualization integration and concurrent support for native iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and SAS protocols. Each system leverages dual storage processors (single storage processor systems are available) and a full 12Gb SAS back-end. Additional storage capacity is added via Disk Array Enclosures (DAEs) while Distributed RAID (ADAPT) delivers faster drive re-build times and lowers opex. And all ME4 Series arrays are managed by an integrated HTML5 web-based GUI.

Dell PowerVault ME4 Storage Array Series
Technical Specifications
Chassis Format:
All-in-one (single/dual controllers, internal drive bays, networking) with expansion options
Rack Size:
2U or 5U
Controllers:
2 hot-swappable per chassis (dual active)
Single/dual controller support for 2U
Dual controller support for 5U
Processor:
Intel® Processor 2 cores 2.2GHz
Internal Storage:
ME4012: 12 x 3.5” drive bays (2.5” drive carriers supported)
ME4024: 24 x 2.5” drive bays
ME4084: 84x 3.5” drive bays (2.5” drive carriers supported)
System Memory:
8GB per controller
Expansion:
Enclosures:
ME412: 12 x 3.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)
ME424: 24 x 2.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)
ME484: 84 x 3.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)

JBOD:

MD 1400: High density
MD 1420: Performance-optimized
ME484: Performance & density-optimized
Min/Max drive count:
ME4012: 2/264
ME4024: 2/276
ME4084: 28/336
Max Raw Capacity:
ME4012: 3.1PB (with ME484 expansion)
ME4024: 3PB (with ME484 expansion)
ME4084: 4PB
NAS Support:
Supported with NX Series Windows NAS appliance
Storage media:
SAS and NL-SAS drives; different drive types, transfer rates, rotational speeds can be mixed in the same system:
• NLSAS 7.2K 3.5” – 4TB, 8TB, 12TB, 12TB SED, 16TB
• NLSAS 7.2K 2.5” – 2TB, 2TB SED
• SAS 10K 2.5” – 1.2TB, 1.8TB, 2.4TB, 2.4TB SED
• SAS 15K 2.5” – 900GB, 900GB SED
• SAS SSD – 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 1.92TB SED, 3.84TB
• SDD and HDD: FIPS-certified SEDs
Network and Expansion I/O:
Host Interface: FC, iSCSI, SAS (supports simultaneous multiprotocol FC/iSCSI)
Max 16Gb FC ports: 8 per array (support auto-negotiate to 8Gb)
Max 10Gb iSCSI ports: 8 SFP+ or BaseT ports per array (BaseT only support auto negotiate to 1Gb)
Max 12Gb SAS ports: 8 12Gb SAS ports Max multi-protocol ports: 4 ports 16Gb FC SFP+ 4 ports 10Gb iSCSI SFP+
Max management ports: 2 per array (1Gb BASE-T)
Disk expansion protocol: 12Gb SAS
Disk interface expansion ports:
2 12Gb SAS (wide-Port) per array (1 port per controller)
Up to 9 2U expansion enclosures per 2U base array
Up to 3 5U expansion enclosures per 2U base array
Up to 3 5U expansion enclosures per 5U base array
Functional:
Array configurations: All-flash, hybrid or all HDD arrays
Storage format: Native SAN or DAS
Data Optimization
Auto-tiering: Up to 3 primary (media-based) tiers
RAID support: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 or Adapt; any combination of RAID levels can exist in single array
Adapt: Distributed erasure coding that reduces rebuild times when drive failures occur
Thin provisioning: Active by default on all volumes, operates at full performance across all features
Snapshots: 1024 maximum snapshots per array
Data Mobility and Migration
Replication: Replicates with other ME4 Series Arrays Asynchronous block via FC or iSCSI Target/source relationships may be one-to-many or many-to-one
Volume copy: Copy complete standalone volumes
Data Protection, Recovery, Security
Business continuity: VMware Site Recovery Manager
Data-at-rest encryption:
Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) in SSD or HDD formats
Full Disk Encryption (FCE) based on AES-256
Drives certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 2
Key manager: Internal controller key management
Management:
PowerVault Manager HTML5 GUI, CLI, REST, OME 3.2
VMware vCenter: Support VMware vCenter 6.7 plugin to manage the ME4 arrays through vCenter.
Scripting: CLI, Microsoft PowerShell API, RESTful API
Supported host OS:
Windows 2019, 2016 and 2012 R2
RHEL 8.0, 7.4 and 6.9
SLES 12.3
VMware 6.7 U2, 6.5 and 6.0
Virtualization integration:
VMware vSphere (ESXi)
vCenter; SRM 8.1.x
Microsoft Hyper-V
XenDesktop 7.1
Physical Base System
Rack size
ME4012:
(2U)
ME4024: (2U)
ME4084: (5U)

Base system height

ME4012: 8.79 cm (3.46 inches)
ME4024: 8.79 cm (3.46 inches)
ME4084: 22.23 cm (8.75 inches)


Base system width
ME4012:
48.30 cm (19.01 inches)
ME4024: 48.30 cm (19.01 inches)
ME4084: 48.30 cm (19.01 inches)

Base system depth
ME4012: 60.29 cm (23.74 inches)
ME4024: 60.29 cm (23.74 inches)
ME4084: 97.47 cm (38.31 inches)

Weight (max configuration)
ME4012: 32.00 kg (71.00 lbs)
ME4024: 30.00 kg (66.00 lbs)
ME4084: 135.00 kg (298.00 lbs)

Weight (empty)
ME4012: 4.80 kg (10.56 lbs) without drives
ME4024: 4.80 kg (10.56 lbs) without drives
ME4084: 64.00 kg (141.00 lbs) without drives

Base System Power
Power/wattage
ME4012:
580W
ME4024: 580W
ME4084: 2200W


Heat dissipation
ME4012:
1980 BTU
ME4024: 1980 BTU
ME4084: 7507 BTU

Voltage
ME4012:
100-240 VAC
ME4024: 100-240 VAC
ME4084: 200-240 VAC

Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Amperage
ME4012:
7.6-3.0A (x2)
ME4024: 7.6-3.0A (x2)
ME4084: 11.07-9.23A (x2)

Environmental Operating Conditions
Operating temperature: 41 - 95°F (5 - 35°C)
Non-operating temperature: -40 - 149°F (-40 - 65°C)
Operating humidity ranges (non-condensing): 10% to 80% with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point
Non-operating humidity (noncondensing): 5% to 95% with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point

More information can be found on the official Dell PowerVault ME4 Storage Array Data Sheet PDF.

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